Ah whoops my bad lol. I also realized I posted this on the wrong forum too XD. I had this thread and the first chapter thread opened at the same time. Also reading vertically is also unexpectedly challenging.
Yeah I got that mixed up lol. I reread it with the help of a dictionary recently.
Chapter 4 Thread is up!
Ran this one literally down to the wire, but Chapter 5 vocab has been cleaned up and roughly numbered, should somebody with a physical copy want to double-check that work. I’ll have some free time at my appointment tomorrow (4 hours, so plenty of time to kill), so I’ll likely try and go through Chapter 6 then. If not, I’ll certainly have it done by Sunday. This is my first non-busy weekend in a while, so finally feeling like I’m not just barely keeping up with all my reading commitments.
Ha, considering I’m still trying to finish up chapter 4, you’re doing fine trust me XD
Chapter 5 thread is up:
(and I haven’t finished chapter 4 yet, oh no~)
I wasn’t able to get to the Chapter 6 vocab sheet last weekend after all, but I did the usual clean-up today, hopefully before too many folks started reading the chapter!
Couple of notes:
First, I fully expect the page numbers to be a bit more off this time. There were a number of words that could belong to either a final line or a starting line of a page, and I just sort of had to guess which one to put it on. In addition to that, anytime there are illustration inserts, the numbers can get a little wacky to begin with, let alone when there’s two back-to-back as in this week’s chapter. Somebody with a physical copy should definitely line the page numbers up properly this week.
Second, this is the final week where the vocabulary was provided in advance! So now the real fun begins regarding vocab. I doubt if I’ll be able to pre-read enough to create as thorough of a sheet as there has been up till now, but I’ll do what I can. Regardless, from here on out, I wanted to prepare everyone (especially for those who may be new to the book clubs) to be aware that the sheets will likely start out each week a little sparse from here on out until more people do their readings and contribute to them!
For those who do begin to contribute now that the sheet isn’t pre-filled (thanks again to @Hantsuki for all of their hard work on this!), this is just a refresher of the basic tenets of keeping the sheet as usable as possible:
- Try and keep the definition as narrowed to the text as possible, using definitions which fit the provided column length, and are preferably from a JP>EN dictionary such as Jisho or something equivalent. This just keeps things consistent and easy to reference
- Use only dictionary forms for verbs and not their conjugations. At most, make a quick note about a conjugation form in the Notes column for the word
- Only add a word if you are sure of the definition; if you are unsure about a word, post about it in the discussion thread
- When copying and pasting unformatted text, make sure to double-click into the cells to paste the text; this way it doesn’t mess with the sheet’s formatting
- If a word shows up without kanji in the text, it is best to put the kanji form of the word in the Notes column instead of the Kanji column; this just makes quicker look-ups easier, since if there is kanji in the kanji column, it will generally be assumed that the kanji is in the text, so a word could easily get looked over as a result of that
Pretty much all of this information is in the Guidelines page on the vocabulary sheet, but I figure posting a quick reminder wouldn’t be amiss! My deepest thanks to everyone who contributes to the vocabulary sheet!
Sorry, I’m later than usual, buuut, here we go:
No worries We’re all busy sometimes lol. Thanks for setting up the thread
Chapter 7 thread is up:
There won’t be a new thread next week as we have a break week for catching up
I have filled out vocab for chapter 8. Of course, if there are other words people want to add, they should definitely feel free to do so!
I’ve also done the page numbers for all words I added, but as always, somebody with a physical copy should double-check those, especially for any words that sit on the border of pages. I would have done the Kindle %, but my percentage is never consistent on there for some reason. If I flip back and forth between pages, it’s like it gets stuck on a number, then suddenly jumps again, so I didn’t bother because I don’t trust it to be accurate in any way.
I read ahead today and added some vocab for ch 9-11, though it’s just most of what I had to look up and was reasonably certain hadn’t shown up earlier in the book, as well as all the new names, so there’s certainly going to be vocab items I passed over that others may want to add when we get to those chapters. I have the physical copy so those page numbers are accurate. I can’t promise that I’ll double-check the ch 8 page numbers, but I will if I remember and have the spoons to.
Thank you, dear vocab people!
Chpt 8 Thread is up as well
The beginner book club is voting on what to read next! Check out the nominations and if you find anything you like give it a vote!
Yet another week has passed
Finally got around to reading Chapter 10 today. I’ve had a lot of reading I’ve been doing this week!
Everything okay, @sumsum? I haven’t been able to find a Chapter 10 thread up yet.
Looks like it’s hiding over here:
It was a little late. I should probably have set an alarm each week Sometimes I only remember when I read myself (oopsie)
Whew. I just finished up my finals, I’ve been off Japanese reading since mid-way through chapter 8, so I have some catching up to do. Though luckily, I do have the free time to do so lol