馃コ Children's Book Club 馃摎 Reading: 榄斿コ銇畢鎬ヤ究 | [Vote to delay?]

I think this is mainly due to 2 (3?) reasons: the first being that there is always a lot of excitement for a new club, and people will tend to be interested/want to join. But it might also be that there is particular excitement to read a certain title, but not necessarily others - in this case it seems that 銇点仐銇 is more popular than Kiki.

The other reason I鈥檇 say is basically that there are too many bookclub options in Natively. I鈥檇 surely like to join the next club, but there鈥檚 also the LN club, the beginner LN club, BL club, GL club, mystery club, wanikani book clubs鈥 there鈥檚 no way to join all of those at the same time. So for this round at least, I鈥檒l finish 榄斿コ and probably skip the next poll in favor of a different club.

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I don鈥檛 think I voted this time or submitted any options for to be read, partly because I failed to finish 銇点仐銇庨鑿撳瓙灞, partly because I haven鈥檛 had much time to support reading way above my level recently and partly because I have not managed to purchase books as easily as I could previously (it can take me 2-3 months to get books from my usual source now whereas before it was only 2 weeks and I don鈥檛 regularly put orders in on alternatives like CDJapan).

I would like to read Kiki but just can鈥檛 atm and don鈥檛 feel it was suitable for me to vote for things I鈥檓 not taking part in.

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doesn鈥檛 stop me from trying. :rofl:

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Sounds like quitter talk to me. :rofl:

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Come on guys I鈥檓 trying to stick to 鈥渞ealistic鈥 reading goals this year :rofl:

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A few things are probably at play. 銇点仐銇庨鑿撳瓙灞 ended with only 4 people active, so perhaps a lot of people who were initially interested and dropped out moved on to other natively levels or genre depending on why interest dropped off. That could be one reason the second book had many fewer voters.

As someone who really enjoyed the club and book - I鈥檓 actually still reading sequel volumes of 銇点仐銇庨鑿撳瓙灞. So those alongside other clubs that are all longer series (4), I just ran out of time for adding another series or club. Maybe someday I鈥檒l get the hang of reading one book or manga and stopping, lol, but I鈥檓 currently sucked into too many clubs and series to contemplate adding another one

and WK, there is simply more fun stuff to take part in than people to populate all the clubs. At some point when WK clubs were growing about 4-5 years ago, the collective leaders of the clubs put their heads together and seemed to avoid adding formal clubs from a certain point to avoid spreading readers too thin. Perhaps the same thing will happen here naturally, or another solution could be found.

I could imagine one solution might be that clubs that don鈥檛 have enough members to keep reading new books back to back, they could stagger their starts throughout the year. For example, maybe the children鈥檚 book club just runs once a year instead of 2-3 times, but there might be more participation when it does happen. Just an idea, maybe there are other solutions.

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I鈥檝e also enjoyed seeing people coming through and reading books after the club has finished up and regenerated some discussion in the book club threads. Even if we only have a few people with the club鈥檚 schedule, other people may read the books later and also engage in the discussions.

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Same :sweat_smile: 鈥 I caught like ten minutes of the anime on late night Japanese TV when I was idly channel hopping, and it was a fingernail related scene鈥

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Could someone post the poll to vote? I鈥檓 super busy today and likely won鈥檛 get a chance.

I was somehow trying to edit the nomination post into a poll, but it didn鈥檛 quite look right.

The original post says there are 5 votes, but your poll says choose up 3 options. And I鈥檓 not sure if it鈥檚 configured to be finished at Juli 21 (9 days of voting).

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Let鈥檚 try this again. :slight_smile:

Poll open!
It will close automatically on July 21st.

Nomination list can be found here!

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Thank you so much Biblio!

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Just a reminder that the poll is active and closes in three days!

Looking at the poll, it kind of feels like there鈥檚 not enough interest at the moment. 8 voters in total, and the currently leading titles have 3 people each who want to read them鈥

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Literally none of the top 3 are books I already own, which sucks. I just voted for one of the 3 there because I didn鈥檛 want either of those other ones to win. :sweat_smile:

Edit: I see now that someone changed/removed their votes so I鈥檝e failed. :joy:

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I didn鈥檛 have any of the top books and couldn鈥檛 have got them delivered in time for the start so didn鈥檛 vote this time.

I can see your votes for several books though?

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Just checked and I can see that :thinking: No idea how though, I wasn鈥檛 going to vote because I don鈥檛 have any of them and couldn鈥檛 get any in time.

Maybe I voted and forgot :sweat_smile::rofl: sorry!

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Since it sounds like you don鈥檛 actually want those votes: You can still remove them by clicking on the 鈥< Vote鈥 button and then on 鈥淯ndo vote鈥.

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Congratulations now the voting spread is even worse. :rofl:

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