Stacking the Shelves is a weekly bookish meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga's Reviews
I haven't gone back to any of the National Bookstore branches to haul more books, but I'm deadset on going back next week since the cut price sale ends on September 10th. That said, I didn't get any physical books this week but I still got a rather awesome ebook haul!
Free from Walker Books:
Chaos Walking trilogy short stories by Patrick Ness
The New World (#0.5)
The Wide Wide Sea (#2.5)
After spoiling myself for jumping to the last few pages of Monsters of Men, I've put off from reading it because that ending is too emotional. I just didn't want that to be the end of the series so I decided to pretend that the third book didn't exist. It's only this week that I found out that there's a novella that's set after MoM and I read some spoilers that *bleep* is *bleep* and ohmy ok I shall read Monsters of Men from the beginning till end.
If you want to receive the Chaos Walking short stories for free, just fill up this FORM and you'll receive an email containing the three short stories!
[CHAPTER SAMPLER] Steelheart (The Reckoners #1) by Brandon Sanderson - *Cue fangirl screams* OHHMYGAWD! I admit, among all the September releases, this is the one I am anticipating the most. I read this chapter sampler and ohmy! *faints* it IS ah-mazing! I just want to devour the rest of the chapters but September 24th. :(
If you want to read the prologue + first five chapters of Steelheart for free, just click the image to download from its Amazon page. You will not be disappointed!
Thanks to Edelweiss and Egmont, Walker Books, and Delacorte and Amazon!
On a different (but still bookish) note, Filipino dudes and dudettes, the MIBF is coming!!! *dances around*
I know! September is officially my most favorite month. National Bookstore has an annual sale during September and then after there's MIBF. No wonder September is considered the start of the Christmas month here in the Philippines, lol.
If you're wondering about how to get the tickets, you can go to any Fullybooked branches and ask the customer service for one or you can just download and print this image to serve as your free entrance ticket. This is going to be my first time to go to MIBF so if you know other ways to get free tix, please let me know! (although from what I've heard the tix range from 15php-20php only?)
Another thing to be excited about in this year's MIBF besides the discounted books are the guest authors - local and international alike. I don't have the full list but I heard Ramon Bautista will be there too. Also,
Those three. NBS is an angel. I really hope I get to go on September 15th for this book signing event. There have been several international authors visiting the Philippines like Lauren Kate, Lauren Oliver, Kiera Cass, Tahereh Mafi (w/ Ranson Riggs) this past few months but I've never attended any of them so, fingers crossed!