☕ 夜カフェ ☕ (Offshoot Book Club) Home Thread (Starting Book 5 from July 1st)

I don’t mind that suggestion! I’ll keep the new discussion thread up, but how about it guys? Do you want or mind delaying next week’s reading at least?

  • I want to keep the schedule as is
  • Let’s officially start next week
  • Let’s officially start in 2 weeks
  • I don’t mind either way

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While I could start now, and have actually read 1 page, I’m behind in multiple clubs and the JLPT is this weekend. So I wouldn’t mind delaying it by one or 2 weeks.

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According to the polls, starting a week later (today) won, but it sounds like everyone who voted also said 2 weeks later is fine also, so I wanted to check in. :slight_smile:

Shall we start the official discussion for volume 3, chapter 1 from this week or next week?

  • This week
  • Next week

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I don’t feel strongly either way - I only got one page in and am trying to keep up with other clubs. We could always split chapter 1 over 2 weeks but start the discussion now, just to get a bit of momentum going.

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Thanks for commenting! :slightly_smiling_face:

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,

Chapter 1 Thoughts

I really love this chapter because spoiler.

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Sounds great! And makes me officially behind in only one club.

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Just a reminder that we’ll continue with volume 3, chapter 1 discussion this week and start chapter 2 discussion next week.

*I made a mistake on the date. Since December 18 is a Sunday, the start date is actually the 17th to be consistent with our current reading schedule.

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The volume 3, chapter 1 discussion thread is now officially a discussion thread for the whole of volume 3. We’ll start discussing chapter 2 from this week!

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you all find some time to relax during the holiday season!

Discussion for volume 3, chapter 3 continues from here!

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Happy New Year! Hope this year brings much needed kindness to us all!

Sorry for the lateness, but feel free to continue discussion up to chapter 4 from here!

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How are you all doing? We’re starting chapter 5 (volume 3) from today. After this week’s reading, we’ll be halfway done with this volume!

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We have another 16-page reading for chapter 6 this week. Feel free to start discussing!

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This week’s reading is a little longer at 22 pages but I know you can do it. :wink:

Chapter 7 discussion starts from here!

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Hey guys, after this week, we have 2 weeks left so that’s 2 chapters plus the あとがき. I think I’ll start posting a poll asking about interest for volume 4 and/or if a break is needed or not.

Until then, discussion for chapter 8 can start from here~

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And now Chapter 9 is a go!

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! :slightly_smiling_face:

Are you interested in reading volume 4 with the group?
  • Yes, I plan to
  • Maybe, haven’t decided yet
  • No, I’m dropping the series
  • No, I’ll read at my own pace
  • New idea (please comment)

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When do you want to start reading volume 4?
  • Immediately (start Feb 18)
  • 1 week later (start Feb 25)
  • 2 weeks later (start March 4)
  • 3 weeks later (start March 11)
  • 1 month later (start March 18)
  • New idea (please comment)

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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.

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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

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I just checked and I have volume 5 too!

I’ll probably read volume 4. I wouldn’t mind at least 1 week’s break though.

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Welcome to the last week of volume 3! Anything from the book is safe to discuss (with spoiler warnings of course).

I don’t mind a break if anyone could use it before starting volume 4. Is everyone okay with a 2 week break, or would a one-week break be better?

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2 week break ok for me - I’ve caught up, so could manage without, but I’m behind on several other clubs.

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