MIBF 2014: The Loot Report

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I got home late from the MIBF last night because it extended to 9pm, and because I’m too exhausted for reportage, this post has all my loot photos instead.

I must say I bought a lot more books this year than in recent years — I think the last time my haul matched this year’s numbers was three years ago, but the tension-filled floodwatch for typhoon Mario totally wore me down, so I spent snatches of time in retail therapy yesterday. Haha. My sister had to bail me out, she came to fetch me at the MIBF last night with a wheelie bag!

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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!

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More MIBF Loot

Aieee!!! I thought the past couple of days were already a rampage, but I came home with a huge haul today; bought more books than I could carry!

I was waiting for some guests to arrive, and they were delayed ’til the evening so I had a little more time to shop. And then Dianne returned and we ended up splurging again!

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There goes my self-control: the first of my MIBF loot

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!)

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