October 28, 2010

My Trip to book fair

I hadn’t been to book fair before and I didn’t know what to expect out of it but I knew that I would have to select the books for the various range of readers in my school. Keeping the readers in mind, I sat with a friend and listed some books to be purchased for the school library. The task of listing books took us most of our free time before my trip to Monger. After finally consenting on the list, I left for Mongar along with the teachers from the neighbouring schools. I was cramped in the only school bus of our Dzongkhag. The bus ride was bumpy due to widening of road in many different places and we had to stop at the various stop points before we finally arrived at our destination after the dusk. I couldn’t make much about the town in the darkness. My sister had come to pick me up, so I left with her.

Next morning, as the morning sun filled the blue autumn sky I borrowed my sister’s car and drove up to the public ground which was prepared for the event. Feeling apprehensive, I waited for my friends near the entrance. A few calls later, we trailed in groups at the many book stalls to get the catalogues and select the books as per our needs. To get the right books and select right reading materials that suit our levels entailed turmoil against the warm sun of Mongar. However, I had mentally prepared myself for such challenges and before the noon, I had almost finalized my list of purchase. By the end of the day, I had completed 70% of my task and my friends even praise me on my success on the first day. (Most of them hadn’t made a purchase of worth Nu. 20,000 while I had done triple the amount). I still had one more day to finish my task. The next day was spent exploring more books and doing the final purchase.
The two days at Book Fair was a thrilling experience and with many rewarding moments.

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