Saturday, October 3, 2009

Japanese Literature Book Group and Read-Along - EVENT

Hosted by Tanabata at In Spring It Is The Dawn

Tanabata at In Spring It Is The Dawn has started a new Book Group which is a bi-monthly event. Participants will discuss the current selection every two months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) on the last Monday of the month.

The first book for the book group is The Old Capital by Yasunari Kawabata.
The second book for the reading group will be The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa.

The discussion for The Old Capital will begin on Monday, November 30th, 2009.
The discussion for The Housekeeper and the Professor will begin on Monday, January 25th, 2010.

Future reads will be decided through a nomination process.

Tanabata writes:

Of course you're welcome to post your reviews and/or thoughts on your own blog any time. You can also join in the discussion any time after it has been posted. The comments will remain open and even if you couldn't read the book in the allotted time, we'd still love to hear your thoughts. I will try to post some questions or information about the book to kick start the conversation, but please feel free to discuss any aspect of the book you'd like, or to ask any questions you may have. Also, if you have any questions while you are reading, feel free to email me so I can bring them up in the discussion post.

Hosted by Tanabata at In Spring It Is The Dawn
Tanabata is also hosting a Read-Along group. She writes:

The Read-along is for those selected titles that are perhaps longer, for which we could all use some mutual cheer-leading, or that would benefit from a closer reading. The schedule will vary depending on the length of the books. The updates will typically be posted here on the 15th (and sometimes the 30th) of the months in which a read-along is scheduled, and will run concurrently with the book group. You can post about each section on your own blog according to the schedule or any time that is convenient. I'll include any links on the updates so we can compare thoughts.
The first read-along is I Am a Cat by Natsume Soseki and will run from November to January.
The second read-along book is tentatively set as The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami.


FOR BOTH the Book Group and Read Along, you can easily find the information about current (and past reads) fby clicking on the "Book Group" or "Read-along" tabs in Tanabata's linkbar on her blog. Please go there for any questions and to join in!