In my case, sometimes I have problem with searching for longer phrases even if they’re correct, so I’m used to just shorten them. So I’ve searched for “なのだった”, confirmed it’s around the right % (the next one is at 36%), and called it a day
Yes, finding the end phrases won’t be a problem . I was wondering more about mentioning percentages when we have questions, but I’ll just keep in mind that different people’s percentages won’t line up exactly. It’s not a big deal anyway, because a text search is always an option.
As an ebook reader without search (well, I do have search on Kobo, I just can’t type in Japanese with my OS language set to English, ha
), What I do is percentage + make sure to type out the entire sentence/relevant passage in full. That way people will rarely have to actually check their copy. Definitely appreciate when others do the same.
Week 3 is up!
Wondering if the end page of week 3 at 47 was a typo because Chapter 1 ended on page 37 for me at 14% per my Kindle.
Does that mean reading actually reading 31 pages on week 4 instead of 21?
Nope, this isn’t a typo. The paperback has chapter 1 ending on page 47. Thanks for checking though.
I’ve seen there’s been some concern over spoilers in the weekly discussions. If you accidentally post a spoiler it’s no big deal, just fix it promptly if it gets called out and strive to use appropriate tags going forward.
I absolutely do not want to dilute discussion by discouraging any types of connections or predictions in responses, so please follow these spoiler guidelines from now on.
- Any potential spoiler for the current week’s reading need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
- Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
- Any information from later in the book than the current week’s reading (including trigger warnings that haven’t yet manifested) need to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as such.
Thanks for clarifying. Is there a way that this can go on the original post at the top (and even Week 1) so that people new to the book club know what to do?
Yeah, I’ll throw it in the home post as well as the weeklys.
Thank you so much!
Here’s week four! What a week. Even just going through the English version skimming for discussion questions…
Merry Christmas! I hope everybody’s enjoying some Christmas cakes and KFC.
Use this week’s break as a time to catch up, get ahead, or just enjoy some down time with friends and family.
For those who can’t bear the thought of a week without Murata, her Love Letter to a Convenience Store makes for a quick and delightfully strange read.
And we’re back! I hope everybody had a lovely holiday.
I noticed that there was a membership drop-off from week three to week four, which was surprising considering the first-week drop-off was shockingly low and the number was rock-steady going from week two to three. Out of curiosity, for anyone who’s no longer reading with us, was this due to pace or content?
I’m still following along. Wasn’t aware that there were polls for each week. Anyways, I’ll try to contribute to more discussions here soon. Life has just been insanely busy since this book club started.
Glad you’re still with us! And no pressure to post, even just clicking in the polls is good contribution.
Also, welcome to the forums!
After over 3 months of waiting and a lot of postal service nonsense my copy has finally arrived Can’t wait to finally start reading, let’s see if I can catch up with you guys!
Normally the book club polls look like this except a third of the members are catching up instead of reading ahead
Anyway, here’s Week 6!
My personal opinion on reading ahead is that it hurts discussion a bit. If I’m ahead I find that I often can’t participate in some discussion (e.g. speculation) because my opinions become biased. I’m also much more likely to post reactions when the reading is fresh in my head as opposed to a few weeks later when the thread is posted. I’m actually a little bummed that I’ve read the book before in English.That being said, this might not be too big of a problem for most people and it’s ultimately up to the individual how they want to approach it.
I will admit I got ahead on a lot of reading during the holidays because I had more time than expected and wanted a bit of a buffer for when things got hectic again.
I’ve changed the polling options to be a bit more comprehensive and hopefully more clear.
Anyway, here’s Week 7!