Spy x Family volume 10 thread

Welcome to Volume 10 of Spy x Family!

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I plan to keep one thread per volume, with a weekly post checking participation etc.

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Schedule

Week Start Date Chapter Page Numbers Page Count
Week 1 18th November Mission 62 part 1 7-43 37
Week 2 25th November Mission 62 part 2 44-80 37
Week 3 2nd December Mission 63 81-106 26
Week 4 9th December Mission 64 107-122 16
Week 5 16th December Mission 65 123-147 25
Week 6 23rd December Mission 66 148-172 25
Week 7 30th December Short missions 7+8 173-190 18

Vocabulary

I’ve decided to use the original book club vocab sheet and keep adding to this.

Note as pointed out last volume, it’s not currently being updated, but I’ll keep it here for reference.

Spy x Family vocab sheet

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

Discussion Guidelines

Everybody should feel free to post and ask questions–it’s what makes book clubs fun! But please do not post until you are familiar with Spoiler Courtesy!

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.
Instructions for Spoiler Tags

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

This is an example of the “Hide Details” option.

The “Blur Spoiler” option will simply blur the text it surrounds.

This is an example of the “Blur Spoiler” option.

Posting Advice
  • When asking for help, please mention the page number, and check before posting that your question hasn’t already been asked. As the threads get longer, it becomes more convenient to use the Search function, which is located in the upper right corner of the forum. It is the magnifying glass which is near your profile picture! The best way to search is usually to type part of the sentence you are confused about, and select “in this topic”. This will show you all posts within the current thread which has that string of text.

  • Be sure to join the conversation! It’s fun, and it’s what keeps these book clubs lively! There’s no such thing as a stupid question! We are all learning here, and if the question has crossed your mind, there’s a very good chance it has crossed somebody else’s also! Asking and answering questions is a great learning opportunity for everyone involved, so never hesitate to do so!

If necessary, include an explanation of any discrepancies in the Ebook page numbers from physical page numbers. If there is an easy shortcut for some ebook versions to relate back to physical page numbers, it would be worth it to include it as a third bullet here, or if you want to use chapter page numbers instead of volume page numbers, as is the case with some manga. For example:
Example

For the Kindle version of this manga, the page numbers and the location number are always 3 apart. If you subtract 3 from the location, this will give you the accurate page number!

OR

Please use the chapter page numbers, instead of the volume page numbers. These are located in between the panels!

Participation

Will you be reading along with us this week?

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
  • I’m no longer reading the book
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Don’t forget to set this thread to Watching in order to stay abreast of discussion!

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Reading Mission 62 part 2 this week!

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Reading Mission 63 this week!

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Mission 63 comments


Why are the signs in japanese romanji here? I feel like the author had a code-switch issue and instead of writing them in english he just romanized them lol


Hot and Chocolate mint kebabs? Wow, that sure sounds like a real order and not a code at all!

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That happens pretty often in the series, like on documents and stuff. I’m guessing it’s because in-universe the characters speak a language using the Roman alphabet (maybe English, but it could be German since the setting seems inspired by Germany, or else another language entirely), so just romanizing the Japanese lends it that atmosphere without sacrificing readers understanding what it says.

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Oh that is a good point, I guess I just hadn’t noticed them before

This one I assume is in the original english but since the handler translates it in the next panel its fine

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I’m somehow behind already, mainly by reading things I shouldn’t before I’m done with my book club reads.

Reading Mission 64 this week!

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Loid has been through so much but gets war flashbacks with the dreadful トニト

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I caught up!

Reading Mission 65 this week!

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Behind again, but only just.

Reading Mission 66 this week!

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Finished mission 65, just wondering, what does Melinda order in the cafe?

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Mission 65

I am not really sure, but my guess is that she orders Imperatrice Rose Tea.
This might refer to the Imperatrice Farah which is a specific type of rose, which looks like this:

and it seems it’s often used for tea:

Imperatrice Farah ® Hybrid Tea Rose – Famous Roses World

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Still behind slightly!

Reading short missions 7+8 this week!

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By the way, is everyone happy to go straight onto the next volume next week, or do we want a break?

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Short missions

Short missions were ok-ish, but the most hilarious part was the omake with Tasogare losing it when he realizes Anya only earned one Stella in 10 volumes :joy:

Maybe a break would help everyone catch up…?

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Maybe. I think it’s mostly me behind…

I’ve been trying to finish the 本好き light novel by the end of the year (15 pages to go) so letting other things fall behind. But I should catch up easily.

Actually, I think @haydaytime is also behind - would a break help?

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you can go ahead without me.
it’s looking like i’ll have to buy the books since the entire regional library system appears to want to quit at book 9, so it will take awhile for me to get the next books

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Do you ever read online? I use bookwalker.