Now Reading: Volume 6! フルーツバスケット・Fruits Basket 🍏 🍇 🍑 🍒 🍐 🍊 (Beginner Book Club)

I totally fell off the train :sob: I have to learn Spanish for my new job and its so hard to keep up with the book club at the same time, im barely doing WK reviews every day

But still enjoying following this thread, if nothing else I can be an observer!

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My copy never arrived and digital isn’t working for me. It’s really upsetting

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Quick heads-up for those who are not annoyed by the digital edition: Bookwalker currently has vol. 1 - 5 of the old edition on sale (50% off as it seems), until July 20th.

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Thanks so much for this! I was able to grab the first 3 volumes for like $9 AUD, which is amazing.
Would still prefer my actual copies were here :expressionless:

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Curious to see how things unfold in the next chapter? Don’t hesitate to jump right in:

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With an ever so tiny delay (sorry! :woman_facepalming:) here is Week 6!

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As we are getting close to having finished the first half of the book (or the first book even if you are reading the old edition), and as there have already been some discussions this week about running an offshoot book club, I would like to get everybody’s opinions on that, which means: It’s POLL time :star_struck:

Would you like to be part of an offshoot book club for Fruits Basket?

(Of course that doesn't mean you need to stick until the end ^^ you can drop off any time you like)
  • Yes, I’d love to continue reading!
  • No, thank you.

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If so, when would you like to start reading the next volume?

  • Right after we finished this volume (start on Sept. 19th)
  • After a 1-week break (start on Sept. 26th)
  • After a 2-week break (start on Oct. 3rd)
  • After a 4-week break (start on Oct. 17th)
  • Even later than that (please explain)

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I have no idea about the Collector’s Edition, but I’m assuming it keeps bundling two volumes of the old edition into one? (Please correct me if I’m wrong!) Therefore, each iteration of the offshoot book club would span one volume of the Collector’s Edition and two volumes of the Old Edition, respectively.

EDIT: Pinging @Toyger @Kappa420 @valkow

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I believe so, yep :slight_smile: I don’t know if there are any small anomalies though.

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I have the ebooks up until volume 5 (so 2,5 worth of collectors edition, I guess?) and would read those anyway, so I’ll be around for that time at least :basket:

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I’m in, a chapter a week of Fruits Basket has been really nice and not overly challenging or too simple for me. Personally I lean towards a longer break to make sure I’m up to date on all the clubs, but I’m easy!

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This week we will either finish the first book (for those reading the old edition), or we will finish the first half (for the Collector’s Edition readers) :tada:
Now that you’ve managed to stick with the book until now, the rest will be a piece of cake :cake:

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I like when the series book clubs have a small break between volumes, to help people catch up.
Yotsuba has sometimes just stoped, untill any one person asked to start the next one.

Might be best to plan for about 1 week between each old volume. Just to help people catch up :slight_smile:
But we could try go for planed breakes, to avoid longer waits.

If the majority wants no breaks I’m not against that either. When I fall behind I usually end up reading a volume in a sitting, so I know the break don’t make a difference for me since I don’t spread it out anyway, just need one good day or two (I just caught up on 4 book clubs fallen about a month behind, took me three days)

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I have not been part of many series book clubs yet, and so far I’ve seen a very mixed approach on taking breaks. E.g. for Flying Witch, going from volume 1 to 2 there was a long break (two months or something?), for the next volume there was a short break (one or two weeks) and now we proceed without breaks between the volumes. But there is a poll each time, because the situation might change for the interested people, and that’s what I’m planning to do here as well. Let’s see in a few days what the majority thinks.

@darkness_rising You don’t want to continue, but you want to start reading after a 4-week-break? Would you mind explaining this unusual combination? :thinking:
(In case you misclicked on the second poll and you couldn’t get rid of your vote, could you please change it to “Even later” so that I can better see the results of those who want to continue reading? Thx!)

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Hello everyone! A lot of things happen and I’m basically moving to the Netherlands so I’ve been slacking with the Japanese a bit because I’m learning Dutch now. Anyways, I just wanted to say that I’m not following on a weekly basis and just wanted to wish everyone good luck! <3

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Been there =P
I feel behind all my clubs when I did some remodelling last year. I managed to catch back up to some of them, but not all (Sorry Aria! D= )

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I’m chiming in as well with saying that I’m lagging behind x’D A lot of life stuff has been going on that’s been screwing with my schedules. I hope to catch up when I can. Until then, best of luck to everyone :slight_smile:

As an aside, I wouldn’t mind a continuing book club for FB, but at the moment, it’d be hard for me to see when I’ll be able to participate. ;;

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Would you be ok with starting volume 2 after a week’s break? That’s what almost everybody voted for, so I’m leaning towards that option…

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Absolutely!

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Great!

Then it’s decided, we will start our offshoot book club with Volume 2 (Collector’s Edition; equivalent to Vol. 3+4 of the old edition) on September 26th :tada:

I will later add some information to the OP. As long as the weekly participation in discussions is sufficient, I plan to stick with one thread per week. If activity dies down over time, I am thinking of switching to one thread per volume, with weekly marker posts to indicate where we’re at.

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You made it until here - that means we’re already halfway there :tada:

Let’s tackle the other half with even more energy:

EDIT: As promised, I’ve added some information for the offshoot club to the OP. If somebody who owns the physical old edition and somebody who owns the Collector’s Edition could be so kind and double-check my page numbers (for the former) and tell me the page numbers (for the latter), that would be amazing! Thank youuuu :bowing_woman:

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