I usually take pictures of my book hauls and then post them on Instagram. That’s what I want to do when my latest arrived, except that I don’t have Instagram on my phone anymore. Should I reinstall it? The temptation was too strong but I got over it as soon as I opened the WordPress app. Am I being too hard on myself for going cold turkey on social media apps?
Anyway, these books are from a bookish friend who runs Bookulaw, a Facebook store for new and used books. I’ve had three of the four books here reserved for months, so I yeah, I reminded myself to pay for the books despite my (weak) resolve to stop hoarding this year.
- Burn This Book, edited by Toni Morrison (Php 200.00) – a collection of essays about books, writing, and literature. There’s something by Auster, Gordimer, Rushdie, Updike, Pamuk, and Morrison herself.
- The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg (Php 340.00) – after being disappointed by some National Book Award winners, I’m considering collecting PEN/Faulkner winners instead. Interestingly, this collection beat Jennifer Egan’s Goon Squad, which was the front-runner of major awards during that year.
- Democracy by Joan Didion (Php 220.00) – Joan Didion, of course. Shamefully, I haven’t read Didion since Play It As It Lays which was maybe three years ago.
- The Whispering Muse by Sjón (Php 220.00) – I haven’t read anything by this guy but I like the cover design of his books. And he’s from Iceland for whatever it’s worth. He’s friends with Bjork, I think. And hopefully with Sigur Ros and Olafur Arnalds.
The books come with these nice bookmarks, which I think are Starbucks coffee labels.
Free shipping, too. Not bad!