[Looking for Nominations!] Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: 夜カフェ

Yeah, I understand that. Even at level 43 I have to look up a handful of kanji from that manga.

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Nice! It’s both cute and hilarious :slight_smile:
- せめてモフモフさせてー
- コーヒー1杯で1回です
:rofl: way to roll with the punches

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Yep! I’ve watched the whole anime adaption, and the characters play off of each other nicely. At this point I’ve read over half of the first volume, but unfortunately I still have to look up enough that some of the jokes don’t flow for me. Not to mention the occasional puns. Those go right over my head!

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puns are the worst! i sometimes see something and think “i understand that this is a joke, but i just don’t get it”
i feel so happy when i get jokes though hahaha

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Well you had me at “it’s probably my favourite random slice of life comedy”, so I’ve added it to my crunchyroll queue regardless of whether we ever read it :joy:

In terms of difficulty I think it would require me to look up a lot of words and kanji, but be fairly understandable grammar-wise once I knew what the words meant (and less slang than yotsuba, yay!). Plus it’s easy to parse what I need to look up.

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Could I be added to the book club list please :slight_smile: (if it’s still being updated!)

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I added you, but it is editable by anyone, like some other threads on these forums, so you can generally add yourself to groups and edit your status.
i put you in the ‘doesn’t have the book yet’ section because i don’t know if you ordered aria yet

Basic users cannot edit wikis.
It’s to prevent abuse/sockpuppets.
@mopsy747 You will automatically upgrade to standard user if you stick around the forum (post a bit, read a bit, like a bit) for a few days.

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oh i didn’t realise

@saiakuma Sorry for the trouble! Just ordered the book, the potential start dates dovetail quite nicely with when my current lessons finish so it’ll force me to keep studying…

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Plus we can continue creating vocab lists. If we ever actually read it as a group I’ll have already finished the first volume by then. Maybe I could go back and create the vocab sheet in advance at that point, or at least include all the kanji readings.

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The KR Manga Time imprint’s font OCRs pretty nicely and I’m planning to pick up what’s been released sometime in the next month or two anyway (even though I’m still struggling to read some of their other titles due to a lack of applied recognition practice), but maybe we can split the work of extracting the raw sentences, if it looks like it’s likely to get picked in a future cycle.

Even if it doesn’t get selected, maybe we can contribute it to Floflo.moe - A Wanikani-friendly website for reading and vocabulary for our own reading purposes.

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I’ve never tried using an OCR before. Wouldn’t you have to scan every page for that to work? Or find an online copy that was already scanned I suppose…

Yeah, it would involve taking a picture of every page (or scanning them, but phone snapshots seem to work quite well), building strings, and grouping the fragments into sentences by hand, but that’s still much faster than radical lookup on the scale we’d likely be dealing with for a furi-free book.

Using some other means to skip the picture step would work, too, but I don’t want to propose anything morally grey.

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On the first page, よだつ, in the second-to-last line. Looks like it’s part of 身の毛が弥立つ.

めくって in the second-to-last line on page 2. I suspect this is vocab, specifically 捲る, rather than a common grammar point.

遠ざかって in, again, the second-to-last line on page 5. It’s a conjugated form of 遠ざかる, but I thought it was a directly modified form of 遠く that I hadn’t yet learned.

So none of it ended up being grammar, just vocab and kana-form stuff.

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it was no trouble, i had to add myself as well haha
i was more telling you for future reference :slight_smile:
best of luck on your lessons!

i’m excited to start reading this

woot? 76 new messages? what did i miss? anything important?

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Mostly us discussing new guidelines for nominating books, including adding polls to nominations to gauge difficulty. Plus two re-nominations following those guidelines here and here. Details are in the first post if you’re interested.

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Are there guidelines for what the poll options mean?

If I were to join a book club, I’d want to take on a “Challenging book”. “Just Right” and “Minimal Effort” would be something I can read on my own without a club.

IMO, “Impossible” and “No effort at all” would be a waste of time.

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A challenging book takes more time to go through.
Other people may have different targets, based on how much time and efforts they want to dedicate to the book club.
The polls are mostly to inform the decision of those who didn’t check the material.

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