霧のむこうのふしぎな町 ・ Mysterious Town Beyond the Mist (BBC) 🌬 🏘

Great idea :blush: I’m thinking there should still be plenty of questions and discussion that week.

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Given the choice, I would have preferred to carry on (hence my vote), but I do not actually mind :slight_smile:

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The same here :relieved:

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By the way, here are the actual stats right now:

Week On chapter Behind Actively reading (sum) Delta
1 42 - 42 -
2 25 4 29 - 13
3 24 5 29 +0
4 18 7 25 -4

So, I feel like we aren’t doing too bad and that the break can indeed keep those numbers strong.

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I’m happy to report that the third chapter is indeed much more interesting than the first two chapters. :tada:

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Second half of Chapter 2 this week:

Don’t forget that we’re taking a break next week, so if you’re a little behind please don’t panic and do persevere :grin:

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panic is always an option!!!

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Oh, hey, I finally reached this line today! And I have no idea what I read this past week… Haven’t had time to break it down. Something about a bedroom and dinner room and introducing the person in the room next to Rina’s, and the room across from that. I think I have the skeleton of the first half of the chapter, but I’ll definitely be needing to make time to go through it again.

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don’t worry I just got to page 33 last night and spent an hour reading with my instructor and only did 2 pages…she makes it a lot of fun…but this a whole new challenge… but now I’ve come so far I don’t wanna give up! haha

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Quick reminder that we’re taking a break this week!

The read-aloud session will be happening as normal this week and next though.

Also you are of course welcome and indeed encouraged to keep posting in the current discussion threads ^^ good luck to those catching up (myself included :sweat_smile: ) !

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This time for sure, I will be sure to joi-- oh, I’ll be out of town that day… (Maybe the next week for me to attend?)

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oh yeah now I’m officially a week behind… haha this catch up may not help us slow pokes! hehe

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I hope you’re all raring to go once more, because it’s time for chapter 3!

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Phew, I managed to finish chapter 2 (reading, not comprehension) just the other day. Don’t know how I’ll keep up with chapter 3, but I don’t mind falling behind.

I actually went ahead and ordered the English book so I can read prior chapters to understand what I’ve missed, in case that helps me follow along with each week’s reading. (But I don’t plan to read any English ahead of Japanese.)

At the very least, I understood most of the final scene in chapter 2, so I’ll be going into chapter 3 knowing what’s going on while waiting for the English book to arrive in the mail in a week or two.

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I’m on page 46…read to page 47 with my instructor but re-reading… so yeah I’m so falling behind… just looked at something in the English book and was surprised by the translation… 面白いよ!

めちゃくちゃ通り = April Fool’s Lane

I’m like really? Interesting take lol…ok back to reading …

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That’s really odd…

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Joining in a bit late but hoping to catch up over the next week or two

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Second half of chapter three this week:

I have maintained my “reading along” status but do still have questions I need to ask for last week :scream:

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Update:

Week On chapter Behind Actively reading (sum) Delta
1 46 - 46 -
2 27 4 31 - 15
3 25 5 30 -1
4 22 8 30 +0
5 20 7 27 -3
6 17 4 21 -6

So, the week of break seems to have equally impacted the reading along and the “behind” categories.
I wonder if there’s a procrastination effect (even if you are late, the extra time makes you slow down even more and eventually drop) while some people who were actually reading along just forgot about the book and went on to read other things.
Still not statistically significant, but I’ve never seen a break increasing the number of people reading along so far.
That could be something to try next time: instead of taking a break, slow down (eg split the next week over two weeks). That would be the same average number of page per week, but without interruption.

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nice stats…mine isn’t procrastination…too much “life” is getting in the way right now …usually I can try to sneak in a bunch of time on the weekends with only very little during the week…right now that hasn’t even been possible :frowning:

at the moment been spending part of the day fixing the hot water in our shower…(not the hot water heater… failed valve, bad replacement 1st valve, 2nd replacement better but leaking where it shouldn’t be… ダメだよ! back upstairs I go…have to take everything apart again…