: [translator's notes]
41. The Library
Araragi: Hanekawa, it seems like you often go to the town library after school. Do
Araragi: Not satisfied with the selection of books?
Hanekawa: Well, it's not that I'm not satisfied...it's somewhat difficult to say
Araragi: What's this? You're being unusually vague... Difficult to say...is it that you
Hanekawa: No, not that. I checked it out right after I entered the school as a student...
Araragi: You're like the worst new student anyone could want!*
[*lit: A disagreeable new student has come!]
42. Summer Vacation
Araragi: If you compare it to the rest of society in general, the summer vacation in our
Hanekawa: Yup. Apparently, the second term generally starts on September 1st.
Araragi: Since we have a long winter vacation in exchange, I don't really mind...but it's
Hanekawa: That's the only time when we start to wonder whether we're really living in
[Er...feeling kind of lazy, so go read this is you're confused about the Japanese school system.]
43. Winter Vacation
Araragi: It's the same in the summer, but there's really nothing to do in winter vacation,
Hachikuji: Er...well, Araragi-san...I think they're probably having fun.
Araragi: Having fun.
Hachikuji: Araragi-san, you're not very good at having fun, are you?
Araragi: Wh...wh-wh-wh...what are you saying? Don't talk as if I'm some kind of
Hachikuji: Well, I don't know about that. What exactly do you do to to make having fun
Araragi: Don't any-oh-how decide that I played alone!
Hachikuji: Well, I mean, who did you hang out with?
Araragi: ...my sisters.
Hachikuji: ...I'll hang out with you!
[*not sure about this. Help?]
[Also, I've used several different phrases for "asobu/asobi" 「遊ぶ／遊び」 here because the Japanese concept is somewhat difficult to translate into English. It's usually used in the context of "hanging out", but also does encompass the idea of playing games etc by yourself.]
44. Spring Vacation
Araragi: I don't want to talk about Spring Vacation.
Hanekawa: Ok. I think it's fine if we skip it.
45. Golden Week
Hanekawa: Can we skip Golden Week too?
[Aren't 44 and 45 nice and short? ^^]