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

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…

But you are still an active reader (as in, answering the poll), so I wasn’t talking about you :stuck_out_tongue: I was talking about the 6 people who evaporated in the span of one week.

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so tempted to be 7… really wanna read flying witchy duo! haha but I’m hell bent on finishing this book… in the meantime the shower is half a&& put back together :wink: have to run to the hardware store again tomorrow… oh happy joy

… tonight is need a break night…

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I didn’t evaporate! I had the flu. Am now wandering through the mist attempting to catch up.

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This was equally unsuccessful for Natsume ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I think it will just always be the case that at some point people will decide it’s not worth continuing with the book. This is around when I’d expect to see a second drop in numbers. I wasn’t expecting the break to increase the number of people, but I thought it might help some of those who were behind at least to keep up if not catch up (while also perhaps giving current readers on the cusp some breathing space).

It’s always hard to know what to do when we have a more difficult pick :confused: I’m impressed with the tenacity of people in this club though ^^

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I sometimes procrastinate a bit, but I will usually catch up right when the new chapter starts or maybe 1-2 days later.

I think slowing down would probably be better than taking an actual break, since I guess it encourages people to read along and catch up to the other people (don’t know if that’s actually true, that’s just how I think about it).

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I’m happy the beginner book club is reading an actual book instead of manga. I get the feeling that most of the book clubs are manga, and there’s a lot of vocabulary that gets ignored, and, well, it’s a different reading experience all together…

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The beginner book club reads mostly manga. The intermediate book club has only ever read books. The absolute beginner book club reads a bit of both.

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