Quest for Catching Fire - completed!

The whole scurrying around Manila for the last week took a toll on my body as I went home today feeling very tired. I am not complaining, though! If anything, I feel very happy and thankful that I am spending my time wisely - that is, by going out there and exploring the city (and then recounting everything in my little space in the world wide web).

I have sooo many things I want to talk about: my first (of many in the future, I'm sure!) meeting with a very cute and adorable blogfriend Mai, exploring Cubao Expo, going thrifting and eating Singapore Chicken Rice (all in the same day, mind you. Would love to post about it now but my Internet connection via my Smartbro Plug-It is acting moody and I can't edit the photos properly); the lovely people I met through Mommy Terry who are sharing their precious time with me by giving me Bible lessons; new old books from Booksale; and my frustration that Eat Pray Love is still not being shown here. Oh wait, let me tell you about that now. I am sad and frustrated that Eat Pray Love is still not being shown here :(

This is just a quick post to say how pysched I am that I was finally(!) able to get myself a copy of Suzanne Collins' Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. I guess the odds are in my favor today. I got the first book - The Hunger Games - last week but I did not start reading it until last Tuesday. I am telling you, the book was brilliant! Definitely a page-turner! The only reason why I did not finish reading it in two days was because I did not want to be left hanging until such time I get my paws on what happens next to Katniss Everdeen. I wanted a copy of the second book before I finish the first but alas, all the bookstores ran out of stock! I even dreamed of Katniss and Peeta last night. This morning though, during my second break from work, I cannot delay it any longer. I have to know how the first book ends. And so I finished it and let a friend borrow my copy, with a fervent wish that bookstores will have new stocks soon, or else I would have to resort to ebooks which I didn't want to do.

I got it for only P607.25 from its original price of P759 thanks to National Bookstore's sale! :)
Also bought some bookmarks.

Srsly, how cute are these? :D
Louisa May Alcott is one of my favorite classic authors.
I have to finish Catching Fire in two days as Mockingjay will be released worldwide on the 25th of August. In my side of the globe, that will be this Wednesday. On Wednesday I will claim the copy (and my free Mockingjay shirt!) that I have reserved in National Bookstore last week. I will write a comprehensive review when I finish reading the Trilogy.

I will start reading it tonight and I am so excited! So there's my quick post. :) As they say during the Reaping, "good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!"


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