book fetish

i have a love affair with books not as obsessive as intellectuals and literary mavens, but i do have an above-average appetite for written works.

but i’m experiencing some drought in the reading front for a while now, the last books i bought have perched on the bookshelf for almost a year.

going into bestsellers in galleria, though, breathed new life into my deflated spirit. and it helped that there was a sale too.

i found many of the books that i’ve always wanted to read. hardbound, brand new, and each of them damaging 100.00, 150.00 or 200.00 only. now how fortunate is that?

i bought all these books (did i mention hardbound and brand new?) for only around php700.00:

lighthousekeeping by jeanette winterson

lighthousekeeping by jeanette winterson

the ministry of special cases by nathan englander

the ministry of special cases by nathan englander

lion's honey: the myth of samson by david grossman

lion's honey: the myth of samson by david grossman

varjak pay by sf said, illustrated by dave mckean

varjak pay by sf said, illustrated by dave mckean

i also found a harbound copy of the remedy by michelle lovric (which i somehow rhapsodized in a previous entry). i’m thinking of getting it for the sake of collecting. what do you think?
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6 Responses to “book fetish”


  1. 1 banzaicat March 27, 2009 at 5:16 am

    oh yes! I saw the sale there, bought a couple of books there meself, stuff I woulnd’t have bought at their original prices. and did you check out the nbs downstairs? I got a nice cheap copy of Susannah Clarke’s The Ladies of Grace Adieu there.

  2. 2 cat with the fiddle March 27, 2009 at 5:27 am

    i haven’t gone down to the nbs yet. i’ll have to look into into it later then… since i’ve bought lion’s honey, i want to buy the rest of the myth collection (the penelopiad by margaret atwood and weight by jeanette winterson), but they’re not on sale 😦

    really, there’s susannah clarke there? i have to get it then! i also want to buy her jonathan strange and mr. norell. please tell me if you find a copy somewhere.

  3. 3 Literary Feline March 29, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Finding a good book sale has a way of whetting the appetite doesn’t it? I am glad you found a few books to buy. They all sound like good ones.

  4. 4 cornerseat March 29, 2009 at 7:52 am

    hi wendy! i’m in the middle of lighthousekeeping and i’m absolutely enthralled 😀

  5. 5 banzai cat March 31, 2009 at 9:46 am

    oy, you’re collecting the myth collection? me too! I’ve already started with victor pelevin’s book (which copy I also got at bestsellers). as for jonathan strange, all the booksale branches are full of nice copies of them now. 🙂

  6. 6 dodo dayao April 9, 2009 at 8:53 am

    Good catch on Varjak Paw. I haven’t read it yet but too many people whose tastes I trust have recommended it and it’s gone on my To Buy list. I might have to go over to Bestsellers this Saturday, if the sale’s still on. 😉


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