Welcome to the 魔女の宅急便 Repeat Book Club
This book was originally read by the Beginner Book Club in early 2018. This thread has been set up to organise a group ‘re-read’ in 2020.
If you want to take part… just buy the book and join in the discussion when we start on the 27th of June! There’s a membership poll further down.
We will be making ample use of the resources generated by the Original 魔女の宅急便 Book Club, including their fully populated vocab spreadsheet and existing discussion threads, where many questions will already have been answered.
Buy the Book
V1 - has furigana, but not full, and contains illustrations
V2 - essentially no furigana, and no illustrations
V3 - essentially no furigana, and no illustrations
The eBook is effectively Version 2.
If you haven’t used Amazon JP before, note that you will need a separate account.
CD Japan has (slow) economy shipping options available so is usually cheaper.
Reading Schedule & Discussion Threads
We will be using the discussion threads of the original book club. These were separated by chapter, and are linked in the table below. I will post here each week with a link to the current thread, and will post in those threads to indicate the start of our discussion.
|Week||Start Date||Chapter||V1 Pages||V2 Pages||Count|
|1||June 27th||1・お話のはじまり||9 - 17||7 - 13||7|
|2||July 4th||2・キキ、ひとり立ちの時をむかえる||18 - 31||14 - 26||13|
|3||July 11th||3・キキ、大きな町におり立つ||32 - 44||27 - 37||11|
|4||July 18th||3・キキ、大きな町におり立つ||44 - 59||37 - 51||13|
|5||July 25th||3・キキ、大きな町におり立つ||59 - 70||51 - 61||11|
|6||August 1st||4・キキ、お店をひらく||71 - 84||62 - 74||13|
|7||August 8th||4・キキ、お店をひらく||84 - 98||75 - 87||13|
|8||August 15th||5・キキ、一大事にあう||99 - 110||88 - 98||11|
|9||August 22nd||5・キキ、一大事にあう||110 - 123||99 - 110||12|
|10||August 29th||6・キキ、ちょっといらいらする||124 - 137||111 - 124||13|
|11||September 5th||6・キキ、ちょっといらいらする||138 - 150||124 - 135||12|
|12||September 12th||7・キキ、ひとの秘密をのぞく||151 - 163||136 - 147||12|
|13||September 19th||7・キキ、ひとの秘密をのぞく||163 - 177||148 - 160||13|
|14||September 26th||8・キキ、船長んおなやみを解決する||178 - 189||161 - 171||11|
|15||October 3rd||8・キキ、船長んおなやみを解決する||189 - 200||172 - 181||10|
|16||October 10th||9・キキ、お正月を運ぶ||201 - 210||182 - 191||9|
|17||October 17th||9・キキ、お正月を運ぶ||211 - 221||191 - 200||10|
|18||October 24th||10・キキ、春の音を運ぶ||222 - 231||201 - 209||9|
|19||October 31st||10・キキ、春の音を運ぶ||231 - 240||210 - 218||9|
|20||November 7th||11・キキ、里帰りする||241 - 253||219 - 230||12|
|21||November 14th||11・キキ、里帰りする||253 - 265||231 - 241||11|
If you would prefer a slower start, there is a ‘headstart’ schedule you might like to follow for the first few weeks, starting on the 13th of June. Discussion will follow the schedule above though.
The original club put together a fantastic vocabulary sheet as they went. It has been locked so that it can’t be edited, but looks very comprehensive.
There is also a FloFlo list for this book now. You might want to learn some of the most frequent words in advance, or use the list to learn as you read.
Are you planning to read 魔女の宅急便 with us?
If you’ve read it before but will join in the discussion, please select ‘yes’!