Just found this Book Club, this is AMAZING!!! I want to join in the winter after this (brutal) semester is over. I’ll vote once that time comes
You last posted 7 years ago! And this is your first post since coming back? I’m honored.
Thank you for the googoo doc whoever put it up!
What can I say? The queers made me do it. Lol… my very long hiatus
Ahhh, thank you all for the warm welcome! I’m going to keep up with this thread one way or another, and I’m considering just reading the first book or two in English just so I can keep up, lol. I’ve been meaning to read さびしすぎてレズ風俗に行きましたレポ for a while now, anyway!
@Joeni Thank you for all the resources!! I’ll be sure to check them out over the next day or two. I’m already using Bunpro for grammar but I’m finding it a lot harder then WaniKani (these mnemonics are magic!). I haven’t used a forum site since I was a teenager and I’m still sort of trying to remember how it all works, is there like a beginners question thread or something if I need it?
I’ve been lurking for a bit, trying really hard to resist joining because I’m the type of person who easily overcommits, but now that there’s a vocab list…count me in! Plus I’m really hyped to read 不可解なぼくのすべてを, so I figured I might as well just order the current book along with it, with shipping being as expensive as it is. Let’s hope my copy arrives soon!
Me right now. When people accidentally join against their will
I’ve been pulling out ぼくのすべてを now to compile a vocab list early, so hopefully that will be an even eaiser read for everyone, the grammar looks much simpler than レズ・レポ.
Thank kami-sama for that!
I had to fill out a stress-check form at work today, and I was really surprised by how many kanji I had learned from this book. It is so exciting seeing kanji that you’ve just learned on WK in the wild.
I’m starting the vocab list for ぼくのすべて now…
So far it is MUCH easier to read.
I’ll also link it in the first post. I think level 10-20s can feel okay to buy this one.
Looks like there’s a bunch of ebooks on sale on Amazon right now. Amazon doesn’t actually show you the original cost to see how big the discount is, but it looks like all three volumes of the やがて君になる light novel spin off are discounted based on the price.
The first volume of the manga is also free to read until 10/15.
It says not available when I click the link…
I’m interested in this! Where can I go to get a japanese copy? Also, how skilled should I be, I only know basic grammar and vocab, will this be too hard for right now?
Have you added a Japanese address to your account? Amazon is weird about selling ebooks to people outside of Japan, but it’s easy enough to get around with a random address and using a VPN once or twice.
This vocab list is so cool! Thank you for putting in all that work, I think this will make my life a bit easier.
What is your grammar level?
The first book has a fair amount of high level kanji and grammar. I’d honestly say that mostly only advance will enjoy reading, so I apologize for that.
I’m reading the second book now. ぼくのすべてを and it is a much simpler read. I think anyone with N4 reading level will enjoy it. It’s cute and quick read. Still intermediate though.
My grammar level is sad, but between Google, Jisho, and the English translation I am able to parse most sentences. I am getting really good at using the Google Translate draw feature! I am also writing down all the unfamiliar kanji/interesting vocab as I go, which slows me down a lot. I can do about 5 pages in around an hour. Luckily, a lot of the kanji is thematic and repeated, so you get used to seeing it (though I constantly have to check it for pronunciation since there is no furigana). So, as a study tool, with enough patience you could do it! But if you want to read it just for fun, maybe wait until you have more grammar under your belt.
thank you for the Google sheets
So, Chapter 2!
Does anyone have a similar self-discovery story?
What do you think about the book she finds? On one hand, it is cool that she could relate and see the connections between her childhood and current issues as an adult, but on the other I am wary of anything pathologizing LGBTQ+/GSRM experiences.