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Let’s vote for reading cadence then!

How many pages would you prefer we read per week?

(the book is around 298 pages - but there’s a 解説 we can ignore, and each one of the 26 chapters is about 10-11 pages by my calculations)

  • 1 chapter/week throughout ~10 pages/week, 26 weeks
  • 1 chapter/week, then 2 chapters/week halfway through the book ~10, then 20 pages/week, ~19 weeks
  • 2 chapters/week throught ~20 pages/week, 13 weeks
  • 2 chapters/week, then 3 chapters/week halfway through the book ~20, then 30 pages/week, ~11 weeks
  • 3 chapters/week throughout ~30 pages/week, 9 weeks (one week would need to be 2 chapters)
  • 3 chapters/week, then 4 chapters/week halfway through the book ~30, then 40 pages per week (8 weeks)
  • 4 chapters/week throughout ~40 pages/week (6-7 weeks, some weeks would need to be more or fewer chapters)
  • I have another idea (please elaborate)

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I didn’t vote for it (was trying to be realistic with myself), but if 3 chapters/week makes it I’ll do my best.

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Wow things are getting active here haha

I liked the pace of the past book but could use more reading per day so I did the fastest two options

Suppose this means I should pick up more book clubs again

Edit: Is there the nomination post or somewhere else to check what options we have for getting the book?

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You can always go to the Natively page to check. Looks like the typical physical or ebook, but no audiobook.

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My preference is a slightly faster pace but since my copy is due to turn up between 24th July and 1st August that might be making a rod for my own back :sweat_smile:

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It looks like we’ll be doing 2 chapter a week at first, and switch to 3 chapters a week later on. I’ll keep the poll open for one more day (in case there are any Sunday voters), then I’ll update the schedule in the home post. If the book turns out to be a much easier, or a much harder read than expected, we can always re-discuss schedule after a couple of weeks.

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Thanks to everyone who voted. The poll is now closed, and the schedule is updated in the hope post. Looking forward to starting in a week!

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If anyone was planning on buying their copy from Bookwalker (and has a few other books on the wishlist to buy), they’re having a sale starting tomorrow with 50% coinback for purchases over 1,500円!

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Week 1 posted a little early because I wasn’t sure I would be able to post it on the date. Officially, we start reading in two days!

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Week 2 is open!

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Week 3 is open!

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Are you ready for more revelations?
It’s time for week 4!

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Week 5 is up!

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It’s time for week 6!

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Since we’re almost halfway through the book, I made a poll about a possible change in how much we read per week here:

I’ll leave it open until the last minute, so about September 3? Lots of time to decide.

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Did they or didn’t they? Did she or didn’t she? Are they or aren’t they?
And will any of these questions get answered in week 7? Let’s find out!

Reminder: From week 8 we’ll be changing our reading cadence. Vote for your preference in the poll here.

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From now on, we’ll be reading 4 chapters a week. More information, more twists, more revelations. Let’s see what’s in store for us in week 8:

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We’re getting close to the end now. But are we any closer to the truth?

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I guess we are closer to utter confusion, at least on my end :rofl:

I must say with this book 恩田陸 makes up for Eugenia big time :rofl: I think I love her more with each chapter.

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The time has come for the final week! Will all be revealed? Will we get to ever exit that room? Let’s find out.

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