The ReaderCon last year wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for the support of book bloggers in the Philippines, be it as a volunteer or as an attendee, or by simply posting about the event. One of the fun online activities we had last year that engaged the bloggers is the Filipino Book Bloggers meme we call Filipino Friday.
It’s been a while since the last Filipino Friday meme, and in the spirit of the upcoming 2nd Filipino ReaderCon: United We Read, we are announcing the comeback of Filipino Friday! 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. In case you don’t have a blog but you still want to participate, you can leave your answers in the comment section of each Filipino Friday post. :)
The topics for the next five weeks leading to the Filipino ReaderCon are listed below, so you can get your posts ready. The link widgets will be posted every week, but you can write your posts at any time that’s convenient for you. :) We’d also really, really like it if you use one of the United We Read badges on your posts, but it’s not a requirement to join. :) Filipino Friday is a chance to have fun and interact with other Filipino Book Bloggers who you will most probably meet in person if you’re joining the ReaderCon with us. :)
And here are the topics! :)
- July 20 - Introductions. As with every start of a weekly meme, we need to know a bit about you! Talk about your top 3-5 (or more!) favorite books of all time, the genres you read and would never read, the books that surprised you this year. You can also talk about how you became a reader and why you love it so much! And finally, if you were in the ReaderCon last year, talk about your experience too! If you weren’t there, but you’re planning to go this year, then what do you expect for the upcoming ReaderCon?
- July 27 – School of Reading. We all started reading somewhere, and more often than not, we were influenced by someone. Who got you into reading? Your parents? A friend? A librarian? One teacher who always lends out his/her books? How helpful was your school in helping your reading habit / fueling your book addiction?
- August 3 – Reading Habits and Book Formats. Where and how do you read? Can you read anywhere and everywhere, or do you need a certain place/mood/state of mind to get reading? Do you read more in the morning or at night or any minute that you can? Where and how do you usually read? Are you exclusively for print, or do you go for ebooks more than print? Have you ever tried audiobooks?
- August 10 – Books and Friends. We will have book discussions hosted by several book clubs during the ReaderCon, so to prepare us for that, let’s talk about books and friendships and book clubs. Are you a part of a book club? If yes, what made you join one? What’s your favorite activity that you have with them? If you’re not a part of one, will you consider joining one? Why or why not?
- August 17 – Celebrating the Best. In honor of the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards, let’s talk about our favorites for this year. What are your favorite books in 2012 so far? Have you read any awesome Filipino books in the year? If yes, make sure to include them in your list!
Don’t forget! The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon: United We Read is on August 18, 2012 at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati City, held in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) and National Book Development Board (NBDB). See you there!