how could you do this to me
Vegetable-senpai! Welcome back
Sadly not quite caught up, but very close.
I read some pages while out of signal, and thought I’d downloaded an offline Japanese dictionary, but it turned out that was an add-on purchase. So I’m going over those pages then have about ten more to finish chapter 7.
After dropping off the bookclub in week 6, I’ve got back into it and have managed to catch up. I’m looking forward to joining you all in the discussions again.
So I got the book and got started on the Memrise course buuuuutttt. I’m overthinking things should I finish the Memrise course or read the book as well. I’m just overthinking how to start to be honest, any suggestions?
My strategy has been to study the vocabulary such that I’ve started all the vocab for a chapter by the time I start it. Don’t know about the memrise course, but it’s been pretty easy to do through anki.
Hmm Anki would be bettter in this case come to think of it. Thx
Did you get Sharpevil’s Anki Deck? Is great.
Anyway, I strongly recommend that you read the book as you do your vocabulary. It’s a lot of work to look things up, but in the end, it is FAR MORE ENJOYABLE and also makes the vocab learning more enjoyable. I end up looking up words that I had already learned/crammed (Duh!), But also feel HALLELUJAH when I come across one that I learned recently and recognize. As Sharpevil mentioned… It works nicely if you organize Anki by chapter so that you learn smaller sections of vocabulary as you go along.
If you are tight on time, merely reviewing the Vocabulary spreadsheet is helpful… You recognize a lot, you can concentrate on new…
I hope that you enjoy it, @Burnannator. It seems like a lot of work as you go through, but as you look back, it’s awesome what you have achieved.
Yeah, after the first few chapters, I actually stopped doing the recall sides and focused only on recognition. I also remove words that are more than a chapter or two back. Otherwise, I’d simply be spending too much time on anki.
Yeah that exactly what I think I’ll do. Noice advice I appreciate it.
Hm. @Radish8, you alright over there?
I’ve decided to take over this book club, but I still hope it’s only temporary and @Radish8 comes back next week.
And I can’t edit the first post in this thread.
I think Radish said at some point that they will be very busy in October (can’t find any reference though ), so let’s hope it’s just that and not something more serious…
Thank you for carrying on with the club! That’s the best thing we can do right now, I guess. (And if the situation persists, we can always ask the mods to turn the OP into a wiki so we can modify it…)
I have been reading way behind.
I would love to get the audio for this book.
When I look on Amazon.jp, and I am not logged in, I see the Audible download.
Then, once I log in, there is no option for the Audible book download.
I have time to listen to audiobooks while I work sometimes, and it would help me so much to be able to listen to this story.
If anyone has a solution, it would be absolutely wonderful!
Do you have a Japanese address added to your account? I do and I get the option to either start an audible trial or buy the audio book.
If you already do I’m not sure what else it could be.
Do you mean a Japanese email address, or a physical address?
Physical address, you can get one for free if you make a Tenso account.
Thank you for the advice. I don’t have time to mess with it right now before work, but I am sure that I could add an alternate address or something. I really would love to be able to listen to this book, and some others.
Just looked up Tenso. May be useful! Thank you!
No worries. Hopefully that works for you, I had to do it to be able to buy ebooks, you need a Japanese address due to licensing I believe.
Just be careful that if you ever go to order something that physically needs sent to your house that you use your own address.
More about Kiki's audiobook:
I am clueless about technical things, but I bought mine (carefully, so I didn’t accidentally but a monthly service) on audiobook.jp… It was mp3 files that I downloaded, but then didn’t know how to play. (I don’t know Tenso). Then I got a free mp3 player (since Google play music bought YouTube and launched YouTube music. Google PlayMusic CLOSED, but was the Android way to play my gigantic mp3 music library I’d been growing since the 90s…I owned the vinyl so made my own mp3s…
Corporations can’t track the copyright licensing and playing of these files, and can’t make enough money off already-paid-for copies; and so are against us “owners” and trying to shut down such services (many many lawsuits recently filed, see a few below). Current corporations prefer subscription services, so they get regular monthly income (off decades old works already paid for previously, yes it makes me mad)… Audible is a subscription service that will only pay regionally licensed copyrighted works, and I could NOT find Kiki’s on there AT ALL (surprised to read the other two posters that had it)
I installed a separate mp3 player (Musicolet) that lets me play Kiki’s (I set it up as an “album”/playlist since it’s not a book-listening service). The main drawback is that it considered each chapter a “song”, so I can’t do a short rewind, only chapter by chapter (but I can pause). The main advantage is that I can also access all of my old music library on my new Samsung Galaxy in our current (horribly messy) copyright climate (many new lawsuits against various internet sites worldwide filed in March 2020, they want their money from streaming and more money from legitimate past customers) Spotify Sued SoundCloud sued etc
TLDR, @RoseWagsBlue:. I think that it’s not on Audible, but you can get it another way… The way I did it didn’t require Japanese addresses and was fully legal (I am a copyright attorney, so want a legal copy)