🥳 Children's Book Club 📚 Reading: ふしぎ駄菓子屋 銭天堂

Done, sorry for the extra work :sweat_smile:

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Title: 四つ子ぐらし 1 ひみつの姉妹生活、スタート! | L22
Available formats: physical / ebook / audiobook / full furigana

Summary - Japanese

ひとりぼっちだと思ってた私……、実は四つ子だった!?

私、宮美(みやび)三風(みふ)。
両親も親戚もいなくって、ひとりぼっちの小学校6年生……だと、12年間ずっと思っていたのに!
なんとある日、四つ子だったことがわかったの!!!!
顔も声もまったく同じ女の子、 一花ちゃん、二鳥ちゃん、四月ちゃん。
それぞれ別の場所で孤独に育った私たちは、これから四人、一つ屋根の下で暮らすことになった。だけど、四つ子だけの生活は、大混乱!
その上、育ってきた環境の違いが思わぬすれ違いを生んで…?
みんな同じで、みんな違う! キュートな姉妹生活、始まります!

Summary - English

I thought I was all alone… I was actually a quadruplet!

I’m Miyabi Mifu.
I’m a sixth grader and for 12 years… I thought I was all alone, with no parents or relatives!
One day, I found out that I was a quadruplet !!!!
Girls with exactly the same face and voice, Ichika, Nitori and April.
Each of us grew up alone in a different place, but now the four of us are going to live under one roof. However, life with only the four of us is very confusing!
And the differences in our upbringing have led to unexpected differences…?
They are all the same, but they are all different! The cute life of sisters is about to begin!
(DeepL)

Reason(s) for nominating: First of all, the story sounds really cute! :heart_eyes: There’s also a lot that makes this a good choice for learners: it has full furigana (yay!); it’s the first of a 15-volume series (lots of material if you enjoy the first book); and audiobooks are available for the whole series!

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I have been listening to those as they come out. The books are surprisingly not childish. They deal with some sad realities. It’s still for kids, don’t get me wrong, but some stuff really hit me in the feels.

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I’ve read the first 15 volumes, and I very much enjoyed it. Lots of life lessons in this series. Highly recommended!

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By the way, even short texts like that would be great as a review so that it’ll reach people who are looking at the book :slight_smile:


@bibliothecary, do you have any plans on how we’ll continue with the club? E.g. when would the club start, when will we vote etc.

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ngl, I thought I had written a review. My brain remembers writing a review. I have the strong suspicion that I was thinking about writing one in my head and then never actually did. I have now rectified this. :see_no_evil:

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Nice!

I kinda would’ve expected at least a 4/5 for entertainment after reading your review and what you said here. What does 3/5 mean to you?

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It’s still a children’s book and if I remember correctly, book 1 is mainly set up of the overall storyline, which is pleasant enough but not really high entertainment. :slight_smile:

My review is for the series as a whole. Some books were more interesting then others. :melting_face: But 3 is “I had a good time, but it’s nothing to write home about” kinda thing.

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Since it’s been almost a week since the last nomination, I’ll set up the poll on Friday - so if anyone has any last-minute nominations, get them in quick! :slightly_smiling_face:

The poll will close December 3rd, and the home thread for the winner will open and include a vote for when to start. It might take longer than usual for physical copies to be delivered over the holidays, so I’d guess we might start mid-January. :thinking:

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It’s time to vote!

For more information on each book, refer to the Nominations List or click on the book title, which will take you to the Natively page.

* The tsubasa edition hasn’t been added to Natively yet, but you can see the original version here: 涼宮ハルヒの憂鬱 | L36.

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@brandon is away on a trip. So I guess it will be done sooner than later when he gets back.

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Since it’s currently in the lead (though may be overtaken, granted), a heads up to people with access to US Audible that the ふしぎ駄菓子屋 series is currently on sale for one more day. (Note: you may need to be a subscriber to see the deals.)

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Sadly you do, but nothing stops you from buying them on a trial.

Sale ends December 1, 2023 at 11:59 P.M. PT (US). Offer is available only to active US Audible Premium Plus members, is not transferable, and cannot be combined with any other offer. Percentage discounts based on non-member prices. Sale titles are not eligible for return. Offer is only available on Audible.com, the Audible iOS App (versions 4.2+), and the Audible Android App (versions 3.36+). Audible reserves the right to modify or cancel the offer at any time. If you violate any of these terms, the offer will be invalid.

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Just a couple of days left to vote! :dancer: :man_dancing:

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We have a winner! :partying_face:

I’ll post the home thread shortly so we can start working out the details. :slightly_smiling_face:

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As there’s a Korean translation, it will be a multilingual book club. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Worth noting this pick is on Kindle Unlimited (for now) so if you have that you can also find it there…

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Hmm, I wasn’t particularly planning on joining this one but I do have the first volume of Zenitendou. I ended up dropping it, but perhaps with a club I could read it to the end.

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I’m going to have to pass after all.
I’m reading wayyy too many other things right now :sweat_smile:

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Nope I’m joining in after all, I just did weeks 1 to 3 in about half an hour :rofl:

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