2013 Filipino Friday (1): Hello, Reader!


It’s Filipino Friday time again! There are only three memes that I actively participate on, and if there’s one that I eagerly await, this could be it. Filipino Friday is a month-long Fridays-only activity that leads to the Filipino ReaderCon which, on this year, will happen on November 9, 2013 at the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.


For this week’s Filipino Friday, the topic is, as usual, Introductions, but this time with a little twist:

Hello, Reader! Let’s get to know you, and more importantly, what kind of reader are you? Laura E. Kelly released an infographic about Reader species — under what Domain/Class/Family/Genus/Species do you fall under? Give examples, and feel free to talk about why you belong to that species. Who knows, you may find readers in your own genus. 😉

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What Species of Reader Are You?--Infographic
I fall into several categories:

  • Book Cherisher > The Hoarder. You should take a look at the unread books I have which I bought from many years ago. I store them inside plastic containers and they eat a lot of space! At least now that I have a Kindle, I hoard ebooks which do not give me a headache lugging them around every time I have to transfer residence.
  • Book Abuser > The Underliner & Scribbler. I always have a marker with me every time I read and highlight everything that catches my fancy. Yes, I don’t only highlight quotes, I also mark trivial details such as a character’s full name or his favorite pet or his age. That is why I love the “highlight” feature of Kindle. Of course, I only mark the books that I own. 😉
  • Situational > The Kindle Convert. I believe that Kindle is God’s greatest gift to a book lover like me. Although paper books still look good when displayed on a shelf, I cannot deny the convenience (and comfort) of having lots of books with me anywhere I go.
  • Social > The Book Clubber. I am not much of a social person, but when it comes to my book club, I can be talkative and cordial even to strangers. 😉
  • Free Range > The Cross-Under. I am a recent fan of YA and children’s books and I must say that there are really really good YA authors out there. Example: Patrick Ness.

I am also a little bit of The Spoiler especially when it comes to crime, whodunnit novels (because I don’t want to keep guessing who the killer is) and The Bathroom Reader (ssshhhhh!).

Hello, I am Lynai and I am a reader. Till next Friday! 🙂

6 thoughts on “2013 Filipino Friday (1): Hello, Reader!

  1. I don’t think I can ever be highlighter or a scribbler. In my Kindle yes, I do it but not on an actual printed copy. I freaked out once, when my cousin highlighted many lines in my mythology book. Haha. 🙂

    And okay, I am going to come clean…I am a bathroom reader too. But in my defense, I don’t stay for hours to read. Just until I am done with my um…business. Lol! 😀

  2. I can never be a highlighter or scribbler too. It hurts just to make marks on any of my books… except a textbook hehe.

    Hurrah for Bathroom Readers! My dad hates it, especially back when we used to live in a one-bathroom house haha. Cheers!

    1. Hi Kat!

      I only highlight quotable quotes on a print book because I feel I have to. I don’t keep notes of the books I read that’s why I highlight. But no, I don’t scribble. Takes much time. And yes, hurrah to reading in the loo haha!

      Thanks for dropping by! 🙂

  3. I saw this post on the Filipino Readercon blog and I really thought it was fun. I’m not really sure on how to classify myself though because I can be all of those things (well, except for being a book hater).

    And I agree with you about e-readers. I have a Kobo but prior to that, I read on my laptop and on my phone. And e-readers are the most efficient things aren’t they? I can finish more books because I can bring them to the mall, bank, hair salon, and grocery stores. It would be weird bringing physical copies while you’re on the go. Hahaha.

    This was really fun. 😀

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