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[BHE 274] Folio Society’s Half Price Sale, Book Hunting in Manila, and Book Depository Purchases

Myra here.

Every Sunday, we share the books that found their way into our hands through covert or legitimate means. This week, I am sharing my recent loot from Folio Society’s Half Price Sale, which admittedly, I was not able to resist, and some of my book buys while I was in Manila a few weeks back.

Folio Society’s Half Price Sale

I am in the mailing list of The Folio Society – which, sometimes I think, is not such a good thing. Naturally, I could not resist some of the titles here. I was also surprised to receive the books in a week’s time, and they come so beautifully packaged – thank you, Emma.

So what did I get?

I already own a copy of Murasaki Shikubu’s The Tale of Genji – but this is a Folio Society half-price, two-volume illustrated version. I can not help myself.

And because I have this affinity with both the light and the dark: The Bhagavad Gita translated by Juan Mascaró and illustrations by Anna Bhushan, The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

See the exquisite inside pages of The Bhagavad Gita. So absolutely glorious.

Book Buys in Manila

I got these books at the National Book Store at Terminal 3 at the Manila International Airport on our way to my husband’s province.

When I saw this near our departure gate, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy a few titles.

Para Kay by Ricky Lee and Gotita de Dragon and Other Stories by Nick Joaquin (because someone borrowed my original copy without returning it, boo).

Leftover Book Buys from the US

Cruddy by Lynda Barry – I was supposed to receive this like a year ago, but it got lost somewhere when my in-laws were moving houses from San Diego to the Bay Area. I am glad it found me finally.

Book Depository Love

As I have always stated, Book Depository is both my sin and salvation. I simply could not resist purchasing a few titles every few months or so (the or so being the operative term).

The Story Of Gilgamesh by Yiyun Li and illustrated by Marco Lorenzetti, The Story Of Crime And Punishment by A. B. Yehoshua and illustrated by Sonja Bougaeva with translation by Stuart Schoffman.

The Story of Don Juan by Alessandro Baricco and illustrated by alessandro Maria Nacar and translated by Ann Goldstein, The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.

How about you, fellow bibliophiles? What books did you get over the past few weeks?

1 comment on “[BHE 274] Folio Society’s Half Price Sale, Book Hunting in Manila, and Book Depository Purchases

  1. What a great book haul! 😀

    I’ve been in a reading slump lately, but comics/manga are working for me right now. Unfortunately, my collection of them is rather sparse, but it’s been a good excuse for book shopping!


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