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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by tanabata at In Spring it is the Dawn.

Here are the details copied from the challenge blog:
Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge

This is the sign-up post for the Haruki Murakami Reading Challenge 2013. If you've taken part before, the challenge "rules" are essentially the same. And as always, the goal of the challenge is simply to encourage you to discover, or re-discover, the unique story-telling of Haruki Murakami. It's a really flexible challenge and all you have to do to participate is read at least one book by Haruki Murakami in 2013. However, there are several levels of participation to choose from, for those that want to immerse themselves more in Murakami's surreal worlds.

Levels of participation:

Hajime - Read one book

Sheep Man - Read 3 books

Toru - Read 5 books

Nakata - Read 7 books

Sumire - Read 10+ books

Super-frog - Read everything Murakami has written! (that is available in English, or your preferred language) For a list of the books available in English, visit the Books Page.

Things to keep in mind:

*Whether you're a complete newbie, or already a huge Murakami fan, everyone is welcome to join in.

*You can join in anytime throughout the year.

*Feel free to grab one of the Murakami Challenge badges to display on your own site, but please save them to your own computer first.

*You don't have to have a blog to participate. You can also share your thoughts on Goodreads, LibraryThing, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. Or provide a guest post here!

*Crossovers with other challenges are allowed.

*Books should be read between January 1st and December 31st, 2013.

*Please share your reviews of the Murakami books you read for the challenge. This is optional but we'd love to hear what you thought. I also welcome you to submit reviews to any of Murakami's books or stories that you have read and reviewed previously. Reviews in any language are welcome. More on the 'Submit a review' page.

*Books can be in any format: paper, ebooks, audio.

*Rereads are allowed, and encouraged.

*There will be prizes (details to be decided).

And most importantly, have fun!
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

This is a new-to-me author, so I am aiming for HAJIME (read 1 Haruki Murakami book).
I will keep track of my progress below:
  1. IQ84 


  1. Hi Darlene. What a great challenge! I read my first Murakami book - Kafka on the Shore - last year and absolutely loved it. I can't wait to read more. I hope you enjoy IQ84 - it's high up on my TBR! Mike

    1. Thanks, Mike! I'm going to have to add Kafka on the Shore to my list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Welcome to the challenge, Darlene. You're jumping right in the deep end with 1Q84 - it's a big one! I hope you enjoy your first Murakami!


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