Manila International Book Fair


17|09|03 🌸 listening to: grow by conan gray

The lighting is really intense I’m so sorry, but I figured it would go with the color swatches I made today. I was supposed to buy Brushables but NBS ran out. They are so expensive though and I have to save money for the Manila International Book Fair next week so I just bought one Zig pen and two Artline Stix pens.


Overcrowded: Probably 20% of them were real book lovers, 50% were fans, 15% were authors, staff and the like. And another 15% who were probably passersby.

Had a photo op with my officemate to thank our supervisor who gave us complimentary tickets.

Hey, I got the chance to meet Ricky Lee in person and oh, also Reese Lansangan my love! Tho I didn’t buy any of their books (becos they’re damn expensive and I was hoping to get discounts) but they definitely have my full support.

I saw a photo of my college professor in a magazine cover and I realized that dreams do come true and continuing what you love and your passion would take you somewhere.

Girl 1: Maghahanap ako ng freebies!
Girl 2: I will search for cute boys!
Girl 1 & 2: hahahahaha

Me: you know what love, If I were rich I would buy every book about Philippine cinema that you want. You need it and I want to spend money for you. Just because.

The 38th Manila International Book Fair
SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
September 16, 2017 / 5:00 PM Onwards

Welcome to my library ♥

It’s no secret that I love books. And unlike most people my age, instead on saving my money for clothes, make-up or gadgets, I splurge my savings on books. For the past two years, I’ve been cultivating my array of books. Every time I’m able to save up for books it feels so fulfilling knowing that I worked hard to save up for that money.

I’m currently on a book buying ban since I’m slowly saving money for the Manila International Book Fair on September. It feels bad to go inside a book store and stopping myself from buying books especially for a bookhoarder like myself. To cheer myself up a bit, I decided to look at the amount of books I have acquired in my collection and it really does feel good to see knowing that I worked hard for my book collection.

Here’s all the books I’ve collected so far:

John Green Books:

  • An Abundance of Katherines
  • Looking for Alaska
  • Paper Towns
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson

The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld:

  • Extras
  • Pretties
  • Uglies

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney:

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Cabin Fever
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Ugly Truth
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Dog Days
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- The Last Straw
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid- Rodrick Rules
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Young Adult Books:

  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  • The Treasure Map of Boys by E. Lockhart
  • The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
  • Sweet Little Lies by Lauren Conrad
  • Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
  • Before I fall by Lauren Oliver
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider

David Levithan Books:

  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares
  • Every Day

Harry Potter Books:

  • The Tales of Beedle The Bard
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Dystopian Books:

  • Divergent by Veronica Roth
  • Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Jodi Picoult Books:

  • My Sister’s Keeper
  • Keeping Faith
  • Lone Wolf
  • The Tenth Circle
  • Handle With Care

Chic- Lit Books:

  • Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella
  • Postcards from the Heart by Ella Griffin
  • The Secret Shopper Affair Kate Harrison
  • Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
  • Dune Road by Jane Green

Ellen Hopkins Books:

  • Identical
  • Fallout
  • Glass
  • Crank
  • Burned
  • Perfect
  • Impulse

General Fiction:

  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  • Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
  • Bridget Jone’s Diary by Helen Fielding
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Nifenegger
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards


  • Riding in Cars with Boys by Beverly Donofrio
  • Lucky by Alice Sebold
  • Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
  • Epilogue by Anne Roiphe
  • Notes Left Behind by Brooke and Keith Desserich
  • Chords of Strength by David Archuleta

Mitch Albom Books:

  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Tuesdays with Morrie
  • For One More Day
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • The First Phone Call from Heaven

Miscellaneous Books:

  • Les Miserables 1 by Victor Hugo
  • Les Miserables 2 by Victor Hugo
  • The Big Four by Agatha Christie
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Swear to Howdy by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Palo Alto by James Franco
  • Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
  • Triangles by Ellen Hopkins

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take pictures of a few of my books since some of my friends borrowed them. So here’s a list of them Instead:

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
  • P.S. I love You by Cecelia Ahern
  • Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

A traditional fanart of Kurapika of Hunter X Hunter.

I actually only did this to test out that special brush and brush pens I bought last year from Manila International Book Fair. It’s been a while since I colored traditionally. 

This fanart is a mixture of media. The lineart was uni pins and mechanical pencil. The hair was colored with ZIG Scroll & Brush brush pen and the rest were Faber Castel Watercolour Pencils. I used a ZIG BrushH2O Detailer Tip to blend the colors of the watercolour pencils.



These books are mostly given to me for my birthday last July 26, except for the Cursed Child, This Savage Song, and the signed copy of The Rest of Us Just Lived Here.

I restricted myself from buying books since I will splurge for the Manila International Book Fair this coming September. <3

Book Mania is giving away FREE Manila International Book Fair passes from Fully Booked

In order to win, simply tweet:

“#MIBF is nearing. Let’s hang out! @thebookmania @_FullyBooked”

I’ll be waiting for your tweets, randomly choosing the winners on the 6th of September (that’s a on Friday!). I’ll be announcing the winners here. So stay tuned!

All the best to everyone,