As if this isn’t already obvious, I have an obsession with secondhand, yellow-paged, library-scented novels because I’d like to think they’re more poetic than the brand new ones. This December, I have another book haul for you guys. Can you smell the old-book scent from your screens? That’s right, we have plenty of them to go through today.

Story Time

Story time: I had my older sister, Den, go with me to the city and I sort of low-key mentioned about this secondhand novels book shop where I found the books in my last haul five months ago. She’s also a sucker for books so we both ditched our lunch plans and went to the bookstore instead. What came after us were 8 lovely books in these two thick plastic bags with its scent lingering around the streets of Vigan.

December Book Haul

Beyond the Chocolate War

Pawn of Prophecy (Book I of The Belgariad)



Welcome to the Ark


The Lord Mayor of Death

The Rift (Star Trek)

T.L. Thornes is a writer residing in Ilocos Sur, Philippines. She was twelve when she started keeping drafts of her poems in composition notebooks. Since then, she has found an emotional outlet through writing. When she’s not writing, she can be found in the streets of her hometown, urbansketching, or in her room, writing songs and making art journals.