Readercon Filipino Friday Meme 1: Introduce Yourself

It's been a while since I've blogged here. Computer issues, something beyond my control for now. I don't normally do meme-type posts but I'm making an exception for this, simply because it's for something close to my heart: reading. So to kick this off, let me introduce you to...


Filipino Friday is an initiative of the official Filipino Reader Conference site to promote the 1st Filipino Reader Con on the 14th of September during the 2011 Manila International Book Fair. For this meme's first installment...

Introduce Yourself: Let’s all get to know each other better. Tell us what kind of reader you are. What are your favorite genres and books? Who are your favorite authors? Do you have a comfort read? And what’s the best book you’ve read so far this year? You can also include links of where other readers can find you online, such as your book social networking sites, etc.


Okay... Where do I begin? ;)

As a reader, I'm pretty open to a lot of genres. I don't discriminate; as long as it is a story that piques my interest then I'm good. My love for reading started with Nancy Drew, back in first grade. Since then, I never stopped. I moved on to The Three Investigators, then Sweet Valley High. College reading was torn between course books and classic/chic lit. Now, most of the books that are on my to-read pile are either YA or classic/contemporary fiction. You would see books from some of my favorite authors like William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Libba Bray, Michelle Zink, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer in an odd hodgepodge filling the corner of my room.

When I read books -- even if I liked them -- I would only read them around twice. I have my in-between-book reads: mostly Shakespeare's sonnets and a couple of his plays (Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream) or Jewel's A Night Without Armor. To date, the book that I loved reading so far was Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto. It was a welcome break from the stream of YA fiction that I've been reading lately.

Most of my reading adventures can be seen via Goodreads and I like updating my reading status if and when time permits. Also, I've discovered the beauty of colored tabs. The last two books I've read have little colored tabs peeking on one side, indictating bits of the book that I loved as well as best quotes.

I guess that pretty much sums it up. Thanks for taking time to check out this blog post. Pinoy readers unite! :)


    I love reading contemporary fiction too, both adult and young adult. I like that when it comes to contemporary, there are light and fun reads like Julie James, Jennifer Crusie or Stephanie Perkins for YA and there are also edgy reads with more depth like Sarra Manning's adult books or Melina Marchetta's YA books.


    I haven't heard those authors before. Either that or I missed picking up their books from the shelves when I browse. Will look into them when I... uh... reduce my to-read pile. ;)


    Hey, a Hamlet reader! And an Austen lover! Pleased to meet you.:) Shakespeare and Austen are two of my favorite authors, too. So glad I found someone into the sonnets as well. Hope to meet you at the ReaderCon!


    Hi there fellow Shakespeare & Austen fan! :D

    I hope to meet you at ReaderCon too. I'm setting my sights that I have to be on leave that day. Don't want to miss it. Haha.


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