In that case you might be interested in knowing that there’s a sale that I think is still up in Bookwalker, check this post:
If it’s for Kindle then for sure Amazon JP has it, but I can’t say much since I haven’t bought anything there yet (I haven’t used Bookwalker myself either but I thought I had to mention it, very popular choice).
Edit: I just checked the link again, maybe there isn’t anymore? I’m not too sure if it shows the normal price or the discounted one, sorry!
My bad, sorry! I hope you can still get it for a nice price regardless
Personally I’m going to get the physical version and unfortunately that’s 20€ for me (around $24) ;-; But considering the length and how long we’ll be reading it I don’t mind; I won’t be buying any other Japanese books meanwhile anyway. I hope to stay commited!
According to our Proposal Guidelines, it is still acceptable as it says:
There was some debate some time ago about lowering the limit to 300 pages, but the outcome was that
(Of course we can reevaluate that outcome any time I personally am not that pessimistic when it comes to limiting proposal lengths to 300 pages.)
Bumping up the reading right from the start feels to me like breaking the “speed promise” to those who voted and who are interested but might have a harder time keeping up with the reading speed. But that doesn’t mean we need to be tied to a fixed schedule throughout the whole book. Therefore my suggestion would be to start out with a standard 15-ish-page schedule and to vote on increasing the speed after 4 weeks or so. This way, we have a much better grip on how difficult the book actually is, and the participants have a better grip on how well they can manage reading the book, so they have much more information on which they can base their vote.
If possible, I would like to defer the details of that discussion to the book’s home thread
Naphthalene, if you’d like to run the book club, would you mind setting up a home thread for it so we can continue the book-related scheduling discussion there?
Hello everyone! It was really nice to find out my humble self to have become a topic for discussion
I was really out of the community, only using the flaming durtles app. And since I rarely check my e-mails, I have finally seen the notifications only today… @Naphthalene, @NicoleRauch, is it late to pick up the task of the host? I’ve really wanted to, would be such a shame to miss the chance…
In case @Naphthalene wishes to stay the host, how can I ask to let it go?
It was my fault to be out of the club activities for so long after all.
May be I can aid with the text review and split proposal, since I have the paper book at hand
Thank you a lot!
I will be out of the city until 21st, so will be unable to do major updates (like tables and may be polls), will pick this up once I return.
I’ll take the book with me anyway to at least think on how to arrange its reading
As a follow-up to our book length discussion, I double-checked the lengths of our current proposals (and added the information to the OP). In that process I noticed that unfortunately the nomination 言の葉の庭 clocks in at 396 pages, which is definitely too long for the reading speed of this book club…
@Mistyann, you proposed this book and therefore you can of course decide what should happen with your nomination. We could either remove it from the list , or you could carry it over to the Advanced Book Club if you like? (This would mean a significant increase in reading speed, though, so it is up to you of course whether you want to propose it there.)