I'm so happy that Bellezza has announced the start of Japanese Literature Challenge 3! It does not seem like three years ago that I took the plunge into my very first reading challenge with the first annual Japanese Literature Challenge. And it occurred to me today that these challenges have come to be the same sort of signposts as the turning the leaves, my annual ski trip, and the first week of school as I make my way through the year. What would the Halloween season be, I ask you, without Carl's R.I.P. Challenge? Not nearly as fun, that's for sure!
For this challenge Bellezza asks that you read just one work of Japanese origin between now and January 30, 2010. You may of course read more than one, but to complete the challenge, one is all it takes. Literature is great, but so are biographies, poetry, short stories and manga. She is planning all kinds of fun and creative giveaways that you will not want to miss. Then post the link to your review on the review site. She even offers a list of book suggestions for those who are interested in signing up for the challenge but aren't sure where to start.
I am thinking of reading the Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, and I hope to be able to read more than one (although I know I'll be reading plenty of manga between now and the end of January).