Monday, March 9, 2009

Books! Books! Books!

After hitting the gym today I passed by National Bookstore. My intention was to use the store as a shortcut to where I was going to get my lunch. Then I saw salesladies picking hardbound books out of boxes and placing it in shelves tagged as "SALE".

I made my way to where the shelves were. A guy, who came in before me, was carrying a basket filled with Ludlum books. I saw a book, which just a year ago cost P700 on sale, that now costs P90. It was real bargain. I immediately picked it up. Then another. And another. After minutes of browsing each shelf I bought these books, each for P99.

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Books that I wanted to buy but willed myself not to were Google's history and The Long Night of Winchell Dear. I even saw copies of Death in Belmont (bought mine at Booksale for P10), Atonement, Thirteen Moons.

My problem now is how to finish all my unread books, currently counting to around 20 excluding ebooks, before I go for another book binge.

12 comments:

the donG said...

youll really get a good chance of finding good books there. i was able to buy a travel book featuring malaysia for only P20 with all the beautiful colored photos and a detailed map.

Andy Briones said...

Wow, suwerte mo!

I don't have Khaled Hosseini's new book yet; I have his other one though (The Kite Runner).

The Gasoline Dude said...

Nyahaha! Nakabili din ako ng "NEXT" ni Michael Crichton at a bargain. But yours is a much better one.

Napanood ko 'yang "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". Medyo nakakaiyak 'yung istorya, pero siguro mas maganda sa book.

The Scud said...

dong > oo nga. lalo na sa booksale. nakabili ako dun ng The Reader for P45.

andy > swerte talaga. nabasa ko na ung the kite runner. it was good pero sabi nila this book is better daw.

gasoline dude > meron palang movie version yan? mapanood nga after ko mabasa ang book. :-D

duke said...

waw ang dami!!! hhahaha. sarap naman basahin. kung madaming oras lang sana at tahimik na lugar.....haaay.

Christian Bryan said...

wow... nice move.

Favorite ko si Michael crichton. I just wish na marami rin akong time magbasa. Mag "reading mode" pa naman ako talagang tinatapos ko in 1-2 days. I just can't do it right now. :)

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Panaderos said...

Quite a backlog you have there. :)

Too bad Michael Crichton's gone now. Loved his books, especially Congo and Jurassic Park. I felt both books were better than the movies.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Nice naman....

Tamad kasi akong magbasa e... Kaya nga bilib na bilib ako sa mga book worms...

Raft3r said...

books
books
and more books

i wish i have your passion on reading
i do miss it

hay

Skron said...

99 php each for books. That's a steal, man

gillboard said...

naks... ako di nako makabili ng mga libro... napupunta na kasi sa video games at internet ang free time ko...

The Scud said...

duke > the beach is the best place to read a book. mid-to-late afternoon. tapos nasa hammock ka. :-D

bryan > when i was younger i'd finish a book in a week or two. ngayon aabot ng ilang buwan bago makatapos ng isang libro.

panaderos > astig nga yung jurassic park. pati ung lost world. and i'm with you na these books were better than the movies.

lionheart > hehe. to each his own. thanks for visiting.

raft3r > di ka na nagbabasa. di ka na rin nanonood ng movie. hmm.. ano ba pinagkakaabalahan mo? si marian ba? hehe...

skron > it was! bahala na kung next year ko pa mababasa mga yun. :-)

gillboard > sa second hand na ako namimili ngayon. madami hard-to-find sa booksale. hehe...