Japanese Literature Challenge 12 (State of The Challenge #1)


I was so happy to find that several blogging friends wished to participate in the Japanese Literature Challenge yet again. Although we are not numbering in the hundreds, as in the early days of 2006, these are the faithful few endeavoring to read Japanese literature throughout the months of January, February and March.






17 thoughts on “Japanese Literature Challenge 12 (State of The Challenge #1)”

  1. This challenge is really a lovely idea. I’m not good at keeping up, but I do have a number of Japanese novels I want to read, and perhaps this will be an excuse to take one off the shelf. Most of the Japanese books I have are short, so it shouldn’t be a problem!

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  2. Hi Meredith, I will be reading THE TEN LOVES OF NISHINO by Hiromi Kawakami soon. It will be published this summer, I am so glad I received the arc 🙂
    I just want to let you know that I am participating, I did not see my name in the list 😌💛

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    1. Oh dear, Sylvie, I thought sure I had you listed. I will double check and fix it immediately. How wonderful that you received an arc of a Japanese novel! I look forward to your thoughts of The Ten Loves of Nishino. xo

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    1. Caroline, I am thrilled to have you join in the JLC12! I will tidy up procedures with Frances about The Pillow Book and post specifics, but I believe we will simply read it in February and discuss it at the end. So glad you are interested. xo


  3. Is it too late for me to take part? I have a fat IQ84 sitting on my shelves glaring sternly at me, and I think I would be more motivated to read if I was part of a reading challenge and club it with other Japanese books.


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