The Juvenile Haul | A Late MIBF Post

Inexplicably, this is a late post.

Usually, despite the excitement of having a good haul from the book fair, I’d still be able to remember to post about it in a timely fashion. This year, I wasn’t able to. I don’t know how that happened. I’m almost certain that I wrote an entry. My drafts are clear. I just can’t figure out why I never posted it.

Anyway, here are the books I bought at this year’s Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), which happened back in September.

MIBF 2014 Haul
MIBF 2014 Haul

Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rise by Peter Lerangis
Seven Wonders: Lost in Babylon by Peter Lerangis
Seven Wonders: The Tomb of Shadows by Peter Lerangis
The Greek Myths by Robert Graves with Introduction by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Unnatural Creatures: Stories Selected by Neil Gaiman
Kaba 50 by Yvette Tan
Pinoy Dyoksyonaryo: The Completest Edition by Ferdinand Aguas
The Book of Awesome by Neil Pasricha
What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund

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15 Comments Add yours

  1. A late post, indeed. However, I believe posting an update this late is better than no update at all. Glad you enjoyed the MIBF, too! 🙂

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      Yes, I did. Went there with two guy friends and met a girl friend, who was getting lost in the sea of shelves.
      And we survived 3+ hours of standing and walking without a drink of water.

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      1. Three hours? Wow! Though I really can’t remember how long we’ve been glancing at those books and checking out all booths. Hehe! Our main objective was to get tickets for the Booklat party, BTW. And checking out other books just made the experience even better! 😀

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        1. Mati Serrano says:

          At the MIBF, time passes by without people realizing. As for us, we only knew how long we were there because the sensation called hunger finally dawned on my companions.

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          1. Oh. We felt that way too. I also have to consider the fact that we went straight to MIBF after our shift, and that means we lack sleep! We were both exhausted and happy at the same time. Hehe! Hope we’ll be able to see each other on the next MIBF. 😀

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            1. Mati Serrano says:

              Maybe?
              I tend to just wander around there, looking for either books or companions. Or both. Until my stomach protests that it is empty.

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  2. S says:

    That’s a very good(read: epic) collection. I too bought The Greek Myth this year around the same time! 😀

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      High-five!

      I’m excited to read it. But I have yet to get around to doing that. I’m currently reading “This is How You Lose Her” and “What We See When We Read”.

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      1. S says:

        Haha ,enjoy!

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  3. leeshinyoung says:

    Awesome! I wish to experience MIBF, too. I’m always not around when it happens.^^* I think would like to read that book, “What We See When We Read”. 🙂

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    1. Mati Serrano says:

      MIBF is an annual event that happens every September. Maybe next year you could join the madness?

      The book is great! I haven’t finished it but from what I have read, it’s a revelation. And not the preachy type.

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      1. leeshinyoung says:

        Oh, I would love to! But the thing is…I’ve been outside the country for 6 years now. And I could only go home for vacation on March-April. 🙂

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        1. Mati Serrano says:

          So that’s the situation.
          Maybe you could join a local book fair, wherever you are?

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          1. leeshinyoung says:

            The local book fair is usually held in Bangkok, which is 12 hours away from the Northern part of Thailand where I currently reside. Haha! Seem hopeless, huh? But I’d never give up. I know someday I could also join 🙂

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            1. Mati Serrano says:

              Wow! 12 hours.
              Reminds me of how students from Visayas and Mindanao would go all the way to the Capital just to be there. Along with other stops, of course.
              I believe you’d find a way to take part in it.
              Best of luck!

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