夜市 (Night Market)

Hi, everyone! This is my first time participating in the book club. よろしくお願いします!

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Well, this is it. The first week is go!
As usual, it’s more convenient for me to post the thread on Friday evening, so do not panic, and feel free to only start reading tomorrow.

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I wanna join but I also haven’t completely given up on catching up to 獣の奏者…WHAT DO I DO??1?

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This week’s reading is short (7 pages). Just give it a go? :wink:

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What Japanese level is considered intermediate?
I went ahead and bought the book because my teachers said I need to start reading native content (outside the texts in class). I’m working on N3 level grammar, and study a lot of vocab+kanji outside of WK because of language school… still super intimidated on attempting an actual book though. :weary::sob:

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Wow, this was perfect timing… Between furlough and no more lessons, I was looking around for a book club to join, and this one starts tomorrow. Just bought the ebook on Honto!

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I know the feeling. But you won’t be on your own! Feel free to ask any question about grammar or vocabulary you may have. That’s what the threads (and the club) are for!
Also, the book is made of two short stories, so it won’t take too long to reach the end of either, if that feels less intimidating.

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Second week is here.
Page count is slowly ramping up to 12 this time and we will hit cruising speed next week.

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This week, things are getting real. (Maybe; at least the speed is).

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Based on the last line of the week, some Chekov’s gun is about to get fired.

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The penultimate week of this story! For once, there seems to be no spoiler in the last sentence of the week.

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Last week of the first story. It’s kinda surprising that the titular story of the book is taking less than half of it, but I guess it happens?

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I must confess I’ve been reading a pirated copy for the last few weeks, but my physical version just arrived (along with two more books by the same author; really enjoying his style) and it’s surprising how much more there is to go! I guess since we’re reaching the end of the titular story I expected us to be closer to the end of the book overall, not that I’m complaining.

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Yes, it also surprised me when making the schedule that the titular story was less than half of the whole book… I guess it was made this way since it’s the more popular of the two? But if that’s the case, it’s a bit worrying for the remainder of the club :sweat_smile:

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Well, time to figure out how good it actually is!

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New thread is up! I guess things are going to start getting weird.

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Are the main characters going to die a horrible death? Probably not!

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Big fan of the sensationalist weekly introductions. :slight_smile:

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@Naphthalene

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THIS WEEK on 古道!
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AND A THOUSAND ELEPHANTS!*

*No insurance is given with respect to the presence, or lack thereof, of elephants. The house may not be held accountable for loss, injuries or other damages resulting from an incorrect number of elephants.

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