Day: August 16, 2012

Three is the magic number (and three are still in their plastic wraps).

Three Nobel Laureates and Three Musketeers

Here are the books that I got after three days of book shopping: August 13, National Book Store – Greenbelt 1 and Powerbooks – Greenbelt 3 The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (Php 181.00, 70% off) Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak (Php 548.00, 20% off) I took advantage of the annual sale of NBS group and chain of book stores. And it’s funny that I got two Pevear-translated books. I only intended to buy Doctor Zhivago. I’ve meant to buy the Pevear-Volokhonsky translation for some time now, and while I was on my way to the cashier, I stumbled across the movie tie-in edition of The Three Musketeers. Nice edition, and I didn’t know that Pevear also did French translations. August 14, Book Sale – Makati Square Omeros by Derek Walcott (Php 145.00) I almost fainted when I saw this. I cannot forget the regret I nursed when I let go of my first sighting of this. I think I’m destined to own this, no? August 15, Fully Booked – The Fort The Tin Drum …