2013 Filipino Friday (1): Hello, Reader!

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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.

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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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