Week 4: 博士の愛した数式 - The Housekeeper and the Professor 🎓🧮

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Week 4

hakase

Start Date: Oct 10th
Previous Part: Week 3
Next Part: Week 5

Reading:

Week Start Date End Phrase End Page End Percentage Page Count
Week 4 Oct 10th [End Chapter 2] 62 21% 13

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I read this week’s part this morning, and we’re getting some backstory about our 家政婦! Also, less complicated grown-up math and more wholesome 小学生 math teaching to ルート. This week’s reading felt really relaxed and more like an observation of daily life, with not much happening. Which is nice. I guess everything kind of felt like that up until now? But now I’m starting to feel the warmth and routine in there. Especially imagining them sitting in the study, the rain outside, 家政婦 sewing and just listening to them chatter about math homework in such a playful way.

But wow, the author really does love letting her character’s relatives die, huh… setting the scene for what is to come, maybe?

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setting the scene for what is to come, maybe?

I would honestly be OK if we just sort of float along for the next 16 weeks without any tension. But it does feel like something very sad lies ahead.

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To me the narration very much feels like it is told from a point in time where our 家政婦 is not working with the professor anymore. Other than that, it feels like anything could happen. I do hope √ will grow up happy!

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