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

I tried looking for a little bit and unfortunately didn’t find anything particularly helpful. Hopefully, someone else can find something.

I actually didnt know that! Thanks for correcting me! Kiki has a special place in my heart, especially since Miyazaki took inspirations for the locations in the movie, after his visit to Sweden :slight_smile:

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excellent!!!

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Thank you!

Just thinking aloud here, but maybe there would be a good way to collaborate to create one?

Just a suggestion. Please forgive me if I’m out of line for mentioning this, but shouldn’t this thread be used for discussing the book? Posts about delivery times, being added to the list, etc. should be posted on the main thread? At the current rate, this thread will exceed 100 non-discussion related posts before we even get a chance to start reading the book officially. This will make navigating the thread easier in the future. Once again, please forgive me if I’m wrong for suggesting this.

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We are thinking of doing one thread per chapter or so. I guess this could stay the main and make a new for chapter one.
That way if people ask questions on the old ones they can come here to let people know they have an unanswered question on an earlier chapter if it goes unnoticed =)

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Hi! Can you add me too? :smiley:
I have this book, and I have been wanting to read it for ages, but in the end never got around to do it. But this seems like a good opportunity :smiley:

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I’d like to be added as well. It’s going to be a stretch for me, grammar-wise, but it’ll hopefully be a good learning experience.

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I’ve been meaning to watch the movie for ages. Please add me!
よろしくお願いします!

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got you guys :slight_smile:

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Thank you!

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Hey! I own that book! I was even starting to read it on my own. I’m not very good at forums but I’d love to try joining this club. Will someone add me? =)
Do I just bookmark this post to keep up with the readings and discussion or will there be a new post each time?

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Added :slight_smile: we’ll be creating a new thread for each chapter so I’ll be compiling all the links to each chapter’s discussion thread on this thread as we go

So if it’s easier for you, you can bookmark this thread to be a reference to find all the other discussion threads and see what the reading schedule is and what chapter we’re currently reading

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Hi! I’ve got a book and I’d like to join. Add me to the member list, please.

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Id love to join! Just downloaded the sample on iBooks and will buy it soon :slight_smile:

However, I was wondering about the pace? Hopefully, I’ll be able to stay on schedule!

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I’ve seen this schedule suggested in the beginner book club thread (page #'s based hardcopy with furigana edition [red cover]):

Chapter 1 - 7 pages - 1 week
Chapter 2 - 13 pages - 1 week
Chapter 3 - 37 pages - 4 weeks
Chapter 4 - 27 pages - 3 weeks
Chapter 5 - 24 pages - 2 weeks
Chapter 6 - 26 pages - 3 weeks
Chapter 7 - 26 pages - 3 weeks
Chapter 8 - 22 pages - 2 weeks
Chapter 9 - 20 pages - 2 weeks
Chapter 10 - 18 pages - 2 weeks
Chapter 11 - 25 pages - 3 weeks

Total: 26 weeks

Does everyone agree with this pace?

  • Yes
  • No

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If not, feel free to suggest an alternative reading schedule and we can discuss/revise as needed!

I clicked yes, with the only suggestion of doing chapter two in 2 weeks (unless more drawings/easier text? )
Compared to the others it has a much higher page per day =)

Edit: well, some have almost same amount I guess. So maybe not.

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26 weeks is a lot of time to read a book :open_mouth:
I guess it’s fine with me, that will be plenty if the book is not too hard.

1 week to do 7 pages in the first chapter , then 1 week for 13 pages … No … it needs 2 weeks !