“Every Friday, a topic will be posted and all Filipino readers are encouraged to make their own post about that topic. Anyone can join as long as your post can be viewed by everyone else – you can post it on Tumblr, Blogspot, WordPress or any other social networking site – just make it a public post. A widget will be included in each Filipino Friday post to round up all the links so we can all browse and comment on all the meme posts.”
The meme topic for this week is Introduction.
Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a Filipino reader. You can talk about the genres that you read, your favorite authors, your comfort reads and your best books of 2011. You can also include links of where other readers can find you online: Blog, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.
There is this post entitled “Reading Life” I posted in this blog before which basically tells my history as a reader – how I become a reader, what type of books I start reading and how I manage my reading habits. That post is perfectly fitted for the first two topics of this weekly meme. And since I’m done discussing my life as a reader from that post let me just tell you more about the books I read.
If you’ll ask me to name one book or one genre I love to read you wouldn’t get one answer from me. There is no such thing as ONLY ONE favorite book or one particular genre that I love. In fact most of my favorite books falls into different categories. I choose the books I read not because of the genre it belongs to but mostly because it piqued my interest.
I first in love with fantasy fictions when I was a kid which I think leads me to read more. As the years pass my reading preferences changes. I used to pick-up books from different genre because I easily get bored reading books from the same category consecutively but now YA books are taking the larger space of my bookshelves. I started reading YA books late last year which I’m still exploring. So far I tried fantasy, mystery, paranormal, dystopia, contemporary and a few steampunk.
I still re-reads some of my books even I don’t have much time to pick-up the books I recently acquired. Some of my re-reads this year are The Giver, Tuesdays with Morrie and some of Og Mandino’s books. From my this year reads Suzzane Collin’s The Hunger Game series added to my favorite list of books. Patrick Ness’ Chaos Walking series consumes my little reading time this past few days besides with the technical and business books I need to read.
That’s all for now because I feel I’m writing this post half-asleep -__- . You can find me in goodreads, twitter, facebook and formspring. And don’t forget to check The First Filipino Reader Conference. Just click the image below for more details or check the event schedule here.