Spy x Family Offshoot Club - Home Thread - Now Reading Volume 13

Welcome to the Spy x Family Offshoot Book Club!

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This is an offshoot club for the Spy x Family - we read volume 1 with the Intermediate Book Club

If you want to take part, just buy the book and join in the discussion! We also recommend setting this thread to ‘watching’ so that you get notified when the discussion threads are posted.

Not sure if this is for you? Check out the Nomination Post for book 1 and read the first chapter for free on Bookwalker - remember that your fellow book club members and the vocab sheet will be here to help you out though!

Where to buy

Physical: Amazon | CD Japan
Digital: Kindle | Bookwalker

Schedule

Volume 2

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 20th August Mission 6 7-32 25
Week 2 27th August Mission 7 33-58 26
Week 3 3rd September Mission 8 59-86 28
Week 4 10th September Mission 9 87-111 25
Week 5 17th September Mission 10 111-128 17
Week 6 24th September Mission 11 129-160 31
Week 7 1st October Extra Mission: 1 161-193 33

Volume 3

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 15th October Mission 12 7-34 27
Week 2 22nd October Mission 13 35-56 21
Week 3 29th October Mission 14 58-88 31
Week 4 5th November Mission 15 89-114 26
Week 5 12th November Mission 16 115-140 26
Week 6 17th November Mission 17 141-160 20
Week 7 24th November Extra Mission: 2 161-194 34

Volume 4

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 3rd December Mission 18 9-36 28
Week 2 10th December Mission 19 37-58 22
Week 3 17th December Mission 20 59-80 22
Week 4 24th December Mission 21 81-112 32
Week 5 31st December Mission 22 113-140 28
Week 6 7th January Mission 23 141-164 24
Week 7 14th January Short Missions 1+2 165-190 26

Volume 5

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 21st January Mission 24 9-34 26
Week 2 28th January Mission 25 35-60 26
Week 3 4th February Mission 26 61-84 24
Week 4 11th February Mission 27 85-110 26
Week 5 18th February Mission 28 111-134 24
Week 6 25th February Mission 29 135-158 24
Week 7 4th March Mission 30 159-188 30
Week 8 11th March Short Mission 3 189-200 12

Volume 6

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 18th March Mission 31 9-30 22
Week 2 25th March Mission 32 31-60 30
Week 3 1st April Mission 33 61-90 30
Week 4 8th April Mission 34 91-116 26
Week 5 15th April Mission 35 117-140 24
Week 6 22th April Mission 36 141-162 22
Week 7 29th April Mission 37 163-192 30
Week 8 6th May Short Mission 4 193-202 10

Volume 7

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 13th May Mission 38 9-32 24
Week 2 20th May Mission 39 33-56 24
Week 3 27th May Mission 40 57-82 26
Week 4 3rd June Mission 41 83-110 28
Week 5 10th June Mission 42 111-134 24
Week 6 17th June Mission 43 135 -156 22
Week 7 24th June Mission 44 157-184 28
Week 8 1st July Short Mission 4 185-192 8

Volume 8

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 8th July Mission 45 5-28 24
Week 2 15th July Mission 46 29-46 18
Week 3 22th July Mission 47 47-72 26
Week 4 29th July Mission 48 73-96 24
Week 5 5th August Mission 49 97-116 20
Week 6 12th August Mission 50 117 -134 18
Week 7 19th August Mission 51 135-154 20
Week 8 26th August Mission 52 155-182 18
Week 9 2nd September Mission 53 183-202 20
Week 10 9th September Short Mission 6 203-210 8

Volume 9

Schedule

|Week 1|16th September |Mission 54 |9-32|24|
|Week 2|23rd September |Mission 55 |33-56|24|
|Week 3|30th September |Mission 56 |57-78|22|
|Week 4|7th October |Mission 57 |79-94|16|
|Week 5|14th October |Mission 58 |95-130|36|
|Week 6|21st October |Mission 59 |131-158|28|
|Week 7|28th October |Mission 60 |159-182|24|
|Week 8|4th November |Mission 61 |183-199|17|

Volume 10

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 13th January Mission 67 7-38 32
Week 2 20th January Mission 68 39-56 18
Week 3 27th January Mission 69 57-74 18
Week 4 3rd February Mission 70 75-94 20
Week 5 10th February Mission 71 95-114 20
Week 6 17rd February Mission 72 115-140 26
Week 7 24th February Mission 73 141-156 16
Week 8 2nd March Mission 74 157-180 24
Week 9 7th March Mission 75 181-200 20

Volume 11

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 13th January Mission 67 7-38 32
Week 2 20th January Mission 68 39-56 18
Week 3 27th January Mission 69 57-74 18
Week 4 3rd February Mission 70 75-94 20
Week 5 10th February Mission 71 95-114 20
Week 6 17rd February Mission 72 115-140 26
Week 7 24th February Mission 73 141-156 16
Week 8 2nd March Mission 74 157-180 24
Week 9 7th March Mission 75 181-200 20

Volume 12

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 16th March Mission 76 7-26 20
Week 2 23rdMarch Mission 77 27-42 16
Week 3 30th March Mission 78 43-66 24
Week 4 7th April Mission 79 67-88 22
Week 5 14th April Mission 80 89-108 20
Week 6 21st April Mission 81 109-126 18
Week 7 28th April Mission 82 127-143 17
Week 8 5th May Mission 83 144-166 23
Week 9 12th May Mission 84 167-192 26
Week 10 19th May Short Missions 9+10 193-208 16

Volume 13

Schedule
Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 25th May Mission 85 9-28 18
Week 2 1st June Mission 86 29-52 24
Week 3 8th June Mission 87 53-68 26
Week 4 15th June Mission 88 69-94 26
Week 5 22nd June Mission 89 95-119 25
Week 6 29th June Mission 90 120-138 19
Week 7 6th July Mission 91 139-160 22
Week 8 13th July Mission 92 161-182 22
Week 9 20th July Short Mission 11 183-192 10

Vocabulary

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Discussion Guidelines

Spoiler Courtesy

Please follow these rules to avoid inadvertent ネタバレ. If you’re unsure whether something should have a spoiler tag, err on the side of using one.

  1. Any potential spoiler for the current week’s reading need only be covered by a spoiler tag. Predictions and conjecture made by somebody who has not read ahead still falls into this category.
  2. Any potential spoilers for external sources need to be covered by a spoiler tag and include a label (outside of the spoiler tag) of what might be spoiled. These include but are not limited to: other book club picks, other books, games, movies, anime, etc. I recommend also tagging the severity of the spoiler (for example, I may still look at minor spoilers for something that I don’t intend to read soon).
  3. Any information from later in the book than the current week’s reading (including trigger warnings that haven’t yet manifested) needs to be hidden by spoiler tags and labeled as coming from later sections.
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Membership

Will you be reading with us?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Maybe
  • No
0 voters
Which version will you be reading?
  • eBook
  • Paperback
0 voters
When would you prefer to start reading book 2?
  • This week (Saturday 13th August)
  • Next week (Saturday 20th August)
  • 2 weeks from now (Saturday 27th August)
  • Other
0 voters
What is your preferred schedule for book 2?
  • 1 chapter per week
  • 2 chapters per week
  • Other
0 voters

Don’t forget to set this thread to Watching in order to be notified when weekly updates get posted!

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Please vote on preferred schedule etc - I’m not sure how best to break it up. The first couple of chapters are the shortest, so splitting that week seems less useful, but I’m open to suggestions. 1 option may be to divide chapters 3 and 4 as they’re the longest ones.

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I know this section is written in the home thread template (since it’s primarily focused on helping folks get started with the intricacies of running a “main” book club thread), so this isn’t on you but:

Just my two cents, generally speaking, the offshoot clubs tend to be a little less trafficked, so unless there turns out to be a large membership, having a thread per week is usually a bit much. We trend towards making the offshoot clubs organized by volume threads instead. (So, all discussion for Volume 2 would be in one thread).

I tend to break up the discussion within the thread a bit by adding a poll every week to indicate the new chapter start.

Volume Thread Example (Though this doesn’t need to be copied exactly, since this was one I made prior to the Tips standard being created)

Side-note, I hope to join up with this club in the future, but just don’t have the time currently to continue with the series. I want to circle back to it for sure though!

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Sorry I wanted to write you before you got to it, but totally forgot.

I’m personally more of a fan to have the book club and the offshoot using the same home thread since it makes it easier to find all of the stuff for the people coming to the club at a later date. I’m gonna ask the mods to change the original home thread to a wiki so feel free to use that! (No problem if you want to keep the separate thread)

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Thanks - I missed the bit about weekly threads. I was definitely planning on a single thread per volume as I suspect we’ll end up reading fairly quickly. And there are already a fair number of volumes in the series.

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I’ll look at moving the thread over tomorrow - does anyone else have thoughts on keeping it separate or merging it?

I’m quite proud of my first thread with pollls!

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For the dissenting opinion, I like the offshoot thread separate from the main book club’s home thread, as the original club thread is sort of like a “volume one home thread”. (Not that I mind either way, just the preference I personally lean toward.)

That said, as there’s no rule on this, you’ll see some clubs do it one way and some do it the other way.

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I’ll leave the polls open for another couple of days then put up a schedule. It’s split evenly on start date and I think 13/8 is a bit soon so will plan for starting on 20/8 at one chapter a week unless the votes change dramatically in next 2 days.

We can always increase the pace later.

In the end I opted to leave the thread as is without merging it, mostly as the voting had started and I was too tired!

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Volume 2 thread now up!

Volume 2

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I’ve realised there’s only one week of reading left for volume 2!

So I’m putting up a few polls regarding volume 3.

Will you be reading volume 3 with us?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Maybe
  • No

0 voters

Which version will you be reading?
  • eBook
  • Paperback

0 voters

Would you like a break before we start reading volume 3?
  • No break (start Saturday October 8th)
  • One week break (Saturday October 15th)
  • 2 week break (Saturday October 24th)
  • Other

0 voters

What is your preferred schedule for volume 3?
  • 1 chapter per week
  • 2 chapters per week
  • Other

0 voters

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Ok, so it seems there’s 3 of us! Schedule will be 1 mission per week based on current voting, but none of us voted on start date. I’ve got the ball rolling with a 1 week break vote but I don’t feel strongly about this. Any other opinions @2OC3aOdKgwSGlxfz @theghostofdenzo?

Also apologies - I realise that 2 weeks break is Saturday 22/10 but I can’t edit it now.

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I don’t have any strong feelings on the topic either, but 1 week break sound good to me.

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That looks bizarrely like my cat!

Edit with pic

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I don’t mind either :joy:

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@fyrember what was your preference for the break with “other?” And @WaniTsunami how strongly do you feel about the 2 week break - the majority is for one week, but I could push it back to keep more readers.

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I meant that I didn’t care either way hahaha

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It looks like we’re planning to start tomorrow with volume 3 - any major objections? I’ll probably be either late posting the thread or do it tonight. On a dive trip and there’s a day trip planned tomorrow. But I’m unwell and couldn’t dive today so :woman_shrugging:

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Belatedly posting the link to the volume 3 thread!

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We’re coming to the end of volume 3, so time to decide about volume 4!

Will you be reading volume 4 with us?
  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Maybe
  • No

0 voters

Which version will you be reading?
  • eBook
  • Paperback

0 voters

Would you like a break before we start reading volume 4?
  • No break (start Saturday December 3rd)
  • One week break (Saturday December 10th)
  • 2 week break (Saturday December 17th)
  • Other

0 voters

What is your preferred schedule for volume 3?
  • 1 chapter per week
  • 2 chapters per week
  • Other

0 voters

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It looks like one chapter per week, we’ve almost all abstained from the question of the break. I was also thinking of voting for no break - is anyone strongly against this idea? If not, I’ll put a schedule up in the next few days starting next week.

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