Better late than never! I was unable to join the first two Filipino Fridays and here I am three days late on the third, hihihi 🙂
For the uninitiated, you can find out more about the Pinoy Book Drop activity here.
So, my book dropping experience.
It’s my first time to do such and frankly, the thrill of leaving a place where I dropped off a book was exciting. I was concerned about people going after me and telling me I left my book. Explaining what I did and why would ruin the moment, in my opinion. So I’m glad it didn’t happen. I like the being sneaky part.
I was ready to book-drop last Friday but doofus me, I forgot my books in the office because I had to leave in haste. Anyway, today’s pretty exciting pa rin, and I’m just thinking it’s nice to leave some of my pre-owned books at a place where I buy most of my stash anyway— no less than…tadaaa…Robinsons Place Ermita! 🙂
Put a Lid On It by Donald Westlake. I decided to let go of this copy because I have an e-book of this anyway. I left it at a department store counter on the 3rd floor. I bought something and the card readers were wonky so it gave me time to leave it while waiting for them to fix my transaction. Chances are, a sales attendant found this, so I hope he/she would like it.
Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd. This one I left at the food court. There are a lot of families and groups of friends eating early dinner. I hope one of those people would enjoy this book. It’s a duplicate Rutherfurd and I’ve not been able to finish his chunksters, any of it, so might as well let someone else enjoy it first.
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick. I left this in McDonald’s at the second floor. There are too many fantasy/paranormal books out there I’m losing count. I hope whoever gets this would discover new realms, if he/she has not done so.
The Throat by Peter Straub. I left this one in Krispy Kreme (as you can tell). This is very timely for Halloween! I hope whoever finds it loves horror, too.
I enjoyed my first book drop experience. Since I pledged to let go some of my books, I may do this again soon.
The 3rd Filipino Reader Conference will be on Saturday, November 9, at the Rizal Library of Ateneo de Manila University. Visit the readercon’s official blog, Twitter account, and Facebook page for heaps of information. I hope to see you there!