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 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 Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling 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 Dance with Dragons and A Storm of Swords 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 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 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 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 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 and Other Adventures by Mary Oliver 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 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 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 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 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. 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?

Book Bargain #8

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Everything from Booksale Robinsons Imus

Hi! So Booksale is currently my best friend, it just keeps giving me good bargains! I swear June has been the best month for bargain finds, and we are not even half way through June!

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf I saw this beautiful copy of Mrs. Dalloway and I just knew it will go home with me. This edition is just so gorgeous! The spine is a little creased but, it doesn’t really bother me, plus it was only P125 or 3$. It was still a great steal!

Scarlet Pimpernel by Baronness Orczy Yes you are seeing two copies. The bigger and nicer copy will go to my dear friend Jenny of (@jayne.vs.books on instagram). I have been recommended so many times of this book so I went ahead and bought it.

Private Lives of Pippa Lee by Rebecca Miller I have been intrigued by this book when I saw Zoe of WeLiveforBooks enjoyed and reviewed it. So when I saw it for only P35 of less than a dollar, I knew I had to get it. Plus the book is in perfect condition!

From Desire to Desire by Yevtushenko is a collection of love poems, the book was older than me, it was published 1980 and with the original owner’s name. I find that cool. And I bought it for P20 or half a dollar!

I am happy with this haul! 🙂

Book Bargains #7

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All boought from BookSale Pedrogil branch, one of my favorite!

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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!!!

Book Bargains #5

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The first three books I got from BookSale SM Dasma and All the Bright Places from NBS SM Dasma 🙂

Hi! How is everyone?

Here is my mini bookhaul. 🙂 The Scarlet Pimpernel to be honest is a book I would not have picked up on my own, but my good friend Gie highly recommended this book and so I was really thrilled to find the book under the piles of unwanted books at BookSale. I got it for only Php85 or 2$, down side is it has the previous owner’s name – Arthur, well I think this kind of gave a new character to the book. And I love those kind of things – so it is not really a down side after all.

R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton you may be wondering why I bought this book, especially so when it is a battered copy – it is very unlikely of me. Rory Gilmore is the one to blame! Haha this book is included in the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge, so when I saw it I immediately bought it, plus it is only Php15 or .30c? Super cheap, I could easily give it away. I take the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge very seriously, I am itching to strike out books after another in the said list. If you want to see the progress I have made (believe me there is not much progress, 6 books out of 339, this is why I am so hell bent on reading majority of the books listed there) click here.

The Broken String by Grace Schulman I bought it for Php35 or .90c and it is a poetry book, I mentioned on my Instagram that I will be buying more poetry books this year, so far I own 7 poetry books. 🙂 I can’t wait to see my collection grow.

All the Bright Places by Jennifer Nevin I have heard amazing things about this book and so when my mom bought it for me, I was ecstatic! (Thanks Ma!) I heard this book is tear-inducing and heart wrenching, so I am not sure yet if I will pick this one up soon, or I have to mentally and emotionally prepare myself first. We’ll see. 🙂

These are the books I got today. How about you, did you get any books today? Show meee! 🙂

Book Bargain #4

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P145 or $3, bought from Booksale Robinsons Imus

My last purchase for 2014, book 2 of The Gentleman Bastard Sequence. Happy to have found a copy that matches the format of my Lies of Locke Lamora, the book 1 of the series. Now all I need is book 3 which is The Republic of Thieves and then I can finally marathon them! Yey to book bargains! I wish everyone a Happy New Year may your 2015 be filled with books you want! Let’s celebrate 2015!

Book Bargain #3 and Huge Reading Slump

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I got this book from BookSale for only P145 or $3 bought from SM Lipa

Hi! I have not posted for a while, as I am currently undergoing too much holidays stuff and whatnot. I’ve been always out, doing some last minute Christmas shopping, running some errands, attending christmas parties and family reunions, I swear it wore me out. Thus the reason of my huge reading slump, whenever I have a few spare time, I don’t spend it on reading, I rather lie down, or laze around or watch tv, or whenever I bring myself to read a few pages, it feels like I am forcing myself, and I hate having that feeling, I read because I want to, not because for the sake of finishing the book, I don’t want to rush it, I want to give it justice.

Last Friday, we dropped by a mall before we head to our relatives, I of course went to booksale, I wanted to find something to read while we are at our relatives’ place. I’m not one to mingle with adults and hold adult conversations, I seriously suck at that. So as I was browsing the stacks of books, I chanced upon Unwind by Neal Shusterman,I have been wanting to read this book for the longest time as I am very intrigued by its plot, so when I saw the first book of the series, I did not think twice, I immediately bought it. This book got me out of my reading slump, so yay for that! I am half way through and I am really loving the story, I love stories that make you think, make you predict what will happen next! Oh I so love the uniqueness of this book, I now understand all the hype about it!!

So that pretty sums up my holiday haha! How about you guys, how’s your holiday going so far?

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curled up in bed with these uhmazing book with my favorite socks 🙂

Book Bargains #2

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl for only P130 or almost 3$ and Baby's In Black for P170 or almost 4$

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl for only P130 or almost 3$ and Baby’s In Black for P170 or almost 4$

I went to the mall today to buy a gift for a friend, so a trip to the mall is never complete if I will not be visiting BookSale (a local used book store here in the Philippines) I noticed they had new stocks, it wasn’t really my intention to buy anything but then these babies flaunted their pretty covers to me. And they are in the best condition, like new! I first saw Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, I have heard mixed reviews about it, and one of my friends whom I have the same taste when it comes to books didn’t like it, but I still bought it, I would like to give it a try, it’s cheap and in hard cover so it wouldn’t be a major guilt trip if i end up hating the book, plus the cover is pretty (haha sue me, i love pretty covers) it couldn’t be that bad.

10844081_388263934665596_1659281059_nAnd so I was determined to leave the book store with only one book, but ugh!! this book is just soo beautiful to pass up. It is a Graphic Novel about the fifth member of The Beatles, he was not able to make it big because he fell in love! So being the hopeless romantic that I am and I because wanted more graphic novels added to my collection,I bought it! Yay! I am so pumped to read this one!!!

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Details!

It had me at The True Love Story of the Lost Beatle! oh yeah! Today is a good day for books, ( well any given day is a good day for books!) So have you been to a used book store near you? What did you get? Come on, show me!

P.S I posted this on my instagram and asked few times which branch of Book Sale I got them from – It is BookSale SM Dasmarinas 🙂