No specific date! I plan on starting after I finish the book I’m currently reading which should be by this weekend hopefully.
Winnie the Pooh is deceptively easy and it’s kicking my tush. There are a ton of sentences like “Pooh said…” or “Piglet walked around.” and then there are certain passages that I have no idea what is happening. It’s crazy that it’s also using N2 grammar that I just started studying in depth. Plus all the nonsensical wordplay that is hard to wrap my head around in English let alone Japanese. Even my coworker looked through it and said 「まま難しいね。。。」
つまり、Winnie the Pooh is the true JLPT.
Yeah that’s what I’m hoping for! My original goal was to read 10 Japanese books this year but I’m feeling cocky and switching it to reading 10 before I take the N2 this July. Not sure books like 時をかける少女 will really be the same level. But I figure as long it gets me reading, Quantity>Quality and all that.
You might want to wait till the end of the year. Just like WK they don’t officially say it but I’m thinking the odds are good they’ll have another Lifetime Discount sale around the same time.