Can you believe we have gone through the third round of Japanese Literature Challenge, and it has again, ended?
I did a lot better this time around than last year. Funny. Last round I intended to read a lot and ended up reading much less. This round I intended to read one or two, and ended up reading 4 books by Japanese authors and 3 books by non-Japanese, which is uum.. 5-6 books more than planned.
Books of Japanese origin:
- Snakes and Earrings by Hitomi Kanehara (finished 08/09, )
- Strangers by Taichi Yamada (finished 09/09, )
- I Am a Cat (Vol 1) by Soseki Natsume (finished 12/09, )
- Oishinbo: Ramen & Gyoza by Tetsu Kariya and Akira Hanasaki (finished 01/10, )
Books about/set in Japan by non-Japanese authors:
- Squeamish about Sushi by Betty Reynolds (finished 08/09, )
- Kabuki: The Metamorphosis by David Mack (finished 08/09, )
- Clueless in Tokyo by Betty Reynolds (finished 10/09, )
The first three books of Japanese origin were on my original list, so really, I can’t be happier with the result.
I love Japanese Literature Challenge. Not only because of the challenge itself, but also because I seem to meet a different bunch of people that I wouldn’t normally meet anywhere else in the blogosphere. Do you think so too or is it just me?
Thanks again Bellezza, for such a wonderful challenge and for being such a wonderful host. I look forward to sharing more Japanese works in the future with you! And of course, with all of you.