Thursday, February 27, 2014

The book sale near the office

So the church just 2 buildings away from my office had their book sale again. Probably their 1st for this year. Based on my experience the last time, I went there with the hopes of finding some vintage books. And I wasn't disappointed.
My loot
After wading through piles and piles of dusty, yellowing books, I went out of the sale with 6 books (5 paperbacks and 1 hardback). The paperbacks cost Php 20 each (roughly 40 US cents), whereas the hardback was Php 50 (just a little over a dollar).

I'm so happy that I was able to find a Ted Hughes poetry compilation. Birthday Letters collect poems that Hughes wrote for his wife Sylvia Plath for her birthdays. I believe this is his last book, and it touches on his complex relationship with his wife.

A confession: I bought some of the paperbacks in the picture above because of their covers. I just couldn't resist. Just look at them!
Proof that literary books can have campy covers.
The lady's facial expression is a riot! So worth the purchase.
I have another edition of this book. It's still my favorite McEwan short story compilation.
Fran├žoise Sagan is famous for Bonjour Tristesse,
which she wrote when she was still a teenager. This novel is a follow-up of sorts.
I do find the close-up image of the woman very arresting.
Ah, another vintage Penguin. The pull of that ubiquitous orange spine.
I can't even recall if I've read an Updike.
But Rabbit, Run is supposed to be good, yes?


Overthinker Palaboy said...

Naiinggit ako sa updike at mcewan mo. Atnabokov T.T

Peter S. said...

Naka-tsamba lang ako. Hehehehehe.

Stepford Mum said...

In Between the Sheets is still my favourite McEwan. Is the sale still on? I've not been to Union Church in ages!

Peter S. said...

Hello, Stepford Mum! The sale ended last week. I'll text you if they'll have another sale soon.