Wednesday, November 05, 2008

James Bond 007: The Penguin Complete Centenary Collection

As I entered the reception lobby after lunch today, the security officer smiled and gestured towards the back of the visitor's counter indicating that there was something for me. (I always say "Hello" to them as I enter the building) So... guess what came in the post today? A HUGE bag of 'something'...

Unravelling what's in the big blue bag...
Taaaah-daaaaah!... Ian Fleming: The Penguin 007 Collection
14 of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels in this beautiful red box!

Here are the titles all for only £58 (including shipping cost of £8, the original price is £100):
  1. Casino Royale
  2. Live and Let Die
  3. Moonraker
  4. Diamonds are Forever
  5. From Russia with Love
  6. Doctor No
  7. Goldfinger
  8. For Your Eyes Only
  9. Thunderball
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me
  11. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  12. You Only Live Twice
  13. The Man with the Golden Gun
  14. Octopussy

The beautiful box set arrived super quickly. The order was placed on October 28 and it arrived today—about a week later! All the way from Penguin UK!

And you know what, the James Bond books arrived just in time, one day before the latest Bond movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE opening in the Malaysian cinemas tomorrow. Speak about perfect timing! The same thing happened with the delivery of Karen E. Olson's latest book SHOT GIRL from the US.

And you know what else? My colleague text-messaged me asking if I'd like to have the tickets for tonight's special screening of QUANTUM OF SOLACE. What a great coincidence, right? But, the tickets were snapped up by another colleague because me-and-my-big-mouth said I had other plans for tonight (which is true) but then I thought I'd change those plans for Mr Bond. Alas, it's too late and someone else bagged those two tickets. Bye-bye Daniel Craig. SIGH~~

P/S: Even the security officers are now very familiar with the boxes of books that arrive in my name. Sometimes they even helped to carry them to my office. Bless them!