Book Club in progress! Now reading Book 1.
Book 1 chapter threads and schedule for future threads
Book One Chapter 1: 青豆：見かけにだまされないように Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 2: 天吾：ちょっとした別のアイデア Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 3: 青豆：変更されたいくつかの事実 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 4: 天吾：あなたがそれを望むのであれば Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 5: 青豆：専門的な技能と訓練が必要とされる職業 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 6: 天吾：我々はかなり遠くまで行くのだろうか？ Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 7: 青豆：蝶を起こさないようにとても静かに Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 8: 天吾：知らないところに行って 知らない誰かに会うHaruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 9: 青豆：風景が変わり、ルールが変わった Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 10: 天吾：本物の血が流れる実物の革命 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 11: 青豆：肉体こそが人間にとっての神殿である Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
Book One Chapter 12: 天吾：あなたの王国が私たちにもたらされますように Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84
I’ll add dates for Book 1 part 2 later on! We might want to do a short break between books, so we can catch up on all the reading we didn’t do over the holidays.
Thought I’d bite the bullet and just get a thread going. I’ve had the book for two years, now, and read a couple chapters. But I never managed to get very far, and my Japanese teacher keeps mentioning to other students that “Saida is reading Murakami”. And I always have to respond I’m really not. So let’s read together, and hopefully we can help each other get through this! I’m a book club virgin, so to speak, and very open to suggestions and improvements!
Other people, free to join! I think one issue with this book is availability? It’s not on any ebook platforms asfar as I know, so might be hard to come by in time, if you don’t happen to have it already. Thanks to @rwesterhof for providing the ISBN numbers!
|1||978-4103534228||part 1: 978-4101001593, part 2: 978-4101001609|
|2||978-4103534235||part 3: 978-4101001616, part 4: 978-4101001623|
|3||978-4103534259||part 5: 978-4101001630, part 6: 978-4101001647|
Things to figure out before starting:
- Timing. When do we start?
I’ll start a reading thread in the last weekend of July
- Pace. How do we break up the book, and how much time do we get to finish each section?
Two weeks per chapter
- Resources. Will we start a wordlist? In Excel? Google sheets?
Probably not necessary/feasible
- Do we want to do live readings on Discord?
Not decided yet
- Probably some more important stuff I can’t think of.
- Will try my best to read along every step of the way
- Will read at my own pace
- Have already read the book, will try my best not to spoil anything
- Want to read along, but how long does it take to get the book shipped to my front door?
- Just here for the discussion, not the reading