BOOKLOVE: February 2013

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January has come and go. With that, I  present to you my book acquisitions for the month of January: Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme (Tent Bookstore, UP Diliman) – After Rhena got me Forty Stories, which is also by Donald Barthelme, I went back to the Tent Bookstore three days after I received the gift. To my surprise, Sixty … Continue reading

Book Lust: January 2013

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“New year, new books” is now my favorite saying every New Year even if I just made it out of thin air to suit my book hoarding purposes. Anyway, I was doing fine with my new year’s resolution of limiting myself from hoarding books until I visited NBS, Fullybooked, and Booksale. To be fair, some … Continue reading

Book Lust: Christmas Edition

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Christmas is just around the corner and, before I begin, I want to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas. We just held our book club’s Christmas Party last Saturday and I was so happy to receive gifts in the form of books this year. This is actually the first time in my life … Continue reading

Book Lust: November Haul

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I present to you, dear reader, my birthday month haul for the year. In The Country of Last Things by Paul Auster – I have been a fan of Paul Auster’s essays, short stories, and his novella, Man in the Dark. Although I have not yet read another full-length work from him since I always feel compelled to … Continue reading

Book Lust: From Camarines Sur

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Last Wednesday, I attended the Manila International Book Fair and I acquired quite a bit of new books. However, I wasn’t able to return to the MIBF on the other dates especially on the last day when, rumor has it, a lot of the exhibitors give further discounts for their books on sale. The reason … Continue reading

Book Lust: The 33rd Manila International Book Fair and Other Stuff

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It’s my first time to attend the Manila International Book Fair since I finally overcame the deal breakers (distance, budget, and sheer laziness) that prevented me from attending the MIBF in the past plus I really saved and prepared for this event because, you know, books! There were a lot of books that I wanted … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: August 2012

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I am adding another new feature in my attempt to blog about my reading habits and I dub this new monthly segment as, as you may already know, Book Lust. Yes, that is a sorry attempt at toilet humor directed towards my love for books and my (supposedly) raging hormones. Anyhoo, dear readers, this new segment is … Continue reading