This week left me feeling drained and exhausted, and I seriously couldn't wait for the weekend. Not to rest, though, but to be in the company of books. ♥
The 37th Manila International Book Fair started last Thursday but because of work my boyfriend Miah and I only got to go yesterday.
|Joker and The Flash went to MIBF2016 to hoard books|
Thank you for my new shoes, bb ♥
As expected, SMX Convention Center was PACKED! I didn't even get to take photos because I was too preoccupied balancing my stack of books and making sure I don't bump into anyone. It was a total workout!
Still, I couldn't not have a photo with Mina at the Indie Publishers' booth.
I heard most of my #romanceclass classmates' books got sold out. CONGRATULATIONS! I'm making it my goal to join next year. ♥
I set a budget for myself but OF COURSE I was bound to go over the limit. Here is my haul:
Halina Filipina was a gift from Miah. ♥
We weren't able to drop by the Fully Booked booth anymore because the lines were too long and we were starving. We planned to go back after eating but we dropped by the Fully Booked store in SM Mall of Asia instead. Pro-tip: All books were also discounted by 20% there and we didn't have to wait in a long queue!
|Thank you for enduring MIBF2016 with me!|
Can't wait for MIBF2017 again with you. :)
I missed out on getting the other books on my list like the Harry Potter box set, the Sandman slipcase set, and Francesc Miralles' Love in Lowercase because of budget constraints, while I didn't see the graphic novel version of Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It, and Tyler Knott Gregson's Chasers of the Light. That's okay, there's always a next time. After all, my existing to-read pile (that's already taller than me as it is) and these new additions should tide me over until the next lifetime.
Our MIBF date inspired me so much that I made sure to dedicate a page on my journal for it.
I am so happy with my MIBF2016 haul and I can't wait to read them all!
Next year I'm taking a leave from work so I can go on the first day.
I've been tracking the #MIBF2016 hashtag on Instagram because I love looking at other people's book hauls. ♥ Did you get to go also? What books did you get? I would love to know!