少女終末旅行 Home Thread (Beginner Book Club)

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I used floflo for the current book we’re reading and I think a lot of other people did too, it was really helpful, so is we (or you) ever read a book that’s on there, it’s definitely worth seeing whether you can at least pre-learn some vocab for it.

Yeah, the vocab list is good. It’s being filled out as we read. So if you encounter a word you don’t know or think is hard and it’s not on the list, you can put it on there for the others. So it’s not a pre-existing one. That probably makes it more useful though :thinking:

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#22

I wish I could read this but I don’t have time :sob: Maybe when I’m in Japan I’ll look for this ‘Book Off’ that’s been mentioned… I intend to pack light and bring back loads of stuff so there’s lots of room \o/

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#23

Just to add to Kyayna’s awesome answer - I think it’s unlikely to be on FloFlo. We just happened to do a book last time rather than a manga.

You just might not want to start reading at midnight when we hit a new chapter, or there won’t be any words yet in the spreadsheet - the key is to wait for the Australians to do all the hard work :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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#24

Nah, the Australians will be too busy reading Aria on Saturday :grinning:

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#25

Hmm, you have a point there :thinking:

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#26

Quite. But perhaps I’ll manage to find the time for this as well.

Which reminds me, I gotta go buy it already.

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#27

I wanna wait until I know what the intermediate club is reading… but I don’t know if that’s feasible… :persevere:

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#28

… Better close the nominations soon and start polling.

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#29

Bookoff 札幌南2条. Did not have a copy, i’ll see if I have time to get to another branch. Annoyingly Kinokuniya doesn’t have it in stock either and a hard copy is super expensive in Australia. I guess digital is the way i’ll have to go

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#30

Hello! I voted that I wasn’t sure if I’d be participating, but after seeing that y’all’re starting in March I’m sure I can join.

I’m new here and haven’t done a Japanese book club before, so I’m excited.

よろしくお願いします。

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#31

I’ve been slogging through Yotsuba as my first book/manga in Japanese and going through the old thread, but it seems like it’ll be more fun to read a book along with a lot of other people, so I’m excited for this in March!

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#32

It is! :blush:

Excited to see lots of people joining in for the first time!

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#33

D: Reading Yotsuba is a gift from the heavens!
It fills my heart with joy.

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#34

It’s really really cute!! But the slang is a bit difficult and when I got to the part in the first chapter where her dad and Jumbo are talking I couldn’t understand a lot of it D: I did skip ahead of that, but it demotivated me a little bit.

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#35

But, you can ask stuff! D: Don’t skip. ;-;

Like, literally ask anything and everything.

I really liked reading Yotsuba because I learned a lot of stuff from it.

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#36

Indeed. Even though the threads are old, we’ve all still got notifications turned on, so we’ll see if you ask a question.

Amusingly, Kinokuniya in Australia has it in stock. And fortunately for me.

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#37

Read the first few pages last night just to get a feel for it.

Seems to be a pretty good level so far, I was surprised to be able to read all the kanji easily without the furigana.

I’m looking forward to it.

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#38

Will this book be included on FloFlo?

Would love to join but I think I would need to prestudy the vocab to keep up.

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#39

/> hard copy
/> Expensive
/> Australia
Yah seems normal. :confused: I was surprised to get the Girl Who Leapt Through Time for so cheap (as in, under 20AUD) from there.

Have you tried fromJapan? That’s usually my go to if I don’t mind a wait.

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#40

Have you tried CD Japan? I just checked shipping, and to Australia the cheapst is 500¥ noninsured SAL for the one book.

I got the ebook from ebookJapan and it looks pretty readable even on my phone if you’re concerned about that.

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