Every year, the plan is to pace myself, especially because I’m at the Manila International Book Fair every single day.
Of course, every year is somewhat of a fail, but I don’t think it’s ever been as epic a fail as this year! I normally buy one or two books during the weekdays, and reserve shopping for the weekend, but when you’re in the company of enablers *cough cough Flippers cough cough Team WAADO cough cough* it’s really hopeless.
So I might as well show you what I got (quick, before the guests I am waiting for get here!)
Here’s the loot from Days 1 and 2 (and I am sorry to say I have added another load today)… I am trying to ignore my running tab. Most of these are bargain bin finds P100 and below, but well, the sheer number adds up.
Comics, graphic novels, and manga
Zodiac PI (NBS bargain bin), because I loved Kitchen Princess so much
and my absolute favorite:
Picture books (Awesome stuff for my collection!)
Very pretty watercolors! (NBS bargain bin)
I still have another bag at home that I forgot to take pictures of — stuff from Tahanan. Also bought a staggeringly heavy bunch of books from A-Z Direct this afternoon.
I haven’t gotten my annual stash of locally published books yet, mainly because there are more signings over the weekend. I also have my eye on more specially-priced books. And yes, the bargain bins of NBS keep replenished. Work calls now, but the weekend awaits. Will show you the rest of my MIBF loot in another post, hopefully not too many more!
See you at the MIBF this weekend!