Middle school students Nishikata and Takagi sit next to each other in class. Takagi, who is in love with Nishikata, enjoys teasing him with embarrassing pranks and jokes. In response, Nishikata creates plans to get his revenge, but they always fail when she identifies his weaknesses and capitalizes on them.
|Week||Start Date||Chapter||Page Numbers||Page Count|
|Week 1||August 20th||Chapter 1 (63) - バレンタイン①||3 - 20||18|
|Week 2||August 27th||Chapter 2 (64) - バレンタイン②||21 - 36||16|
|Week 3||September 3rd||Chapter 3 (65) - けん玉||37 - 52||16|
|Week 4||September 10th||Chapter 4 (66) - 自転車||53 - 68||16|
|Week 5||September 17th||Chapter 5 (67) - 保健室||69 - 84||16|
|Week 6||September 24th||Chapter 6 (68) - 体育倉庫||85 - 100||16|
|Week 7||October 1st||Chapter 7 (69) - 雪だるま||103 - 118||16|
|Week 8||October 8th||Chapter 8 (70) - 氷||119 - 134||16|
|Week 9||October 15th||Chapter 9 (71) - 水切り||135 - 150||16|
|Week 9||October 15th||Bonus - おまけ||152 - 155||4|
As before, given how short the bonus chapter is, we will be reading Chapter 9 and the Bonus Chapter in the same week.
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!
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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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:
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.
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