Last year, I spent over a month’s salary on books. I discovered this website where you can order online and they’ll deliver your orders for free. The company is based in UK and they deliver worldwide. I have no address here in Burkina Faso so I still use my Philippine address. Currently, i have boxes of unopened parcels of books in our house in Laguna.

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My paperbacks which traveled with me all the way from the Philippines to Burkina Faso.

I just brought four books with me. It’s too heavy. I’m planning of giving them away after I finished reading them. To share the joy in reading. Maybe some random Burkinabe kid in Ouagadougou. Or maybe if you want, I can send them to you. Just comment if you want.

I also brought my Kindle. Don’t get me wrong. I still love my paperbacks but there’s no english books available in their bookstores here. So my Kindle is my savior. I can just browse through the vast collection in the Amazon store and with only one click. You can have that book that you always wanted. But in e-ink.

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Some of the books on my Kindle.

I’m currently reading a couple of books now. The Geography of Bliss and Honeymoon with my Brother. But I have a long To Read List already. This week, I bought 5 books from the Kindle Store. And will be buying for the days to come.

How about you? Do you prefer the actual physical book or ebook readers? And please if you have suggestions, please comment them here and I’ll try to read them asap. I’m currently interested on travel books, inspirational like finding peace and happiness etc., buddhism, and detective series.

16 thoughts on “Books are Forever

  1. It’s hard to beat the feel and weight of a paperback, but for convenience, my kindle has been a Godsend. I’m currently in Colombia where travelling and carrying books around would have been a real chore.

  2. Kindle is also nice when reading during the night time just before going to sleep. I normally fall asleep while reading so I damaged a good amount of books. Lol. Enjoy your travels! Have fun in Colombia.

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  4. naku…ako paperback pa rin…malabo na kasi ang mata ko…masakit sa mata pag ebook…kaso sorry wala akong masusuggest kasi medyo iba ang mga librong binabasa ko ha ha ha

    medyo mas gusto ko yung historical fiction eh

  5. Yunh kindle mejo soft light siya kaya oks pa din basahin. Para siyang kobo. So e-ink siya. Maganda for travels. Hehe. Nasa stage kasi ako sa life ko ngayon in search of happiness kaya mga ganyan genre ng books ko. Bwahahaha

  6. ah kaya pala….di nako nagsesearch ng happiness…masyado na akong masaya hahahaha…joke lang…ewan ba..mas gusto ko kasi basahin yung mga masakit sa damdamin ahhahaha

  7. awts. love story naman yung mga kanya eh ha ha ha….mas gusto ko…Khaled Hosseini, Simon Sebag Montefiore ha ha ha saka yung mga red rose vs white rose labanan ng mga English Royalties nung araw….hahahah mga ganyang tipo

  8. Waaaaaaah. Tagal ko na gusto magbasa ng Hosseini. Yung kite thingy yung book niya di ba? Ano magandang buks ng mga yan? Matry nga basahin. Yung best sa tingin mo

  9. hahaha 3 books nya nabasa ko…Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns saka And the Mountains Echoed…ay nga pala may isang author na sobrang nakakatawa ng libro…satirical sya gumawa ah pero may mga political na banat si Jonas Jonasson….ang books nya The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden saka The 100 Year Old Man Who CLimbed Out of the Window

  10. Eto eh yung sa paperback. Sa kindle lang ako makakabasa. Mejo mahal din ang books sa kindle. Wala kasi akong address dito kaya di madedeliver yung books. So pagtiyagaan ang kindle

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