Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Bookish Babble [2] - Post-Internship Book Haul!

Post-Internship Book Haul!
('cause Summit Books are the best!)


Classes are about to start again (for us Thomasians, anyway) but I haven't really felt the "vacation vibes." Not complaining though! Because I just spent the best break ever - interning at my dream company: Summit MediaBeing at Summit is one of my biggest #careergoals ever since my aunt introduced me to it and I've always wanted to go there (even just for an internship haha!) The experience was pretty amazing especially seeing how things work "behind the scenes" and actually being part of it. Another thing I liked about interning here was that I was able to meet people! Celebs, writers, journalists, editors, fashion icons, DJs and so many more that I never would've thought I'd see in the flesh! I even met some people I look up to whom I just talk with in social media (which I talked about HERE!

Last day of "work" :(

Of course, my last but definitely not the least favorite of all: books! During my last bookish babble post, I mentioned getting my Ines Bautista-Yao books signed (yay!) But aside from those, I also had a last-minute mini haul before my last day of internship. So thrilled to share it with you guys! :)

Aside from being the Philippines' leading magazine publisher, it also has Summit Books as well as its imprint Kimchi Press. I've always been an avid reader of the company's books because you guys, I swear they're all so goooood *hearts* 

Anyway, I'm babbling. Below is my mini post-internship haul! :)
Look at all these pretties! <3

First is the one I'm most thrilled about! When I tagged along for a radio guesting to promote this book, I know I just NEED this in my hands LOL! Anyway, Coming of Age is a collection of different creative pieces by different powerful minds who shares their own interpretations and definitions of growing up. The anthology is edited by Miss Ines Bautista Yao (!!!) so I just ~know~ that this will be amazing! Plus, it has its own little cutie bookmark <3 

Next up is the Candy #Feels Book! I've always been a Candy girl and this section has been my fave because, well, why not? haha :) A compilation of its best including works by Marla Miniano, Chinggay Labrador, Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Sofia Andres, Antoinette Jadaone, and so many more! Stoked to get started on this one!

To be honest, I wasn't completely aware of Kimchi Press until recently. It is an imprint of Summit Books which translates Korean texts to English. A Werewolf Boy by Kim Mi Ri is actually my first read by the publication and I enjoyed it more than what I have expected. In fact, after reading, I'm curious about the movie adaptation of it. On another note, I didn't really get this one for myself but rather, as a gift for a friend *wink*

I saved In Case You Come Back for the last since it was extra special because I got it from one of the authors herself! In the last post that I've been saying earlier, I mentioned wanting to finally meet Miss Marla Miniano. I've been a fan of her works from before and was really thrilled when she said she wanted to meet me! 

Miss Marla Miniano and Me (while I try not to fangirl haha!)
She's really, really nice and sweet! I actually just wanted to have my copy of Table for Two signed and have a photo with her but she surprised me by giving a copy of her work and signing it as well! Thank you so much Miss Marla!

"Dear Ailla,

Nice to meet you! Thanks for all the support.

♥ Marla"

- Her message in Table for Two)

"Dear Ailla,

Hope you enjoy reading this! See you around!

♥ Marla"

- Her message in In Case You Come Back :)

So that's it for my mini-haul! Make sure to grab your own copies of these books - most of them are available at book stands nationwide!

Thank you so much to all the people who made this possible and thank you Summit Media for allowing me to be part of your amazing team! 

How about you guys? Any latest hauls? Internship experiences? Do comment below! I'd love to hear from you :)

1 comment:

  1. It is also a dream of mine to go (or maybe even have my internship) in Summit Media. It looks so interesting. You're so lucky! Plus even though it looks a tiny haul, it's still amazing because you got to meet such lovely and amazing Filipino authors. Nice haul. :)


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