"Flesh&Blood" Pirate Series Reading Club 🏴‍☠ ⛵

Excellent, thanks! No worries on the chapter percentages; we’ll have plenty of time to work that out.

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Very strange! I tried to rename chapter 8 out of curiosity but it didn’t work for me either :crazy_face:
Maybe Google thinks “Chapter 8” and “Chapter 9” are cursed terms?! :grin:

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It’s a first for me that this has happened. Some kind of ghost chapters are haunting the vocab sheet. :ghost:

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I did indeed find the story interesting from what you told us, but I feel like you overestimate my ability to read. :joy:

Not sure my first light novel/novel is gonna be something historical. That seems like a big difficulty spike. :sweat_smile:

Otherwise I would love to read with you guys. :pleading_face:

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My main point was to keep you in the loop - and then you are of course free to decide what to do with that :joy_cat:
Regarding the difficulty of the book, I think that it’s not super difficult, and there are really straightforward passages (mainly when “something happens” - I always find that easier to read) but it definitely has its tougher parts (if only because they contain more unusual vocabulary). The book also features a nice assortment of grammar. Having said all that, I think it wouldn’t be impossible for you! (Don’t underestimate your abilities - I found your 坊っちゃん not exactly easy either ^^) But I know how frustrating it can be to slowly chew through such a text. So maybe get two or three other books under your belt, and then see you next year? :wink:

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:flushed:

When I’ve gotten through some of my stack, I’m definitely all game for reading this. :smiley:

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I checked into it this morning, and it looks like there were previously-existing tabs called ‘Chapter 8’ and ‘Chapter 9’ already hanging around. They only showed up when I clicked the ‘All Sheets’ button to the left of the sheet tabs. I went ahead and hopefully un-hid them, and since they already seemed to have some vocabulary in them, deleted the wonky Chapter Eight and Nine tabs.

I also see hidden tabs for a bunch of Extras and Chapters 10-15; what would you like to do about those?

edit: I’ve requested the book(s) on Natively as well!

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This is an interesting discovery. I did copy this from??? club originally. I think it’s fine to just delete it all. I’ll take a look later tonight! :slight_smile:

Edit: it might have been from the Saezuru book club now that I had a look at it! XD

But the extras I don’t recognize at all. Lol. ^^’

Edit 2: Okay I deleted the whole lot of it. I have no idea what those things were.

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This sounds interesting, but I’m intimated by the history stuff. I wonder if I would be able to manage it.
Can someone guess the approximate level of the first volume?

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Ah, nice! I requested them this morning as well :blush:
(was a bit wary because of the BL stuff but as it turned out to be very light on that topic for at least the first volume, I thought why not)

I compared it (in my head) to a few other books I‘ve read, and it might probably end up around level 32-33 or something?

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I figure a book’s a book, right? Natively doesn’t favor specific content, right?

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Well, they dis-favor some content though :sweat_smile: I did not follow their rules on this in detail (because I’m usually not interested in such books), but I think the only rule for now is “no full nudity on the cover”. Still, as I was not sure, I thought I’d rather be safe than sorry :grin:, that’s why I did not request it right from the start.

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Ah, interesting. I have to admit I didn’t thoroughly look over their rules before submitting. Should probably do that in the future… >.>

Well, the series is available at my local library soooo, I’ll read it at some point, I guess?
The schedule of borrowing books means I won’t be able to follow any proper schedule, though (except if we read a volume in 4 weeks top :upside_down_face:)

Yes, that’s the only rule. If there’s explicit content, you can write it in the comment section when requesting the book.

I’ve added a TL book (so, 18+) on Natively myself and confirmed the rules at the time.
Also, I feel like the cover of regular light novels aimed at men are regularly worse than most TL covers I have seen so far…
(which can be a problem in itself; I started reading that book because the cover was pretty and I didn’t know it was 18+…)

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Sounds a bit tough, but might give it a try either way.
Can I ask questions on the first volume in here or will there be a separate topic? :thinking:
As far as I understood it everyone should read the volume 1 by themselves and then there might be a schedule for volume 2, right?

Edit:
Ah I re-checked the entry post and it stated discussion is fine. So I might do that then. Sorry for not checking properly! :smiley:

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Great! We’re all here to help. (I hope I remember all the answers I got when I read vol. 1, as I had quite a few questions as well :grin:)

When I started this, I did not know it would become so popular! :sweat_smile: I thought we might be maybe 3 people and would sort of give some updates every few weeks. But if there is more discussion than that (which would be great! please don’t get me wrong), I think it might be less confusing to have one thread per volume. I will set it up and link it in the OP. I’ve created a thread and linked it in the OP. Here it is as well: "Flesh&Blood" Vol. 1 - Pirate Series Reading Club 🏴‍☠ ⛵

I think there will be a group for vol. 1 starting from June? But of course you are free to read it whenever :blush:

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The historical stuff sounds like it’ll be pretty hard but it sounds fun so I think I’ll join in :smile: I should have time to start in June as well, just need to figure out how to work a vpn.

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Alrighty, the book was added to Natively! (With an impressively crusty cover image, I might add.) I added a link to the OP here; would you mind adding it to the vol 1 discussion thread as well @NicoleRauch?

Also, apologies in advance when I totally forget there’s a separate thread and start posting thoughts/questions on volume 1 here. @.@

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Awesome that you made a separate thread for volume 1. Since we turned out to be a small group that is interested in trying reading it, it just makes more sense. :slight_smile:

I’ve copied the vocab sheet also, to make a volume 2 one later! Just ping me for a link to it later this summer/autumn or when we get started on volume 2. :+1:

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Just wait until the later volumes, I think from vol 3 onward, when they change the illustrator for the series. :eyes: (I have the Drama CDs, so, that’s how I know)

Edit: the visuals of the series becomes stunning! <3 Really, second level stuff. I think they, after the series appeared to be able to keep on going and with the Drama CD releases, yeah, they got more funding for it. :slight_smile:

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