In accordance with our meta agreement to have topic challenges, and since the list of suggestions has a clear winner as June nears its end, it's time to announce the next topic challenge! Throughout July 2017, our topic challenge, proposed by Torisuda, will be
I Am a Cat, by Natsume Sōseki.
As with the previous announcements, I'm posting this before the actual start of the challenge, so that people have time to prepare, get a copy of the book to start reading, and so forth. The topic challenge itself will start on the 1st of July.
What's a topic challenge?
See the meta posts linked above, and also this main meta post. In short, during July we should all read I Am a Cat and try to post thoughtful and interesting questions about it.
Participation is not obligatory in any sense, but those who participate will be forever remembered in the annals of our history. And of course it goes without saying that questions on other works are more than welcome during July too; they just won't count as part of this topic challenge.
How can I take part?
By getting hold of the book, in whatever language you prefer, and asking good questions about it. These questions should be tagged with i-am-a-cat and natsume-soseki and japanese-literature, and other tags if applicable. We'll keep track of the list of all such questions in an answer to this meta post.
The original Japanese version is old enough to be out of copyright, and is available in full here. A partial English translation is freely available at Wikisource, if you want to read the first couple of chapters and get an idea of whether you'll like the book.
- Vote here for the next topic challenge, or propose your own!