Book Splurge [5]

Last Saturday, I attended the book club's F2F6: The Lord of The Rings discussion, which will be the subject of another (future) post. I only mention it now because that was the occasion when I received these lovely books from my awesome bookish friends.


  •  The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz ~ I bought this from Treebeard, er, Tricia, who's raising funds to buy a Nook by selling some of her titles. For a trade paperback in very good condition, Tricia definitely gave me a bargain. Thanks, Tricia! :)
  • Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson ~ I've been hearing how Robinson writes elegantly, and so I put this book up on my wish list over at Goodreads. My Buddy, whose knack for scouring Book Sale shelves for good titles I seriously envy, got this copy for me. Thank, Buddy! :D

  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro ~ A copy that I won from Buddy's birthday giveaway last April. I've read this before and gave it 5 stars (loved it!), but since I don't have a print copy yet (I read the Kindle edition), I thought it would be the perfect book to receive from a fellow Ishiguro fan.

    And look, there's a National Book Store gift certificate to go with Ishiguro, too! Yay! :)

P500 to buy a new book! Yay! :D


Anonymous said…
I was tempted to use the GC when you said that you won't be able to make it to our Jellicoe Road discussion, hahaha! You're very welcome, see you soon!
Monique said…
BUDDY: If you used the GC, you'd replace it anyway, haha! :P
Peter S. said…
Mine na lang the GC! LOL! (May ma-comment lang.)

On a serious note, did you see Junot Diaz when he was in town? Almost all the people I knew who met him said that he was very personable and quite grounded. Too bad I didn't bother to go to these events. Oh well, there's always a next time.

Enjoy reading your new-ish books!
Monique said…
PETER: Haha! I can give you the envelope. :P

Unfortunately, I didn't see Junot Diaz when he was here. Angus did, however, and managed to have his Drown copy signed. I haven't read Junot yet so I didn't feel right going there just to see him. :)

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