I haven’t done a book haul post in ages! I’ve done some bookstagrams for some of my newly acquired books so I thought it would be a good idea to put them all together in one page. One of my bookish resolutions this year is to buy more ebooks than physical books because I find it easier to read on my Kindle. I’ve been able to follow this resolution, so far! I attended the Book Binge Bazaar hosted by National Bookstore, and only bought one book for the signing we went there for:
Today's field trip was to @nbsalert's #BookBingeBazaar for @dawnlanuza's book signing for the revised and expanded edition of the poetry book The Last Time I'll Write About You, published internationally by @andrewsmcmeel. There were tons of books on sale at the book bazaar but I only bought Dawn's book. #fangirl CONGRATS, DAWN! So happy for you.🎉🎉🎉
And here are some Kindle editions that I either bought or received as gifts:
HUGE CONGRATS to @erinentrada for being awarded the Newbery Medal for her novel Hello, Universe. The first ever Fil-Am author to receive the Newbery!🙌🎖 I barely read middle grade fiction nowadays but once upon a time, Newbery books gave pre-teen Chachic life. Back then, not all Newbery books made it to Philippine shores. I remember the excitement whenever I found a new-to-me title in local bookstores. As you can imagine, this bit of news makes me so, so happy. Looking forward to catching up on Erin's books after my self-imposed romance theme in February ends. I encourage all of you to do the same.
CONGRATS to @stephanieburgisinwales for winning the Cybils middle grade specfic award for her book The Dragon With a Chocolate Heart!🎉🏆 As mentioned in my previous post, I'm not a huge MG reader but how can I resist dragons AND chocolate in one book?? I thought it went perfectly with the affogato I had earlier this evening, the gelato was Belgian dark chocolate. The ebook edition for this title is currently available for just 1.99usd so go and grab a copy now. I keep one clicking Kindle editions whenever they go on sale and my TBR pile just keeps growing. What about you, what books have you bought recently?😊📚
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
It's rare for me to receive books as gifts so getting one is a cause for celebration. I was delighted to receive The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli as a surprise Valentine's/Galentine's gift from my romanceclass roommate, bookstagram partner-in-crime and sister in smut @readbyher! THANK YOU SO MUCH, BES!🙌 As soon as I got my copy of the book, I knew I had to take a pic of it with this hibiscus hot chocolate because we both love this drink.❤☕ I've had this book in my wishlist since @bookthingo recommended it and I look forward to reading it. PS: Most friends IRL don't give me books as gifts because they say they never know what to get for me. Hi friends, just so you know... I'm always willing to accept Amazon gift cards or I can send you a wishlist if you ask for one.😉
From one royal romance to another!👑📚 The last book I finished was A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole set in the fictional African kingdom of Thesolo (which I'm now confusing with Wakanda, having just seen The Black Panther movie). I jumped straight into The Queen's Game by @carlakdeguzman, a contemporary romance set in the kingdom of Cincamarre which I believe is modeled after Batanes. This is a #romanceclass title I've been really curious about because of the live readings that have been performed for it. THANK YOU FOR MY COPY, CARLA!🙌🍋 So far I've been able to follow my self-imposed romance theme for February, where I alternate between Filipino romance and romance written by foreigners. What about you, what's your current read? If you're not in the middle of a book, what was the last title you finished?
Speak Easy Speak Love by McKelle George is a YA retelling of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing set during the roaring 20s. It's one of those titles that I wouldn't have picked up (even though it was recently a Kindle deal for 1.99usd) if it hadn't been recommended by a person I trust: good friend and book pusher extraordinaire, @angiegirl. I've been relying on Angie's book recs for years! She's the one who introduced me to authors who have now become favorites of mine, like Ilona Andrews, Juliet Marillier, Lucy Parker, and Sarina Bowen. For me, meeting friends like Angie is one of the highlights of being active in the online book community. I get to discuss with people who share my taste in books, plus I get excellent book recs.❤📖 What about you, who are some of your trusted book pushers and recommenders?📚🙌🏻
I’m planning to go to Komiket, a local indie comic book convention and I have a few titles on my wishlist so I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding more to this pile! Comics and graphic novels are the exception to my rule of buying physical copies of books.
What about the rest of you, have you guys bought or received any books lately?