Beginner Japanese Book Club (Starting 19th October: ふらいんぐうぃっち) (Now Reading: 一週間フレンズ)

I may have been inspired by that :wink:

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How dare you remove such a lovely feature from my time :sob: I remember adding the よつばと pic there it was lovely :heart_eyes:

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This thread is bad for my wallet… Four of these are previous book club books (ordered from Japan via Amazon UK). The other two are because I had to go to London for a meeting today and had a bit of time spare, so I nipped into the Japanese bookshop near Picadilly Circus. (Where I also picked up a volume of One Punch Man for my son who is learning Japanese in school

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Hate to break it to you, but you bought the wrong version of Aria. You need Aria the Masterpiece or if you wanted the original version it starts with two volumes of Aqua before going to Aria.

“Bother” said Pooh as he bought the wrong book:cry:
So if I want to follow along with the other threads I need to start with Chapter 10, which is the first chapter of Aria rather than Aqua?

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That’s right. Aria does mostly reintroduce characters for readers like you who picked it up without knowing about Aqua, but it’s still a shame to miss the true beginning. Be sure to check out all the information in the home thread – especially the schedule, since occasionally chapters were moved around.

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wowow!

Quite the haul :grin: I keep forgetting to check out the real-life JP bookshops in London when I’m there…

I’d be interested to know what キッチン is like when you get round to reading it.

What are these “real life” Japanese book stores you speak of
a tumbleweed rolls past

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Just googled that book store. Looks massive! I’ll have to give it a visit when I’m next in London in a few weeks

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I don’t have anything like that near me. :cry:

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… and because I am in a book buying frenzy, I have ordered the Vol1 of the Masterpiece collection, which should be here in 2-3 weeks. So I can get on and read some of the others in the meantime.

Thank you for the pointer, or I would have got very confused :wink:

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I’m not sure I’d describe it as near me :joy:

It is 140 miles for me. The only reason I got to go was because work were paying for the train ticket as I had a meeting nearby.

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Looking at the photo again, the first thing I am going to have to do is learn which way up it goes :wink:

The text is quite dense, so I think it is going to be a few books down my reading list, but it will be something to work my way up to.

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Ahaha, I figured it was an artistic choice :wink:

Cool! I definitely have easier things to try tackling first.

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I googled “Porepore Nikki” (one of the nominees), and it’s so not a thing in English that the second result was Floflo and the third result was Floflo’s Patreon. Also, two other results on the first page were this thread, one of which was:

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Sorry Radish!

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omg hahahaha :joy: and here, you can see the radish slowly spiralling into madness…

Does anybody actually know what ポレポレ means in that title?!

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It’s from the swahili word polepole, which means “slowly”, according to the book itself.

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From Wikipedia:
スワヒリ語で「ゆっくり」を意味する言葉

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Hah, I was just about to say “maybe you’ve gotta read the book to find out”.

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