TUGUMI 🌅 (Intermediate Book Club)

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Welcome to TUGUMI :sunrise:

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Where to buy

Amazon | Bookwalker

Discussion Threads and Reading Schedule

We started reading on July 30th, 2022.

Week Start Date Chapter Start Page Page Count
Week 1 July 30th お化けのポスト 9 18
Week 2 Aug 6th 春と山本家の姉妹 27 17
Week 3 Aug 13th 人生 44 18
Week 4 Aug 20th よそ者 62 18
Week 5 Aug 27th 夜のせい 80 20
Week 6 Sept 3rd 告白 100 18
Week 7 Sept 10th 父と泳ぐ 118 18
Week 8 Sept 17th 祭り 136 18
Week 9 Sept 24th 怒り 154 17
Week 10 Oct 1st ç©´ 171 21
Week 11 Oct 8th 面影 192 19
Week 12 Oct 15th つぐみからの手紙 + あとがき、など 211 19 + 2 + 5

Vocabulary List

Discussion Rules

  • Please use spoiler tags for major events in the current chapter(s) and any content in future chapters.
  • When asking for help, please mention the chapter and page number. Also mention what version of the book you are reading.
  • Don’t be afraid of asking questions, even if they seem embarrassing at first. All of us are here to learn.
  • To you lurkers out there: Join the conversation, it’s fun!

Member List

Are you planning to read TUGUMI :sunrise: with the book club?

  • Yes
  • Yes, but I might start late
  • Not sure
  • No

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If so, which version will you be reading?

  • eBook
  • Paperback

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Hey and welcome to the TUGUMI book club!

We still have a lot of time until this book club starts, I know… but I recently took a peek in order to start to think about a possible schedule, and it turns out that this book has been written exclusively for our book club! (Or so it makes me believe :joy_cat:)

Therefore I put it into the OP straight away. I hope y’all agree that the schedule is amazing as-is (because I honestly wouldn’t know how to improve it :sweat_smile:). But if you have a better suggestion, I’m all ears of course.

Anyways: When it comes to the book emoji, I think there is room for improvement! I know next to nothing about the book (other than that the MC is a boy haha I did not even know that properly) and so I decided to go with what looks like a boy’s face to me. If you have an emoji that you think fits the book better, please let me know!

(In case you wonder: Amazon was so kind as to publish the table of contents in their preview, so these are the real page numbers from the paperback book.)

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Reading the synopsis, and this review on Amazon that said:

決めているわけではないけど、毎年気温が上がってくると、なぜかこの本を読み返してしまいます。
舞台が夏だからなのか、海だからなのか、理由はわかりませんが、無性に読みたくなり、本棚から抜いて一気に読みます。

I wonder if a summer or beach-y emoji may be nice for this book club? Something like these:
:ocean:
:sunrise:
:shell:
:beach_umbrella:

Though, I’m not at all offended by the boy emoji! Haha

This review makes me really excited to read this in the summer, and to read the Tugumi in general :sunglasses:

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The main character isn’t a boy. Her name is まりあ.

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Hahaha omg thanks for telling me :woman_facepalming: I had this seriously mixed up in my head and did not even take the time to check the abstract again :sob:
like I said, I know nothing about the book :confounded:

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To iron over my blunder, I changed the icon to the sunrise icon for now (thanks @Axazel for your suggestions) but am still open to suggestions or opinions :+1:

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I was gonna say! But even then I was also a little confused.
Isn’t it the narrator that meets Tugumi? I couldn’t quite tell if the narrator is a character, and if that character is a boy or girl… Or if I’m wrong all together haha.

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The narrator is つぐみ’s cousin. Her name is まりあ. :joy:

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Hmm. I think this is possibly quite a bit beyond my level. But I just found the local library in the town I travel to for work interstate has a copy in their library. Which may be a sign. There’s a good chance I’ll be here when the club starts so I can borrow it and see how I go.

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Doesn’t seem to difficult from the page I read. Hopefully I can get whatever nuance I am missing from the group discussions.

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looks at level 60 badge
どういう意味!?!?

Grammar?

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That’s fair.

Hello! I’m excited to join!

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Hello! I’m looking forward to participating in the book club - つぐみ looks like an interesting and relatively easy read, and it’s my first time doing one of the Wanikani book clubs! I might end up reading ahead, for forewarning, haha.

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Bought my Kindle copy yesterday. I am gonna try to finish Bunny Girl Senpai in the next couple weeks.

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Alright. I’m ready. Though I’m also playing a couple VNs in Japanese so… hopefully I can keep up

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Book club books are easier for me because I can do like a few pages at a time. I’m doing Danganronpa V3 right now too. So I feel you.

Oh Danganronpa is such a gem!

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Hello and welcome to our first week of TUGUMI! :blush:

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