Monday, November 24, 2008

Mailbox Monday

Only one lonely new book this week! I stopped by the only bookstore I know of in Tokyo that carries Bookmarks magazine last week to pick up the latest issue, and of course I had to have a little browse while I was there. While they have a pretty good magazine selection, the English books are a bit expensive so I don't often buy any there, but this time I found a reasonably priced paperback copy of The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, winner of this year's Booker Prize. I don't always love the Booker Prize winners but award winners still always seem to catch my eye and so it ended up coming home with me.
Has anyone read it yet?

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9 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see what you think of that one!

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  2. Only one book? You must not do too many review books yet LOL. My mailbox is here

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  3. It's the first I've heard of it, but then I haven't read very many Booker Prize award winners.

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  4. bermudaonion - I have no idea when I'll get to it, but I am curious about it!

    Callista - Well, living in Japan means I don't have as many opportunities for review books as all of you in the US. Maybe that's a good thing though otherwise I'd probably be drowning in them! ;)

    Alyce - I'd seen the news about this year's winner but hadn't looked it up or anything. The special end display at the bookstore reminded me of it.

    Wendi B. - I thought so! I had a choice between the US paperback and the UK paperback for the same price and I went with this one, the UK version. :)

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  5. I haven't read this one. Can't wait to hear what you think of it. Happy reading!

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  6. Anna - Thanks! It's that old saying.. so many books, so little time! :)

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  7. Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. I'd be a very sad person (LOL) if buying books was very expensive. The things I would sacrifice for the love of a book

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  8. Marcia - LOL. It has certainly reined in my spending. I still buy, probably too much, but it's so much less than when we lived in an English speaking country! :P

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