2011 Reading Challenge > Capsguy's Challenge

  • Mon by Natsume Sōseki
  • Silence by Shūsaku Endō
  • The Hunting Gun by Yasushi Inoue
  • Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse
  • After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima
  • Harp of Burma by Michio Takeyama
  • Fires on the Plain by Shōhei Ōoka
  • The Wild Geese by Ōgai Mori
  • And Then by Natsume Sōseki
  • The Sea and Poison by Shūsaku Endō
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message 1: by Jen (new)

Jen Congratulations! Hurrah for reachable goals!


message 2: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy Haha, many thanks:D


message 3: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine wait you read more than a book a day?


message 4: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy It'd average out to be about that, yes. Although my pace in the final third/quarter of the year until the past few weeks really slackened off.

I was trying to get through a lot of the 'essentials' of literature, especially shorter works. Furthermore, the list includes novellas and the odd short story here and there. A lot of Japanese literature (of what I'm focusing on now) is shorter than your average Western classic.

That and I have a lot of spare time, especially now (redoing my 3 month holiday in Japan, same as last winter)


message 5: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine well you are making the rest of us look bad. but it also makes you awesome, so it probably evens out.


message 6: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy My original 'aim' was to read 200 books, I never fathomed that I'd read this much. Although, about halfway through the year I realised that putting a goal of a set amount to read for literature is almost redundant and can be quite dangerous. I don't want to forget what I've read, you know?


message 7: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine totally, but you always forget some of them I feel like.


message 8: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy Of course, our brains aren't perfect.


message 9: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine That's kind of the positive of a site like this, you can pool memories when you forget something.


message 10: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy Exactly!!!


message 11: by Capsguy (new)

Capsguy It`s been a great year! I hope next year offers the same :D


message 12: by Hadrian (new)

Hadrian Here's to 2012, Capsguy!


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