Digital Reader – 2 February 27, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: battle royale, book talk, japan, makioka sisters
Digital Reader is basically Mailbox Monday or In my Mailbox (created by The Story Siren ), but with a title that suits my blog. If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit those two features.
I got this idea from The Infinte Shelf.
The Makioka Sisters is about “four aristocratic women desperately trying to preserve a way of life”, a tradtional Japanese way of life in the face of change. My Mother read this book a long time ago. It’ll be nice to follow in her footsteps so to speak.
Battle Royale is a bloody book much like The Hunger Games. In the book, junior high school students are taken to a deserted island to kill each other until there’s only one left standing to win the game. For the record, Battle Royale was written before The Hunger Games.
This will be another book I’ll read for my March reading challenge.
Unfortunately, neither of these books were available in Kindle format so I got them in paperback. Such is the life.
The Makioka Sisters
by Junichiro Tanizaki
by Koushon Takami
What have you added to your shelves lately?