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Looking forward to taking part in my first Japanese Literature Challenge in 2021
I am looking forward to having you, and all the others, for this chance to talk about Japanese Literature. So glad you joined in, Frances. Let ,e know if you would like to link a blog, or a twitter account to the list of participants.
Bellezza, thank you for so graciously hosting this wonderful reading challenge! I have truly enjoyed all of the books I've read for this challenge in the past. I've added a link to your challenge to my blog's sidebar, to help others discover the beauty of Japanese literature, and to remind myself to participate.
Thank you for this challenge, Belleza, I'll be participating and will publish a post about it this week or the next. I'm excited !
Yes! This is the challenge I was looking for, to kickstart 2021. I followed you here from your main blog, where I loved the books you spotlighted for this challenge. :-) Thank you so much for hosting this!Lexhttps://lexlingua.co
I am looking forward to this! I am planning on reading 2 or 3 books, I will start with Yoko Tawada's The Last Children of Tokyo. Hopefully, I will review it and reinvent my poor blog as well 😎
I'm very excited about this and can't wait to start reading. I'm trying to figure out which book to start with...
Got my JLC underway today at Mysteries Ahoy! with a post about Masako Togawa's A Kiss of Fire, translated by Simon Grove. I think I have now read all of her work in English translation (four novels plus a short story, The Vampire, published in Ellery Queen's Japanese Golden Dozen) but if anyone knows of any others I'd be glad of the information!Thanks again for organizing this - I am glad of the extra motivation to read some of the Japanese mysteries on my TBR pile.
I'm very much looking forward to this (I really enjoyed last year's Challenge, which was a great introduction for me to some wonderful works). I'm just finishing up Where The Wild Ladies Are (a great read BTW) and hope to move along soon to Tokyo Ueno Station. As always for me, my personal challenge is writing up the reviews!
Yay! love this challenge. Happy reading y'all
I'm in even if its a few weeks after the start date. It might be I manage only a few books but I shall give it my best shot - I missed it last year. Karen (Booker Talk)
Thanks for another wonderful challenge, Meredith! Am enjoying reading everyone's reviews and adding loads more books to the tbr list...
Hope it's not too late to take part in this challenge!
I finished Underground a few weeks ago. It inspired me to re-read 1Q84. I posted a reflection on Aum Anxiety in Underground, 1Q84, There's No Such Thing As an Easy Job, and Earthlings.
Just managed to get my first review published before the month comes to an end. Karen @BookerTalk
Looking forward to taking part in this challenge! This is my first Japanese Literature challenge and I hope I would read lots. :)
I reviewed A Man, a cat, and two women by Jun'ichiro Tanizaki https://annabookbel.net/more-indies-and-japan-porter-and-tanizaki
It won't take my link. I get a message: The length of your URL must be less than or equal to 152 so here is my link https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2021/02/08/japanese-lit-challenge-14-review-miss-ice-sandwich-by-mieko-kawakami-translated-by-louise-heal-kawai/
Have you tried a Tiny URL? https://tinyurl.com/app
I have fixed the link for you, so that readers will be taken to your review of Ms Ice Sandwich. :)
I just published a review of the upcoming An I-Novel by Minae Mizumura in the Asian Review of Books.
I've tried to post a link to my review of The Phone Box at the Edge of the World by Laura Imai Messina but just my name has appeared. Sorry.
I have fixed the link for you, Frances. This book is next on my list, so I will soon be by to see what you think.
Wow, this list has grown so much! I had a brief reading slump in February, so I missed out on many of these. Good to be back here again! ~Lex (lexlingua.co)
Just uploaded my final post for the challenge - my twelfth! Thank you so much for organizing this - I have really enjoyed reading others' posts and appreciated the push it gave me to work through my some of my TBR list.
Alas, I haven't reviewed many yet, but I'm so happy I actually read 12 books for this challenge, the most ever for me, and 3 more than my original list: https://wordsandpeace.com/2020/12/21/japanese-literature-challenge-14/.Thanks again for organizing this. And I'm actually currently doing a buddy-read on Before the Coffee Gets Cold, the book I won here.I'll be reading more Japanese lit this year, like The Old Capital with a Discord group, for instance