I only recently became a book blogger—still going on one year this October—which means that I still have a lot to learn about blogging books and all aspects related to it. So far, I’m having a lot of fun. When I stumbled upon The Filipino ReaderCon 2012: United We Read site while searching for Philippine literature, I realized just how passionate Filipinos are with books and how supportive we are to the growing communities of Filipino readers. This was obviously manifested in the first Filipino ReaderCon last year and will again be exhibited in the second run on August 18, 2012 at Filipinas Heritage Library.
I will be rooting (my all out support!) for the organizers and participants of this event; hence, I’m joining the Filipino Friday meme of The Filipino ReaderCon 2012 with the hope of helping draw more participants to this once-in-a-year special gathering. As a good start for the said meme, participants will be introducing themselves, which is, as a fairly new book blogger, something I’m not good at.
I am Nancy, a Cebu-based eclectic reader but with a special fondness for short stories, Philippine literature, classics, children’s books, Christian fiction, and (clean) romance. In my blog, I host Short Stories on Wednesdays, as well as Readings in Philippine Literature: Short Stories in partnership with Mel U of The Reading Life. I am planning to put up “Writings from the Regions” soon to promote regional literatures, such as Cebuano and Iloko. Apparently, I am a strong supporter for homegrown literary talents, although I do not claim to be an expert in Philippine literature.
On the side, I write short stories. And working hard on my almost dire poetry appreciation skills.
My favorite book is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It is one of those rare books I never seem to tire of rereading all over again. My next favorite books are not actually books, but short fiction masterpieces by Amador Daguio, N.V.M. Gonzales, Oscar Wilde, John Updike, Maria Edgeworth, and so much more. I am currently reading The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi and a couple of Iloko short stories.
I have missed the ReaderCon last year. And sadly, due to budget constraints and Saturday classes, I will be missing it again this year. Based on the event’s program, it will be an exciting gathering of readers, book bloggers, educators, and publishers at a fitting venue. This year, the event features the very first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards! What could be more exciting for book bloggers like me than all these put together?
- Nancy -
Note: The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon: United We Read is on August 18, 2012 at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City to be held in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library and National Book Development Board. The first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards, which aims to engage the Filipino reading community in honoring favorite Philippine-published titles, is an initiative of the Filipino Book Bloggers Group. Click here for more details.
- The Short Story Initiative - My Get to Know Each Other Post
- [Readings in Philippine Literature: Short Story # 1] “Dead Stars” by Paz Marquez-Benitez, a pioneer Filipino short story writer
- [Writings from the Philippines Regions # 1] Learning more about Iloko literature (Part 1)
- Best friends (an original short story by Nancy Cudis)
- The world of Lorna, a storyteller from Cebu