orgasmic buys (this is wholesome, mom)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Junot Diaz) – I have been curious since I read a few pages from its hardback copy at Fully Booked in Rockwell a few months ago. I bought a paperback copy.

Endymion Spring (Matthew Skelton) – I have been eyeing this since last year but it’s always been in hardback. Now trade copies have surfaced so I grabbed one.

Grotesque (Natsuo Kirino) – I saw it for the first time last Friday. Japanese. Prostitute. Incest. Paperback. They’re enough to make me put it in my basket.

A Man Without A Country (Kurt Vonnegut) – Musings of Kurt about the plots and characters in his earlier works. I am not sure if this is his last book before he died. Nice find for 99 pesos!

The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett) – I blogged about my difficulty finding it, eh? Found paperback copies at the National stall so I got one before they run out again.

Sacred Games (Vikram Chandra)  – Hardback and deckle-paged, I got it anyway because Chandra’s books are almost elusive here and it’s only 99 pesos!

The Secret of the Old Clock (Carolyn Keene) – I grabbed this because I was 2 pesos short of getting a free RED bag from National. This is the cheapest book within my reach and I did’t regret it. I read it when I was in sixth grade, borrowed it from the school library. It’s the first book in the Nancy Drew series, by the way. I finished it in an hour and a half.

The Somnambulist (Jonathan Barnes) – The cover’s nice (Brokeback Mountain-ish but the plot’s totally different!).

Work Hard, Study and Keep Out of Politics (James Baker III) – This is a memoir of a former US Secretary of State. I like buying non-fics of American political figures especially now that I am checking out how opinions are played out. I noticed though that I mostly have Republican pieces – Peggy Noonan’s, Ann Coulter’s, then this one. Oh well.

I also got an Arthur Conan Doyle omnibus (The Adventures, Memoirs and Return of Sherlock Holmes). I finally took a bite because it’s the inspiration in the creation of the character of Gregory House (Holmes – House, gets?) and his bestfriend/sidekick (Dr. Watson – Dr. Wilson, see?).

I still haven’t bought everything I want. They’re always going to be there anyway. I resisted buying the other Sandman installments when I came back this afternoon. ECG can take care of it. Besides, I did not buy the illustrated Discworld books so it showed I can easily resist Sandman more. All in all, I spent around 1,500 pesos (about $34). Not bad for 10 great books!

I’m set until January. No more books, unless they’re given as gifts (hint hint). Indeed, just looking at them is too orgasmic already.

6 thoughts on “orgasmic buys (this is wholesome, mom)

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  3. @ chelli – hay naku kung alam mo lang. bwahaha!!!

    house started its 5th season. craving for house and wilson (and cuddy) moments again…

    @ ate reens – true. finally nakakita na ako ng hindi mabigat ahahaha!!!

  4. Oo nga Juday, diba one of the parallels is that Sherlock Holmes (or Conan Doyle himself) was addicted to opium while sa Vicodin naman si House. BTW, I was prescribed Vicodin when I had a root canal, I hated it because 1) it didn’t take the pain away and 2) I was so high that acted much more idiotic that I usually do! Hahaha! Speaking of Cheshire Cat…isa pang addictus si Lewis Carroll…so you’re addicted to addicts! Hahaha!

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