You guys have been hearing me blab about the book fair for the past month or so and since it has finally arrived, there was no way I would miss it.
This year I went alone since my friends are kinda busy right now and since I’m stuck with this awful schedule for this semester. I was kinda bummed that I only got to go today. I really wanted to go on the first day so that I could get the best deals first.
Anyway, I was still happy to be there. To be surrounded by so much books and so much bookworms. It’s like a bibliophile’s paradise. There were already a lot of people when I arrived and I have been anticipating this since it’s a weekend. I have to admit I wasn’t able to cross everything out of my list. A lot of books were already out of stock. I really need to go on the first day next year haha!
I know the place was filled with a lot of different booths but, I was only able to buy books at two booths namely National Bookstore and Fullybooked. Most of the other booths were selling religious or academic books.
Last year I was able to buy most of my haul from National but this year things took a turn and I purchased more from Fullybooked. One of the reasons being that most of the books I wanted were not sold at National Bookstore.
After hours of searching this is what I ended up with:
1. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
This book wasn’t on my initial book fair list but I just finished reading ‘Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares’ which is by the same authors, a few days ago and I still cannot stop thinking about it(Will post a book review soon).I just need to read another book with a similar concept and what better book to choose than one that is by the same authors.
2. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
A wrote a blog post a few weeks back about being intrigued by this book. This book was definitely on the top of my wishlist. I’m very much into contemporary light-hearted novels now and this looks like a perfect match for me. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about this and I sure hope that this book won’t disappoint me. I’ve got a good feeling about this book!
3. Divergent by Veronica Roth
Funny thing about this book, I didn’t exactly buy it at the book fair. I was scouring the shelves of Fullybooked and National but all I could find was Insurgent, which is the sequel of this novel. I spent like an hour looking for this and I felt kinda bad when I couldn’t find a copy but then I remembered that every time the book fair is in town, the Fullybooked branch in MOA would also hold a 20% off sale. So instead of sulking I went straight to Fullybooked and I luckily found the last copy of Divergent.
I’ve been wanting to read something adventurous and since this book has been compared a lot to the Hunger Games trilogy and is also about to be a film, I decided to give this book a shot.
4. The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
I had no intentions of buying this book. It’s not even on my wishlist but I admit there really is something about this book that intrigues me. I’ve encountered this book a lot at Booksale and I even came close to purchasing it once but there was always something that stopped me from doing so. But what made me purchase this book today was its price. It only costs 99 Bucks! I could not let this go. It costs almost double the price at Booksale.
5. Will Grayson Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
A book written by two of my favorite authors, John Green and David Levithan. I like how both them write so modernly without sacrificing the content of the book. I’ve read books by both of them before and I have loved them but I haven’t read anything that they collaborated on. It’s like a dream come true. It’s not everyday that two great authors collaborate on something. I’m pretty sure that this book is amazing!
6. It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
I have been eyeing this book for more than a year now. Just the title alone intrigues me. I’ve tried looking for this at the book fair last year but they were all out at the time. Every time I would see this book at a book store I would pick it up at tell it that I will buy you someday. Weird eh? Anyway, I’m just so happy to get my hands on this book. I wanted to scream when I saw it today. I’ve already read a few chapters of it and I can say that it is indeed interesting.