Sunday, 24 November 2013

January in Japan 2014 - Sign Up Now!

Yep, it's back - a month of J-Lit wonders in an event that does exactly what it says on the tin badge.  January in Japan returns in 2014, and today I'm here to whet your appetite and give you a little taste of what's in store early next year.

*J-Lit Giants*
Series two of J-Lit Giants will (hopefully) see the appearance of Japan's two Nobel Laureates in literature - plus a Giantess or two.  I need your help with this, so if anyone is interested in penning a guest post for posterity, please leave a comment, or e-mail me at tonysreadinglist at y7mail dot com :)

I'm planning to have two readalongs for the month - one male writer, one female writer, both contemporary(ish).  For lovers of twisted short stories, we'll be reading Yōko Ogawa's trio of tales, The Diving Pool, a book which comes highly recommended.  The other book will be one I've read several times, but not in my blogging years, namely Haruki Murakami's coming-of-age drama, Norwegian Wood.  Exact dates to be confirmed closer to January :)

I've been sending out e-mails left, right, centre and front and back too, and I've been very fortunate in finding some great partners to provide prizes for the January in Japan giveaways.  I'll be offering some great J-Lit courtesy of:

Make sure you're subscribed to this blog so as not to miss out on the great books offered!

*News and Reviews*
In addition to all that, every Sunday in January will see a new edition of Nichi-Yōbi News, where Momotarō and I will round up all the latest Japanese literary gossip.  Contributions are welcome - and for the review section they're absolutely vital ;)

So, what are you waiting for?  To sign up, just leave a comment below, and don't forget to follow the blog today for your chance to share in the J-Litty goodness that awaits us all in January :)

Monday, 4 November 2013

Work in Progress

A work in progress -
By the first month of the year,
All will be revealed...