Intermediate Japanese Book Club (Coming Soon: 地球星人)

A page? D-don’t you mean a s-sentence? :cry:

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While the idea sounds nice, I’m definitely over that for most stuff I read :sweat_smile: (I usually still feel like it goes pretty okay though). It also seems like the random page you choose seems like it could affect this a lot since most books have both easier and harder pages and not just one constant difficulty throughout(for instance re:zero had some pages that would put me way over the five allowed words, but it was still manageable-ish as a whole) :thinking:

Differing amounts of texts per page could probably also affect this… but it’s probably not meant to be a super serious tool and more of a fun thing that’s kind of helpful, so I’m probably overanalysing things! I’m pretty good at doing that.

Though, now that I think of it, there are other ways of counting using your hands that could let you count to more than 5… the amount of unknown words might be lower than what I can count on one hand if I use one of those.

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Yeah, rather. A page of Haruhi has a lot more words than a page of something like なぜ?どうして?

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I’ll try to make a discussion thread for 魔法少女育成計画 this weekend. So far it’s more challenging than コンビニ人間, that’s for sure. I find that I’m often not understanding a lot of what’s going on, and I’m only getting the basic gist of what’s happening. I feel like if I was better it would be intentionally vague/disjointed, but understandable. I’ve only read 8 pages of chapter 1 so far though, so hopefully it’ll settle down a bit soon (looks ahead and sees that the next three pages is a wall of text :scream:).

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Wait aren’t books always walls of text

Am I reading the wrong books

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As in, nearly every column is fully written in and there’s no dialogue for three pages. :sweat_smile:

Also, third person narration seems to be harder than first person narration.

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The beginning was kind of disjointed, sure. It jumps from points of view a bit too often and it’s hard to figure out what’s going on because there’s quite a bit of information missing. It becomes easier soon in that regard, at least.

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And here it is. I wonder how many people will actually join.

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I’d join immediately if I wasn’t already busy with other stuff, but I’ll read it in a while, so at least one(more realistically I’d guess at least five or six though based on how many people expressed interest when you mentioned it before and the other similar discussion threads for other books)

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I’ll lurk at least :stuck_out_tongue: Everything else depends on the pace honestly. I’m debating putting Haruhi to the side until next year since I’m behind anyway, so if I do it becomes quite a bit more likely I manage to keep up.

The pace is whatever you want because there’s no schedule. :wink:

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That’s the worst pace to keep up :joy:

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Then keep up with me. :stuck_out_tongue: I’m on page 19.

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What’s your pace? :smiley:

Well I’d like to finish by the end of November, but that would be 28 page pages a week, so probably not going to happen. Realistically I’ll try for 15-20 pages a week.

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I could aim for 15 to 20 maybe. On what page does it actually start, btw, so I know what to do with your 19 pages? :stuck_out_tongue:

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It starts on page 4.

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The first volume is currently available for free!

(my source is Bookwalker as always, so I expect all the others to have it for free as well.)

Yep I already grabbed it on Kindle! Plus all the volumes are finally back in stock on Amazon. Hopefully they’ll still be in stock in December…

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So, there are still ten weeks or so until the end of the end of キッチン. Only 6 without the short story at the end. Maybe it would be a good time to give some new recommendations? We “only” have 9 books at the moment.

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