魔女の宅急便 (Kiki's Delivery Service) Home Thread - Beginner's Book Club

We are currently organising a 2020 re-read of this book, starting on the 27th of June - join us!

We’ve finished reading Kiki’s Delivery Service - check out our Beginner Book Club to see what we’re reading now!

If you’re reading Kiki’s Delivery Service now though, you should still feel free to ask any questions you can’t find the answers to in the appropriate threads :slightly_smiling_face:

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Current chapter: finished!
Starting date: 10th December 2017
Finishing date 9th June 2018

Where to buy:
Amazon
ebookjapan
–> you can also request a free sample if you’re waiting for your copy to arrive so you don’t get behind (Amazon’s kindle sample gives you access to chapters 1 & 2, ebookjapan sample let’s you view chapter 1 only)

Discussion Threads

Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11

Reading Schedule

Full Schedule
Week # Dates Chapter # Kindle Location # Pages
1 Dec 10-16 1 20-83 13 (7* in red hardcopy version)
2 Dec 17-23 2 84-195 20 (13*)
3-6 Dec 24- Jan 20 3 196-523 54 (37*)
7-9 Jan 21- Feb 10 4 524-771 41 (*27)
10-11 Feb 11-24 5 772-989 35 (24*)
12-14 Feb 25- Mar 17 6 990-1231 40 (26*)
15-17 Mar 18- Apr 07 7 1232-1447 37 (26*)
18-19 Apr 08-21 8 1448-1647 33 (22*)
20-21 Apr 22- May 05 9 1648-1828 30 (20*)
22-23 May 06-19 10 1829-1990 28 (18*)
24-26 May 20- Jun 09 11 1991-2204 37 (25*)
*page numbers in parentheses correspond with pages from red cover furigana hardcopy version

Vocabulary List

魔女の宅急便 Vocab

Click here to read post for alternate, interactive vocab list

Discussion rules:

  • Please use spoiler tags for content that would be considered a spoiler.

  • When asking for help, please do mention page/paragraph/speech balloon and if you’re using the physical or the digital version.

  • Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarassing at first. All of us are here to learn.

  • Have fun :slight_smile:

We’re discussing grammar, vocab usage and its context, checking if our reading comprehension is right, interesting plot/character development, etc.

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Hey, can you add me to the members?
I’ve ordered the book two weeks ago, should hopefully arrive very soon now.

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Added :slight_smile:

So excited for this thread!

I got the book so I added myself.

By the way it can also be bought on ebookjapan (I did), where it is currently at a 50% discount (for only two more days I think). Maybe add it to the first post.

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Added ebookjapan to the list of where to buy :slight_smile:

(PS thanks for sticking to the alphabetical order of the members list! hahah <3)

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I am in for this round of the book club. Reading よつばと! really built some confidence, as a opposed to when I tried to read No. 6… :sweat_smile:
So yeah, I have ordered and received my copy of 魔女の宅急便 already so I will add myself to list. I hope to contribute more to this discussion; the last few months have been super intensely busy :exploding_head:
Looking forward to reading with you guys again!

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Can anyone join? I have wanted to try and start reading a bit, sinve the only reading practice I have at the moment is on hellotalk, and I feel like I should be more involved with trying to retain the kanji I have learned (Im starting to forget kanjis that I learned way back, and that I used to know)

This seems like a cool concept in order to take my first steps, I will probably order it tommorow :slight_smile:

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Yes! Welcome! =D
Anyone who feels like joining on any of the books/mangas we chose are welcome and encouraged to join us =)

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もちろん!^^

If you do decide to join, let me know and I can add you to the member list :slight_smile:

I added myself for this
i’ve never seen the ghibli* movie, so i’m not sure whether i should watch it before we start so i have an idea of what happens in the book, or if i should go from nothing… both have advantages aha

*I rented the live action movie but kept falling asleep in it and didn’t get time to watch all of it before returning it ><

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I have the book if someone can add me.

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Added you! :grinning:

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おはようございます。よろしくお願いします

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よろしく zvs-さん ^^

I would like to be added to the members list! Getting the book soon!

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Added :slight_smile:

From what I read in the descriptions of japanese amazon it is not quite the same story. Seems the movie would only give you a rough synopsis instead of something to rely on for reading.

cool, thanks!
i still don’t know whether to watch it or not haha

Can you add me to list, please? I have the book and am ready to go!! :smiley:

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added you ninja