詩的私的ジャック - JACK THE POETICAL PRIVATE (S&M Vol.4)

Welcome to 詩的私的ジャック - JACK THE POETICAL PRIVATE (S&M Vol.4)

This book is Volume 4 of the Saikawa & Moe (S&M) Series Book Club. Join the Saikawa & Moe (S&M) Series Book Club here!

Despite of this, it shouldn’t be much of a problem to read it without knowing the other volumes. Of course we learned about the main protagonists’ backgrounds in previous books, but usually there is a quick recap in each volume that covers the most important points. Character development is also very slow because each volume’s main focus is on a given criminal case and not on the life of the people around it, and the cases have been totally unrelated so far. In any case, if you are wondering about anything while reading this book, you are of course free to ask and somebody can fill you in.

Where to buy

Amazon | Bookwalker

Discussion Threads and Reading Schedule

We will start reading on June 18th, 2022.

Week Start Date Chapter Page Count
Week 1 June 18th Chapter 1 + 2 44 + 32
Week 2 June 25th Chapter 3 + 4 36 + 38
Week 3 July 2nd Chapter 5 + 6 36 + 45
Week 4 July 9th Chapter 7 + 8 38 + 32
Week 5 July 16th Chapter 9 + 10 34 + 35
Week 6 July 23rd Chapter 11 + 12 38 + 16

Discussion Rules

  • Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter(s) and any content in future chapters.
  • When asking for help, please mention the chapter and page number. Also mention what version of the book you are reading.
  • Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarrassing at first. All of us are here to learn.
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Are you planning to read 詩的私的ジャック - JACK THE POETICAL PRIVATE (S&M Vol.4) with the book club?

  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

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If so, which version will you be reading?

  • eBook
  • Paperback

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Welcome to the 4th Volume of Saikawa&Moe’s detective adventures!

Trying to gauge interest for this volume. First question:

When should we continue with Volume 4?

  • Start pretty much right after finishing Vol. 3
  • Take a break and start May-June
  • Take a break and start July-August
  • Take a break and start even later (please explain)

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At what speed should we read?

Obvious options would be 1 chapter or 2 chapters per week. One chapter would put us at below 40 pages per week (i.e. a bit less than Vol. 3) while two chapters would give us 70-80 pages per week. What do you think?

  • Slow and steady wins the race: 1 chapter/week
  • Move fast and don’t break things: 2 chapters/week
  • I’m fine either way

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Let’s get a bit further into planning! At the moment three people would like to start May-June, I could also be convinced to start at that time, but I’m not sure about you @jhol ? Would you also be able to start May-June? If we’d maybe shift this more towards early (or even mid-) June or something, would that help you?

And what about the speed? Two people would prefer a faster schedule, and one person is in favor of the slower schedule. Usually I would rather like to take care of those who cannot read as fast, but I’m trying to balance this with the whole group at the same time (and I’m a little bit afraid we might get very bored when reading this book at a slower pace) :sweat_smile: @Jfredel78 @Redglare @jhol what do you think?

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I should have some more bandwidth come mid-June, but there will likely be times in the coming months where I’m without internet access or without the time to keep my reading pace up, so I wouldn’t make too many decisions on my behalf. Hopefully the timing works out, and if it does I’ll definitely read along!

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So if we started mid-June and picked a schedule of two chapters per week, would that more-or-less suit everybody then, including you @jhol?

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Yup! That’d at least give me a fighting chance of making it work.

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Sounds good to me!

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Sounds fine with me too. :+1:

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Alright, everybody liked my post and nobody complained :laughing: Let’s start on June 18th and read this book in 6 weeks! :grin: I’ve updated the OP accordingly.
Looking forward to reading again with y’all!

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