There’s a temporary schedule that assumes reading one chapter per week, but I feel this may be way too slow. I also have no idea if my page numbers are anywhere near accurate. On Amazon the book is shown to have 370 pages on Kindle, and 461 pages in paperback, which is a larger difference than usual. I assume the Kindle pages are more accurate, but I can’t be sure.
In my opinion we could either read two chapters per week (which would maybe mean 40+ pages per week if my page calculations are correct), or start slow and ramp up as we go. What do you think?
I’m hoping to participate, so either the slower schedule or the start slow and ramp up ones are fine for me. I may be starting earlier/later and the proposed schedule though, since I’ll be traveling that first week of November.
Okay, I think I’ll keep the schedule as is for now, and we can see how we feel once we start. It may be an easy read or a harder one. My page calculations may be completely off, and in fact each chapter may turn out to be shorter, or way longer. Once we start reading, we’ll know more.
There’s also two weeks that fall right on the holidays, Christmas and New Year’s. We can decide whether to skip those or not closer to the time.
I include only the pages with text on them, since the book has a page or two that is blank or just the “Chapter NN” header at the start of each chapter. (As an aside, I’d never heard of this publisher before; my copy has the pages slightly stuck together at the edges, and the cover didn’t quite get folded in the right places, so it feels slightly cheaply produced. But the text is all there and perfectly readable, and the cover has a cute cat on it, so it’s not all bad…)
Chapter I : 6-30
Chapter II : 32-57
Chapter III : 60-86
Chapter IV : 88-114
Chapter V : 116-142
Chapter VI : 144-172
Chapter VII : 174-203
Chapter VIII : 206-235
Chapter IX : 238-267
Chapter X : 270-298
Chapter XI : 300-328
Chapter XII : 330-358
Chapter XIII : 360-392
Chapter XIV : 394-422
Chapter XV : 424-452
解説 : 453-461
I had to go to the main Onda Riku thread and check, but it seems we had all decided for weekly threads, so I will set up our first weekly thread on Monday (or probably Sunday evening). We’ll start with the currently proposed schedule of one chapter per week, then in a week or two we can discuss whether we want to change it.
OK so usually I am the one who is chewing on the weekly assignments forever, but this book turned into a really quick read from chapter 2! The dialogues in chapter 3 helped of course, but still. So I was wondering how everybody felt about increasing the pace? (which would basically mean two chapters per week) That way we could manage juuuusst soooo to finish the book this year (with a tiny bit of reading ahead, if my calculations are correct). Which is something I’d personally like a lot, but if the majority feels like keeping the pace, I’m of course not against it.
I believe WK clubs have traditionally started on Saturdays so that people have the weekend to do their reading (and then take as much of the following week as they need). The first club started here was the Mystery Club, and it started Monday for the reasons @cat stated. Whenever I’ve started a new club, I tried to keep the tradition of the respective forum. Not sure where that Sunday one came from, but I’m pretty sure we had one (むらさき?) starting on a Wednesday. It’s chaos!