Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: Ogawa Mimei: Collection of Children's Stories

It might not be too much work if we do the halfway-between version. That is, rather than doing week-by-week / chapter-by-chapter discussions, just discuss one volume a month or something like that.

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But THE COMMUNITY
You’re tearing this family APART

I actuallt would love to have several concurrent book clubs but I just don’t think everyone has the same time I do and groups with 30 people are more fun than groups with 3.

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Also, don’t listen to @QuackingShoe, you should read Yuru Camp anyway.

Out of stock in the store, but they have ways of finding things. The branch here in Australia does, anyway, constantly turning up things that the website says is out of stock.

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How about: a group of people who weren’t going to participate in the current book club participating in the other one is more fun than just doing nothing. :joy:

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Personally, I barely have enough time to read Aria and 時をかける少女. More options are theoretically better, but if people are interested in a bunch of the books and are lower level and/or busy, they’d be missing out.

What did you specifically want to read? I wasn’t sure if your comment was specifically because of 放浪息子 or a general statement.

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In general.
I do want to read 放浪息子, but it’s not close to winning. I’m fine with any manga of the top ones.
I also skipped 夏目友人帳, but I think we were still going with Yotsuba during that one, so I didn’t really notice.

Well I’ll be sure to @ everyone that voted for it when I make the general discussion topic for 放浪息子 and we can discuss as a group how we want to read it. As I said, I think a more laid back style of discussion may be better so it’s not as actively competing with the “official” books.

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I didn’t vote for 放浪息子, but I’d still be potentially be interested in reading it with you guys. Can you @ me as well if anything should start happening?

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I’ll try to remember. Keep an eye out for it though. I’ll probably create the thread within the next week, after I create the new thread for the actual winner.

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Sure, no problem

Yeah, it has already been brought up as a possibility there =)
It was a good choice for something easier when this was the only beginner club with no lower tiers, but I completely agree now that we do have a lower one that is where it belongs =)

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wow u guys are hardcore readers

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I can’t tell you how magical this is. No longer is the OP filled with line after line of “beginner-japanese-book-club-now-taking-nominations-currently-reading-%E3%81%AE%E3%82%93%E3%81%AE%E3%82%93%E3%81%B3%E3%82%88%E3%82%8A”.

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Hey, I just saw that the URL had a thread ID, and decided to see what’d happen if I deleted the thread title from in between.

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Yeah, I knew they had fixed IDs, but for some reason it didn’t occur to me that you’d be able to get rid of the title text :sweat_smile: it would have taken seconds to test… anyway, this and the Intermediate OP are both now beautiful. On to the reading resources thread!

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I realize this is considered a good thing by some, but I just wanted to highlight the fact that Girls’ Last Tour has no furigana (seeing how the vote is going).

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Okay cool I will, thanks :slight_smile:

I think that’s why a lot of people are keen, yep! Compared to many manga we’ve read, it looks really quite easy, so for those who want to try tackling something without furigana it looks like a good first step.

Plus, if it wins, we’ll also automatically select the second option (because it’s a short manga). The Candy Shop book currently in second looks like it will probably be good for those not confident enough yet to try something with no furigana :slightly_smiling_face:

Edit: looks like the poll is closed…

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Sean closes too early.
I close too late.


Tbh, I was totally not waiting for the poll to close to buy the manga. I think we’ve given it enough time :man_shrugging:

I said I was closing the poll Monday didn’t I? Well it’s Monday. :wink:

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