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I do apologise for getting round to this so obscenely late. As the home thread has only just gone up and most people have probably forgotten this was happening / aren’t aware of it yet, I’m proposing a one-week delay such that we start 24th April.
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This manga has an insane chapter breakdown. They are wildly different lengths, and the text density varies hugely. Whatever we choose it’s going to be an uneven experience to some extent.
Important point: Chapter 9 has no text. There are maybe two sound effects across all 14 pages. I therefore haven’t included its page numbers in the table below.
I’ve spent quite a long time wrestling with this, but I think the most sensible schedule would be:
We normally try to ease people in with a slower start, but chapter 1 is relatively light, so I’m not sure it makes sense to split it.
We could pair 6 & 7 and have the triplet week 8 - 10 instead. This would save us one week. I went for the above because 6 is a pretty dense (and long) chapter on its own, and the 9-week schedule has a 22-page week near the end.
I think we should follow the proposed schedule (10 weeks)
Proposed schedule but split chapter one (11 weeks)
I’m taking a break from using wanikani right now because it takes up so much time and I would like to do other things. Maybe it will be better to start reading along with this book club since I do already have these books. I think pacing will (hopefully) be better starting out from day one instead of trying to catch up and losing interest like I did with れんたるおにいちゃん (good series though).
Anyone know if my level (10) is possibly high enough to be able to grasp these in a book club? I understand that pacing for this series is still in question, and what not.
I think if you already have the book anyway there’s little harm in having a go week one at least. I would just go into it with the attitude that you’re trying it out and might not keep going (rather than beating yourself up if you do end up stopping).
Also, weeks 1-2 are always hardest! Know that it will be a very difficult struggle if this is your first time reading native material regardless of your vocabulary or grammar background. Put some extra time aside at the beginning and if you can manage to hang on at first, it will probably get exponentially smoother in only a few weeks.
got it solved! I looked the error code up and it turned out that I can’t purchase the ebook from that website. Apparently there are 2 websites , Racoten books and Racoten Kobo. I tried again with the other website and it worked
Hi! This is my first time joining after lurking for a bit and I can’t wait to participate!
Just a disclaimer for those planning to purchase this on bookwalker, the quality/resolution is not that great so if you’re having trouble reading a character, zooming in won’t help. Does anyone know if the quality of the Kobo or Kindle version is better?