Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Last Challenge... I swear ... for now

One more challenge, the Japanese Literature Challenge (find it over at Dolce Bellezza http://dolcebellezza.blogspot.com/2007/11/youre-invited.html). Here we are to read three pieces of Japanese literature, any genre. I think this is wonderful. A couple of years ago, I discovered Banana Yoshimoto and quickly devoured everything she had out. Since then she has published one more, Goodbye Tsugumi. I will be reading that one. And today what should fall into my lap as I was griping about how slow Atonement is moving but Now You're One of Us by Asa Nonami. I'm on page twenty-three and loving it already. Maybe I'm just not in the mood for Atonement right now. I wonder if others found it slow too. Anyway, to conclude the Japanese novel challenge I have to read Naomi by Junichiro Tanizaki for school so that is a gimmie. I need to lay off anymore challenges before I overwhelm myself. I keep forgetting school starts in less than two weeks. I'll have plenty of reading to do then.
I spent most of the morning playing Mario Galaxy. It does pay to work the one to eight shift every once in a while. I'll make up for the reading I didn't do this morning by catching up tonight. Time to put the coffee pot on...