To add to everything you said, as a beginner I have a slight preference to see the words repeat because either:
I already know the word in which case I just ignore it (minimal cost).
I don’t know the word in which case it is very helpful to have it there so I don’t have to check jisho. Especially if there’s 5 different meanings on jisho and I’m not sure which one.
Already there’s many words that I know that are in the vocab list and that’s good because other readers don’t know them and they should be there for those who need it! We don’t know which words other readers are going to struggle with and since it’s ABBC more words is better.
I’m not yet at a point where I am using the mangas to study/memorize new words. So if there’s a word I don’t know and it repeats from one chapter to another maybe I still won’t know it. I’m not sure how others are using the sheets but I don’t have the habit of checking all of the old chapter sheets to see if the word I want is on an older sheet.
Also I’ll take this moment to thank everyone who has been helping out with the vocab lists. I don’t feel confident enough yet to start reading ahead and adding words to it, thank you to those who are more advanced for the assistance!
I’ll be joining this ABBC. I’m currently reading graded readers for 1st year students and I’m craving for something with more story and intrigue. I hope to catch up and read the last weeks with everyone else
Accidentally read the whole ハピネス Pt.1 Manga in one go. Ups…
But despite that: The story is great, the characters too and even though I can’t understand every single thing I still have a good grasp of what is happening thanks to my over 1 year study of Japanese and the help of very well drawn images. This is the first manga I really enjoy!
So despite being overwhelmingly busy from work and still recovering from jet lag I randomly bought the 3 free volumes on Bookwalker and have got to the end of the first week’s reading. My first manga so going a bit slowly. But I’m going to try to catch up before you reach the end! Though I will keep focusing on 夜カフェ as I’m on schedule with that.
Edit: um 30 minutes later I appear to have finished week 2’s reading. Though I do need to go over a couple of bits.
Good morning/ evening everyone fellow japanese learners and professors,
I have a question. I’d like to join the book club and buy the paper edition of this comic.
I’m a bit late, I know…
Does anyone know if and where I can buy it in the UE or UK with UE shipping? I looked for something on amazon but couldnt find anything
I order nearly everything (too much in comparison of what i can understand) on verasia.
Happiness is not actually on the site but there is an email on the contact page where you can ask for it. Surely a little longer but it can be an option if don’t find it somewhere else.
And if the book club continue on the next volumes you will have time to catch up.
As Captain America so nicely demonstrated, more than one person can be worthy enough…
The spin off book club doesn’t have to happen. But if it is going to happen it needs someone to spend just a little time organising it. I would suggest this involves making an overarching home thread for running the group from, and then just creating a single thread for each volume. It doesn’t need all the effort that goes into starting a new book, it’s really just picking up from where we are now.