Jakartans – Did you managed to go to The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Jakarta 2016?
Well I did, twice! 😀
The first time was on Sunday the 1st of May, we arrived at approximately 9 PM and left the building just as they were closing at 11PM. 2 hours did not seem like a long time, the book fair was hugeee! Oh btw for those who are not familiar with the event, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is a book fair held in a convention centre where you can find tons of books with discounted prices. When I say discounted I mean VERY MUCH. Books (mostly English, imported) were sold for as low as IDR 30,000 (~US$ 2). They have a lot of genres as well, ranging from novels – self help – business – health – kids books – cook books, etc.
I felt excited already when I entered the hall, but then I sort of fell a little bit lost because I did not know where to start! hahaha. But then I managed to browse section by section and at the end of the day bought 4 books (only).
Of all 4, 3 are novels – from familiar writers. Tony Parsons – Men From The Boys, Jennifer Weiner – Then Came you, and David Nicholls – Us. I’ve read other books from those writers before so they were an easy choice.
I also bought 1 book from the business section called – The Social Commerce Handbook. Actually, there were other interesting books in the business section but I did not have enough time to browse one by one….
So I decided that I need to come back. But things happened during the long – holiday weekend, I got a wee bit unwell so I had to stay at home during the 4 days holiday (I know… bummer!!), and I only managed to go back to the book fair on their very last day, which was on Monday night two days ago.
The situation was different this time. The books were mainly gone and the remaining were scattered, and I’m not the type of person who is good on digging things on sale section/racks. I could not find anything good in the business section as it was mainly empty, so all I did was just browsing around the sections, hoping to find some “gems”.
Well.. I sort of did 🙂
I found a Mitch Albom book – The First Phone Call from Heaven in between stacks of kids books. Then I found A Berlitz Spanish book in the travel books section… moving on I did browsed the novel section for a while and found a book called Turning Thirty by Mike Gayle. The title itself sounded very interesting to me due to some similarities with my personal situation ;), so I decided to buy it… along with Turning Forty, another book by the same author.
Last but not least, as I was in queuing to pay for the books, I found a Nancy Drew book! Score! I used to read it when I was younger and I lost my collection, so it’s a good find for me 🙂
Now the only problem is… when will I start to read all of them? Hahahaha :)))
Do you read books? What’s your recent book purchase?