"Books can be dangerous. The best ones should be labelled 'This could change your life'."
-Helen Exley

"A novel is the chance to try on a different life for size."
-Marion C. Garretty

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Banana Blog Hop

MobyLives is a blog that is doing a blog hop and give away based on the book The Lake by Banana Yoshimoto. So, I'm going to be answering some questions!

“What’s the most unusual love story you’ve ever read?”
The most unusual love story I've ever read would have to be Twilight. I know I know, Twilight, but there's a good point to my answer. Bella is a human and she falls in love with a vampire who is a vegetarian. At the same time, normal vampires who drink human blood are chasing after her. And her best friend Jacob and his pack of werewolf buddies are helping to protect her. And her human dad is clueless about all of this. I think that's unusual.

“What’s your favorite novel from another country?”
I have two novels from other countries that I absolutely love. 1. Incarceron from Wales because it is a fast-paced thrill that kept me on the edge of my seat and just dying to find out what happened on the next page. And 2. Waiting For No One from Cananda. I love this book because of the main character. She has aspergers syndrome and I really loved how she thought and acted. I couldn't get enough of that book.

The Lake“Why would you be interested in winning a copy of Banana Yoshimoto’s The Lake?”
Before I answer this question I'm going to give a little summary of the book:

The Lake is a hypnotic, delicate, and suspenseful tale about a young painter named Chihiro and her relationship with a brilliant but troubled young man named Nakajima who has a mysterious trauma in his past.
Personally I think this book just sounds enticing. I feel like the second I open this book I will just devour it! Another reason is because I think it's awesome that this book is helping the victims in Japan. Even though according to news on TV Japan is "old news", people are still affected there today, right now, at this very minute and they need help. Spreading word about this book through the blogger world is a great way to help spread the word that Japan is still in need and that this is just one of many ways that we can help them.

*If you are a blogger who is interested in winning this book, click on the MobyLives link I have at the top of the page see the rules and instructions.


  1. Thanks for the heads up on the contest. :) Twilight really is a weird story if you think about it. I love that her dad is supposed to be a cop but misses everything going on around him.
    I'll have to look into Waiting for No One. I'm trying to read more international books.

  2. What a great way to run a contest :)

  3. Hi Katie,
    Thanks for stopping by my site! You were wondering if I have received my copy, no I haven't but, I am 95% sure I will get it. I can understand why your mom is so leery and I am to. I always check the website out first and if I'm not sure about the site, I ask others about it or check it on the better business bureau site. I'll let you know when I get it! Oh and I'm not sure if you know about Library Things early reviewer list. Thats a great site to win books.
    Natalie :0)


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