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That time of year

Happy first of September! I have yet to hear Christmas songs playing on the radio, but yes, in my side of the globe, Christmas season for many starts as soon as the "ber" months start. Is it just me or don't you also feel as if yesterday was only January? Where did all the days go? Anyway, since I started this post talking about seasons and time, I want to say that I am also experiencing a particular season in my reading life right now: the season for a reading slump. I have to clarify, however, that I am not in a reading slump in the strictest sense of the word. I still have the desire to re...
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Filipino Friday 2014 (4): Let’s talk about Diverse Books

It's the final Filipino Friday before the Filipino Readercon 2014! For more details, hop on to the Filipino Readercon website. This week's prompt: Do you think we have enough diversity in the books that we read? Are our choices enough to satisfy our different tastes? Are our writers able to present the variety of people, culture, lifestyle, interests and so on? How diverse are your reading interests, and are you able to find enough books to satisfy your reading needs? Do you think we need more diverse books? If I talk about book diversity in the international scene, then yes, I can readil...
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Filipino Friday 2014 (3): What do you think of fanfiction?

I'm decided to not beat the buzzer anymore for today's Filipino Friday so I am taking my sweet time tonight. Fanfiction is pretty popular, no doubt about it, but it has been received with mixed feelings by many authors and writers. Some don’t mind it, and even welcome readers who give their own spin on their work. Some writers don’t like it at all, to the point that they contact fanfiction authors to take their work down. Others use it as a jump-off point for their own writing. How about you? What is your take on fanfiction? Do you read fanfiction, and if you do, what kind of fanfiction do ...
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Filipino Friday 2014: Have You Ever Wanted To Write A Book?

It's the second Filipino Friday for this year and only 21 days to go until the Filipino Readercon 2014: Readers Turned Writers. Here's this week's topic: As a reader, have you ever thought about writing a book? What kind of books/stories do you want to write? Or are you now a published author, and what compelled you to go fulfil this dream? How was your journey from reader to writer? How did you go about getting your book out there?   Have I ever thought about writing a book? Well, yes, I would get inspired now and then to write a story every time I read a local contemporary novella. ...
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Filipino Fridays 2014 (1): Surprise, Reader!

  It's one month before the Filipino Reader Conference, and in celebration, Filipino Fridays makes a comeback, yay! I've been doing Filipino Fridays for three years now and for those who are new to this blog, or have forgotten what Filipino Fridays is all about, hop on to the Filipino Readercon blog. For this year's first Filipino Friday, here's the prompt: Surprise, Reader! Hello, it’s the first week of Filipino Fridays 2014! Whether it’s your first time to participate or not, tell us a bit about yourself. More specifically, tell us about your favorite book discoveries for this year....
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