I know. I know. More Challenges. What can I say? I'm a glutton for punishment. Like I could say no to these??? Not a chance!
The first is the Japanese Literature Challenge hosted by the lovely Bellezza!! It starts today and goes through January 30th. The object is to read 3 pieces of Japanese Literature (of any genre) and post about them on your blog. She has some WONDERFUL prizes, but we all know the real prize is reading some fantastic books! So join in the fun!!
Here is the list of books I've chosen (and yes, I realize there are 4...I just can't help it. I couldn't decide!):
- Out by Natsuo Kirino
- An Artist of the Floating World by Kasuo Isiguro
- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
- Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
Finally, the Graphic Novels Challenge hosted by the Dewey, at The Hidden Side of a Leaf. This challenge will run all of 2008, and consists of reading 6 graphic novels. Now, surprisingly enough, I have never actually read a graphic novel. So, this one will be new for me. I'm excited though. All the good movies that are coming out based on graphic novels lately has really peaked my interest. (and since my new favorite author Neil Gaiman has written some, I thought it was time to take the plunge!)
Here is my list for THIS challenge:
- The Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
- Mr. Punch by Neil Gaiman
- Watchmen by Alan Moore
- From Hell by Alan Moore
- Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
- Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis