With three major book sales happening simultaneously in February, this month really tested my discipline and self-control both as a reader and as a college student on a budget. And I’m sure a lot of Filipino readers in the Metro Manila area can relate to the struggle of resisting the temptation* to bleep it and run into these sales with our eyes hungry (for books!), our little reader hearts bursting with excitement, and our
protesting wallets fully open.
Personally, I was overwhelmed by the grandeur and wonderful chaos of it all. As I type this blog post, my Twitter feed still features book haul photos from these sales and posts decorated with relevant hashtags, namely, #NBSsale (for the huge book blowout in National Bookstore’s Cubao Superbranch), #PBClearanceSale (for the Powerbooks clearance sale aka another NBS sale in disguise), and #BigBadWolfBooksPH (for the massive 24/7 book sale by Big Bad Wolf Books). Likewise, other Filipino book bloggers have shared their experiences. Kyra and Nikki @ Book Allure and Erica @ Living a Hundred Lives have both recounted their trips to the BBW sale. Meanwhile, Ella @ The Bookish Goddess attended all three (we stan a book sale queen!).