Is anyone else finding themselves looking up a ton of words? I know almost all of the kanji (yay!) but there are so many words I don’t know. It makes reading the book kind of a drag because I get taken out of the story so much.
I find it helpful to read through a page or two and just mark the words I don’t know with a pencil but try to get the gist of what is going on, then go back and look up words. Or if I’m looking up words as I go, then I try to re-read it afterwards with my translated words in place.
I have a lot of pencil markings on these pages! But the second read through always makes a lot more sense!
I just add in an extra line if there is vocab I want to add to the list! The more the merrier (especially if you don’t have to do it all yourself!)
But I feel like I’m missing so many words that oftentimes I don’t understand the sentence at all without looking things up! Also, I refuse to write in my book haha. I should probably try to read slightly longer passages before looking things up though.
Has anyone made a Chapter 3 discussion yet?
Oops, forgot to put it in this thread’s OP
I find the kanji use in the book to be odd. It uses kanji for words like 柳、枝、煙突 but it spells 作る and 飛び出す in only kana.
I just purchased this book and look forward to reading it! Please add me to the reading list. I’m hoping to make my way through the first page today. Hopefully I can catch up with everyone else!
ようこそ! I added you
So I just finished my school semester and am desperately trying to catch up with you guys and Kiki, I just finished the first chapter.
Can we still post questions on the related thread even though it’s supposedly done?
Hi @chofas, go ahead.
As far as I’m concerned, that’s “revision” and apparently it’s good for my learning.
Also, welcome to the book club!
I’ll post my questions then and help you “review” hahaha
Hi ! I just received the book and will try to catch up…
Welcome! I went ahead and added you to the member list ^^
Enjoy! The vocab list may help you get through faster than having to look up words yourself.
Yes so helpful !!
I’ve been filling out the vocab sheet for the book, but it seems like not many people have been. So I’m curious if people have been using it.
- I regularly add to the vocab sheet
- I regularly use the vocab sheet to look words up
- I rarely/never use the vocab sheet
I’m a little late but would like to try and catch up. May I please be added to the group? I’ve just ordered a bunko paperback copy of the book and should get it Monday.
Looking forward to reading with you,
Added you to the list – I went ahead and put you as “reading along” ^^