Right now it seems like we’re down to about 3 active readers. And I don’t think we feel strongly about either option. I think this is what we’ll do.
Anyone can post in the discussion thread for volume 3, chapter 1. And then we’ll just extend the read date so next week will just be an additional week to finish chapter 1. That means we’ll officially open up to chapter 2 discussion on December 18.
I just ask that if anyone wants to discuss chapter 1 now to keep their posts under a Hide Details and big spoilers under a spoiler tag. I think we’ll do volume dedicated discussion threads this time around, so labeling would be helpful too. For example,
As mentioned last week, here’s a poll on volume 4 interest. We have 3 active readers currently, so if you’re reading at a different pace but would like to read with the group and could use the break time to catch up, please vote!
Are you interested in reading volume 4 with the group?
I’m not sure about continuing. The series isn’t grabbing me though I do think it’s reasonable language practice, and there are bits I enjoy. Also, when it was on sale ages back I bought several volumes which pushes me towards still reading.
I bought 2, 3, and 4 at the same time, so I have the next volume and I figure I may as well read it, but it’s possible I may end up dropping it, we’ll see. I won’t be continuing past that though. Which I’m disappointed about, because I did actually like the first book
It sounds like it’s unanimously agreed that starting 2 weeks later works for everyone currently reading. Hopefully it helps those trying to catch up as well!
So we’ll start volume 4 on March 4th.
I’ve added a temporary schedule for volume 4 just above volume 3’s schedule. We’re looking at 12 chapters with the highest page count being chapter 12 at 18 pages plus 5 extra pages. It looks like 14-15 pages is the normal length for most chapters. If we continue at a pace of 1 week per chapter, we’ll finish by May 20.
Now for more polls!
Do you want to continue to read at 1 chapter per week?
Yes, that’s fine
Let’s go slower (please comment your preference)
Let’s go faster (please comment your preference)
Do we need a break halfway?
Yes, a week break halfway
Let’s check in again a few weeks into reading
New idea (please comment)
How do you want to organize the next discussion thread?
Same as before (all discussion for vol 4 in one thread)