Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Because I am a book lover, the arrival of Big Bad Wolf Books in town was definitely exciting news! Two million books available at 60-80 percent off at a book sale event that's open 24 hours a day for 10 days from February 16 to 25 - what's not to love about that?

I wasn't about to miss what's dubbed to be the biggest book sale event in the Philippines. I've been there twice already and I will tell you this much - it's heaven for book lovers! So many books from different categories can be found inside from non-fiction like cooking, beauty and fashion, photography and architecture to fiction like young adult and children, graphic novels, romance and crime, mystery and thrillers.  

Check out my book haul which I got for just P2k! 



One of my favorite finds at Big Bad Wolf Books is Sophie Kinsella's Finding Audrey. It's such a steal for only P190 and already hardbound cover! I've had my eyes on this book for months now at the bookstore! 

I also decided to buy the LA Candy series of Lauren Conrad and Fame Game also of the same author because I remember reading LA Candy a few years back and liked it but never got around to finishing it since I only read it at Powerbooks. Now I have my own copy! 

I bought a Judy Blume book because her stories are timeless! I'll never forget reading Summer Sisters back in College. I also bought books from Jane Green whose novels I've never read before so I'm going to see if I'll like it and Lauren Weisberger whose only novel I ever read was Everyone Worth Knowing which was way back in 2010!

I honestly want to go back because there are still so many more books I want to buy! I saw some shoppers who posted their book haul online who got to buy a box set of Paulo Coelho books and Archie graphic novels. I didn't see those when I went and so I'm itching to go back for part 3. I don't know if I will because I'm trying not to go broke! Ha! Ha! If I could just ask Mom to lend me her card again, you bet your boots I'd be shopping for more! I'd probably end up with a box full of books! 

With my fellow bookworm, Nicole

I hate crowds and long lines but I make exemptions for book sales like this! Actually, the great thing about Big Bad Wolf Books is that despite the long lines at the cashiers, you won't be spending hours in line for payment because there's about 42 cashiers there to accommodate all the shoppers and they accept credit card, debit card or cash payment. Also it's very organized. You'll be spending more time scouring the shelves for books! 

Part of the proceeds of the sale will go to Gawad Kalinga which will fund projects like housing in Marawi and Bicol. The Big Bad Wolf Book sale originated in Malaysia and it's been a regular event in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Sri Lanka already. It was founded by Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng in 2009 and most of the books come from their BookXcess, a bookstore specializing in excess stocks from international distributors. 

Anyway I'm happy with the books I got. Let's see if there's gonna be a part 3 for me! Meantime, I'm gonna have to really find time to sit down and read all that I bought in a goal of meeting my 2018 GoodReads Challenge as well! 

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