Beginner Japanese Book Club (Now: 少女終末旅行 | Next: ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂)

#2049

Not to jinx it, but…

It has basically double the votes of the second place now <3

I think it helped that it got a momentum going beforehand :wink:
I have actually voted for it every time, both here an on intermediate. Owned it for a long time too =P

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#2050

hello!!! I would like to join this too… i see that natsume reading began… yesterday??? I think i can catch up to that, i f i order the ebook… please count me in! thank you!

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#2051

Good to have you :blush: all you have to do is grab a copy and start reading along. We’re taking two weeks over the first chapter, so you haven’t missed out on much time at all ^^

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#2052

It’s pretty runaway at this point. If nothing significantly changes, I’m going to close the poll tonight.

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#2053

Sounds like a plan! Gives people more time to get their copy, the few who hasn’t already bought it :rofl:

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#2054

Alright, with how overwhelming the voting was, I closed the poll already. Our winner is 時をかける少女! :grin:

We will be reading the version with this cover (Tsubasa Bunko version). You can buy a different version of course, but it will be a little tougher to reference what page you’re reading.

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Where to buy:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/4046310073
CD Japan: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/product/NEOBK-539370

Amazon eBook: https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00IUAYHXI
eBook Japan: https://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/243035/
Bookwalker: https://bookwalker.jp/de6292f341-cdb7-426e-b683-9ade176eef39/

Learning Vocab:
You can create an account on floflo.moe (thread) to learn the vocabulary in the book ahead of time (or while you’re reading):

Next Steps:
Sometime this week I’ll create a home thread for the book. There I will propose a schedule and start date and set up polls to make sure everyone is okay with that.

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#2055

Waiting for book… Estimated delivery Thu, Oct 25 - Mon, Nov 12

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#2056

Glad to see it won! My copy just reached the US, so it should be here soon.

I suppose this might also be the book that finally gets me onto floflo.moe.

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#2057

That’s not the version I and @Kyasurin have, but since there are two of us, we should be fine.
(We got them from Book Off, so we took what was available; beggars can’t be choosers :stuck_out_tongue:)

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#2058

Yeah, she mentioned that she got a copy at Book Off. The cover was pretty cool though, so there’s that!

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#2059

I’ll be trying it for real now too! My plan is to completely pre-learn the words with higher frequency (something like four to six occurrences) and then learn the remaining non-frequency one words on Floflo as I’m reading.

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#2060

If you haven’t used Flo*Flo (wow there autocorrect, how do you know that? Did @Raionus hack my phone?) so far, the number you get might be very inflated by all the これ それ できる and so on that you haven’t trashed yet.

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#2061

I originally set that I knew the first 2000 of the core 6000 (I’m at around 2300 on iKnow), so those didn’t show up. But then I realized that I probably don’t know many of the later ones that well. So I set it to 0 thinking I’d just trash stuff. But that resulted in too many items (as you indicated), so I settled for setting it to 1000. It’s still gonna be a bunch of work to trash stuff I know already. I’ll probably also trash the grammar items since those are better learned elsewhere.

If you’re curious, after those setting changes and some trashing, Floflo says I know 51% of the words in the book. Here are my unknown counts:

  • 5+: 113
  • 4+: 177
  • 3+: 255
  • 2+: 502

Based on that, I’m not sure whether or not I should try to learn the frequency 2 words. :thinking:

Also, can you please tell me what your frequency 2+ and 1+ counts are for the book? I’d really like to know. :slight_smile:

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#2062

Nice I’ve been waiting for this book!
Can’t wait to try it out on floflo, I’ve heard about it from browsing the servers, but I didn’t realize it was free?! :open_mouth:
There seems to be soooo much work put into it, to make that available to everyone for free is amazing!

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#2063

Can you please tell me the secret of how you managed to find this book on Bookwalker? I tried to find it yesterday, but on entering the title into the search box it only showed me mangas… even when I pre-selected the “light novel” page.

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#2064

Alright purchased it at Kinokuniya Australia so it should arrive in the post soon-ish so I can look over any vocab and stuff I’m unfamilar with on FloFlo.

Hopefully made the right choice going for this level and the the lowest level book club. :slight_smile:

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#2065

I’ll give you the full list, just for fun :stuck_out_tongue:

  • Freq 6+: 16
  • Freq 5+: 26
  • Freq 4+: 49
  • Freq 3+: 74
  • Freq 2+: 207
  • Freq 1+: 772

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NB: I have きのう and パジャマ as freq 6 words and 友だち as a freq 5 word. So, still inflated.

Edit: trashed a few 友だち and other おはよう down to a nice 200 unknown words for freq 2 :stuck_out_tongue:

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#2066

Would you mind sending a pic of your cover? I’m currently thinking that the suggested edition of the book is a bit heavy on the furigana side for my taste, so I am wondering whether I should get one with less furi in it.

I found this one on ebookjapan: https://www.ebookjapan.jp/ebj/162423/ - is this the same as the one you two have got?

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#2067

Exciting! I already started to trash stuff on floflo last night in anticipation :grin:

I’m planning to pre-learn frequency 5+ words (still have 185 of those, although I haven’t set my WK level or indicated any core knowledge so I am very trash-happy) and then see how I’m going before drilling down to lower frequencies.

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#2068

I actually can’t remember.
I’ll check when I go home later.

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