Marauding at the MIBF (even more loot!)
I’m home after the last day of the MIBF, and I think I carted out the biggest haul I’ve had in years. I thought last year’s loot was quite a haul, but it pales in comparison to this year’s three-post-running loot, and I’m glad my mom is out of town, or else I’d have to smuggle my purchases inside the house!
Now I need to shelve these (stuff them in with the old so they don’t look newly-acquired, hehehe) before mom gets back in town!
Day 4 of the MIBF, was, as I see now, my “slow day” as I just had two bags of books. Most of the day I was still at work, and I got out early (read: before closing time) so I did not spend a lot of time browsing.
Now, Sunday’s a different story — it was more panic buying than shopping, typical of the last day of MIBF.
Finally got the OMW Binondo map (horribly late, I know — the coupons are expired. But still, it’s the map I want).
Also got the Manga Realities companion book. Was not able to check out the exhibit
during the Ambeth Ocampo lecture, but it runs ’til October so I plan to go and see it after I read the book.
MIBF always puts me on a high! You would think the annual looting would be enough to tide me over until the next year, haha, but no!!! :P I probably won’t buy books until
December a month next month!!! :)
More on the MIBF — interview with Alexander Yates and the live chat with Rachel Ward — later this week.