Showcase Sunday (5)

Showcase Sunday is a meme hosted by Books, Biscuits  & Tea.  It aims to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto e-Readers each week.

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I’ve been remiss sharing my book hauls in the past weeks but here I am again! I am on scrimping mode lately but it didn’t stop me from buying; I just had to dive straight to the sale/discounted bin. 😉

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These were impulse buys after one stressful workday (oh come on, hahaha!) and I think I chose good. The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner has been buzzed about since last year and since I don’t think a copy reached the Philippines yet, I’m lucky to chance upon her earlier work which was also hailed by critics. Telex from Cuba, a National Book Award finalist, showed itself to me for ten pesos (or 25 cents). Wow, right?

Mulengro is also a book of an author whose other work interested me but I have not found it yet. Two bloggers I follow wrote about Charles de Lint’s The Onion Girl so I became interested, as I’m slowly dabbling into fantasy. I saw Mulengro and just had to buy it. I saw less stellar reviews for it but nah, won’t let them affect me. 😉

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One buy I’m so giddy about this week is the third book in The Monstrumologist series, The Isle of Blood. I really loved the first two books even if most times I had to ask myself, “Is this YA???”. National Bookstore looks like it’s having a sale table per branch and I got lucky. This is a sealed copy for a dollar fifty!

Another good buy for a dollar is Agent to the Stars. I rarely see John Scalzi books in Philippine shelves, and even rarer in second-hand bookshops. This is a lucky find, especially since this is one of two Scalzis in my to-buy priority (Redshirts is the other one).

These are the books I got this week. If you want to share yours, sound off below and head to Books, Biscuits, and Tea for other Showcase Sunday posts. Happy weekend!

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