Day: April 24, 2012

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April is the cruelest month

It’s surprising that I haven’t bought any books for the past couple of weeks at sale bins because I couldn’t find any books that I like. Cruel, no? I feel like something’s not right when this happens, so I took advantage of the summer sale at National Book Store. It’s almost the end of April, and had it not been for the discount, this would have been a bookless month.

  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky – Is it spelled with or without the letter Y? My edition is spelled without it, and why I am sticking with the Y? Never mind. I was really looking for Doctor Zhivago, but I couldn’t find one. And then I found this. Php 668.00, NBS – Greenbelt 1, April 13, 2012.
  • Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres – This was given to me by Miss Veronica during the 2nd anniversary of our book club. I am not sure when the anniversary exactly is, but it’s mid-April. This time, we decided on April 15. I think I should write about that. Anyway, whenever Miss Veronica gives me books, I couldn’t say no. In fact, she was giving me three books, but I only took this one since I already have a copy of the other book (To Kill a Mockingbird) and one of the members asked for the other one (A Moveable Feast).
  • Gitanjali by Rabindranath Tagore – I almost bought this at Book Depository, and I’m glad I didn’t. I just got it for Php 59.50 at NBS – SM Mall of Asia last April 20, 2012. It’s one of the books in my Nobel Project, so I was really thrilled when I saw it.

I hope that soon enough, something will come up at Book Sale. I miss the thrill of finding nice books that I don’t own yet at their shelves.