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.