I am back in Manila after staying for a good eight months at Tagaytay (where the weather is more forgiving). And because I am a little homesick, yes I wanted to go home, I miss my mom and my books. I visited Booksale Pedro Gil branch, I used to find good books there when I was living here in Manila last year. To be honest I had no intention on buying anything, but these pretty books presented themselves to me.
1. Refresh, Refresh by Benjamin Percy is a collection of short stories, aside from poetry I am also into reading short stories, this is highly influenced by Matt of WeLiveforBooks I am so obsessed with their channel and mostly the books I am accumulating recently was influenced by Zoey and Matt. Check their booktube channel if you guys have time, no I say you make time for it. So Refresh, Refresh is the cheapest book I got yesterday, it was only P20 or .50.
2. Quiver of Arrows by Carl Phillips is a collection of poems from 1986 to 2006. I have read his other work Riding Westward and I fairly enjoyed it, so when I saw this book for only P35 or less than a dollar, I just could not resist. Plus this will be yet another addition to my ever growing collection of poetry books.
3. Fathers: A collection of Poems this is a collection of poems from a hundred known poets talking about their fathers. In this splendid collection, both daughters and sons introduce us and pay heartfelt tribute to their fathers. whether writing of fathers who were heroes or antiheroes, defenders or pacifists, those who went away suddenly or those who reappeared after a long period of time, the poets here cast the net wide to harvest the infinite variety of the father and child relationship. This moving anthology includes. This book reminded me of my father, who passed away a year ago, I am pretty sure this book will bring out some tears. Bought this one for P35 or less than a dollar.
4. The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry and a signed one at that! This is a steampunk novel, I have had my eyes on this one for the longest time whenever I visit the bookstore, but I could not bring myself to pay the full price for it, and so when I saw it on Booksale for P130 or 3$ and it was freaking signed, I knew there is no way I’m not going home without it.
5. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry to be honest I was about to leave this one behind, I don’t see myself reading it in the near future, but then I removed its dust jacket and my god it was so beautiful, then I checked the reviews and it was good, plus it was only P80 or 2$ so it would be absurd to leave it behind.
So that is my mini bookhaul from a secondhand book store here in the Philippines. I swear used bookstores will be the death of me! haha! Have a happy day ahead guys. Have you hauled books from second hand bookstores? Come on show me!!!