I used to be a book worm. You know, one of those kids in class that always has a book to read and talks to other kids about whatever book they had. One of the books I was really into was The 39 Clues series. I was SO HOOKED, and so were my friends. Getting all hyped up about the countdown of when the next book was gonna be released, calling National Bookstore to check if they had stocks, collecting the cards– that was our life back in 5th and 6th grade. There were even news and rumours spreading around that there was gonna be a movie after they release the 10th book, which was supposed to be the final book and the end of the series. So of course, we all went cray.
As you can see in the photo, I only have books 1-8. I ended up just borrowing books 9 & 10 because it “only” took me 8 books to realise that I spent so much money just to buy each book, not even including the oh so “important” card packs. 500 pesos for one book that I can finish in a day X 10 books= I could’ve bought something really awesome right now. But hey, books are books; they last. (I guess)
So why did I stop reading/buying a bunch of books? Well the answer is pretty simple: I realised how expensive the books really were, I discovered so many new hobbies, and free PDFs now exist, all thanks to the internet. (Although I still think ebooks are sucky but eh, they’re there.)