I’ve been away from Gathering Books for a few months now. So much is going on in the real world that blogging had to take a few steps back, but I think Myra and Fats do a great job in holding the fort. I make my comeback with our 18th IMM post as hosted by The Story Siren.
A few months back we had the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) and my brother was kind enough to give me free tickets. While I would have shopped ’til I dropped, I had enough control to pick up only three books. Yes, three books when I had so much I wanted to get. The three books I got were all published by Anvil a local publishing company that publishes most of my favorites.
First, I got two Ambeth Ocampo books. I’ve reviewed one of his books here. He’s a local historian who made Philippine History palatable to most Filipinos. I am a fan – and a fan always buys her author’s books.
Aside from Ambeth Ocampo, I got another Non-fiction book. The book is a collaborative work between illustrators from INK and writers/poets. It’s a book on local mythological creatures. I’m a big fan of mythical creatures and have been obsessed with local lore. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get this book and have the illustrators sign it.
Next stop, is a little purchase I made on one of my favorite second hand book shops. I’ve recently taken an oath to control my book buying. However, good books at a very very low price are hard to resist. In one of my regular visits I picked up this book:
So, that’s it. That’s all the books I bought most recently. It isn’t much compared to Myra or Fats’ IMM post, but I hope you enjoyed it.