Monday, January 28, 2008

Overly Egypt Themed

Oh, and I forgot to mention that during my relaxing time at the hotel this weekend, I finished reading my latest book, Seven Ancient Wonders by Matthew Reilly.

It is the biggest treasure hunt in history with contesting nations involved in a headlong race to locate the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. 4500 years ago, a magnificent golden capstone sat at the peak of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It was a source of immense power, reputedly capable of bestowing upon its holder absolute global power. But then it was divided into seven pieces and hidden, each piece separately, within the seven greatest structures of the age. Now it's 2006 and the coming of a rare solar event means it's time to locate the seven pieces and rebuild the capstone. Everyone wants it - from the most powerful countries on Earth to gangs of terrorists ...and one daring coalition of eight small nations. Led by the mysterious Captain Jack West Jr, this determined group enters a global battlefield filled with booby-trapped mines, crocodile-infested swamps, evil forces and an adventure beyond imagining.

I enjoyed this book ... it's again an easy read and a pretty good fun adventure sort. I like (what I call) the "Egypt factor" which generally makes me more likely to read just about any book :) It's an interesting pretty much un-likely concept with some fun characters.

If you're taking a lengthy flight or you need a book that you're only able to read in small portions, this is probably a good recommendation :)

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And something I saw on the South Africa Rocks blog (after I followed a hit back to there after they posted about their pride in having 3 SA Bloggers up for a 2008 Bloggie award) ... Cape Town is one of the Cities that you can vote for to become a city on the World Monopoly Board. I've signed up and cast my first vote (apparently it's a daily thing) and I encourage everyone else to as well :)

What a fun idea :) They seem to have Monopoly Boards themed for all occasions these days, I went into Hamley's yesterday afternoon and saw that they have an Ancient Egyptian one I was tempted to get. But then I reminded myself I should at least be waiting till I have kiddies before I buy certain things!


ExMi said...

i have voted for you from every single email address i own.

i am on the final voting panel too, so will be pulling for ya!!

good luck, hope you win that bloggie!

akika said...

Not having kids is no reason not to buy toys.

phillygirl said...

@em+ct - Thanks hon, here's hoping :) But I won't be too surprised if Tertia takes it since she has about a billion daily readers (I'll reserve my own opinion of "why?" tho).

@akika - I'm well aware of that, I have already got those 3 card & 2 computer games on this trip already ... I think I'm all gamed-out :)

Tara said...

Yaaay Cape Town.

If it wasn't for the whole thing of having to transport it home back to S.A., I would so walk out of Hamleys with about three car loads worth of toys. I'm impressed you managed to walk out without the game!

phillygirl said...

@goblin - Yup, that's the hard part about being here ... trying to work out just how much I can fit into my suitcase and sneak back into the country!

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