Quot libros!

Living up to this blog’s norm of sporadic updates, I would like to share today my latest books purchased from the succession of bookshop sales.

I noticed that I am not a hardcore book hoarder anymore.  Two years ago, beginning in July, I was already on a roll.  It extended until September, the Manila International Book Fair month.

Last year, my book sale list was still full but considerably lower in number than the previous year.  It didn’t mean I bought less that entire year for it’s the time I learned about Bookcity.  From January 2009 until the 3rd quarter, I had a total of 3 boxes of books shipped to me from abroad.

Anyway, this year, I am still buying whenever I can – even when I don’t need to – but it’s either I seem to have most books in book shops or I am finally learning how to scrimp.  Why did I say so? Because it’s already August and my number of books purchased is only a modest 60.  Whichever it is, I am keeping it at bay.  My main concern is finding time to read my books.  It’s been a constant wish!

Here are the books I bought since the season of marked down book sale began:

Powerbooks Sale

  1. The Last Apprentice 1: Revenge of the Witch – Joseph Delaney
  2. Genius Squad – Catherine Jinks
  3. Continental Drift – Russell Banks
  4. The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein – Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler
  5. The Custom of the Country – Edith Wharton
  6. The Lost Symbol – Dan Brown
  7. Hannibal – Thomas Harris
  8. Kockroach – Tyler Knox

Fully Booked Anniversary Sale

  1. Self’s Deception – Bernard Schlink
  2. The Camel Bookmobile – Masha Hamilton
  3. The Last Apprentice 2: Curse of the Bane – Joseph Delaney
  4. The Last Apprentice 3: Attack of the Fiend – Joseph Delaney
  5. The Last Apprentice 4: Night of the Soul Stealer – Joseph Delaney
  6. Level 26 – Anthony E. Zuiker
  7. Incendiary – Chris Cleave
  8. Headcrusher – Alexander Garros and Alexei Evdokimov

National Bookstore Price-Cut Sale

  1. The Quiet Girl – Peter Hoeg
  2. Demonata Book Three: Slawter – Darren Shan
  3. The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore – Joan Lowery Nixon
  4. The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet – Colleen McCullough

Chapters and Pages and Booksale(since July 2010)

  1. The Plague – Albert Camus
  2. The Witches of Eastwick – John Updike
  3. The Jane Austen Book Club – Karen Joy Fowler
  4. Swimming – Nicola Keegan
  5. Big Stone Gap – Adriana Trigiani
  6. Drowning in Gruel – George Singleton
  7. Strong Motion – Jonathan Franzen

There.  I will update this post when the international book fair kicks off in September.  I don’t have a lot in my wish list.  I plan to look for Spanish workbooks and reference guides because I’m currently taking level 1 Spanish in Instituto Cervantes.  Then again, you’ll never know! My love affair with books is for life and I will find reasons to pick one, two, or ten when they’re in front of me. ☺

What about you, what books did you buy recently?

4 thoughts on “Quot libros!

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  2. kainggit naman ang book list mo gurl, and you have Albert Camus book, i like one of his quotes – “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

    So far, nabasa ko puro chick flick, such a sucker for romance. nothing beats the creative mind of an author when he describes a girl or a boy when it comes to books.

    • i’m not into hornby e! pero madami sa powerbooks nun.
      buy the lost symbol kung gusto mo. pwede na rin. i bought mine for 270, with no discount. okay na din.

      ganyan, mamili ng libro! feed yer mind!!!

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