This was originally a thread for Korean, but I’m repurposing it.
The Harry Potter books are available in many languages, and it’s a series most people are familiar with. If there’s enough interest, we could have a multilingual HP book club that learners of any language could join.
Would you join a Harry Potter book club?
Which language(s) would you read in?
- Other (comment)
When would you like to start reading?
At some point I’m planning to read through the Korean translation of the Harry Potter books. It’s a series most people are familiar with, and it’s available in a variety of formats (physical, digital, audiobook), which is great if you wish to use the L-R method. Would anybody be interested in joining?
해리포터 (series) | L24-34
I love your initiative at starting book clubs
I will say, we’re still a little light on users, so we may need to grow a little before we can have a proper book club. But if you’re reading harry potter, i’m happy to read along… it’s on my shelf!
Yeah, I’m not planning to start really soon, but I thought I’d make a thread in case any of the new users trickling in over the next few weeks were interested.
If this club does start at any point, would it be okay if I read along in Spanish? It might be a while before we have a large enough userbase of Spanish learners, and it’s such a solid learner’s book for me (since I read my childhood copy to tatters) that it’d be a great opportunity.
We could have a multilingual book club for any/all languages. Since the series is so universal, it might make more sense to open it up to all Natively languages (and non-Natively languages!) rather than restrict it to one or two.
I wonder if I should move the thread to All Languages to see if others are interested.
Couldn’t hurt, right? And if the club does somehow end up being Korean-only/99% Korean, it’s easy enough to move it back.
Done! Share your thoughts, people!
Noting to myself so I don’t forget: I marked Japanese as an interested language in the poll solely to do an audio-only listen through.
and so the “oh, shiny new book club getting in the way of my reading plans” ™ starts…
We lasted not even two full days into the new year.
I listened to the first chapter of the 1st book as an audio-book in Japanese (it was actually an anki deck) and I’m really feeling tempted to join the club now (I do have far too many ongoing book clubs, though)
If it helps, this (probably) won’t start for a while. There’s a ton of ongoing January book clubs, and I know bibliothecary is slammed.
I’d be very happy to join, but probably not for the next couple months. I just have way too many things to do, and bookclubs that will be starting soon. Plus, that would give me some time for my Korean to get better, so that this is less of a struggle. I already have the Korean version of Book 1 though.
I’d love to join in Spanish as well, since it’s been so long since I read the first book in Spanish and I don’t remember if some of the characters’ names change or not. And now I’m curious. It might also make reading the Korean book easier if I do both at the same time.
I’d join if/when you get through the first book and start the second one. It hasn’t been that long since I finished the first one so I don’t feel like reading it again anytime soon
I’ve added a poll to the first post so people can vote for when they’d like to start reading.
I’ve read all Harry Potter parts in German, and I absolutely love the series! There is not a single part that was boring in any way, and I will probably reread it some day, but in Japanese.
I’m not good enough yet to read it in Japanese, but I’ll be happy to leave my comments here when the book club starts!