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BOOKSTORE FINDS (BARGAIN AND OTHERWISE)
Yesterday must have been an auspicious day for book hunting because I found some gems that I can’t wait to share with you:
The Runaway Princess and The Runaway Dragon from Kate Coombs, all bought from Booksale SM City Cebu Branch. I actually just saw 2 copies of The Runaway Dragon and when I moved towards the cashier to pay for my purchases, I spied a huge book on Egyptology. Anybody who knows me and my love affair with Egyptian mythology, would be sure to find me leafing through the mammoth tome. Too bad it was way expensive than I could afford. So when I moved it over to another pile, there appeared a most glorious blessing – a lone copy of The Runaway Princess. Hallelujah! 🙂
These are not actually books but rather notebooks which are perfect for travelers and doodlers. Instead of a blank canvass or ruled lines, you get a dotted grid much like a graphing paper (but you have dots instead of lines). Artist Joanne de Leon breathed new life to the beloved Filipino folk songs like Penpen Di Sarapen, Leron-Leron Sinta and Paruparong Bukid as seen in the next photo. But I have to admit though that I’m already a fan of the dotted notebooks even before I met these. 🙂
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Photos were taken using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F2 camera and edited using www.picnik.com‘s array of photo filters. 🙂