So people, we’ll be starting in a couple weeks, pretty excited! @zyoeru got the books in, so we have a good group of 9 or 10 readers reading along, looking forward to getting to know you guys a bit, and discussing Japanese with you!
So we settled on a pace of about two weeks per chapter. Since August starts on a Saturday, I’ll start a thread for a new chapter on every other Saturday, starting August 1st. But I’ll of course still be paying attention to the previous threads.
I plan on starting every thread with an translation/explanation of the chapter title. I would like to see how our collective thoughts on that changes as we progress through the chapter. Also I paln to add a (spoiler tagged) story-up-to-now type summary at the start of every chapter from chapter 3. Mainly as a refresher of where our protagonist is at that point (since the book alternatively focusses on two characters, 青豆 and 天吾).
As I saw mentioned in another thread, maybe it is good to be aware that there will be sexual themes, and themes of murder in this story. So definitely for adults! We will be discussing these themes as questions arise, but we’ll still have to be respectful of forum rules, of course.
Thanks for reading along with me, and see you in the reading threads soon!