April Book Haul aka Another-Failed-Book-Buying-Ban Edition
Oh yes. I did fail again. I told myself nott to buy any books until September so that I can save up for the Manila International Book Fair that will be held that month. Anyway.. surprise surprise!! I broke my ban.
So.. little story: When I got inside the bookstore, I took my usual stroll towards the Young Adult section. Again, I saw Froi of the Exiles and Quintana of Charyn, the 2nd and 3rd book in the Lumatre Chronicles series.
You guys have to know that I’ve been seeing these books on the same shelf at this very same bookstore every single time. All the time, I would as a book clerk for the first book, Finnikin of the Rock. Every time, I would get the same reply: “I’m sorry the book is not available in all of our branches.”
But.. not tonight, I finally got a different reply. This book clerk told me to wait while he checks their database. And then he told me that they don’t have the book. So, since this is always happening to me, I moved on to look for another book. After merely a couple of minutes, someone tapped my shoulder. It was the book clerk holding up.. guess what?? FREAKING FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK!!! And all I can say was.. “HOW?”
And then the book clerk smiled. He then told me that he was fairly sure he saw the book somewhere in the bookstore this week. He tried to remember where and he searched for it! I was so freaking happy! I thanked him so much that even as I was going out of the bookstore, I was still muttering ‘thanks’ to him.
Yep. I was indeed a very lucky bookworm today.
As for the other books, well these are some of the books I wanted to buy for so long. And yes, I bought The Little Prince because when I decided to reread it, I found that i was missing from my shelf and I don’t know where my copy was.
And to prove just how happy I was about getting one of the books in my haul, take a look at this snapshot: