My blogging friend @ Dolce Bellezza has announced the start of her 3rd Japanese Literature Challenge. This is such an elegant challenge, I can’t resist joining even though my reading has slowed down and I’m way overextended with reading challenges (it’s only time!). The rules are very simple this time, and so I will start with one book, and perhaps read more than that as time allows. Thank you, Bellezza, for hosting another round of this challenge! I know I’ll enjoy it – again!
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.
I have set the time frame between July 30, 2009 and January 30, 2010.
I’m starting this challenge with a book from my shelf called The Revenge of the Forty-Seven Samurai, by Eric Christian Haugaard. I have others on my shelf that call to me, too, so we’ll see what else I may add to the list for this challenge!