So we’ve had a pretty hard week, with the monsoon rains and floods that affected most of the city. We hope that this Friday finds you well, or if not too well just yet, then we hope you are recovering well.
But you know what makes these difficult times easier? Friends. This week we saw a lot of help coming from everywhere, hands outstretched to help others rise from the flood. Based on my personal experience, book clubs are not just groups that discuss books, but they’re a place where you can find good friends, who eventually become as close as family to you with every meet-up and book discussion that you attend. I think people who share the same passions are the best kind of friends because these shared passions connect us firmly to one another.
And so for this week’s Filipino Friday, let’s take the time to celebrate these friendships born out of shared books. I’ve modified the question a little bit here so it doesn’t only talk about book clubs, but the friends you’ve met, made and kept because of this love for books.
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?
Or if you’re not (yet) a part of a book club, do you have friends who share the same passion for books as you do? Do you have a “bookish” best friend? If yes, tell us about them! How did you become friends? What’s your favorite memory with them?
We’ll be posting about the different book clubs who will be present in the upcoming Filipino ReaderCon over the weekend, so make sure you check back on the site to read about them and see if you want to join their discussions on the 18th. :)
If you’ve missed the other Filipino Fridays, you can still catch up by including them in your post this week. Here are the topics in the past weeks:
- Jul. 20 – Introductions
- Jul. 27 – School of Reading (Who got you into reading?)
- Aug. 3 – Reading Habits and Book Formats (Where and how do you read?)
Just post your answer on your blog or chosen social networking site (make sure it’s set for public viewing) and leave a link to your post in the inlinkz collection below. If you’d rather not write a post or if you don’t have social networking profiles, just leave a comment below. Don’t forget to tweet us @PinoyReaderCon or tag us on Facebook with your posts so we can share them too!
Have a safe and dry and good Friday everyone!