Spy x Family volume 9 thread

Welcome to Volume 9 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 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

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
0 voters

If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have read this part.”

Don’t forget to set this thread to Watching in order to stay abreast of discussion!

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I’ve noticed we seem to have had a drop off in numbers with the new volume - do we need a break, or are people reading but not posting? Quite happy to fit in a short break to keep the club together.

Reading Mission 55 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

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I’m reading a bit slowly cause I have a friend visiting, but planned to just catch up afterwards

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Reading Mission 56 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

Ok so @fyrember are you ok without a break? @enbyboiwonder are you still with us?

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Mission 56 spoilers

Loved this little chapter. It made a really nice contrast between the previous action-heavy chapters, while also emphasizing how it was all worth it for Yor.

I also really liked all the scenery and detailed drawings. The scene with Tasogare carrying both back to the boat was really cute.

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I really loved the snorkelling scene.

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Reading Mission 57 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

Ok so @fyrember are you ok without a break? @enbyboiwonder are you still with us?

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Mission 57 spoilers

I was a bit embarrassed for Anya at the start, but the punch line was stellar in this chapter:

Bond is the only sincere person in this room :joy:

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That’s only because he can’t speak

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Sorry, forgot to post the thread due to being busy at work. Which is how I’ve got myself behind as well.

Reading Mission 58 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

Ok so @fyrember are you ok without a break? @enbyboiwonder are you still with us?

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I kinda forgot about reading this while I focused more on novel-reading, sorry, but I should be able to catch up

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Mission 58 spoilers

Loving this Bond chapters.

ダイジーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー :bangbang:

:joy:

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And I was so tired last night I copy and pasted my tags from last week! But glad to hear you’re still with us. Let me know how you go - I can always stick a break in at the end of this volume as there’s no short mission.

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Sure! I have vol 10 in a CDJapan order that right now best guess at shipping date is “late October.” It’ll probably be fine, but if it ends up looking like it won’t be arriving in time for the club to start reading it, I’ll let you know. I shouldn’t have any problems catching up on this vol this week

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Reading Mission 59 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

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Still partway through last week, but should manage to catch up. At some point.

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This might have been my favorite chapter so far, so many funny moments


I love this gag with Becky’s mind short circuiting and Anya trying to read the symbols


Becky’s dog in the picture is hilarious

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Reading Mission 60 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

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Reading Mission 61 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
  • I’m no longer reading the book
0 voters

*If you’ve already read this book but are still going to join the discussion, please select “I have finished this part”.

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