Aria the Masterpiece Home Thread (Beginner Book Club)


#263

I think the current pace is good for a beginner book club (although I can’t really judge)

If we move to a dedicated reading group, then we could indeed increase the pace, as @Ioan mentioned.
I do appreciate the conversations we have on grammar, but at the same time, I itch to discuss the story as well…

Oh well :woman_shrugging: I just bought a bunch of books that are available on floflo. That ought to keep me busy for a while.


#264

We should discuss the story too! Just in spoiler tags for people that aren’t caught up yet, and (unfortunately for you) only up to the current chapter. But I definitely think it’s a good idea to also discuss the story.


#265

Alright I’m all caught up. Once I finished my work and actually sat down to read it took me maybe an hour or so. :grimacing: Excited to keep reading on with all of you! :couple:


#266

But did you complete the POLL?


#267

I did now. :slight_smile:


#268

I like the current schedule. I technically “read” the first chapter the day my book arrived, but there was a lot I didn’t understand, so now I’m re-reading a few pages every other day, looking up grammar or asking questions about parts I don’t understand, and also looking up vocab I don’t know and adding a lot of them to houhou to review. When I’m done with that I’m planning to read through the chapter again. I’ve learned a lot so far, and I think as a beginner it’s really helping me get into reading native material with the extra support from the club. I realize that for people who can just read a chapter through once while only looking up a handful of new vocab it’s awfully slow, but there is an advanced book club for people who are already skilled readers.


#269

Just wanted to mention for anyone who’s a bit behind on Aria at the moment that all three chapters have pretty completely filled in vocabulary lists, which should make it a lot easier to read through if you want to catch up :blush:


#270

Also, if you are from the future.


#271

I didn’t read hardly at all last week, just briefly skimmed Chapter 2 so I’m falling a bit behind now, but hopefully I will be able to catch up this week as I should have less going on to distract me!


#272

I found chapter 3 pretty quick, and it didn’t have many complicated sentences, so I’m sure you’ll be able to catch up!


#273

I’m two chapters behind, too, because of work.

It now feels really weird to go more than a couple of days without reading something in Japanese.


#274

I’ve fallen behind as well x’D Busy week last week, but I’ll do my best to catch up!

Haha, right? xD


#275

I went on vacation and reading without the vocab lists slowed me down a bit. But I’m in the middle of three now and it’s not so bad to catch up! :smiley:


#276

Thank you for the push to catch up with reading. I was on vacation for the entire week of chapter 1 and never caught back up. Now I’m in the middle of chapter 2. I may not catch up until next week because life is busy, but I’m trudging along and reading the chapter threads as I finish each chapter. Chapter 2 really is going much quicker!


#277

I’m really glad we managed to pick something that gives some wriggle room and isn’t leaving people in the dust if they just happen to have a busy week or two :blush: excellent nomination from @seanblue!