Check out those gems that Fully Booked is bringing to the Manila International Book Fair! Awesome. I’m hoping they’d bring those leatherbound classics too (photo2). Those tomes are to die for and the only time I could purchase them with discounts is at MIBF. :p
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.
I went to the Manila International Book Fair last wednesday!! GAAAAHHH SO MANY BOOKS. ♥ I was able to purchase a copy of The Lover’s Dictionary (for 20% off) and three other nice YA titles for just 99 pesos. (I would have bought more if only I weren’t broke) The book fair is until tomorrow only so for those who want to go, hurry!!
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
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
Will Grayson, Will Grayson
The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld:
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
Harry Potter Books:
The Tales of Beedle The Bard
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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
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:
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
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:
My book, Chasing Sunsets: Love & Wonders Anthology is available at National Book Store here at the Manila International Book Fair! Thank you so much to those who came to my book launch and I hope you will all enjoy reading my book! Don’t forget to share your photos with my book, and use the hashtag: #chasingsunsetsbook 💜🎉
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.