Guidelines: This year, all you have to do is read one work of Japanese origin. It can be literature of course, but don’t feel confined to that. You may choose to read poetry, biographies, short stories or even manga. If you are willing to read one such piece, you’ve met the challenge. If you read more, all the better.
Timeframe: July 30, 2009 to January 30, 2010.
A few months ago I didn’t really know anything of Japanese literature. I had seen Haruki Murakami’s books and I think I knew they were popular but that was all. Earlier in the year I read Murakami’s South of the Border, West of the Sun – I found it intriguing and captivating and the seed was sown.
The exciting news is there will be a Japanese Literature challenge 4 later in the year – I’m looking forward to that already!