Getting My Mother to Read more Books

So, the Fully Booked Katipunan branch (Katipunan is where I live) has this 20% off sale because of its anniversary thing! The picture above is actually the Katipunan branch :D Anyway, I accompanied my mother to the bank, then she accompanied me to Fully Booked. I knew that there was going to be a 20% off sale, but little did I know that I would be buying something and that there would be a 40% off table full of old and unknown books! Not only are some books 40% off, some are even marked down to $1.21!

The first four books are my mom’s, and I am Number Four is mine. Amazingly enough, the first two books are $1.21 each and the next two are $2.42 each! Originally, these would sum up to be around $30! I mean $4.84 for four books is a long way from $30, so you could imagine how happy my mom was when she found these.

I am Number Four was originally $6.74, and I just had to pay $5.39. It isn’t much of a discount, but for a well-known, brand-new and straight out of the box book, it’s definitely a bargain! If you’re wondering why I didn’t buy the second and third one, don’t hahahaha! It’s a 10 day sale, so I’ll get them at the last day. So we paid around $10 for five books (Two weeks ago, I found a hardcover copy of A Thousand Splendid Suns for $2.89 at a pre-owned bookstore.) Continue reading “Getting My Mother to Read more Books”

New Book: A Discovery of Witches

Ever since Katipunan (the town where I live) got Fully Booked, I’ve been visiting it almost every week. I go there and I stay for over an hour; I go through rows and rows of books, picking up and reading the back of each one that catches my eye. So far my mother hasn’t had to drag me out of there because I spent too much time, which is a good thing considering I’m in college and I gotta utilise my time etc. (which I’m not doing so well now :p I have two papers to pass tomorrow and I’m not done with the first one).

Back to Fully Booked.

Yesterday I was supposed to go to school and direct a play for my class, Humanities and Literature. I asked my Asst. Director if we had rehearsals, and thankfully we didn’t. She told me that due to the early call-backs, we didn’t have to meet that day. So off I went to Fully Booked. Hurrah! Continue reading “New Book: A Discovery of Witches”