I stumbled upon this interesting challenge and decided to join in the fun, partly because I'm joining everything that comes along for some reason and partly because I've enjoyed everything I've read in this genre so far and would like to discover more! Bellezza is hosting - check out the rules over at her blog. Basically you have to read three books by Japanese authors between 30 July 2008 and 30 January 2009. I'd only planned one Japanese book for this year, but I'm sure I can manage two more! :-)
Completed: only 2/3 as of 30 January 2009 :-(
This is what I'm planning on reading:
2) Out by Natsuo Kirino
I'm looking forward to it!
Welcome, Joanna! It's nice to meet you. (My favorite aunt has your name, by the way. :)
p.s. Please send me your email address so I can invite you to post on the Review Site (www.japlitchallenge2.blogspot.com) If you want to.
I'm joining this one too! I'm hoping to read Out as well. Have fun.
Your books look like good choices. I haven't read Kafka on the Shore, but I've read other Murakami books, and I like him. And Kitchen is wonderful and sweet and sad. I've never heard of your #2.
I read Kafka on the Shore earlier this year and loved it! Have read the other 2 as well and enjoyed them too. Have fun with them!
I loved Kafka on the Shore too! I look forward to your reviews.
bellezza - thanks and I will!
iliana - oh goody, we'll be able to compare thoughts!
charley - I don't know much about Kitchen, just that it's good!
tanabata - thanks!
nymeth - it seems that everyone but me has read it already, better get cracking I guess!
I read exactly the same 2 books for this challenge :)
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