Introducing January in Japan!

As promised, I’ll be hosting a J-Lit event at the start of 2013, entitled January in Japan.  I’ve created a separate site for the event, so please take a look, follow the new blog and sign up – it’ll be worth it, promise 😉

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9 thoughts on “Introducing January in Japan!

  1. Emma – I'm well aware of the JLC (I've particpated for the past four years), and it's why I've never run a J-Lit event before. However, this year's event has been very slow, with only a fraction of the reviews of previous years.

    I think that over the past few years monthly events have taken the place of year-long challenges as people are able to focus better on a shorter event.

    Also, this is not a competitor for Bellezza's event – I have clearly linked to her challenge and encourage cross-posting. My event will also have a lot more input apart from reviews, such as guest posts and giveaways.

    Oh, and Bellezza herself has signed up too 🙂

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  2. Count me in! My blog is too busy until the end of the year to do an intro post but I will do one in January and try and read at least one book. s far as I know Bellezza's event is still running and so I'll be able to enter both of your events.

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  3. Caroline – You've been added to the list 🙂 As I said above, one of my aims was to kick-start Bellezza's event. A few years back there were hundreds of reviews – this year there have been 61 so far, and eight of those were posted by me…

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  4. It touches me that WordsandPeace was thinking of me, but when it comes to enjoying literature, especially Japanese, I feel it's all for one and one for all. We're a united force on touting its worth!

    You bring up an interesting point about the reviews (enthusiasm?) being less than abundant this year. Perhaps like anything, after awhile it becomes a bit stale. That's another reason why your Japan in January is a good thing as it brings a freshness. I think I ought to return to giving monthly prizes on the JLC as I used to do.

    Thanks for being a faithful friend, Tony, and of course I put you JLIJ button on my blog.

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  5. Bellezza – Thanks for your support. Of course, the main thing is to refresh people's interest in the whole point of the challenges – reading and enjoying Japanese literature 🙂

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