Saturday, 12 June 2010

New purchases and a new challenge

Me and Chris finally entered the Waterstones in Piccadilly the biggest book shop in Europe. We didn't even know this shop existed until I starting reading some of the British blogs thus proving once again what a bad influence you all are ;). Our primary goal going into central London was to visit the British Museum but Waterstones happened to be near Green Park station. We were however quite restrained but I did pick up a couple of books for this challenge.

The fourth Japanese Literature Challenge. All I have to do for this challenge is read one or more works of Japanese literature between June 1, 2010 and January 30, 2011.

I already own Haruki Murakami's Norwegian Wood and today I picked up In the Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami (which has been on my wish list forever) and Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

I also brought a signed copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Again this is one that has been on my wish list for ever and is one that I keep reading great reviews for so I am going to finally read this one.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and good luck to everyone taking part in Bloggiesta and tweaking with their blogs.

Posted by Jess


  1. Stopped by on the blog hop and became a follower! I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. I hopped by too and am now following. I really liked The Help and was able to listen to the author speak/get mine signed. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

  3. I like the look of the Japanese literature challenge and if you only have to read 1 book I may well give it a try.

  4. I'd love to go to the biggest bookshop in Europe someday! Hope you guys had a great time there. :)

  5. Glad to see you joined The Japanese Lit Challenge... and The Help is fantastic. Enjoy!

  6. bibliophiliac, Joann and Chelle - welcome! I'm looking forward to reading the Help as I'm fully expecting to really enjoy this one.

    Petty - I only ever join the easy chellenges you know ;) seriously though I had those books on my wish list anyway so I may as well read them for the challenge and see what everyone else has read for it as well.

    Josette - its werid but because its so big its actually really differcult to browse, theres just too many books.

  7. I visited the shop when I was in London a few years ago and yes, it's quite impressive!

    Norwegian Wood is one of my all-time favourite books. I hope you enjoy it!

  8. That's great you're joining the challenge too. Norwegian Wood is good and The Help is very good, really riveting.

  9. I love Murakami! One of my fav authors. I read and reviewed Norwegian Wood recently. Enjoyed it a lot. I also like Never Let me go! I am taking part in this challenge and I am very excited about reading more Japanese Lit!


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