銭天堂 | Week 3 Discussion

Week 3 Discussion | Pages 22 - 31

Chapter 1: 型ぬき人魚グミ

Start Date: 18th May
Last Week: Chapter 1 Part 2
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We’re reading to the end of Chapter 1 this week

Part of the Beginner Book Club!


Vocabulary List

Please read the editing guidelines in the first sheet before adding any words!


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I’ve split the vocabulary sheet up by week, so let me know how you find it this week and whether we want to stick with this or go back to doing it by chapter :ok_hand:

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Can you add the first and last sentence for this week for us page number deficient people on ebooks? Thanks!

Edit: Checking with last week’s thread, turns out I have already reached this week part. This book is so much more my level than 時をかける女子, yeah!

Edit 2: Just realised that since we are reading to the end of the chapter, the ending sentence is not really relevant. Gee, I wish I wasn’t so slow…

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Oh yaaay \o/ Was just wondering when we’ll finish it, yay:3 Thanks for the thread! :yellow_heart: I will read in the couple of days, I think, I have too many reviews:DD

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Woo, done with chapter one!

This week, though I wouldn’t say I perfectly understood every single word, I didn’t have any problems with anything I wasn’t able to figure out on my own.

(I also managed to read everything in a single sitting, where the last couple of weeks I needed to spend 2-3 days. Progress!)

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I finally caught up to this week! It has been a fun read so far, and I’m really enjoying all the onomatopoeia. For some reason I feel like they bring the story to life.

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Also, I forgot to mention that this book totally reminds me of the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle stories I used to read as a kid. The circumstances are a little different, but it has the same kind of feel to it.

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True. I did think it felt kind of familiar, and I think that might be why! :slightly_smiling_face::turtle::tophat::mag:

I thought the same thing!! I loved reading Ms. Piggle Wiggle!!

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So much life has been happening that I just haven’t had time to comment on this pick much :scream: realise we finished this first chapter a couple of weeks ago now, but what were people’s first impressions?

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I actually thought that the girl was being too calm for what was going on:DD Maybe that’s just me, but I would be freeeeaking out:DDD Also I found the scene at the end with her mom kinda funny:DD Such a poor excuse :eyes: :joy:

Also the book seems to be written in a rather simple language, but also difficult sometimes, but I can’t really explain in what and where :thinking:

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I laughed out loud at the mum’s response to 良かった! :joy:

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Does okashi represent drugs, Beniko-san represent a drug dealer, and the gradual takeover of one’s body (fish scales and fins) represent an overdose? Is it warning kids not to do drugs? :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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It’s also the first book I’ve read that has used partial furigana rather than all or nothing. It’s kind of interesting seeing which words get furigana, which get furigana just the first you see them, etc. - quite a few places where I wish they’d used kanji instead of hiragana!

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I wish they just used kanji with furigana:DD Sometimes it’s okay, but kanji help sooo much to break the wall of kanji

Definitely! It’s probably good practice for being able to break down those strings though, I guess…

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Yeaaaah:D I read all volumes of Yotsuba so I’m used to that a bit :joy:

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I’m really liking the way they use furigana on the first instance of (most) kanji on a page, but then leave it off the rest of the page. It makes me practice my readings instead of defaulting to the furigana unconsciously.

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Finished Chapter 1! I should be caught up with everyone before Chapter 3 is over.

I think the premise is cute, modern-day folk tale-y. (and it still kinda of reminds me of pet shop of horrors but with less, you know, murder). I’m definitely keeping this one to re-read at some point in the future since it’s interesting and a fairly quick read. I might have to see if there’s more books in the series, but not until after ハルヒ at least.

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Yes, I really like that too! It’s not cruel about it either - it’ll give you the furigana again if it comes up at a much later point.

There are definitely more books in the series :wink: I think there are about ten in total so far? It seems like one of those slightly never-ending children’s series.

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