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Books for Less (December 23)

Hi there Book Lovers it has been a while since my last “Book for Less” entry. But the long wait is over as I am back again with 2 more titles to add to my growing list of cheap finds.

For today I am adding a special book I have been wanting to find for so long. It took me 2 months to finally locate the book at Book Sale. It was such a relief finding it sitting comfortably near the store’s counter because I have been on a look-out for the book (for ages) after watching its film adaptation. 

Introducing, Ian McEwan’s National Bestselling book Atonement.

Ian McEwan’s symphonic novel of love and war, childhood and class, guilt and forgiveness provides all the satisfaction of a brilliant narrative and the provocation we have come to expect from this master of English prose. 
On a hot summer day in 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece. source:

The price of the book on Amazon is $12.64 and that is P543.50 if converted to Philippine Peso. Surprisingly, I bought the book for only P35.00. It saved me P500+. As you can see the book seems semi-tattered and the front page is blotted with pentel pen ink. But that is not important to me. What matters is that I can read it with ease because its pages are still snugly compact.

Next up is my very first book of Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes.

Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister's Keeper and The Tenth Circle, pens her most riveting book yet, with a startling and poignant story about the devastating aftermath of a small-town tragedy. Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be. source:

The original price of the Paperback version of Nineteen Minutes on is $12.44, so that is roughly P535.00. I bought it at Book Sale for P105.00 which when computed makes me P430.00 richer!! I can buy more great finds at any bookstore with that amount and still save more!

Don’t worry because I will still be on the look-out for cheap but great book finds! So for now we drool over these books. 

Remember this: Great books need not be pricey. Just be patient enough to search through book sales and bargains!

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