Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Welcome to The Fourth Japanese Literature Challenge
See how patiently they wait, these books in my Japanese literature stack? Most of them have come by recommendation or review:
Supermarket from Chris
The Old Capital from Mark David
Silence from 3M and Tanabata
Out from Novel Insights and Mel U
Nocturnes from Claire
Inspector Iminishi Investigates from Professor B. Worm
Others kindly arrived from Kodansha, International.
Also lined up are my unread Murakami novels, a problem I wish to remedy by this time next year:
I am blissfully submerged in Japanese literature. One of the best parts? Less than five years ago, the only Japanese literature book I'd read was Ishiguro's Remains of the Day.
But, in 2006, when the first Japanese Literature Challenge began, my reading life was greatly enhanced by the knowledge of fellow bloggers much more well read in this genre than I. That's the beauty of hosting a challenge: the hostess is greatly enriched by the participants, such as she hopes the participants enrich one another.
I'm so excited to announce the beginning of the fourth Japanese Literature Challenge. I have a list of book suggestions here, a review site set up for us here, and a button should you wish to use it here:
Won't you join in the experience? Simply read one or more works of Japanese literature between June 1, 2010 and January 30, 2011. If you choose, leave a link to your review on the review site. Also, leave your name in the comments here so that I can add you to the list of participants.
I can hardly wait to begin, and I'm hoping you feel the same way.
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