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I’ll be hosting the Books in Translation Reading Challenge again for 2013. I failed pretty miserably at it last year, reading only two when my goal was 4-6. Oops. I hope to do better this year. The goal is obviously to read translations of books, from any language into the language(s) you’re comfortable reading in; they don’t have to be in English.
You can read any genre and any age range. Crossovers with other challenges are fine. Any format that you choose is also acceptable. The challenge will run from January 1 through December 31, 2013.
I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.
Beginner: Read 1-3 books in translation
My Personal Progress
I’m committing to the Conversationalist level at 4-6 books. I’ll track my progress here.
- Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
- Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Sijie Dai, translated by Ina Rilke, read by B. D. Wong
- The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery, translated by Alison Anderson
- Labyrinths: Selected Stories and Other Writings by Jorge Luis Borges, translated by various
Sign Up and Link Your Reviews!
I hope you’ll join me! Sign up anytime throughout the year by linking below!
Post your reviews here as well. Enter your name or your blog name and the title of the book in parentheses. Example: The Introverted Reader (The Bookseller of Kabul)
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