🏠 Week 5 | NHKにようこそ! 📺

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Reading Schedule

Week Chapter From - To (Paperback) From - To (Hardback) # of Pages (Paperback)
5 5 94 - 127 81 - 107 33

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  • Feel free to read ahead if it’s exciting, but please refrain from spoiling ahead of the appropriate week.
  • If you have a question about grammar, vocab, cultural things, etc - ask! That’s a welcome part of the discussion too, and other readers will be happy to help.
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I think we may have lost a few readers. Tbf, the MC is not very likeable and you are kinda in his head the whole time. But I find it quite interesting and even amusing at times. :see_no_evil:
I expected more plot than there is. It’s pretty much slice of life with some weird characters. I am curious if 岬ちゃん acts as the manic pixie dream girl that has come to save the subpar man from a life of loneliness. It very much feels like it.


Definitely feels like general book club participation has been down in general lately. I wonder if it’s the season, or if the number of book clubs has just slowly outpaced the user join rate over the last year or so?


The Higurashi VN club has been crushing, despite the initial interest being high.
We are currently only 2 even voting on the polls.

I’ll try catching up with this week later, was planning on doing it today but I’ve spent my free day with a cold or something akin :smiling_face_with_tear:

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We just need to manipulate the readers in the children’s club and beginner’s ln club somehow so that they gain proficiency really fast and are able to join us for all the L30+ clubs. Like, all of them at the same time. We just lock them into the room that is Natively and force them to study. It’s foolproof.


I think this is the heart of it. I’m comfy in the children’s/beginners clubs. I can read up to about level 30 but it’s definitely a struggle so I have to really like the book to keep at it. I get the impression that there’s kinda a bimodal distribution of readers <25 and then >30 and I’m in this weird middle space :joy:

That said, my comfort zone used to be about 22 and now it’s more like 26, so I’m working on it!


I’m right there in that middle space with ya, fwiw (tho I’m participating in 薬屋のひとりごと 2 club anyway)