August Poetry Bookhaul

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I got 13 poetry books this month, Another America by Barbara Kingsolver not in the photo, totally forgot to include it. You can check my previous post on how much each of this was. I will be talking about the synopsis of these poetry books.

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July (Crazy Yet Again) Bookhaul

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So I am back with another crazy book haul. I thought I didn’t buy that much as compared to last month, but when I counted them all, I was proven wrong *scratches head* I got erms..uhm.. *coughs* 23 books *scratches head even more*. It was crazy, I even made a promise to myself that I wouldn’t be buying much, but then I think I have established the fact that I have next to zero self-control. So yeah… on to my book haul. This seriously makes me cringe, I am being more of a hoarder than a reader, because the truth of the matter is, I have no time to read it because I am kind of in a middle of some life-altering situation again (haha I wouldn’t elaborate, but to those who know me, you know what I mean) I will have time to read all this by December, yup freaking December and my TBR is growing wild. I was only able to read poetry books, which would only take a few minutes of my time a day, that’s why I could easily fit them in my schedule. So sorry if I’m not posting reviews, but I will remedy that come December. I am being talkative again, ha! I should shut up.

Here are the books I got this July.

1. Harry Potter and The Chambers of Secrets by JK Rowling聽as I have mentioned on my instagram account, I am rebuying the HP series in its original version hard cover. All I need now is the first book, I am crossing all my fingers I could get it soon! I got this one from a seller at OLX for P300.

2. Harry Potter and the聽Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling聽also from a seller from OLX, which was very nice to talk to, she was super sweet and accommodating. Got this one for P350 and mind you it is in a very good condition.

3-6. The Game of Thrones, A Feast For Crows, A聽Dance with Dragons and A Storm of Swords聽this was the best bargain I’ve had for the longest time! So happy! You can check my post about it here.

7. Cathcher in the Rye by JD Salinger聽also from the bargain. Got this for only P35 from @strawberrysprinklesph on Instagram. She was super nice!

8. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks聽here’s a confession I have not read any Nicholas Sparks book, A Walk To Remember I was only able to read up to half I think so that doesn’t really count, and because this is my favorite movie of all time, I knew I had to buy it and read it. Here’s another confession I think I have watched the movie for like at least 40 times. Yes. Landon Carter was my bae! haha got this from Chapters and Pages for only P80.

9. Poisoned Apples聽I saw this book from Book Sale Robinsons Imus and was priced at P130, the book was beautiful physically it has red pages but I just couldn’t bring myself to buy it for P130 because I saw more beautiful books I could spend my money on, plus the ratings weren’t really that great. But then I was at Book Sale Pedrogil and saw a copy of it once more for the price of P35, I bought it, haha! That’s what you call luck!

10. Owl and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver聽this one is a poetry book, I was recommended by Anne of (@c0nstantreader on instagram) of this author, so when I saw one of her works I knew I had to buy it. It was only for P20 so who in their right mind would pass that one up? This is from Booksale PedroGil.

11. The Truro Bear聽and Other Adventures by Mary Oliver聽also a poetry book, eep I was so stoked when I found this one, I was about to leave the bookstore, but something inside tells me I should look some more, so I did, and I found this gem from the darkest corner of the bookstore, also only P20 from Booksale Pedro Gil.

12. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzama聽this is a sad story, I actually won a giveaway last year, yup last year, and this was supposed to be my prize, but then the person didn’t send them to me, yup sad times. So when I saw this at Fully Booked Taft, I had to get it, I can’t wait any longer for something that won’t come haha.

13. How to Be A Woman by Caitlin Moran聽I was so stoked when I found this at Booksale Pedrogil. I have wanted to have a copy of this book, but it was too expensive and I am not one to spend full price for it, yup hahah despite the fact that I spend too much on books, there are books I shun away from buying ..just because. haha! This was only P125 or around 3$. This is a nonfiction book, and I really love books written by witty women.

14. Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple聽this one I did not expect to see on a second hand bookstore, so when I found it there I didn’t even think twice haha! It was only for 145 or 3.50$. and it newish condition. And I have heard so many good things about it. Also from Booksale Pedrogil.

15. Dog Language by Chase Twichell this is also a poetry book only for P10! I hate the cover though, but it was a poetry book and I browsed few poems and I think I will enjoy this one.

16. The Captain Asks for A Show of Hands by Nick Flynn聽also a poetry book, the cover was gorgeous, for P85 from Booksale Pedrogil.

17. The Nightingales are Drunk by Hafez

18. Remember, Body… by CP Cavafy

19. Circles of Hell by Dante

20. The Wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer

21. Well They Are Gone, and here I must Remain by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

22. On the Beach at Night Alone by Walt Whitman

23.聽Olalla by Robert Louise Stevenson

all are Penguin Little Black Classics for P70 each at Fully Booked.

So phew, that it’s my July Bookhaul! What have you hauled this month?

June (Crazy) Book Haul

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Ohhhhkayyyyy. I wasn’t planning on hauling this many. But I have no self control and I am so stressed, and for me stress equates to book shopping. This haul is a living testament to how stressed I was. In my defense, only the Penguin Little Black Classics, Since You’ve Been Gone and The Wrath and The Dawn are the only ones I paid for it full price. The rest are bargain ones! These are the times when I am more of a hoarder than a reader, but then again, I live by the phrase “Life is short, buy that freaking book already! Haha

Penguin Little Black Classics聽they are only P70/e or 1.55$ each. I got Catullus, Emily Bronte, Wilfred Owen, Thomas Hardy and Kenko聽four of which are poetry book. I am not sure if I am going to buy all the books in the collection or maybe the ones I really like. I got this from Fullybooked Mall of Asia.

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck聽I have always wanted to own a John Steinbeck book, and so happy I found this one for only P20 or .44$ at BookSale SM Dasma.

The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks聽it was one of those days that I was so down that I went to the Booksale near me, I stumbled upon this book, it was only P50 or 1.11$ from Booksale Pedro Gil. I have loved books with military, marines or fbi agents in it, when I read the blurb I knew this one would be right up my alley. I scanned it on goodreads and it has really high ratings! Score!

Summer at The Lake by Erica James聽another impulsive buy, but it was only P35 .77$ plus it has good ratings on good reads too! Also from Booksale Pedro Gil.

Cold Mountain by Frazier聽another bargain book for only P20 or .44$. It was an award winning book so I got it.

The Peculiars by Maureen McQueery聽I’ve been eyeing this book at the bookstore for so long, I was convinced on buying it for its full price, but luckily I saw one at Booksale Pedro Gil and it was freaking signed! Score for P130 or 2.88$\

Because it Is My Blood by Gabriel Zevin聽This is the second book in the All These Things Ive Done series, i don’t know if that’s what the series is called, so don’t quote me on that haha! It was only P25 or .55$ in hardcover, it would be stupid to pass it up. Even though I still need book 1, I’m pretty sure I can always find it in booksale. This one is also from Pedro Gil branch

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce聽I didn’t have any plans on buying this one, but when I opened it and took off its dust jacket, goodness it was beautiful. It would be a crime to let it pass, it was only for P60 or 1.33$.

Quiver of Arrows by Carl Philips聽this is a collection of poetry, I have read Carl Philips’ Riding Westward, I enjoyed it too, so when I saw this for only P35 I knew it had to go home with me.

White Teeth by Zadie Smith聽now there is a funny story about this one, I was browsing through booksale when the new delivery came, they put all the books inside their stock room, I asked the sales lady when are they going to display them, they said later that day and advised me to return instead. So I returned and still the books aren’t displayed yet, I asked her again and she apologized and said she was doing a lot of things she didn’t had the time to sort the books as she was waiting for her co-worker, she said I could enter the stock room and select the books I wanted, like first dibs on the book! Hahah she was so nice to do that! So I got this book for P20 or .44$ Soo happy! Ive been wanting to read a Zadie Smith for the longest time, and now I have one of her books, there will be no excuse.This is also from Pedro Gil branch.

Tatiana and Alexander by Paullina Simons聽holy smokessss! I never thought I’d be so lucky to find it there, for only P115 or 2.55$ (Booksale SM Dasma, I also found the Bronze Horseman in the same branch!) I’m so excited to read them, since many really loved these books,

Fathers: A Collection of Poems聽this one is also from Pedro Gil branch for only P35. It was a collection of poetry from different known authors. Kind of reminded me of my father,

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson聽Mind you it was the Platinum edition, it was P115 from SM Dasma branch! Also heard a lot of great things about this one!

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf聽score for only P125 or 2.77$! I have always wanted to own a Virginia Woolf book and now I have one!! yey! This one from Robinsons Imus branch

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy聽also P20 from Pedro Gil branch!

The Wrath and The Dawn by 聽Renee Ahdieh聽I wanted to own a copy of this so bad, but then FullyBooked MOA didn’t have it in hardcover, I settled for a paperback copy. I would rebuy it, if I really loved the story.

Love Rosie by Cecilia Ahern聽I was so sure to get this for its full price, but then again book gods are smiling at me. I saw a copy at SM MOA branch for only P150 or 3$. Sooo happy! Now I can read it as I really enjoyed the movie!

A Rush of Hands by Juan Delgado, Many Woods of Grief聽both from SM DASMA branch and P10 or .22$ each!! Another addition to my poetry collection!

Human Chain by Seamus Heaney聽happy to find a poetry book by him at MOA branch for P60!

From Desire to Desire聽another book for P20 at Robinsons Imus branch.

Laws of My Nature聽also a poetry book for P20 at Pedro Gil Booksale

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson聽bought this for P359 at National Bookstore SM Dasma, I’ve been wanting this in hard cover but was too expensive, settled for paperback instead.

In Between by Jenny B. Jones聽from what I’ve gathered this one is a funny book, Jenny B. Jones is the author of There You’ll Find Me a book I got last May. Only for P20 at Pedro Gil BookSale

Refresh, refresh by Benjamin Percy聽it was a collection of short stories, which again I am influenced by Matthew of WeLiveForBooks on youtube (please do check their channel) it was also P20 from Booksale Pedro Gil.

and last but not the least, whew….

Incendiary by Chris Cleave聽I now own three of his books, sadly this one didn’t match my copies of Gold and Little Bee, but I could not pass this one up since it was only P20 from Pedro Gil Booksale.

Wheeeeewwww, So that’s a long one! I hope you had fun scheming this post! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me, I am available on twitter @nerdytalks_04, email: moraleunice@gmail.com and instagram @nerdytalksbookblog.

Special hi to Aica who emailed me this morning. Thank you for your kind words sweetheart, and I am glad I could help and inspire you in my little ways!

Have a great week ahead聽you guys!

Happy reading or in my case book hoarding! Til next post! Tata!

May Book Haul

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I got 15 books, five of them are poetry books, 2 YAs, 1 graphic novel and 4 novels and 2 memoirs.

As I’ve said on my instagram (@nerdytalksbookblog) I am pretty pleased with my haul, since I only got 2 YAs, I’m not saying YAs are not good, it’s just that, I have come to the point that I need to grow as a reader, I need to widen the horizon and explore more genres. I will always enjoy YA, so don’t go hating on me. I will always crave for the cheesy, easy-breezy feeling that YA gives, but then it’s time to try something new. I will always read YA, but I decided that my shelf could use more classics and adult fiction.

Game of Thrones by George RR Martin聽I am obsessed with the TV show, and of course you cannot claim to be a hardcore fan if you have not read the books right, plus I heard the TV show left out so many details in the book. So yes, I can’t wait to discover what I have been missing out on! I got this book when I was in HongKong from a bookstore called Page One. I wish I could have gotten more books, but my baggage is full and hand carry is also a no-no.

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen聽I bought this for P60 or 1.33$ at Chapters and Pages a second hand bookstore here in the Philippines. I don’t usually shop there, since they have very limited selection, but then I was lucky I found this copy in a very good condition for cheap price. If you are wondering the branch I got this from is Chapters and Pages at Robinsons Dasmarinas, it was located at the ground floor. I have not watched the movie, so I am excited to read this first then watch it.

City of Glass by Paul Auster聽I got this graphic novel from Booksale SM MOA for only P35 or.75$. It was a part of a trilogy called聽The New York Trilogy,聽which was Mathew’s (of WeLiveForBooks on youtube) favorite book. The drawings are really interesting kind of reminded me of Attack of the Titan.

Sunset Park by Paul Auster聽Again this book is influenced by Matthew. He was such a fan of Paul Auster, so when 聽I saw this for only P80 or 1.77$. I can’t wait to read it! Also from Booksale SM Moa

Into it by Lawrence Joseph聽This is a poetry book I got for P60 or 1.33$ from BookSale SM Moa. It was the boyfriend who actually paid for Sunset Park Into it and The Year of Magical Thinking, hee hi boyfriend, thank you!)

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers聽Oh my god you guys! I am so excited for this book!! I 聽have been wanting this forever and I was so sure to get it for its full price, but then the book gods smiled at me and gave it to me for P115 or 2.55$ from BookSale SM Dasmarinas 馃檪

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion聽another book ive been wanting forever, I hate nothing but great things about this, most say it is depressing yet beautiful! I can’t wait to finally read it. I got it from Book for Less at SM Moa for P198 or 4.4$.

Pierce The Skin by Henri Cole聽this is a collection of Poetry by Henri Cole which I adore very much! I have read his other poetry book The Blackbird and Wolf聽and instantly fell in love with it! I got this from SM MOA Booksale for if Im not mistaken P125 or 2.77$

The Red Glove by Holly Black聽this is the second book in the White Cat series (geez im not sure if that is what the series is called), I got it for P130 or 2.88$ from Booksale SM Dasmarinas. I got White Cat from the same branch too. Now I need Black heart to complete them! I have faith that I will find it in Booksale too!

Repair by C.K. Williams聽this is a Pulitzer Prize winner, so yes I was too happy to have it! It was only P80 or 1.77$ from SM Dasma Booksale. I’ve read it too and it was really interesting.

There You’ll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones聽I’ve had copy of this on my e-reader for the longest time so when I found it on Booksale I knew I had to get it, I always prefer the physical copy anyway. It has great ratings on goodreads! I got it for P115 or 2.55$

The Year of What Now by Brian Russell聽Oh my god! This book is so beautiful it actually hurts. I was able to relate to it, it was a poetry book about living with and loving someone with cancer. It gave me goosebumps and made me cry. It easily became a favorite. Got it for P60 or 1.33$ from Booksale SM MOA

The Girl Between The Trees by Toni Gilyard聽also a poetry book from MOA but I forgot how much was it. Oops

Room by Emma Donoghue聽holy smokes I grabbed this one so fast when I saw it. It was only P60 or 1.33$. I got this together with Water for Elephants! Yayy! Again, it is the book that I have heard so many things about!

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt聽this was a memoir that was highly recommended to me by my dear friend Gie (@psy-kaoru on instagram) so when I saw it in hardcover and perfect condition I knew I had to get it. It was only P90 or 2$ from Booksale SM Dasmarinas.

Wheww. That was not really a quick post. I’m still going to post my June Bookhaul, in which I accumulated 32 freaking books. Goodluck with all the caption. Ugh.

February Book Haul

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Ooh it has been a while since I last posted something here. Work has been a b*tch. I am presenting to you my February Bookhaul. A total of 17 books consisting of 1 short story, 6 poetry books, 4 classics and 6 novels. I am pretty happy with this haul.

  • Skyfall by Christian Edwards.聽I got this directly from the author, it was so nice of her to contact me and ask if I would be willing to read and review her short story and I said yes, no one in their right mind can pass this one up.
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway聽I got this as a prize from a giveaway held by amazing Ziba of @zibareads over at Instagram. I was so stoked when I found out I won the giveaway. I was actually out the whole day, so it was until late in the night that it has come to my attention that I freaking won. I never expected to win since a lot, and I mean a lot of people joined the giveaway. What are the odds right? But yeah I am so happy, this edition is really beautiful, I kid you not.
  • The 100 by Kass Morgan and The Goodluck of Right Now by Matthew Quick聽both books I got for 3$ it was on sale!! I bought it at Powerbooks, ATC.
  • The Man Who Ate the 747 by Ben Sherwood聽.聽I got this from Booksale SM Dasma, and was so happy that it was a signed copy. Ben Sherwood was the one who wrote Charlie St. Cloud.
  • Riding Westward by Carl Philips聽this is another poetry book, as I have mentioned I will be collecting poetry books and I just could’t wait to see a shelf full of poetry books.
  • To Every Truth its Season by Sam Steiffer聽another poetry book I got from Booksale Sm Dasma
  • You Come Too by Robert Frost聽I was so happy to find it at Booksale SM Dasma, Robert Frost is a known poet, so yay for me!
  • Blackbird and Wolf by Henri Cole聽another poetry book, I’ve read this one and oh my freaking lord! I love it so much, the metaphors are perfect my absolute fave is Gravity And Center! This is also from Booksale SM Dasma
  • The Last Letter from your Lover by Jojo Moyes and Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen聽were from my dear friend Shyn of @sherain.books over at Instagram.
  • By My Side by Alice Peterson聽I got it on sale over at Book Depository聽聽I heard this one is like Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and so I coerced my bookish sisters over at Bookish Pinoys to get it too! 馃檪
  • Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys聽I was so happy to find this for only P20 or .40c! So cheapp! Plus it matches my copy of Good Morning Midnight also by her! Penguins Modern Classics edition are ze best!! I love the vintage feel to it!
  • 1984 by George Orwell聽this is another lucky find from Booksale SM Dasma!
  • Chasers of The Light by Tyler Knott Gregson聽the most beautiful poetry book I own so far! Gahh I love his poems!! This book is worth every freaking penny!
  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath聽I got it from Book Depository! Yes another poetry book!!

So yey! That sums up my February Book Haul! Show me yours!!

January Bookhaul

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Presenting my January Bookhaul! 馃檪 (Sorry I got too preoccupied the past week, thus the late post of this January Bookhaul) A total of 18 books, uhm what a way to start the year. Whatever happened to less buying as a bookish resolution? Well in my defense, most of these books were orders from last year, they just arrived this January, so technically they don’t really count right? Right?

R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton聽bought it only for Php15 or .30c from a used book store here in the Philippines. This book is included 聽in the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Outlander by Diano Gabaldon聽is a christmas gift from my bookish sister Gie (@psy_kaoru on instagram).

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien聽I bought it for Php270 or 5$, it is in hardcover and in very good condition, bought it at Book Sale SM Palapala

The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien聽bought it for Php145 or 3$ at Booksale SM Palapala. I really want to start this series! I was so hooked after watching the last installment of The Hobbit, plus I also have watched the Lords of The Rings movies, and books are always better than the movie, so I really can’t wait to start the series.

The Return of The King by JRR Tolkien聽also got it for Php145 or 3$ from BookSale SM Palapala

B by Sarah Kay聽got this one from Book Depository. You can get your copy here.聽This is a poetry book 馃檪

Beg No Pardon by Lynne Thompson聽got it for Php85 or 2$ and it is signed!!! I swear I couldn’t contain my happiness! And I have read it and it was really really good!

Siddharta by Herman Hesse聽Bought it for only P20 or half a dollar! Also included in the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer聽bought it from on onlineseller (@thebookishanimator on instagram.)

All the Bright Places聽is a gift from my mom! 馃檪 I heard this one is heart wrenching.

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda聽is a birthday gift from my good friend Gie (@psy_kaoru on Instagram). 馃檪 If you want to get your own copy, you can order here.

The Broken String by Grace Schulman聽is a poetry book, got it for P35 or almost .80c from Booksale SM Palapala

No Matter The Wreckage by Sarah Kay聽poetry book I got from Book Depository. You can get your copy here.I love Sarah Kay!!!

Just a Boy Standing In Front Of a Girl聽also from Book Depository. Get your copy here.聽This is a chicklit.

The Scarlet Pimpernel聽also from BookSale SM Palapala. for only Php85 or 2$.

The Pirate’s Wish by Cassandra Rose Clarke聽from Book Depository. The second book in the Assassin’s curse duology.

Bitter Greens by Forsyth聽also from Book Depository. This is a retelling of Rapunzel! 馃檪

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes聽christmas gift from my dear friend Krish (@book.loverph on Instagram) You can order your copy here

You can check all book over at Book Depository聽they offer free shipping!!