Not to mention reading more would put even more strain on the read aloud sessions.
Well what we do for the Re Zero bookclub is just reading until we are good. We never read the entire section because it’s too big. Just saying
I would also like to read faster, but I am ok keeping with the current pace. Sometimes I get in a groove and just want to keep going though.
I could definitely read faster, but I don’t mind the chapter a week pace. I think it definitely helps to keep the splits at the chapter breaks, for me.
I fixed this by reading 鹿の王 in parallel (started two days ago, and after the initial struggle of understanding the new world, it has become a real page-turner as well ^^)
Just picked this on a whim. Really regretting not starting with everyone though, it’s weirdly lonely trailing after you all
You are gonna join us quickly.
It’s a great read, hope you can catch up soon!
I’ll try my best, but that feels very ambitious right now.
Just see how it goes, maybe it’s easier than you think! (Or maybe not, then please don’t feel pressurized!)
But if it turns out to be manageable: you will notice that not each chapter is of the same length, so maybe you can give yourself a bit of a headstart in the shorter ones, and you will be able to slowly and steadily catch up. We will be reading this and the following volume until about the end of the year, so there’s a lot of time.
(And don’t worry, even if you’re slightly behind, people will still answer your questions if you post them in the threads.)
Yeah, I’m mostly done with part 1 but that had the Easter holidays advantage…On the other hand this is the first novel I’ve tried reading and I feel like I’ve gotten used to literary style even over the course of that.
We’ll see what happens…
I’m behind, but hopefully I’ll be caught up by tomorrow.
Thank you for confirming that. I’m toward the end of chapter 2, thinking “wait I don’t remember any of this; did it just fly over my head back in the days or am I already in new territory?”
I guess it flew straight over my head (not that surprising to be honest)
I put up a schedule for book 2, assuming we always do one chapter a week. There are some weird chapter sizes towards the end of the book, so we could combine some weeks if we want. It may not be worth it just to save a week or two though, especially since the two shortest chapters are surrounded by two 26 page chapters. Let me know if you have any suggestions.
Regarding the start date, everyone voted for “little to no break” after book one. I’m going to assume that means no break between books, unless a lot of people say they want a one week break. That means the tentative start date for book two is June 13th.
We still have a lot of time left. I too used to read books in 8-9 weeks. It’s good for me. I have more than enough time to buy book 2.
Not sure I got all the combining chapter thingy, but I don’t mind having a longer week or shorter week for before of the chapter different length.
Is it in the OP? If so I’ll check it out tomorrow since I’m on mobile now.
As for the break between books, as I recall we had the options ‘little to no break (up to one week)’ and ‘a longer break’ of unspecified duration. I’m pretty used to a week’s break, and I wouldn’t mind it this time either! And so I voted for option number 1. I’m not too fussed with no break either, but I imagine a lot of us might have defaulted with the bookclub 1 week break in mind.
That’s fine. I can put up a proper poll for zero or one week break if you want. And yeah, the schedule is in the OP.
Thanks for the schedule! Looks good to me. If anything, we might consider combining week 25 + 26, but then again, it’s not really worth breaking the nice rhythm of one chapter a week. Plus, it will be around Christmas, so people might be busy with holiday stuff. So I think I‘d leave it like this.