You, book nut, you, yes, you, you don't really need any convincing to go to MIBF 2011, right?
But just in case, you're still vacillating, here's my pitch:
This week, skip the caramel machiato and use that money to buy a book. Or two. Or more! What the hey, go splurge on books. You'll find huge discounts and an ocean of book choices at MIBF.
So that week after next, when you have money again to hang out at Starbucks, you can be reading (or pretending to read) a nice-looking trade paperback that will not just make you smarter but also make you look smarter while you're sipping that caramel machiato.
And I'm not just making you go so you can watch me speak about how you can start a book club at the first ever Filipino Reader Conference, okay? I mean I need the moral support and all, but really, just come.
And buy a lot of books! Because there is no such thing as too many books.