[Now Voting!] Beginner Japanese Book Club // Now Reading: Ogawa Mimei: Collection of Children's Stories

I’d team up with you to renominate it, after the current picks are done! I really want to read it but won’t have the time to do two books at once.

…heck I’m still three chapters behind on 時をかける少女 after I missed three weeks at Christmas. (… as it turns out the solution to being behind on reading is to sit ones butt in a chair and read. Imagine that.)


I feel super ignorant saying this, but i dont even know what discord is :see_no_evil:

That being said, i like the idea of a separate thread as well. Also thanks for waiting :grin:

No, dont see it as splintering! :cry: i for one am still reading with both book clubs. Its just that i really want to read that too and if i can read it with others, all the better :wink:


Oh I understand. If someone randomly decided to read a book I was really interested in, I’d try to join in too.


Discord is a voice/chat messaging site/program. I think there one already exists for one of the Book Clubs. If anyone wanted to do that out-loud group reading that someone else proposed it would be easy to do it there. Though I think we have a lot of different time zones here so not sure if that’s possible.

@neicul :star_struck: グッドタイミング!

@QuackingShoe I’m fine with going fast but idk what fast really means. Of the 3 Japanese books I have read to date: 時をかける少女 was 10 days; ペンギン・ハイウェイ was more than a month but I was also traveling a lot at that time; 魔女の宅急便 was 10 days as well.

But I mean, I also wasn’t discussing anything or really nitpicking sentences I didn’t understand. So I’m sure I’d go a lot slower for Book Club. We can do a poll to judge what every one is comfortable with.

Okay let’s make a separate WK post. Does anyone want to volunteer to make it? I can but I don’t have as good experience formatting posts as some of the people here.


I just copy pasted the one from the beginner book club (go to one of the resent home thread, reply to the OP, quote all) then replaced the relevant info. Most of everything you need (well everything except the schedule) should be available in the nomination post/OP of the intermediate book club.

(You can also do without a schedule if you plan to have a more relaxed setting)


@lopicake Yeah, there’s also the style like ご注文はうさぎですか miscellaneous discussion and Sword Art Online miscellaneous discussion for a more relaxed discussion if you don’t want week to week discussions.


Oh perfect, yeah I’d rather not do such a structured week-by-week method if I can help it.

:0 You sit on a throne of lies.

Alright, made the post: 君の膵臓を食べたい (I Want to Eat Your Pancreas) Book Discussion

I’ll edit it more later.


But I’m giving proper acknowledgement! :open_mouth:

Plus, I like it best when things look uniform.


Haha, in my head I thought you all were just really good at formatting things. My whole world have been shattered. (jk)


Mmmhmmmmm :heart_eyes:


My books arrived! :tada:

Aaaah, so excited ^^ if it’s helpful to anyone, my CDJapan order to the UK took 13 days (9 working).


What did you get? Anything extra?

Along with the two picks I got Wolf Children cos I didn’t know it was a novelisation aaaaah :sob:

Aria 5 is coming separately with Kino’s Journey because I’m a baka :unamused:


While I won’t be able to pick them up yet, my books also arrived today! That’s a nice coincidence. (There is still like… a month? left until the next book club book starts though, so it’s not like if it would have mattered that much if it arrived a few days earlier or later)

Yeah, my books arrived way early so they’re just sitting on the bookshelf. There’s plenty to read in the meantime, so there’s no reason to start early anyway.

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Aww, nice!

No, I’ve always received mine in pleeeenty of time. I would worry a lot more if I were ordering just a couple of weeks beforehand, but my CDJapan orders have always arrived surprisingly quickly.

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Yuup! I swear that it took them as many days to send the delivery than it took for it to arrive to :portugal: :rofl:

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What did you get by the way?


My books got here too yesterday :smile:
In the spirit of sharing: