I worried that the challenge post was becoming too long, so here are the prize choices.
I’m living in Taiwan right now, which I think influenced me quite a bit in coming up with this challenge! Because of that, I am offering some Chinese books: comic book versions of classics. Oh yes. They’re by the excellent Taiwanese artist 蔡志忠, and I can offer you one of the following: 論說、孫子兵法、聊齋志異. If you are consumed by a desire to have a different story, I’ll see if I can find it for you, but these are the ones I know I can get in my bookstore, and the first two are quite funny, for all that they’re philosophical texts. Let me repeat: these books will be written in traditional Chinese characters, but the art is very cute and fun.
If you can find no use for something like this, you can choose a book from the read-a-thon’s prize pool. Second and third place will get a postcard from Taiwan, with Chinese writing if they want it. Please contact me via the “email me!” link in the sidebar. Thanks for playing!