Spy X Family Volume 3 thread

Welcome to Volume 3 of Spy x Family!

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Unless we have a large number of posts 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 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 19th November Mission 17 141-160 20
Week 7 26th November Extra Mission: 2 161-194 34

Vocabulary

I’ve decided for now, as discussed below, to use the original book cub vocab sheet and keep adding to this. Not sure if this will work or not but will try to post the link here!

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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I have only been able to read the first volume, since my library only has 1, 4,5,6,7,8,9,10 for some reason

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Could you get 2 and 3 online, eg from Bookwalker?

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God it was hard to stop at the end of this chapter, such a cliffhanger!!

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I think I’m being really dense - Lloyd’s cooking on p15, what is the shape meant to represent? (Have a feeling I don’t want to know…)

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First page of next chapter should help answer.

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I’m still not quite finished this chapter - partly as I’m busy and partly because it’s almost excruciating to read!

Posting the weekly post a little early as I’m diving tomorrow morning at 8am…

Reading Mission 13 this week!

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Reading Mission 14 this week!

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Chapter Comments

I love the way Anya is shown reading Yor’s thoughts, and her reaction to them hahaha

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Reading Mission 15 this week!

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Currently behind, but not that far - mission 14 is quite dialogue heavy!

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Well I found this week’s reading much more fun than last week! Probably because of going back to seeing more of アニヤー but I suspect also because it isn’t much fun watching someone thinking they’re about to be arrested by the secret police.

Reading Mission 16 this week!

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  • I’m reading along
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  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
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I thought this was another fairly fun chapter. Didn’t seem like it would be at first.

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Posting this just before I take off on an RFDS flight!

Reading Mission 17 this week!

Will you be reading along with us this week?

  • I’m reading along
  • I have finished this part
  • I’m still reading the book but I haven’t reached this part yet
  • I’m reading this book after the club has finished
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Chapter comments

Anya wouldn’t let this get to her head right? (it does)

Seems like we will get a new member in the family! I think this is as far as the first season of the anime goes and I haven’t been watching the second one so as not to spoil myself. Looking forward to the skills this new member will bring!

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One question please

Page 149


What does Becky mean with おくとこもないし? Closest thing that I could find that makes sense is that おくとこ is sometimes used to refer to having another smaller house in the backyard of a house, but since Anya lives in an apartment that doesn’t quite fit.

Random story comments

Lel @ Becky’s obsession with pink war machines.
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I don’t think that’s how dogs work, Yor-san
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Place to put (置く所)? Like, no place to put that thing, anyway.

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Looking at your comments I’m beginning to feel I’m missing out with the black and white version - I hadn’t realised those things were pink!

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New hairstyle

In the first page of EXTRA MISSION, I don’t think コーディネート is used this way in English. (Maybe they do?)