Wasn’t really much to talk about last week was there? Well, this week concludes chapter 2, and with this we’re halfway through the book.
There’s so little discussion going on, I almost wonder if I should just make one thread for each (larger) chapter instead of each week at this point.
I would discuss, but I do not remember what happened exactly at those times.
I would discuss, but almost nothing happens each week.
This feels like the kind of book that would be better read fast, but I also have no motivation to read it faster.
I did have a good time reading it fast, so that might be the case!
On to chapter 3!
Last part of chapter 3!
By the way, what are we going to read after? Back to 獣の奏者?
I need a break from this author, personally. Also, I think 獣の奏者 books 3 and 4 are too long for a book club. The first two books combined were 848 pages. The next two are 1072 pages. That’s a lot of weeks at the current pace! And if we read more per week I don’t think the read aloud sessions would work as well, which is most of the fun I think.
We’re open to suggestions though.
I can totally relate to that! After this book especially…
Regarding suggestions, by now I have improved my reading skills enough to be mostly able to read what really interests me, and I have a hunch that my interests don’t match this group‘s interests too well, so…
Ah, fair enough. People didn’t vote for reading it as a group either.
I guess I’ll read volume 3 on my own, then
It’s not like you read 狐笛のかなた with the group… Just saying.
That’s fair. Personally I tend to like fantasy like this. I even liked this book in the end, even if the middle was slow and the story a bit simplistic.
Maybe we’ll find a book to read together again at some point.
I couldn’t I had the book for only two weeks, and then I forgot when things happened so I was afraid of spoiling people when posting in threads. I am mostly waiting for the post book discussion (but even then, things are getting a bit fuzzy in my memory). On the other hand, I do own 獣の奏者 3, so I could have followed an hypothetical reading schedule.
Oh, I see! If you join the read aloud sessions, you’d know exactly what to discuss in a given week since we’ll have just reread it. Though I guess you couldn’t really participate in the reading part itself since you don’t have a copy of the book available.
Yeah, that makes sense. Similar to Nicole, since I can read on my own at a faster pace now, I’m finding it harder to follow along week after week for several months. And like I mentioned, this would be 6+ months per book which is really long.
As I mentioned, I need a break. But I might be interested in reading the first 守り人 book at some point. Definitely not the whole series though, and probably not 鹿の王 since it’s four books. We’ll see.
In the meantime, I’m just going to try to get a read aloud session going for an upcoming intermediate or advanced book club pick if it’s one I’m interested in.
Ah, it’s not the fantasy setting that bothers me - it’s more it being so simplistic… (will save more comments for the after-book-discussion )
I’m looking forward to it
But maybe her other books are more like 獣の奏者!
It would be interesting to read some fantasy targeted at adults rather than young teens, but I wonder how painful that might be.