#BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy

Agosto na naman and dahil buwan ng wika ito, what better time to promote and encourage Pinoy readers to engage in a readathon of Pinoy-authored books! (Ironic ba, ang lakas maka-Taglish?)

Ginawa ko na ito three years ago. Matapos ito, local books have peppered my reading progress. All-year round naman dapat ang appreciation na ito although aminin din natin, with the barrage of reading materials from abroad, minsan nababackseat mo sila.

Feeling ko I did pretty well sa unang Pinoy readathon ko. Siguro mas magandang approach ang looking from the inside, palabas. Kumbaga, priority talaga dapat ang mula dito, ang nalikha at naisulat dito, bago tumalon sa iba.

Mula sa isa sa hinahangaan kong Pinoy na manunulat na si Edgar Samar, narito ang mga exciting na pwedeng gawin upang umahok sa kampanyang ito sa #BuwanNgMgaAkdangPinoy:

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Halina at makilahok! Kung hindi mo bet sa ngayon ang akdang Pinoy, ito ang magandang panahon para lawakan ang iyong horizon at i-explore ang Pinoy literature. Magugulat ka sa makikita mo. Isang buwan ito, so kitakits sa kanya-kanyang cyberspace updates!

My Filipino Lit Readathon is On!

Filipino Lit Readathon

Tomorrow, August 1, my personal Filipino literature readathon kicks off!  From August 1 to 31, I plan to read books by Filipino authors.  There are plenty of them piling up, and August being our Buwan ng Wika (National Language Month), I felt it’s appropriate to devote time to these precious books.

Majority of the book in my TBR pile for this readathon are published by Summit, patiently collected since last year.   Some of them are in Filipino too, so feeling ko mas madali ko sila matatapos, at masaya basahin (Bebang Siy‘s book is on top of the pile, so you can just imagine ang dami ng tawa ko, for sure).

Apart from physical books, I will also dabble into ebooks I bought from Flipreads.  One of them was sent to me for free to review. Within the month, my Smashwords purchases will also come in, and I will enjoy more e-books through my reliable Sadie, my 5-inch tablet.  Audiobook na lang yata ang kulang, total bibliophile experience na!

At any rate, I am so excited for this readathon to begin.  I will try to post reviews whenever I can.  If not a full one, expect me to at least say something about the works of Ricky Lee, Eliza Victoria, Dean Alfar, Mina Esguerra, Chrissie Peria, Marla Miniano, Tony Perez, Butch Dalisay, Cathy Babao, Bebang Siy, Claire Betita, Carmen Navarro Pedrosa, Carl Joe Javier, Paolo Chikiamco, Ambeth Ocampo, Jessica Hagedorn, David Hontiveros, and Lysley Tenorio.  I don’t know if I could read all of them in a month, but I’ll do my best!

Here’s to a successful and surely an enjoyable reading month!