🌿 Home Thread for 薬屋のひとりごと 2 ⚕

Welcome to the home thread for 薬屋のひとりごと 2! There is no club as of writing for the first volume; please see the Wanikani bookclub for that one, or feel free to ask if anyone’s interested in reading the first volume here!

Natively page: 薬屋のひとりごと 2 | L38
JPDB deck: Kusuriya no Hitorigoto – Prebuilt decks – jpdb (This is the page for the whole series)

Club Schedule
We’ll be reading one chapter per week!

Chapter Starts on Page# # of pages Thread
05 10 thread
1 15 17
2 32 15
3 47 11
4 58 29
5 87 16
6 103 16
7 119 14
8 133 12
9 145 10
10 155 13
11 168 12
12 180 16
13 196 17
14 213 11
15 224 7
16 231 16
17 247 31
18 278 21
19 299 13
20 312 28
340 11
Will you be reading along when the club starts on April 15?
  • Yes
  • No
  • I’ll be reading, but at my own pace
0 voters
What type of media will you be consuming the book as?
  • Physical
  • eBook
0 voters
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Thread is up! A bit early, as requested. Tagging so you can set the thread to Watching or Tracking: @Naphthalene @pyororon @Belerith @暁のルナ @Megumin @Shiori

I’ll work on a schedule in a bit.

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I’m going to try but no guarantees :sweat_smile:

I might also have put too much on my plate, from not doing any until now, to VN + NHK BC + This one

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I’m also real busy as well. :sweat: Ah well, the beauty of it is is that if we need to delay, we can delay no problem. I’d rather have more participants at a later date than a few people who’re extremely busy on time.

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The thing is that the ones I have thrown myself into are going to take a long time anyway, so I don’t think it will make much difference, at least to me.

Higurashi is most likely going to take 16 weeks, while NHK if it’s fast-ish is going to be probably around 12 weeks.

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For those interested:

There’s a sale but I don’t know for how long.

Final price with discounts and the points back is 340JPY

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Me with every book club I join (my own included :sweat_smile:)… Tho this one will especially be a challenge tho… definitely grateful NHK has an audiobook!! (nm NHK doesn’t)


Btw to my surprise it looks like the start of this volume corresponds to episode 13 in the anime (I wasn’t expecting it to be that far along!!). Not sure where that would be in terms of manga - but figured it would be helpful for ppl who haven’t read vol 1

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There’s only vol. 1 novel wise.

Wait, it does? I missed that.

If memory serves correctly, volume one of the LN corresponds to the first four volumes for this manga series; I’m not sure about the other.

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Where? I can’t find it.

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Looks like I got that wrong :cry: … I really thought it did. Sry for the mix up

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Not sure what you mean by this, but I meant the first book.

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Oh sorry, I’m mixing threads already before even starting the book clubs :sweat_smile:

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Well, I’m ready! I think! :joy: The biggest unknown in my schedule right now is the Spanish bookclub since I’ve no clue how long that’ll take me each week, but I think it’ll be fine. There’s still a couple weeks for me to get into a groove with that one as well. :slight_smile:

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Alright, so there are 350 pages total in the book, with these chapters:

Chapter Starts on Page# # of pages
05 10
1 15 17
2 32 15
3 47 11
4 58 29
5 87 16
6 103 16
7 119 14
8 133 12
9 145 10
10 155 13
11 168 12
12 180 16
13 196 17
14 213 11
15 224 7
16 231 16
17 247 31
18 278 21
19 299 13
20 312 28
340 11

Since “Scheduled” was the winner of the pacing poll (followed by not minding either way), scheduled it shall be! Here are some approximate week counts to get us started:

~20 pg/week: approx. 25 weeks (normally I’d have a 15 pg/week option, but it shakes out to about the same number of weeks as 20 pg/week anyway)
~25 pg/week: approx. 15 weeks
~30 pg/week: approx. 11 weeks (going over that 30 pages by up to ~5 pages when necessary)
1 ch/week: 22 weeks

What pace would you prefer?
  • ~20 pg/week
  • ~25 pg/week
  • ~30 pg/week
  • 1 chapter/week
  • Some other pace
0 voters
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I’ll vote for the lazy 1 chapter a week.

There’s a few that it will be a struggle but YOLO

I do hope the bad weeks don’t align between clubs :rofl:

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Just a reminder to everyone that we’ll be starting next week. We’ll also be reading one chapter/week according to the pacing poll; the prologue will be its own separate week unless the majority would like to merge it with chapter 1.

Would you like all discussion in one thread or seperate?
  • All discussion in one thread
  • Each chapter has a separate thread
0 voters

I don’t particularly mind either way, I guess it would depend on participation.

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I would prefer not to merge the prologue and ch 1. 27 pgs feels like a lot to start off with

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I was referring to the split the weeks in threads. I’m also for not merging the prologue and Chapter 1.

I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to deal with the vocabulary yet as I have not opened the book :sweat_smile:

It will be a surprise

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