Hashing out the details for reading Murakami Haruki's 1Q84 (Intermediate/Advanced Book)

Book One Chapter 10: 天吾:本物の血が流れる実物の革命 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 is up!

And I’ve updated the schedule to reflect the change to one chapter per week.

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I just learned that there is a special Murakami sale currently going on at Bookwalker (which is 30% cashback), and I also learned that there finally seems to be an 1Q84 ebook (available from Dec 18th):

:tada:

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I want this! Probably need to (pretend to) be in Japan to buy it though, right? I’ve never used Bookwalker before.

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No, it’s totally fine wherever you are. Just enter your credit card details (paypal also seems to work, although I don’t think I ever used it) and you’re good to go. No need to enter a fake address or anything.

If you pre-order before the book (or bundle) is being released on Dec 18th, you will also get a 30% cashback (i.e. “coins” you can use on your next purchase).

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

Edit: Oh, just to make sure you know this: You will NOT be able to download PDFs or anything! You are required to read the books through Bookwalker’s app (which is not mind-blowing but decent imho) or through their webpage.

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Ah okay, so I can’t add it to my ebook reader, huh?

If it runs android apps you probably can?

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To make absolutely sure you can buy a free book beforehand (there’s always tons of free manga and book previews and stuff, just search for it on the home page) and then you can try it out without any cost.
(And see if you like it at all, and then decide.)

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I’ll probalby end up using it on my phone, if I end up using it. Seems like it won’t work on my Kobo, probably. Thanks!

Yeah, so, a brief inspection of The Internet™ seems to suggest that it’s at least non-trivial (or maybe not even feasible) to install Android on a Kobo, which probably means no Bookwalker app :sob:
The only hope would be that the Rakuten (is it?) store also gets the 1Q84 ebooks once they are released…
Should be fine on your phone, though (if it is an Apple or Android device). I also sometimes read books on my phone (not manga, though ^^) and I quite like it. But the best would probably be to try it out and judge for yourself, if you’re interested!

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What a nice Christmas present!

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Hey everyone, I added the final two chapters of this first part of book one (and doesn’t that make it sound like a daunting task still ahead of us? My end of year resolution: finish reading the book before midnight December 31st. That’s only 135 pages left to go!

I’ve been a terrible book club host, never getting the threads up on schedule. As such, one of my New Year’s resolutions is to be on time for the threads. As previously discussed, the new schedule will be once a week. I’m changing the upload day to Sunday, because Saturdays are pretty much activity filled. I’ll be moving back to my flat on the weekend of the 24th, so let’s start again end of January: January 31st!

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

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That’s perfect, gives us some time to procrastinate as well! :joy: I’ve only 2 chapters left to read, so I’m pretty optimistic I’ll make it.

サイダさんも頑張って!

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Uploaded the new thread just now! Book One Chapter 13: 青豆:生まれながらの被害者 Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

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New thread is up! Book One Chapter 14: 天吾:ほとんどの読者がこれまで目にしたことのないものごと Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

Valentine’s gift for all of you reading along!

Book One Chapter 15: 青豆:気球に碇をつけるみたいにしっかりと Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84

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Hey people, I haven’t forgotten the new thread, just decided to skip a week, since I was sick last week, and haven’t caught up yet, and I think @Belerith might not be caught up yet either. I’ll adjust the dates in the list sometime this coming week, as well.

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Hope you feel better!

I was planning to start but in fact haven’t even done so yet. I played a lot of games instead. :see_no_evil: I’ll try and get caught up this week!

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