I adore the idea of nominating Earthlings to the official club and running a second club for something less “mainstream”
(Just one thing to remember - Earthlings is also thematically on the heavier side.)
I’m also so thrilled seeing so many people who like Murata. Since first Konbini run didn’t have any follow-up I thought she’s not that popular, or at least people prefer to check different authors more.
And well, in case of spin-off book club, maybe this time the book that gets picked will finally be something I didn’t read yet, it shouldn’t be that hard statistically
Would definitely join if nominated. Murata is a joy to read and fairly accessible language-wise, but yeah - I’m still too slow to keep up with ABC. Need to get a couple more books under my belt before I join those lofty ranks:) so would vote for intermediate club
More Murata, yes! I’m really excited to read Earthlings but iirc I didn’t even get to vote for it last time because some of her other works sounded even more interesting, so I’d be fine with waiting a bit for Earthlings if it gets nominated for the IBC/ABC. Keeping up with the ABC pace would definitely be very challenging though so I only voted IBC.
So I guess I will make a home thread for a Sayaka Murata Book Club and we can pick another book there. I’ll nominate Earthlings for the IBC. I won’t nominate it for the ABC, because if it does get picked there, a bunch of current members would not be able to read along.
I’ve been dreading saying this so I haven’t yet, but I can’t fully commit to the next pick yet. I was thinking about voting for my second choice so that my top one could stay in the hopper but I couldn’t bring myself to do something so ずるい, so I abstained (although as @Phryne said we’ll be reading them all eventually anyway so I guess it wouldn’t be such a problem).
With クビキリサイクル I’m pushing my reading limits as it is. I still plan on buying whatever we pick and giving it a shot. Regardless of whether I can keep up on the next pick though I will be 100% back on board for whatever comes after.
I FINALLY HAVE INTERNET AGAIN! I know this probably feels like I’ve risen from the dead with how long I’ve been absent from the club. Long story short, I moved to a new place, which involved far too much drama for my liking. To be frank, there’s still a ton of boxes that need to be unpacked (), but I’m going to do my best to get back on reading (and responding!) to this book. I don’t know if I can pull another catch-up like I did earlier, but if I can finish before we all start the next one by Murata-sensei, then I’ll be satisfied. Wish me luck!
I’ve noticed that there has been no discussion so far about our week 13 reading. In my case it’s because I haven’t had the chance to read it yet (the ol’ “underestimating my book club workload” chickens coming home to roost once again). How is everyone else doing? There was mention of a one week break in the past. Shall we take an extra week’s time for week 13, or shall I post the week 14 thread as planned?
I would love to keep going but as someone who’s constantly fighting back a torrent of self-assigned reading, I can handle a break here and there. Might give @softlyraining a chance to finish with the rest of us as well.