結婚しても恋してる Home Thread (Absolute Beginner Book Club)

Thought I should mention that we’ve had some success in the Beginners’ Club with slowing down the pace for the first few weeks so that people have more chance to get into it. So e.g. if we’re planning to read a chapter per week overall we might spend two weeks on the first, or if we’re going to read about 12 pages a week we might do 6, 8, and 10 pages for the first three weeks.

Just an idea to consider!

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Oooh sounds like a great idea. I’m definitely noticing so far with my first book with the book club (チー) that it is getting easier to read the more I get into its style. So actually baking that into the schedule seems like a good idea. Starting a bit slow so people have a chance to get into the reading of it (and hopefully get hooked :wink: ) and then go to a slightly faster pace.

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When are we starting? :OOOO

has no idea what’s going on in the world

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Sometime after August 9 since that is when we finished Chi’s Sweet Home. I’d assume.

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I’m so happy we’re reading this one next! I already bought the eBook before the poll was posted and probably would’ve just read it on my own without the bookclub haha.

But I like the schedules we’ve had so far and it pushes me to not fall behind and actually do the weekly readings. :eyes::sweat_drops:

EDIT: I also noticed that the second volume is region locked on bookwalker, so let’s hope I don’t fall in love with the series or else I’m gonna have a problem. :cry:

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Fantastic! Thank you for doing this!

Sounds good! So perhaps we start by reading up to the end of 交際直後 in week 1 (says page 14 at the end of this page on BookWalker edition). That’s 10 pages with the prologue.

The question’s been asked on the book thread too (they are planning to start the same time as us). チー finishes on Aug 9, so we either plow straight on from August 10, or leave it a week and start August 17. I’m happy either way.

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Thank you :3

I’ll try to participate on this book club :eyes: 頑張る.

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Your like tipped me into getting this:

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Feels so appropriate to receive that from your like. :yellow_heart: (Although we haven’t really talked much, but let’s just say I’ve lurked on threads where you’ve been talking to other people. :blush:)

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I bought the three volumes at BookOff, so I will join you on this bookclub! :heart:
On Amazon, I saw that there is also another volume: 結婚しても恋してる 僕たちの10年間, but did not check what it is.

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I might be tempted to join :slight_smile: I have been trying to read some easy books to start!

Not sure how it goes though, so we start reading a book, you guys publish the list of vocabulary for each chapter and try to read along?

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Welcome @elRafa85!

We start reading the book in August and aim to cover a set number of pages each week. The vocab spreadsheet is a shared document that anyone can edit. We all try and add words to the spreadsheet and refer to it to help make the reading easier.

There will be different threads for different parts of the story where we discuss our reading. People use the threads to ask questions about any sentences they are finding difficult, and for general discussion and comments on the book, or just to motivate each other to keep going!

You can see what’s happening in our current book over on its own thread. You can click on each week’s thread to see what we’ve been talking about - currently we are on week 3.

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Awww :3 :yellow_heart:

I also recognize we haven’t talked much, but I notice every time you add something to this community and I appreciate you’re part of it :yellow_heart:

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And according to @kitsunensei’s list it’s 8 pages of text, so I think that’s a good pace for the beginning:3 Also thank you @Radish8 for mentioning the slowing down in the beginning, I didn’t think of that, although I’ve noticed:DD

Judging by the length of the small chapters I can do something like this:

Week Pages Chapters
Week 1 8 ハート分岐 [4+1], 撮れるかな [1], 交際直後 [2]
Week 2 8 ドンッ [1], もう一回 [1], よくあること [2], 夏の終わりに [4] (End of Ch 1)
Week 3 10 朝の決めごと [2+1] , ババの弱点 [2], 大人の階段 [1], 真似っこ [2], 涙の夜 [1], 休日出勤 [1]
Week 4 10 かぜの日曜日 [5] (End of Ch 2), 会談#とは [1+2], 大人の対応 [2]
Week 5 12 ルンバ先輩爆弾 [1], いつもそばに [1], ギリギリアウト [1], 君に会いたい [1], 後輩指導 [1], この夏一番のホラー [2], 特別な日 [5] (End of Ch 3)
Week 6 12 クリスマスはいつも [1+4], 私のサンタさん [2] (End of Ch 4), それってつもり [1+1], それってつもり2 [1], 有無といわさない笑顔 [2]
Week 7 10 新ネタ [1], 凍てつく波動 [1], 正月ポケ [1], 君のぬくもり [2] (End of Ch 5), 本命はずっと [5] (End of Ch 6)
Week 8 12 見えないところで [1+2+1], ケンカするほど [1], 遺伝かな? [1], おかたづけ [1], 脳内審議 [1], 3人遊びました [1], 11月22日 [3] (End of Ch 7)
Week 9 11 双子育児あるある [2+9] (End of Ch 8)

How does it look? /o/

  • Looks great
  • I want to go even slower
  • I want to go faster
  • Don’t care/don’t know
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Nice nice :slight_smile: sounds good, yeah I am down for August book :slight_smile:

I am currently probably at around half of Genki1 and probably would be level 10 or 11 on WK by the time we start reading the book, do you think that should be enough?

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You will be quite light on grammar knowledge for tackling native material. You could definitely enjoy reading along though, as long as you plan to just get a sense of the story rather than trying to understand every bit of every sentence.

It would help if you could push on with Genki before the book club starts. If you can get through the chapters 6-9 (て form, ている, short form, and past tense short forms) you’ll be in a better place to follow what’s going on.

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I can do that :slight_smile: I am about to finish chapter 7 right now, so yeah I think I can manage to get to 9 before we start :slight_smile:

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Yay! I too, may have a traitor hand which clicked "add all to cart":smile:

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Need to start some grammar aswell then since i am lvl 1 :smiley: (went back to 1 cause i had 100+reviews after a long break).

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The Genki I book club just started two days ago (we’re in chapter 1 and planning to do 1 chapter per week). If you already have Genki this is the perfect time to join.

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