July edition, because I’m pretty sure I’d be hoarding again on August and September. But for this month, the Fully Booked sale urged me to hoard books as much as I did last year. For some reason, I haven’t been buying much this year. Last year, I’d frequent book sales almost every week and come home with a book or two. When it’s payday, I’d sometimes buy at least 4. When there’s a sale, well, we really shouldn’t really talk about that. Hee.
Sadly, I haven’t had much time to read this year. Maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding bookstores and had been quite stingy in buying. But when I learned about the Fully Booked sale, I dragged myself to their branch at BGC, with a handy list of books I wanted to buy. So instead of going home on a Saturday, I went straight to Taguig and arrived too early, Fully Booked was still close. Haha.
There are nearer branches of Fully Booked but I opted to visit the one at BCG for wider selection (5 floors, yo!) and I don’t think I’d find the books I’m looking for at MOA or Greenbelt. And when I finally entered Fully Booked BCG, I was so confused because pretty much everything on my list was there! I was shocked to see tons of copies of Lamb when I couldn’t even find it anywhere. Most of Chuck Palahniuk’s books were there, too. You have no idea how confused I was. I disciplined myself to not exceed my budget so I had to let go of one too many good books. I shed a few tears.
That day, I made some pretty important decision. Haha. Also, it’s only 20% off so books were still not cheap, based on my standards anyway. I opted to buy the books that I know I wouldn’t have the heart to buy on its regular price.
In the end, here are some of the books I bought:
I had a hard time deciding whether I should buy Survivor or Diary but I see Survivor quite frequently so I decided to just risk it. Why is Invisible Monsters so pricey? I don’t know. It’s more expensive than his other books, and to think that it’s just a paperback, too. Anyway, I can’t wait to start on these.
LAMB! I’ve been looking for Christopher Moore’s Lamb everywhere and I finally saw it. Heehee. I’m waiting for the right time to read this. I don’t want to read it when I’m stressed, but then again, it just might be the one that can take away my stress.
I also bought John Green’s An Abundance of Katherines! I initially planned to buy The Fault in Our Stars but there’s still no paperback copy so I opted to buy this one instead. I actually wanted to purchase It’s Kind of a Funny Story because I loved the movie! But there were many copies so, again, I let go. Maybe next time. /sigh
There were also tables of 50PHP and 100PH books, but I only got to pick two from the pile. I didn’t really know the titles available, but I’m a sucker for children’s books so I bought these. One’s a book of ghost stories (haha!) and another’s by Philip Pullman.
When I got home, immediately plastic covered the books, which I haven’t done in two years, I think. I don’t really cover my books because I just buy most of them at book sales, but these ones are different, okay. I think my heart (and my savings) would cry if they end up crumpled.
Anyway, I bought five more books at a book sale this month. And I can’t promise not to buy more in August. Well, I’m not sure if I’m happy to see my book-hoarding disease come back. But I’m quite glad that I’m reading again, slow it may be.