I’ve now added My Book Lists page which has my TBR (short) and, when I type it up, will also have my TBR (long) as well the wonderful recommendations from other bloggers for Forgotten Books by Well-Loved Children’s Authors.
The Japanese Literature Challenge 4
If you take a look at the TBR (short) you’ll also see it has one of the books that I plan to read for Dolce Belezza’s Japanese Literature Challenge 4. If you want to join and are short of suggestions then Belezza has put up a brilliant post with a nice long list to choose from. To take part you should read at least one item of Japanese Literature between now and January 2011. I’m being conservative this year to begin with and starting with the following two books. I do love Japanese Literature so it might end up being more!
The first book is Goodbye Madame Butterfly, by Sumie Kawakami which Bellezza kindly sent me after I won it in a competition for JLC3. It’s a collection of essays about “Sex, Marriage and the Modern Japanese Woman” It’s a bit of a different choice for me, I tend to be drawn towards fiction but a quick skim suggests that it will be interesting reading.
I also plan to read Soseki Natsume’s I am a Cat which Claire of Paperback Reader recommended. A cat-lover myself, this chronical of wayward kitten who spends his time observing human behaviour sounds quirky, funny and right up my street.
So now that I’m all sorted with my lists and choices, I’m off to actually go and do some reading. Happy Sunday everyone.
Are you planning to join The Japanese Literature Challenge? What’s next on your TBR?