Intermediate Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: Spy x Family・Next: TUGUMI

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I would like to have Discord meetings too =). (i can train my english together with my japanese xD)
I’m most available in weekends (and i’m from South America) so i’ll await for the other participants to state their interest first.

I’ll not be a discussion leader for this book, mainly mecause it’s my first time ever in a book club, so i would like to sit this one out. ^^’’

Discord is more like comunities with it’s own lobby or guild.
So the channels doesn’t disappear, unless the owner deletes it.

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Might be a silly question, but are the discord groups separated by time zones? I’m in Japan and I want to be part of the discussions too :slight_smile:

If you go to this page and scroll down to the books you can find some recommendations of comedy books.

I can be one as well.

I’m looking for a job right now so im not totally sure, but I think I should be good most days after 6 EST

Here is the link. It will not expire, I’ll update the description. I can set up some channels, once we get more feed back I can add extra voice channels for time zones. And I can also add different channels for general discussion, discussion of the current book, quick questions etc. If have any suggestions for more channels please lmk.

It seemed pretty chill to me I think its a variety of stories that spans from horror and thrillers to cute little tales. Here is the description:

It says Science fiction, horror, mystery, stories that make you chuckle, stories that give you a shiver, and stories that move you. I think either Jintanuki got the English translation from someone who reworded it, or they just didn’t feel like translating the whole thing. Nonetheless it’s not horror themed, it’s a variety of stories.

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@Ell @Steffy47 Yep just to clarify, so far we’ve only used the Discord once. We had a meetup a few weeks ago where we spent a few hours taking turns reading from the book. Otherwise, all the discussion has been taking place in the dicussion thread. However, I don’t see any problem with people using the discord more in the future. I imagine that people could pop in freely and discuss the current book in text/voice with whoever’s around :+1:

All right! I’ll go ahead and propose Saturday, March 3rd at 7pm EST for a meetup, since that time worked out well before. I know people in certain time zones might not be able to make that, so please feel free to propose a time that works for you. Then we can run a poll and gauge which dates/times people can attend.

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Ok, 7pm EST would be 1am for me. XD
But it’s ok, maybe the book won’t arrive until this day anyways.

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I recall enjoying this one quite a bit.

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Works for me, here in Brazil this is around 9pm.
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I’m thinking I’ll join in this time! I’m also in Japan and would be up for discussing on the discord with others in similar time zones

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Due to general time constraints right now, I’ll be sitting out the next book, though I hope to hop back in for the one after. :slightly_smiling_face:

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@EiriMatsu wish you the best. See you in the next book provided I’m not constrained by time.

As for those going into the next book, we’re still looking for discussion leaders. To be honest it’s not as daunting as you may think. You pretty much put together 3-4 questions to help get discussion started on the forum. They can be comprehension questions or opinion questions, you choose! I found that without discussion leaders interaction among members and activity on the book club thread ceases because we don’t have as many comprehension/grammar questions as the other club.

Currently I’ve noted:

@AngelTenshi
@riccyjay
and myself

I’ve only mentioned this because the last poll regarding discussion options has overwhelmingly leaned toward the discussion leader choosing the focus story for the week. With only three volunteers, I’m sure there will be a time when someone will want to choose some time. So please, please, please consider being a discussion leader so we can all benefit!

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I could lead a discussion at some point if that would help.

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Hopefully if there are more ppl from your time zone, there can be session for that time zone.

Also heads up on the next Book choice poll: If you need more time to pitch a book let me know. Last time we decided to not included all the books that have been suggested in previous polls, mainly because they were suggested with no thought to difficulty, the ppl who suggested them aren’t around, and many don’t get very many votes in the first place. So If there’s a previous book that you want included in the next poll, please re-pitch it.
If no one has anymore books to pitch I’ll put the poll up Sunday.

More Book Proposals

時をかける少女

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Synopsis: One of Tsutsui’s best-known and most popular works in his native Japan, The Girl Who Leapt through Time is the story of fifteen-year-old schoolgirl Kazuko, who accidentally discovers that she can leap back and forth in time. In her quest to uncover the identity of the mysterious figure that she believes to be responsible for her paranormal abilities, she’ll have to push the boundaries of space and time, and challenge the notions of dream and reality.

Pros: Available on kindle. Been nominated before. Can be seen in movie form.

Cons: I cannot verify the difficulty. It’s been nominated before and not chosen, so yeah.

君の名は

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Synopsis: Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a small town in the mountains, has a dream that she’s a boy living in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy in Tokyo, dreams he’s a girl living in a quaint little mountain town. Sharing bodies, relationships, and lives, the two become inextricably interwoven–but are any connections truly inseverable in the grand tapestry of fate?

Pros: Available on kindle. Been nominated before. Can be seen in movie form.

Cons: I cannot verify the difficulty. It’s been nominated before and not chosen, so yeah.

I’m aware I’ve recycled my pros and cons, meh

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I could be a leader, but i would like to go after some rounds, so i could at least see how it’s done :smiley:

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The more, the merrier. No pressure if you don’t feel confident.

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Has there been a discussion thread for the new book yet? I started reading and don’t want to miss out :smiley: I’m excited, lol

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Here’s the next book’s link. You’re free to ask questions if there’s anything you don’t understand, but try to avoid engaging in discussion about the stories until the next week.

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Thank you!

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