Absolute Beginners Book Club // Currently reading Wadanohara and the Great Blue Sea

How about other works written in Japanese? Aesop 's fables might be familiar enough to an absolutely new reader to serve as a bridge in the translation process.

Weeelll. By pure coincidence, my own nomination to this very book club just so happens to have Aesop’s Fables in Japanese. :slightly_smiling_face:

Tragically, it’s not doing so great in the current poll…

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Wait wait wait, so we giving up on Chi after volume 1?! D:

? :slight_smile:

That’s how it works with the Book Club, can’t really read just one series for a whole year (or even more).

Although, if enough people want to continue reading it, then it usually branches out as its own thing. :wink:

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It’s my first rodeo, didn’t realise that’s how we do things in these here parts. D:

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As Kazzeon said, we will read the first volume and then, if there’s enough people interested, a second volume ‘spin off’ thread will start, this has happened with Girl’s Last Tour as well as some of the older club titles.
So the clubs are sort of like a tester, you read a volume, if you don’t like it, you’re not forced to continue with the club.
Also, it means that new people can join the club when a new book is selected, if they had to start at volume 2 or 3 or whatever, they might feel discouraged.

You can probably ask for interest in the home thread for Chi or in one of the weekly threads to see if anybody else wants to continue.

I’ll gladdy join a Chi’s vol 2 because I have a problem buying and reading kindle books.

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Is the poll officially closed?

I have found someone going to Japan and he might be able to get me the book

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Not yet, WK forums weren’t working for some time and I honestly don’t know what to do :thinking: I think if the next winner is gonna be the book, I won’t be able to help with that. Also I think that doing that book for half a year is too much, so it’ll probably become something like a side book club?

I’m not sure, is anyone here willing to run that bookclub and make thread(s), schedule and all that? :thinking:

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I agree with this. I’d also say that the book looks harder than the manga imo, so don’t let yourselves get biased with the scoring in the poll.

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But the book is winning, right?

And a new book can start after 2 month or so like others have said

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You guys do whatever you want, I can’t really comment since I’m not active in here (even though I’ve been reading the mangas) :man_shrugging: xD

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They are pretty even :thinking: What about someone else does the book-book club (because they are pretty even) and I will run the manga one at the same time? :thinking: I think some people really want the book, so maybe opening one thread (or thread per story) is a nice idea. I dunno, I really don’t:DD

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Honest question (and I am not signing up with it): How much time does it take each week to be the organizer/arranger of a book club (aka the actually book reading, not the picking of and voting of books)?

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Do you mean the reading of the book each week? :thinking: That would depend on the each person, I would say. Some people just read slower even if they know everything, and sometimes you just look up every single word. If you mean creating the threads, it takes 2 minutes max:D

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I meant the creating of threads. So except for needing to post the threads, and on the home thread adding links and changing titles (right?), there isn’t anything else to it?

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Well, that’s pretty much it :thinking: Adding the link to the previous one and the next one, maybe posting about a new thread if you want to, aaand linking the home thread (once) to the master list. So once you’ve done the thread, you just copy it once a week:D

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And usually coming up with a schedule at the beginner. Otherwise I think you got everything.

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That’s exactly what I had in mind…my fault for not reading the entire thread. I would have totally voted for it. The initial link to the website made me think it would be above my level but the specific tales looked good…Maybe next time or next club.

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The poll’s kinda still going.

(Still a chance for my nomination to win. :grinning: )

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NOOOOOOOO!!! What happened???