There’s a time every year that I call “Book Season“. It’s usually around August to September, when all book stores I frequent go on sale, and usually ends right by Manila International Book Fair. These times are practically heaven for me as I get to buy a whole lot of books (then again it’s not like I don’t buy a lot off-season too), which all get added to my growing TBR list. In fact, there are still books on my TBR list from book fair two years ago. Haha.
I’ve always had somewhat of a generous stash every year after Book Season. This year was a bit different though. Good, yeah, but kind of different.
I hit MIBF last Saturday to see if I can find anything I like and buy it. I ventured into the fair with a list of books that I don’t necessarily need to have. The past years I have a list of books that I must have but this year, it’s just…”Okay, if I find it, I’ll probably buy it.” When I got to the fair, I ended up buying some pens from the Pilot booth and then three more books in National Bookstore (which I realized that I can still buy in National Bookstore with the same discount).
And all books I bought were in hardcover. And you know how I don’t like hardcovers.
But still, I think it’s a pretty good haul. They’re all “hot” books anyway:
I finally gave in and bought the hardcover copy of Sarah Dessen‘s Along for the Ride. Couldn’t resist, plus I can’t wait to read it anyway (and I’m almost done reading it!). The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins were highly recommended by Blooey, so there. :)
Hm. All sales ended yesterday, I think, and I just realized…almost all books I got to buy on all sales were from the Young Adult section:
From top to bottom:
- My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra (Powerbooks)
- Be Strong & Curvaceous by Shelley Adina (Fully Booked)
- Who Made You a Princess? by Shelley Adina (Fully Booked)
- The Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt (Fully Booked)
- Breaking Up Is Hard to Do by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt (Fully Booked)
- Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen (National Bookstore)
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (National Bookstore)
- Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (National Bookstore)
Not bad, not bad. I’m just surprised it’s almost all YA. I can see a trend coming in, haha. I find myself gravitating towards that section of the bookstore ever so often. Maybe I should go back to YA for NaNoWriMo.
Right now there’s no other book I want to buy yet. I was thinking of Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol but it’s too expensive for me, plus I figure I can borrow it somewhere. :) I also wanted to buy those cool Austen reprints at National Bookstore…but I figured I could buy it next time. Or ask for it as a Christmas gift. Support my Classics reading challenge! Give me Classic books (preferably Jane Austen :P).
Till next year, I guess?