Friday, July 31, 2009

Japanese Literature Challenge 3!

I'm so excited to join the Japanese Literature Challenge 3, hosted by Bellezza! Of course, you might be equally as excited if I was making better progress on my other challenges, but I am really and truly thrilled. The challenge is tres facile, you only need to read one work of Japanese origin!

I have a continuing love affair with Japanese culture even though I've been stateside for over four years now.

My goal for this challenge is to read more work by Shusaku Endo. Silence is one of my favorite novels ever and after I read it I snapped up a bunch of his books and never read them. As you do. So I'd like to go back and read those books now!

I hope you'll consider signing up for this challenge as it's quite simple and Japanese lit rocks. Also, you could then put this pretty little button on your site. Miyajima is truly as stunning as it looks in this picture and I took so many pictures when I went there. (take a step, snap a photo)



Sandy Nawrot said...

I found this challenge irresistable! One book in six months I can completely handle, and I've always wanted to dig into Murakamim so this is my chance!

Anonymous said...

I've been meaning to read Silence ever since I read Endo's Wonderful Fool. Which was truly wonderful; I don't think I'll ever forget that book. I'm so happy that a one book requirement is working for people. My goal was not to feel overwhelmed, which can happen with something new, but to dabble one's toes and enjoy the experience. I'm so glad you've joined, Amy, and I look forward to reading your thoughts as you go. Even if it's just for one! ;)

bermudaonion said...

How do you say tres facile in Japanese? Good luck with the challenge!

caite said...

The one Japanese book that I own...and have not Silence.
I wrote on some other blogger's comments that this is one Challenge I might actually join, since even I can read one book, especially one book that I have. lol

Stormi said...

Cool, I have never read a Japanese

J.T. Oldfield said...

I am planning on reading Silence for this challenge. I have read Deep River, and blogged about it. If you read that one, stop by my blog and take a look at my review!

The Reading Momster said...

I am in too :D YAY!

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