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Digital Reader – 2 February 27, 2012

Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
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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.


My love for all things Japanese continue in the form of not only literature like The Makioka Sisters by Junichiro Tanizaki, but also Battle Royale by Koushon Takami.

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

Battle Royal

by Koushon Takami

What have you added to your shelves lately?



1. GoodbyeNavi - February 27, 2012

The Hunger Games is more like Battle Royale; Battle Royale came out first. 🙂 I think you will enjoy Battle Royale if you enjoyed Hunger Games. It is definitely more bloody than HG and there is a lesser amount of sentimentality.

akamaireader - February 27, 2012

i remember reading your post about that. i’m anxious to read Battle Royale!

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