Taking on a Challenge

Returning to my reading and my blogging after an extended period of time away is quite a challenge in itself, but I’ve decided that I’d also like to take on an official “challenge.”  I’ve enjoyed numerous challenges over the years, and one of my favorites has been Dolce Bellezza’s Japanese Literature Challenge.  Her 6th round is underway, and since I’ve really enjoyed the reading I’ve done for her earlier challenges, I’ve decided to give this one a try.  Although I’m a much slower reader these days, partly due to the fact that our school year doesn’t end until June 26th (!), I am setting a goal of reading the following two books which are calling to me.

Kusamakura, by Soseki Natsume

The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa

4 thoughts on “Taking on a Challenge

  1. Les in NE

    Wow. That’s a late dismissal. The kids in our area got out around Memorial Day. Of course, they go back the 2nd week of August.

    I haven’t done very well with challenges (with the exception of the audio book challenge I joined – Woot!), but I think I can handle 1 or 2 books for Meredith’s Japanese Lit Challenge. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. 🙂


  2. Kristen M.

    I still have to choose books and sign up for the challenge. I haven’t heard of Kusamakura so be sure and share your thoughts after you read it! I really liked The Housekeeper and the Professor though. 🙂


  3. Robin Post author

    Oh my, RaiderGirl! The 29th!!?? What a bad-weather year we’ve all had! We’re sure that one year soon, we’ll still be in school on the 4th of July making up snow days! I’m looking forward to The Housekeeper and the Professor.

    Les, I remember when I was little that we always got out of school by Memorial Day (so civilized!). But starting the 2nd week in August would be really hard. Are the schools air conditioned where you are? The heat would be awful.

    Kristen, I’m enjoying Kusamakura, and I’m really looking forward to reading The Housekeeper and the Professor. I just need some summer reading time!! Coming soon! I keep telling myself.



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