One day, the supervisor in charge of watching over Earth was taking care of a distortion, when they made a mistake that caused Kaoru Nagase to lose her physical body. Not only that, but reincarnating her into a different, less culturally-advanced world is the only thing they can offer to do for her.
Not one to take this turn of events sitting down, Kaoru makes a demand: the power to create potions at any time she pleases, with whatever effect she wants it to have—and it doesn’t stop there either. She asks for a magical Item Box, the ability to understand and speak every language, and the same body she had back when she was a fifteen-year-old girl.
Using her newfound powers, Kaoru has to try and make a stable life for herself in a whole new world!
While it is an isekai and that is fairly overdone in general, we don’t really have a lot of them nominated for this book club, so it’s still a different kind of story than most of the current nominations. Other than that, it seems to have a slight twist on the usual formula for such books. It also has a female protagonist, which most similar books don’t, and I’ve seen some people say they liked it. So, that is why I’m interested in it.
Has some furigana
Not too horribly long at 276 pages
Seems to be somewhat different from the current nominations
276 pages is still kind of long
Some elements of the story have been done a lot in other works already
As usual, I hope I didn’t forget anything Since it seemed like people didn’t mind that much, and since I figured it would be nice with a tiny bit more variety in the nomination list(not saying there isn’t already, just that more is nice too), I went ahead and made one last nomination.
ah no! i’m not nominating it. that was just because i stumbled on the manga here and then suddenly it was free for a few days and i thought i’d let this group of readers know because so many here read so many interesting things! thanks for asking though.
if i had to nominate anything, it would be this book or this book because i actually own physical copies of these and i’m so tired of reading ebooks but i’ve got this self imposed ban on buying and shipping books till i’ve made some space for more books at home. and that’s such an impure motive to nominate something, i’ll just not bother. ahaha.
(Translation from fandom page)
A classroom that unexpectedly becomes a locked room. A book that is borrowed every week without fail. A boy who insists that there shouldn’t be an anthology. And an anthology entitled " Hyouka " that hides the truth from thirty years into the past. Houtarou Oreki, an “energy-saving” boy who is seemingly unmoved by anything, due to a series of events, slowly brings interesting mysteries hidden from the ordinary into light with the help of his friends from the Classics Club.
This book was mentioned before in the forums, and after checking out the (very short) first chapter I thought it seemed interesting. I think reading a mistery novel would be an good option for the bookclub. It’s a genre that we haven’t explored yet and it could be fun sharing theories with the others as the reading advances.
Pros and Cons for the Book Club
Not too long at 224 pages
Different genre than previous selections
Names appear to have furigana
Another story concerning a high school club
Some people might find the concept boring
If the people reading are too smart with their theories they may accidentally ruin the book for you
I’m jumping on the nominations train
I have a few books I’m interested in lined up but I’m still scared of reading on my own so I’m pitching them in hopes the club picks them up but if it doesn’t…I’ll have to face my fears.
By the way, did we say when we were going to vote? I remember talking about it but I don’t think I saw any solid dates.
I was wondering if I am the only one that finds the option “Impossible, even with everyone’s help” in the difficulty polls somewhat confusing.
Considering that we have some users that have a very high degree of japanese ability, it is hard to think of a normal book that they wouldn’t be able to understand, and thus help those who are struggling with it.
On the other hand, there are times when I see a sample text and it looks worse than just challenging, but “Impossible, even with everyone’s help” doesn’t seem right since it seems to depend on “everyone’s ability” and not just mine. I only have a vague, nebulous idea of what “everyone’s ability” is, after all.
I think there is a point where a book basically becomes impossible to finish on time each week no matter how much help you have, because it just takes too much work to understand it and you don’t have enough time to put in that work. That’s how I’ve always interpreted that option, at least
That’s what I had in mind originally.
The idea is that, even assuming everyone else is helping, i.e. answering questions about grammar, sentence structure, etc, it’s just not feasible time wise to finish a week’s worth of reading in time.