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chialtism

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chialtism

Just wanna bump this one up. We're still going strong on reddit, though still lacking participation.

We've just finished reading 原谅我红尘颠倒 by 慕容雪村, and currently deciding on what to read in february. Come join us if interested!

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roddy

Chialtism, update this with the new book monthly if you want. Also, if you want to try posting more on here and seeing if you can get participation up, you're welcome. 

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Shelley

I had a look at the link but didn't really understand what Reddit is all about and how to use it. I like the idea of reading a book and sharing but haven't really got any idea how to go about it.

 

Maybe for my benefit and other newbies maybe you could explain what it is all about, how to download the books, how to participate and so on.

 

It might encourage more participation.

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Hofmann

Reddit is a collection of discussion boards like chinese-forums, although I think subforums ("subreddits") only go down one level. /r/chinesebookclub is the subreddit that chialtism moderates. It seems that .epub and .mobi files are posted for each book of the month, so you don't need to buy them.

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Shelley

Ok thanks, I suppose if I want to know more I should go have a better look. Not sure I have got the time to be involved in another community at the moment.

 

I will have think about it.

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艾墨本

Thanks for continuing to push this, chialtism. I haven't finished any of the books posted but I always take a look at them. I know 三体 will simply be too much for me, though. 

 

I like it when you also post intermediate books because those are ones I can actually read. I've gotten a decent way into 小布头 and have enjoyed the story. 

 

@Shelley: you could very well join reddit and take part in just the book club. You don't have to be "active" on it as a whole. In fact, that sounds impossible. The scale of reddit relative to any forum is immense. The quality of the content is often not as high as what you'll find on these forums, too. Some exceptions are on heavily moderated subreddits like reddit.com/r/science 

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stapler

I actually have a copy of this book. But I don't think I'll be able to join. I just can't read books that fast!

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chialtism

@艾墨本 I'll get the intermediate reading up and running again next month then :)

 

If you want to I can send you the  小布头 book, I found in this forum in some old thread actually.

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艾墨本

Yes, please. Could you post the link to it here?

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Hofmann

I've had this on my phone forever, and I wish I didn't have so much other crap to read.

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Bad Cao Cao

Dude, thanks for the motivation on this. I've had this on the to do list forever.

 

What I'm doing:

 

Using the audio over at ximaliya - http://www.ximalaya.com/8119988/album/248611

 

Using the text over here - http://www.51shucheng.com/kehuan/santi

 

Using the kindle version of Ken Liu's translation as a crutch esp. for the science / technical / historical bits. It's $2.50 and worth it, imo. Straight forward and very accurate translation. And perfect for full sentence and phrasing crosschecks.

 

The ximaliya starts with part 2 chp 4, I'm thinking this is actually a better overall start to the story than the text Part 1, chp 1. 

 

As others have mentioned, this will take longer than a month, particularly as I can see myself pushing through with books 2 and 3.

 

Worth splitting off a dedicated thread? 

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chialtism

(Your first link doesn't work)

 

$2.50 for the English version is a steal. I guess the price depends on the region your amazon user is set to, because it's $9 when I check it (which is still rather cheap).

 

 

I agree that starting of with the 科学边界-chapter is much better than starting the story with the the cultural revolution, although it seems that was the original ordering of the chapters per Ken Liu's answer in the AMA I mentioned on Reddit.

 

 

 

Worth splitting off a dedicated thread? 

 

You are always welcome to take it to Reddit :)

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pross

@chialtism 小布头奇遇记 is great. thanks for uploading.

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