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Thanks! I’ll come up with some schedule options tonight.

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I only really saw one schedule I liked this time around, so here it is. 10 weeks, just like book one, though it’s a little less balanced. If there are major concerns with this schedule I can try to come up with a new one.

P.S. With a little messing around you can copy from excel to paste tables directly into Discourse. :tada:

Chapter Page # # of Pages Pages Per Week
Prologue 8 4
1 12 13
2 25 13 30
3 38 16
4 54 15 31
5 69 17
6 86 16 33
7 102 15
8 117 12
9 129 13 40
10 142 15
11 157 13
12 170 17 45
13 187 16
14 203 15 31
15 218 20
16 238 19 39
17 257 15
18 272 15
19 287 17 47
20 304 20
21 324 19 39
Epilogue 343 6
Extra 1 349 16
Extra 2 365 15 37
あとがき 380
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I’m not reading this book and I’m not planning to, but I’m curious about what book making exactly means in this series.
Is it more about creating stories or more about gathering materials, learning how to bind books, inventing print and so on?
As I’m not planning to read it, I’m fine with spoilers included in an answer. :slight_smile:

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Learning the details of various printing processes, ink making, book binding as you said, and more.

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Looks good to me. Thanks! :slight_smile:

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This week, @Belerith is surprised.

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I am? :scream:

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I forgot to ask, but when should we start reading the next volume?

  • No break (Oct 24th)
  • One week break (Oct 31st)
  • Two weeks break (Nov 7th)
  • More

0 voters

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As I have a few books I want to finish up… two weeks would be nice :slight_smile: .

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I have the next two volumes sitting beside me here so I’m all set to continue whenever we decide to. I did vote for a two week break just because I could easily read through 秋の牢獄 in that amount of time (ten pages per day if I start tomorrow).

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I voted no break because I already started reading book 2. :sweat_smile:
But it doesn’t matter that much to me. It’ll just mean waiting slightly longer before I can post questions.

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Dang, I actually wish I’d voted no break – if we start it right away it would be possible to finish the whole book just before the new year rolls over.

So change your vote. :laughing:

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Oh shoot! I had no idea that was possible.

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Alright, it’s looking like no break then. I’m just a bit worried that there aren’t that many people voting in this poll…

In other news, I am now halfway through volume 10 (and thus the third arc) and it’s my favorite so far, by a large margin. As people have mentioned before, the world building is great, and I like the characters. It’s also hinting at greater things to come. I couldn’t resist and checked the title of the next and yep, it’s exactly what I thought. Then I “accidentally” checked the title of the last arc and gdi why did I do that. Massive spoiler again. Also, again, author, why is that a thing.

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It’s only been a day…

:rofl:

You have me so curious, but I’ll be good and wait (a very long time) until I reach that part of the series before reading the title.

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But it was the weekend. Are you telling me people do other things than visiting the WK forums during their freetime? :scream:

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I have to read 11.5 (!) books to stop being in a spoiled state.
I can now tell you that arc 4 spans books 13-21 (it’s a long one!)

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I voted to continue the book club but I can’t vote for when you should start volume 2 because I’m still very far behind (haven’t read much for a long time because of work :x)

When I bought the first volume (about a year and a half ago), I first checked on Wikipedia JP that I was getting the right one (since book number goes back to one for each major arc) and got spoiled by the table of content of the page x_x (even with my low level, I understood too much :stuck_out_tongue:)

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omg I had no idea that the series was so long. What have I gotten myself into

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