Honestly, probably better not – I can find my way around a book but I’m by no means an expert. I generally don’t give advice unless I’m pretty sure I’m right, and getting pinged for help puts the pressure on.
I’ll enable notifications for the threads though, so I can stay on top of stuff.
I waaant to try reading along, but I’m using September to finish up some manga volumes I’m reading. So at best I might try the free preview of chapter 1 to see how it goes for me in October.
As for new threads, one of the earliest (and longest) book club reads, the Aria manga series, retained a new thread each week throughout all 70 chapters. The first thread had 149 comments, and the last thread had 25 comments.
Another early book club, the Yotsuba&! manga series, went with one thread per volume. The first thread thus garnered 936 comments, with the most recent thread reaching 130 comments after the volume was finished. (Note that both clubs’ first threads have also had comments from readers starting the series much later.)
My Sailormoon book club does one thread per story arc (about three volumes length), but that only has a few readers, and minimal conversation.
Thee were other requests for sub-threads, so I’ve created that!
Since this is a fairly small book club, I decided to divide the discussion threads into three chapter chunks. If discussion gets lengthy, I can always change it to smaller chunks later.
We only have 4 weeks left, so it’s time to think about whether we want to continue this book club past the first volume. Since there always seems to be people in the “I’ve already read this part” category, there an option to increase the pace.
I want to keep reading this series at the same pace (one chapter per week).
I want to keep reading this series, but at a faster pace.
One volume is enough for me.
One more option…
I want to keep reading this series, and I don’t care about the pace.
If at least 5 people besides me want to keep bookclubbing this manga, I will maintain it, including the vocabulary sheet (which is mostly populated by yours truly), so, please let me know your intentions in the poll, above.