I have read my first story in months, and my first in the Ask series (lvl 0, vol 1, #1 桜 / さくら). This club got me back into reading, cheers!
I was interested to learn that @Radish8 and I have nearly opposite approaches to tackling the books and audio (Radish8’s way here); I like to listen without the book first, having only seen the cover and title as a hint to the content to see how much I can pick up (listening has always been my weakest point); then read without audio to take my time with the kanji and any new vocab (3 items this time); and finally read aloud along with the audio (shadowing). Also unlike Radish, I prefer to do it all in one sitting (easy at lvl 0, we’ll see how I get on when the stories get longer).
(@Toyger, does it feel to you like there may be a poll brewing around our approaches to graded readers?? ).