Yeah same, been quite a while since I did a book club. (Although I did follow along the 日常 thread as I was reading that recently)
Yay, lets read rainbo-errr Japanese together! I’m looking forward to being able to take part properly, for a first.
Just got the first volume today!
I’m excited to join the intermediate club for the first time and am really glad I can join with Spy Family! I’ve been watching the anime (love it!) and sentence mining from it, so hopefully that’ll help with some of the more obscure words
The day has finally come! The discussion thread for this weeks part is up! Remember that we won’t be reading the whole chapter but only about half of it this week. The page we will stop on this week is 32 and it has a sleeping Anya on it!
Week 2 thread:
Onto week 3
Week 4 is up
For the home thread because it’s not relevant to any of the chapters:
Just heard 「たそがれ」 in a song, and it took me a second to realize why it sounded familiar lol.
The last week’s thread is live!
Wait, it’s over already? I was away for basically the whole thing?
It was a fast read, eh!? It was over before I knew it, too, and I was here for the whole thing.
This is the manga I was the most excited for too, but still missed everything after the first week cuz of life
Hopefully I can catch up this week.
The week is almost over and I hope that most of you had the chance to finish the last chapter, if not please don’t feel pressured by this post, the threads aren’t going anywhere!
If you are using Natively remember to add it to your read list and grade it!
- I finished it
- I’m still reading and I plan on finishing it
- I don’t plan to finish it
- I never even started
- No effort at all
- Minimal effort
- Moderate effort
- Significant effort
- So much effort my head might explode
- I don’t know
- Yes, with a schedule
- Yes, without a schedule
The book club started quite strong and like always lost a lot of people after the first week, but kept a mostly steady amount of readers post week 2!
I’m not sure if my assessment of the difficulty is accurate or not, because i read the manga without going through it line by line. If i thought I got the gist of a word i didn’t know, I just moved on. I only looked things up if i was confused by a whole page.
But i really enjoyed the manga, and I definitely want to read the next volumes! If a book club or spin off book club reads more in the future I’ll definitely join!
I have finished it, but read too roughly for the first 2-3 chapters; but then didn’t re-read. However, if volume 2 club happens, I plan to join and read. (I read mission 7-10 only by skimming, and didn’t even understand the gist of it, but it looked very interesting. Much less interest in anime, however.)
There is at least some interest in a reading on. Would someone be up to host the club?
Hmm. I want there to be an offshoot club. If no one else puts their hand up, I could look at running it.
I’m a bit concerned that I’m not good enough at the forums to actually do this - I’ve never set up a poll, for instance! But I guess it’s a good way to learn.
There’s also going to be a time in mid-September when I think I’ll have no internet for 10 days, though I may be able to get online intermittently (I’ll be on a dive boat).
If you do take up leading the book club, there is now a resource that gives tips on running the clubs! And of course, anyone who runs a book club will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Just know that messing up a poll is basically a rite of passage, so don’t worry too much about that.
I’ll try to get an initial thread posted on my day off this Wednesday. Unless there’s any other volunteers to run the club???