Over the weekend, I went to the Manila International Book Fair in SMX and it was so much fun! Seeing all the books made me very excited and I really wanted to jump up and down – actually, I did jump up and down! 😆
The smell of new books everywhere was just fantastic. So many titles, so many book lovers, so many things to love. Ah, when will I tire of my love affair with books? I’m just so stoked and I think I’ll make attending the book fair an annual habit, that is if the world does not end this December.
I got a good haul and I know I would have bought more if I had more time. Unfortunately, Don Domeng thought the metro was sinking so I had to leave at 2PM. Sigh. I wanted to find the booth of Summit Media but I was not able to because I had to go. That sucked.
Anyway, these are the books that I found and if you are interested in reading together and discussing, just say so and we can hack at it together. That should be fun, don’t you think so too? 😀 I have Damned by Chuck Palahniuk (not in the photo), Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (with the lovely cover illustration), and The Fault in our Stars by John Green (in hardback because there was no paperback). I can’t wait to get my hands on these reads – should be awesome!
Similarly, I met my friend Mon in the Manila International Book Fair! It has been years since we have seen each other last – I was so happy! I arrived with My Man and my best friend Rem, but they were not as stoked as I was over the books; they loved the food fairs we go to better. Fortunately, Mon was there and I was able to find someone who was as crazy as I was… over books. 😆
He got The Graveyeard Book by Neil Gaiman and Looking for Alaska. I read the first a few years back and totally loved it; he did too and devoured the book but he did not like Looking for Alaska because he said it bored him. We really do not see eye to eye in some reads. I hated The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon; he loved it. But that is okay. We are still cool.
The last quarter of the year is coming and I have so many books already! Now I’m starting to think what would I do with all the books or where do I keep them. I also realized I’m very happy the Manila International Book Fair happens only once a year. If it were more than that, I’d be totally broke tons of times for sure. 😉