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)
I probably will read book 5 - I own it already. But I’d like a bit of a gap between books, especially since I’m on a road trip at the moment. (I’ll still be on a road trip after a few weeks, though from 24/6 I’m on a dive boat for a week so can read then.)
If we’re the only two reading the next book, I don’t mind starting it when you’re ready! It’ll be nice to catch up on other books. Plus it might feel more refreshing to pick up the series after a nice long break. (^^)
As it stands now, we’ll be taking a month break before moving to volume 5. We’ll officially start reading again on June 24th. Our readership has really dropped but I am actually surprised we’ve gotten this far!
We’ve still got a ways to go before we’re even halfway into the series, so if anyone wants to join in at any point, feel free to voice your interests and participate in the polls! I’m always willing to slow down so new readers can catch up!
The start date for volume 5 kinda snuck up out me, but I’m glad I didn’t forget about it! We’re supposed to start the next book from this Saturday, so I’ve started a tentative reading schedule and will update it in the first post shortly.
@Cathm2 and anyone else who wants to join in: just checking if you still want to start in the next few days or if you want to push back the start date a bit?
I know a couple other clubs started books last week and this upcoming Saturday, so if you want to allocate more time for them, let me know!
Edit: If we continue our pace of one chapter a week, we would finish by September 2. (Warning: I may or may not be around to post weekly update reminders since my baby’s due date is in the middle of September. But it shouldn’t be too big of a problem since we don’t have many readers and all discussion will stay on one thread.)
I would love to push things back a week if I can - I’m travelling and behind on most of my clubs! I realised a couple of days ago that I’d forgotten to ask and thought maybe it was a bit late to delay.
It’s never too late to ask! Feel free to pop in anytime and propose a new schedule if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Right now it’s just the two of us anyway, and it’s not like I’m in a hurry to finish the series. (Ideally I want to finish it before my kids start JHS, so I have several years haha.)
Anyway, our new start date for volume 5 will be next Saturday, July 1st!
Hey @Cathm2 ! I just wanted to check on you to see how you’re doing. I noticed you posted that you weren’t yet done with vol 4 a few days ago.
Are you sure you don’t need another week or 2 week break? This is probably the best place to request it so you can catch up on other things. (^^) It’s no trouble at all for me if you were worried about that!