This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.
Stories and Poems
From a Forgotten Life
Ateneo de Naga University Press, 2018
Don't Tell Anyone:
With Shakira Andrea Sison
Pride Press / Anvil Publishing, 2017
Cupful of Anger,
Bottle Full of Smoke:
The Stories of
Jose V. Montebon Jr.
Silliman Writers Series, 2017
First Sight of Snow
and Other Stories
Encounters Chapbook Series
Et Al Books, 2014
Celebration: An Anthology to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop
Sands and Coral, 2011-2013
Silliman University, 2013
Handulantaw: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture and the Arts in Silliman
Tao Foundation and Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, 2013
Inday Goes About Her Day
Locsin Books, 2012
Beautiful Accidents: Stories
University of the Philippines Press, 2011
Heartbreak & Magic: Stories of Fantasy and Horror
Old Movies and Other Stories
National Commission for Culture
and the Arts, 2006
FutureShock Prose: An Anthology of Young Writers and New Literatures
Sands and Coral, 2003
Nominated for Best Anthology
2004 National Book Awards
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IAN ROSALES CASOCOT
Wednesday, March 08, 2006
1:08 AM |
What Books to Buy If You Had P5,000 to Spend in the National Bookstore?
Oh. I was recently a finalist for Philippine Star
and National Bookstore's "My Favorite Book" essay competition. Wrote something on the stories of Gregorio Brillantes. Got a cellphone, some cash, and gift checks worth P5,000 for book shopping. Of course, you'd think that last one
is heaven-sent for any rabid bibliophile like me. Surprisingly, it's not. It's sheer agony. When I first won the weekly contest, it took me three days, a lot of misgivings and indecisive cha-chas, and treks to various National Bookstore branches in Greenbelt (and some other mall in Cebu City) to finally get my P5,000 worth of readables. Didn't find any titles I wanted to buy. Had to settle for second choices. And never believed I made the right choices anyway.
And here's that chance, once again.
But really, I'm not complaining. Hehehe.
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