Dust and cobwebs have taken up residence over at The Exchange and we apologize for the lack of updates and substantial posts. We have been uncharacteristically busy for the past few months, and what little time we had to come up for air was spent desperately trying to catch up on our reading.
In other news, I have acquired a multitude of books to compensate for the embarrassingly depressing number I’ve read so far this year.
Photographs courtesy of the sister
I got most of them from rummaging through bargain bins, and the rest were purchased at full price from local bookstores. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson was bought at Kubi’s behest, and Sally Gardner’s heartbreakingly beautiful Maggot Moon was purchased at John Green’s recommendation. It was a pleasant surprise to discover Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock among dusty gems at a favorite secondhand bookshop in Baguio, and I finally managed to find my own copy of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders on a recent trip to Manila. I’ve also been stocking up on classics and devouring graphic novels, including the first two volumes of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and the exceptionally brilliant Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba.
Scribbled in colored Post-its and little notebooks are incoherent thoughts on some of the books that I’ve read this year. Hopefully I’ll be able to string enough intelligible sentences together in the coming weeks to come up with proper book reviews.
Here’s to more book hauls and mad scribbling and uninterrupted reading time.
This was a post by Hanna, who is hungry like the wolf.