Monday, December 12, 2011

Mailbox Monday: Of e-Books, Audiobooks and Something Borrowed

It's been weeks since my last Mailbox Monday posts (I was on a book-buying ban) and during the absence I have acquired quite a few books of various versions from Audible.com (for audiobooks) and for my Kindle (e-books), all between October and November.

Here are the Jo Nesbø novels (Audible.com):



And, the other titles also from Audible.com:



For my Kindle, I got myself the following books from Amazon.com:




Something borrowed:

My friend Khoo has also so kindly lent me a novel titled A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute (thanks, Khoo!). I can't wait to get started as the story is set in Malaya when the Japanese invasion begins. The protagonist is Jean Paget, a strong and courageous young woman who joins a group of other women and children when she is captured by the Japanese, and becomes the leader of these prisoners. She meets and forms a bond with Joe Harman, an Australian prisoner, who steals food for them and is horrifically punished for that. The Times describes the book as "A ripping tale of budding romance and grace under pressure."

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On the reading-front, I'm currently enjoying two books: The Gift of Rain by Tan Twan Eng, which I'm totally in love with (Penangites will appreciate the book and the beautiful, descriptive narrative by the author who is a fellow Malaysian like me); and The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, which is a fun joint-reading with Hanson into the intriguing world of Freemasonry, Noetic Science, suspense... (I'm currently at Chapter 26 and we have agreed to finish at Chapter 40 before deciding on our next "destination").

I wish all my bookish friends happy reading!

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