Sunday, November 29, 2009

Sunday Salon: Reading in progress

I was going to post about some of my reading plans for next year regarding challenges and whatnot today, but it's late now so I'll just have to post about them another day.  Instead today when I haven't been distracted by various other things like Google Wave or those household chores that for some reason never seem to do themselves, I've been reading The Old Capital for the Japanese Literature Book Group as the discussion starts tomorrow.  It's a fairly slim book but I still have a bit left to go so I'm going to go curl up in bed now and try to read some more of it before falling asleep. 

In the meantime I'd love to hear your suggestions of Japanese Literature titles as I'd like to add a couple more books to the schedule for both the Japanese Literature Book Group and the Read-along group. Please leave your recommendations either here or on yesterday's What would you like to read in 2010? post.  Thanks! And you're not committing yourself to reading along with us by suggesting a book if you don't want to, although we'd love to have you.

OK, now back to my book.  I hope you're all having, or had, a lovely weekend.


  1. I have several titles I've acquired but not yet read including The Makioka Sisters, Dance Dance Dance by Murakami, and The Sound of the Mountain by Kawabata.

  2. Hmmm -- I will try to visit you "reading plans for 2010 later -- no time now). I will say, briefly, that I hope to actually write down all the titles of books I read next year. I keep saying I'll do it, but never have. I think that would be fun. As for current reading, I'm reading "9 Dragons" by Michael Connelly (sp?), which I'm enjoying. I always think the Harry Bosch character looks just like the author. And I recently finished a "family novel, so to speak, that I really enjoyed: Love Tag by Peter Shianna. It's got lots in it, including an adopted child situation (and birth mother) -- and I think adopted kids and adoptive parents would relate to this book in unique ways. I have three close friends who have adopted children, and I've passed that recommendation on to them.

    Happy Monday!

  3. Liz - I still haven't posted by reading plans for next year so you're not missing anything. I've been keeping track of the books I read for 7 years now and it is fun to look back at what I was reading.
    I have a friend who adopted so I'll have to look into Love Tag, thanks.

    readerbuzz - Thanks for the suggestions. I really enjoyed The Makioka Sisters when I read it a few years ago and would like to reread it at some point. Dance Dance Dance is one of Murakami's that I haven't read yet but either eventually I hope to have read them all. I haven't read The Sound of the Mountain either but the couple I have read has made me curious to read more.

  4. I haven't even thought about next year yet. I can't get past this week. LOL

    I've been hearing about Google Wave, but I'm not familiar with it at all. It seems to be growing in popularity though.

    I hope you have a great weekend, Nat!

  5. Wendy - LOL. I know that feeling. Although I always like the planning part, plus it's a good way to procrastinate and I'm the queen of procrastination! ;)
    Basically I've decided to really cut down on challenges next year and instead focus more on what I want to read, and try to read more from my TBR stacks.

    I still have a couple of invites to Google Wave. Just let me know if you'd like one. I haven't had a chance to spend too much time on it yet but it does seem fun.

    Hope you're well. Have a great week!


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