You may or may not have noticed that I haven't posted on The Pillow Book this week. To be honest I'm a little discouraged due to lack of interest and participation. Is there something I could be doing differently to encourage more conversation? I realize that I've been bad myself about not participating in the blogging community as I would like lately but I have been trying to keep up with the Japanese literature schedule. So I guess I'm wondering if I've finally driven away my readers because of my sporadic blogging over the last couple of months, whether it's the choice of book, or if it's simply down to timing. So could you please give a virtual show of hands if you are, or would like to join in a read-along for The Pillow Book? If you want to read along but haven't had a chance to start yet, or have gotten behind, please let me know. We're only a handful of pages in so far so you could easily still catch up, plus I'd be happy to slow down the pace or change the dates if that would be better as I think reading and chatting about it together could be a lot of fun. I'm quite enjoying reading The Pillow Book again with this newer translation and do plan to continue with it myself regardless, although again, I do think reading together would be more fun. From now on I do plan to include more of my own thoughts on the posts, so even if you haven't read it hopefully that will be less book club-ish. Anyway, I'd really appreciate it if you could let me know either way.
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