|Oh hai, I'm a pirate, a pervy-looking pirate.|
It's a sound move; seeing that some recent events gave me a very, very open schedule (not to mention a gaping hole in my bank account), books are the next best thing to starvation. Your belly may go hungry, but your mind is well fed some well-meaning optimists would say (a.k.a. starving artists-slash-writers-failed-editors).
It all started when I found out about The Book Depository (TBD) and how they ship for free worldwide! Yes, even to the third world, PH! On days that it would take me hours decide to buy anything in book form (I have already embraced the dark side and gone digital), I ordered John Green's Looking for Alaska (PHP 363) in a heartbeat. Besides, if you compare TBD's prices with local bookstores, TBD will still come out cheaper. Haven't received my book yet (I ordered it last week) nor my credit card statement, so I wouldn't say this is a Great Success. Still, I am seeing a very long relationship with TBD if this transaction pans out. I already have my eye on The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009.
Not to discredit our local bookstores or anything, but is it me or did Fully Booked cut back on their prices? I remember obsessing about looking for John Green books a month ago and getting discouraged that it costs more than I am willing to spend on a good meal. As pictured, I picked up An Abundance of Katherines the other day, still on impulse, because I don't remember it being that cheap for a brand new book. Three hundred sixty peso-cheap to be exact.
Still, I don't want to make a habit of buying new books as you can buy them used and cheap, but there are just too many good deals that tempt the broke-ass in me.
Regular beauty-related updates (I know that's what three or five of you are here for and not my rambling about books) will be suspended until further notice. Or until I find a reason to stop being a hermit.