Filipino Friday is the first ever weekly meme that I’ll be joining eventhough I have been a member of the Filipino Book Bloggers (the group that hosts this meme) for quite sometime now.
Why did I decide to finally join this weekly meme? First, because I want to become more “social” in the blogging world, especially with groups that promote the love of reading. And second, because of this event that I so wanted badly to join but cannot due to distance (and budget) constrains:
But since this is the age of technology, even if I cannot be personally present in this wonderful event, I can still get involved by spreading the word around, and one way is by joining this weekly meme that aims to do just that: spread the word around. 😉
For this week, the topic is about introductions. Here is the topic guideline I lifted out from the Filipino Reader Con website:
August 12 – Introduction. Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a Filipino reader. You can talk about the genres that you read, your favorite authors, your comfort reads and your best books of 2011. You can also include links of where other readers can find you online: blog, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.
I know that this post is quite a bit late, but then, cliche as it may sound, it’s better late than
later never, right? 😛
So here goes. I’m Lynai and my love for reading probably started when I first learned how to, well, read. Haha. I remember finishing my Reading subject textbook before classes even started in elementary and reading my Nanay’s literature books (Nanay was a college English professor). When I entered high school I “discovered” Sweet Valley but it was the Nancy Drew series that really got me hooked in reading. I would skip dinner and read way past bedtime just to finish one Nancy Drew book. I would sneak a Nancy Drew book inside my textbook and pretend to listen to my teacher when in truth my chest was already thumping with suspense. Ahh, those were the days. 🙂
Fiction is probably my most favorite read of all time, though some real life stories also catch my attention such as those stories in Reader’s Digest. Because of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys, my love for the thriller/suspense genre extended well into my college days and more so when I entered law school. My staple reads then were John Grisham, John Sandford and Dean Koontz. It was not until the time when I joined Goodreads that I discovered and enjoyed other genre as well such as dystopian, young adult, and yes, children’s books! But of course, I still go back to my favorite thrillers and crime novels from time to time.
So far, my favorite reads this year are as follows, in no particular order:
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Peretti
The year has not yet ended so I am looking forward to more wonderful reads before the year ends.
WOW. I’m done with my first post for the first weekly meme I am joining. That feels good. Till next week, then! 🙂