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.
I love your book hoarding post – I’ll have to come back next month and see. I’m trying not to buy more books but somehow they just come to me!
I hear you. I try to stay away from them but they keep calling my name! Haha. I am already saving up for my book hoarding next month. 🙂
First time ko pumunta dun sa Fully Booked na yan kasama sina Alex, Che, etc. nabaliw ako!! Five floors WTF! Hahaha
Nabaliw din ako nung una kong punta d’yan! Ang saya lang. Nakakalula! 🙂
Kaya nga e! Tapos halos lahat ng books na di ko nakikita sa ibang stores, pati CDs from Japan / Korea / Taiwan na limited edition andun din. Pwede na ko tumambay dun the whole day haha.
Tama! Nakakatuwa talaga, kasi grabe lang yung selections. Kaya kahit isang tambling lang ang lapit ko sa Greenbelt dun ako pumunta. Mas kumpleto kasi at mas feel na feel ko. Hahaha. Pero di ko pa nae-explore yung CDs dun! 🙁