Friday, February 26, 2010

Rediscovering Book Sale

I have sworn off reading non-digital forms of books a long, long, time ago. But hours and hours of reading in front of a PC for a living took a toll on me. I don't even want to watch the television when I get home, which is impossible for a TV junkie like me. At the end of a difficult work day, I find it more refreshing to face book than face another idiot box. Work has been really stressful lately and it's almost a privilege to have a few peaceful, quiet hours to myself and with my book.

I've been really stingy when it comes to book buying (refer to said entry), but after I've made amends with the evil that is The Overpriced Book Industry through David Sedaris' Naked, I cracked open my piggy bank and bought three actual, non-digitized books. On sale, of course.

Pope Joan by Donna Woolfolk Cross. The story of the supposed first and only woman who became pope. Legend has it that she was exposed when her unborn child fell off her womb while she was riding a horse.

Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell. I was a huge Sex and the City fan, but I never really got around to reading the book it was adapted from. I've seen Lipstick Jungle's season 1 and hated it. Maybe the book will save it for me.

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. I've heard good things about this book. I am so glad I got it for only PHP145.

I almost forgot what a delight it is to shop at Book Sale. I used to be a regular but the lack of popular titles and the inconvenience of having to search through dirt to get to gold turned me off. Maybe this time, it'll change.

What about you? What's your latest book purchase? Where do you buy your books? Do you prefer to buy them cheap or brand new?


Mara Ruiz said...


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Andalusia said...

I bought that Middlesex book for my sister, & when she passed away, I gave it to a friend who liked it.

I buy books when on sale in leading bookstores, & I prefer them new, but I get awesome back issues of magazines & coffee table books at Booksale.

For now I buy New Age titles & cheap cookbooks. Le sigh.

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