Spy x Family Offshoot Club - Home Thread - Now Reading Volume 3

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

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

Vocabulary

Left blank for now! Will add later.

Please read the guidelines on the first page before adding any words.

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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Click the cog above the text box and use either the “Hide Details” or “Blur Spoiler” options. The text which says “This text will be hidden” should be replaced with what you are wishing to write. In the case of “Hide Details”, the section in the brackets that is labelled “Summary” can be replaced with whatever you like also (i.e, [details=”Chapter 1, Pg. 1”]).

Hide Details results in the dropdown box like below:

Example

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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 @denzo?

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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