🐲 極主夫道 • The Way of the Househusband, Book Club Main Page

Hello! This is the meta-post for all volumes of The Way of the Househusband.

Currently reading: Volume 10

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Previous Volumes

Volume 1
Volume 2
Volume 3
Volume 4
Volume 5
Volume 6
Volume 7
Volume 8
Volume 9

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Book Club will resume with volume 2 on January 28. Please join the discussion! More details on the dedicated page for volume 2.

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FYI, we’ve started the third Volume

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Just realized I forgot to announce we’ve started Volume 4 here on the main page! Sorry about that!

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Seems like there aren’t many of us left reading for Volume 5, I’ll for sure continue reading it at this pace, but I don’t mind taking a break so that others can catch up or need a break!

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Sorry about that bit of a delay getting things ready for the next volume. I’m definitely down to keep reading at this pace too! I’ll go ahead and make the main page for Volume 5 today or tomorrow :smiley:

I’ve been wondering though about the way the Volume/Chapter pages are set up. Since there’s not a lot of us, I was wondering if we should just have one page per volume and then have a post for each week (if that makes sense). I’ve seen other offshoot clubs do it that way (for example the Flying Witch offshoot club). We’d still be keeping with 2 chapters per week.

Or we can keep doing it the way we have where we have a new page for each week.

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Volume 5 polls :sunglasses:

Are you planning to read Volume 5 with the book club?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

0 voters

When to start Volume 5
  • start on June 11
  • take another week off, then start on June 18

0 voters

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I’m almost on track with…

erm…

*checks notes*

starting Volume 2.

Yeah, to say I’ve fallen behind is a bit of an understatement :joy:

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Yeah, let’s do that, it makes more sense by how much conversation we’ve been having, and it’s less work for you!

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The Volume 5 main page is up! Based on the polls we’re taking a bit longer of a break and starting Saturday, June 18! :smiley:

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Sorry, once again I’ve forgotten to announce on the main thread that we’ve started Volume 5 (as of just a few days ago), sorry about that!

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Alright, time for some Volume 6 polls :smiley:

Are you planning to read Volume 6 with the book club?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

0 voters

When to start Volume 6
  • right away (this Saturday, July 23)
  • take a week break (next Saturday, July 30)

0 voters

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Ok, looks like we’re starting this Saturday (July 23)! I went ahead and made the thread for Volume 6

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Sorry I’ve been a bit late with polls this week. Anyway here’s some polls for volume 7!!

Are you planning to read Volume 7 with the book club?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

0 voters

When to start Volume 7
  • right away (this Saturday, August 27)
  • take a week break (next Saturday, September 3)

0 voters

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Looks like we’ve voted to start Volume 7 today! The thread for this volume and the vocab sheet are now up

again, so sorry about being late with book club things recently, I promise I’ll be back to posting things on time, I just had some unexpected obligations come up two weekends in a row :pensive:

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And with this week we’ve completed Volume 7! Here’s some polls for Volume 8:

Are you planning to read Volume 8 with the book club?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

0 voters

When to start Volume 8
  • right away (this Saturday, October 1)
  • take a week break (next Saturday, October 8)

0 voters

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While I might be a bit behind currently at chapter 59 I still want to get volume 8 asap.
Looking at the Kinokuniya online store I see that volume 8 has a special edition. So far as I can tell the special edition has a slightly different cover image and comes with a pamphlet(perhaps?).
Bookwalker also has both additions and the price difference makes me believe there is truly additional content being delivered.
Anybody already familiar with the different volume 8 editions?

Edit: Bookwalker does actually offer a description of the pamphlet. クライムキャッチポリキ ユア manga. ~54 pages.

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Huh, I didn’t notice there were two editions of volume 8. I just went ahead and got that version to check it out, looks like it has enough substance, and it seems like it would be a lot of fun to read :smiley: Skimming through it, the difficulty looks about the same as the rest of 極主夫道, although of course it’s a different genre (magical girls instead of slice-of-life yakuza)

My main concern with this is that people may have already bought the regular edition, and I wouldn’t want to make them buy the special edition. The price difference on Bookwalker is 594円 vs 891円 btw.

If we do add it to the reading, I’ll likely split the pamphlet into two weeks (since we read about 30 pgs a week right now). And if you own the regular version that could always be a catch-up week (or 2 weeks?).

Or we could just read the standard version, and people with the special edition could read the pamphlet in their own time. If we go that route, you can still feel free to ask questions about it in the Volume 8 thread though! There just wouldn’t be a designated week for reading it

Here’s what a possible schedule including the spinoff would look like. Without the spinoff just take off weeks 6 & 7.

Schedule

I counted the spinoff pages (excluding the cover and end sketches) and it’s 46 pages. So 23 each week.
Note that there’s no page numbers in the spinoff.

Week Start Date Chapter End Page Page Count
Wk 1 October 1 Chapters 64-65 36 34
Wk 2 October 8 Chapters 66-67 66 30
Wk 3 October 15 Chapters 68-69 98 32
Wk 4 October 22 Chapters 70-71 130 32
Wk 5 October 29 Chapter 72+おまけ end of Volume 8 29
Wk 6 November 5 Spinoff (1st half) 23
Wk 7 November 12 Spinoff (2nd half) end of spinoff 23
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I’m realizing now I should make a poll for which version to read. I’ll post the Volume 8 page once this has been decided

Which version to read
  • Standard Edition (only main Volume 8 content)
  • Special Edition (Volume 8 + spin-off bonus content)

0 voters

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So it looks like both options are tied. I’m just going to make the decision that we’re reading the standard edition, but you’re still welcome to discuss and ask questions about the spin-off. We just won’t have a week (or two) dedicated to it. I hope everyone is okay with this.

Now that that’s decided, the Volume 8 page has been posted!

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