It makes me smile that the comments for Banana Yoshimoto’s novel, The Lake,
reached 136 before the close of business on June 29, 2011. Many bloggers who are new to me, as I’m sure I am to them, stopped by to request an edition of this promising book. Although it was nice to meet so many new bibliophiles, sadly, I can only give it to one.
Using random.org and their sequence generator to be utterly fair, the winner of this book is number 8, which happens to be Ally of Snow Feathers. Congratulations, Ally!
Yet all is not lost. There is still one more hardcover edition on my shelf, provided by the publisher, to be given away. I will give it as a prize sometime in the next few months for the Japanese Literature Challenge 5.
So, to all who participated, who joined my unadvertised list of followers, a big thank you. And also to you, Leeswammes for organizing this literary extravaganza.
Until next time,