Cells at Work! 🦠 | Week 7

Week 7 07 January 2023
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Vocabulary and Grammar

Please read the guidelines on the first page before adding any words.

Discussion Guidelines

Everybody should feel free to post and ask questions–it’s what makes book clubs fun! But please do not post until you are familiar with Spoiler Courtesy!

Spoiler Courtesy

Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.

  1. Any potential spoiler for the current week’s reading need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
  2. Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
  3. Any information from later in the book than the current week’s reading (including trigger warnings that haven’t yet manifested) needs to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as coming from later sections.
Instructions for Spoiler Tags

Click the cog above the text box and use either the “Hide Details” or “Blur Spoiler” options. The text which says “This text will be hidden” should be replaced with what you are wishing to write. In the case of “Hide Details”, the section in the brackets that is labelled “Summary” can be replaced with whatever you like also (i.e, [details=”Chapter 1, Pg. 1”]).

Hide Details results in the dropdown box like below:


This is an example of the “Hide Details” option.

The “Blur Spoiler” option will simply blur the text it surrounds.

This is an example of the “Blur Spoiler” option.

Posting Advice
  • When asking for help, please mention the page number, and check before posting that your question hasn’t already been asked. As the threads get longer, it becomes more convenient to use the Search function, which is located in the upper right corner of the forum. It is the magnifying glass which is near your profile picture! The best way to search is usually to type part of the sentence you are confused about, and select “in this topic”. This will show you all posts within the current thread which has that string of text.

  • Be sure to join the conversation! It’s fun, and it’s what keeps these book clubs lively! There’s no such thing as a stupid question! We are all learning here, and if the question has crossed your mind, there’s a very good chance it has crossed somebody else’s also! Asking and answering questions is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved, so never hesitate to do so!

Page numbers

The schedule is based on the page numbers that sometimes appear on the bottom of the pages. Both the Kindle and the BookWalker versions seem to be 2 off (44 instead of 42)

Last page of the week

(So cute)

Live Readings

Live readings are currently not organized. If you are interested in organizing one, tell me and I’ll update the post.

Discussion Questions

  1. What sentence/passage gave you the most difficulty? Feel free to request some help, or if you figured it out on your own break it down for the rest of us!
  2. What was your favorite new vocab word from this week’s reading?
  3. Was there any passage that you found particularly intriguing? Did it resonate with you (either positively or negatively)? Was it surprising? Offer any insight or new perspective? Was it just beautifully written?


Will you be reading along with us this week?

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
  • I’m no longer reading the book

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If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have read this part.”

Don’t forget to set this thread to Watching in order to stay abreast of discussion


Still haven’t started chapter 2 :grimacing:, somehow, because I know I’m late I find it more difficult to dive in… It was easier when I was up to date !


Im almost in the same situation. I keep trying hard to catch up but I’m always at least a couple pages behind each week.
Knowing me I’ll catch up once the book clubs over. :smiling_face_with_tear:
Anyway still gonna give it my best shot!


I started this whole book club late and felt the same way. I think if you have enough time and just not that much motiviation you either have to just do it and read it all in one go (otherwise you’re only going to get more unmotivated) or just skip to the current page (I think it’s okay for this book because next week chapter 3 will start and the chapters don’t have that much of a connection in my opinion).

Hope you two can catch up next week :smiling_face:


Well at this point, I’ve chosen to do a bilingual read for this one. I will read in Japanese alongside with English. I think this manga is entertaining and well drawn but at a same time it’s a bit too much for me to handle compared to other easier manga. I’d rather do it this way than drop it ! :upside_down_face:

Not sure if it will yield significant result, but if worse comes to worst, it will just make for a pleasant read I guess !


Also, here is this week’s box delivery:

ステロイド(副腎皮質ホルモン) Steroid (Adrenocortical Hormone)


It is a medicine which has the function to stop the allergic reaction and the various symptoms caused by histamine. In the case of cedar fever their effect is extremely strong and can be taken as an injection, nasally, via the eyes, or orally.

ステロイドの副作用 Side Effects of Steroids


There is also the possibility that side effect occur when steroids are used for a prolonged period of time or in large amounts. It is important to follow the rules of use and dosing.

Ending Image Translation

Red Blood Cells Uniform Is Reversible

Artery (動脈)
The light color is on the outside. It has to deliver oxygen and nutrients quickly so the red blood cells in the artery have to hurry a little.

Vein (静脈)
The dark color is on the outside. The red blood cells in veins have to pick up the CO2 that has become unnecessary and then just return it to the lungs. It can do it a little leisurely.


I knew eventually they would die down :joy:

I absolutely adore that ending page btw.


Well, it’s about time they do! Last week was stressful :melting_face:

Yeah, it’s really wholesome :smiling_face:


Picking up the pace a tad bit, it’s week 8 time!


Hi guys, hope you don’t mind me using this thread to ask a general question: Is there some site that can tell you what your WaniKani level would correspond to the level of content you’re likely to be proficent in? Eg. Level 40 of WaniKani = JLPT N3, etc. I know Natively describes this book as Level 28, but that doesn’t mean WaniKani level, right?


Yeah, natively levels don’t correspond with wanikani levels.
Your proficiency depends on a lot of things, you could be below N5 on level 60 or basically fluent on level 1. The closest you can get probably is checking what percentage of an N levels kanji you know, and wkstats.com tells you that.


Gotcha, that’s all I needed to know. ありがとうございます