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Welcome to the book club for 榄斿コ銇畢鎬ヤ究 (also known as Kiki鈥檚 Delivery Service), the book which the well-known anime was based on. Join us as we read through the first volume of the series! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Reading Schedule

Week Start
Date
Chapter Pages
Week 1 May 13 1 & 2 20
Week 2 May 20 3 20
3 May 27 3 15
4 June 3 4 26
5 June 10 5 23
6 June 17 6 25
7 June 24 7 25
8 July 1 8 21
9 July 8 9 19
10 July 15 10 18
11 July 22 11 23

Discussion Guidelines

  • Spoilers should always be hidden using spoiler blur.
  • When discussing a specific section, please mention where you are in the book, ideally by chapter so people reading different versions have a clear point of reference.
  • Feel free to read ahead if it鈥檚 exciting, but please refrain from spoiling ahead of the appropriate week.
  • If you have a question about grammar, vocab, cultural things, etc - ask! That鈥檚 a welcome part of the discussion too, and other readers will be happy to help.

Polls

Will you be reading along with us?
  • Yes! :smile:
  • Maybe鈥 :thinking:
  • I鈥檓 just here for the discussion :popcorn:
0 voters
What format will you be using?
  • Physical Book
  • Ebook
  • Audiobook
0 voters
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Reading Schedule

We could follow the WK schedule, which reads around 10 pages a week. They have included a week with no reading to give people the opportunity to catch up, which we could include if people like the idea, which takes the total time to 21 weeks to complete the book. If people think this would be too slow, we could make a new schedule reading more pages every week.

Schedule Pgs/wk Weeks
WK schedule 10-15 20
New schedule 20 12
Which schedule would you prefer?
  • WK schedule
  • New schedule
0 voters
Would you like a catch-up week?
  • Yes
  • No
0 voters

Start Date

When would you like to start reading?
  • May 6
  • May 13
  • May 20
  • May 27
  • Later
0 voters
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I think we could probably leave the decision on a catch up week til we have a couple weeks under our belts. We鈥檒l have a better idea of how it鈥檚 going at that point.

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I鈥檓 very excited to give this a go! Nice to meet everyone here. <3

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I have Kiki on my bingo board, so I think I鈥檒l join you guys. I鈥檓 not particular to pace or start date, so I鈥檒l follow whatever you guys prefer.

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Welcome to the club! We had a lot of fun with out last read so happy to have you joining us!

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I read half way through Kiki over 2 years ago, and remember struggling a lot before moving on to other things. Not yet sure if I will join, but maybe I get to finally finish the book :laughing:

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Same, except it was last year, but I feel I鈥檝e grown a lot so I think I鈥檒l be able to do it this time! Excited to try again :smile:

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I battled through it as my first ever proper book, can鈥檛 remember when but must be a while. I might do a reread along with the club.

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There are 6 volumes to this book?

Oh the kindle version has 6 volumes鈥 money money!

So when will we cut off the poll?

Looks like everyone wants the new schedule and we鈥檙e tired for May 6th and May 13th, but since bilbiothecary organised this I reckon they should get the tie breaking choice <3

Also I appreciate all the vocab links and have grabbed myself the Anki deck. :slight_smile:

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Can anyone let me know if they have a guide to turn this kindle fbx file into something I can load on ttsu? I swear I had an EPUB when I tried reading this like nearly a year or more ago but I can鈥檛 dig it up :frowning:

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I think starting on the 13th might be better - having only a week鈥檚 notice is fine if you鈥檙e reading the ebook, but it鈥檚 not great for those who want to order a physical copy. I think having at least two weeks for people to purchase the book would be more sensible (will remember this for next time鈥 :sweat_smile:).

I鈥檝e made a reading schedule, which mostly sticks to a chapter a week. The first couple of chapters are relatively short so they鈥檝e been combined in week 1, and the third is longer than the others so it has been split over two weeks.

Week Chapter Pages
1 1 & 2 20
2 3 20
3 3 15
4 4 26
5 5 23
6 6 25
7 7 25
8 8 21
9 9 19
10 10 18
11 11 23
Would you like to follow this reading schedule?
  • Yeah, looks good! :+1:
  • No (comment below) :-1:
0 voters

Everyone seems to be in agreement about the pace, so just a quick question about the threads:

Would you prefer the have a thread for each week, or each chapter?
  • Week
  • Chapter
0 voters
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I would love to join in on this!
Especially since I kinda stopped the book in the middle and never got myself to finish

But due to college related situations and other book clubs my participation is in question lol

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As it seems that most people agree that it鈥檚 harder than 銇点仐銇庨鑿撳瓙灞 閵ぉ鍫, I might be pretty slow with this, doubly so because I鈥檓 gonna be using the physical book. I might just do what I did with 銇点仐銇庨鑿撳瓙灞 閵ぉ鍫 though, that is, to catch up in the later chapters, once my level is slightly higher. So if we use this schedule it鈥檚 still fine for me, I鈥檓 just almost certain that I won鈥檛 manage to follow it exactly.

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I reserved the book from the library but I believe it鈥檚 an older harder version than this common one found on this site and Amazon. Will try and compare with this BC version on Audible, hopefully identical.

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I would also love to join but I鈥檓 a bit hesitant since I鈥檓 committed to several other book clubs鈥 will give it a try and follow the first few weeks though!

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It appears that these are identical books with audible, at a glance. I like this old 1985 hardcover version with big pages and occasional illustrations so that鈥檚 what I鈥檓 going with. The paperback version is quite similar but more dense and compact in the pages.

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I considered getting it from the library too, but apparently they only let you borrow books for 2 weeks max so that鈥檚 a no-go for me unfortunately :sweat_smile:

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