September 13 – 17 was this year’s Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center. It’s the biggest book event in the country, and I’ve never been able to check it out because of how far it is to where I live. This year though, I managed to finally go with two of my friends, and we got overwhelmed by everything together. 😡

There were so many people in line and inside the venue, which I didn’t quite expect because it was the second to the last day when we went. At the same time, because it was its penultimate day, I was worried that we weren’t going to be able to get out hands on good books. Thankfully, there were still loads of stocks available. 😁

After looking through a lot of titles, a lot of which ended up in the cart, the final selection ended up to be these five books. As much as I wanted to take home ALL the books, I thought it would be a better idea to be reasonable and picky so as to ensure that they’d all be read. I don’t have much time to read these days, and I still have a bunch of books on my Kindle that I’ve yet to read, I didn’t want to add too many titles.Β πŸ˜•

The five books I picked are the following: The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, and Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet. 😊

The first three books listed are ones that I’ve been wanting to read for quite a while now, and I’ll Give You the Sun was a book that fascinated me when I read about it a few months back. The last one listed is a poetry book that I barely read about prior to picking it up, and after reading some reviews, I’m a bit worried about the purchase. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt though.Β πŸ˜…

These are (mostly) welcome additions to my small-as-of-the-moment library, and I look forward to exploring the contents of the books I’ve recently acquired. It was a very memorable and fun, albeit tiring day, and I hope that I get to go this convention again in the coming years. 😁

’til next time,

🐰❀️

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