Digital Reader – 1 February 20, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, japan, japanese authors, mailbox monday
Digital Reader is basically Mailbox Monday (this month hosted by Metroreader) or In my Mailbox (created by The Story Siren ), but with a title that suits my blog. If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit those two features.
I got this idea from The Infinte Shelf.
I’ve recently developed a passion for Japanese Literature and Japanese fiction in general. I’ve been busy amassing a collection of works from all different Japanese authors. Not all of these works are in Kindle format but I’ll have to learn to live with that.
It was much to my delight that I started reading the huge volume 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami this week. It’s over 900 pages and quite ponderous. It’ll probably take me quite awhile to read.
Another book that I’ve picked up is Laura Joh Rowland’s Red Chrysanthemum. I haven’t read her Sano Ichiro books in awhile, but I’m still enjoying it. It’s a light read and a nice switch from 1Q84.
Finally, I purchased the book Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki. I’m very interested in books about the conflict between traditional and modern Japan which is what is at the “heart of this novel”.
by Haruki Murakami
by Laura Joh Rowland
Some Prefer Nettles
by Junichiro Tanizaki
What have you added to your shelves or your Kindle recently? Have you ever read anything by a Japanese author?