Filipino Friday 2013 #3: The Pinoy Book Drop Round-up


Our third Filipino Friday was the culmination of the Pinoy Book Drop interactive activity that saw a ton of books being dropped at random places for an entire week, to be picked by their new owners. We have already said it in our Filipino Friday post but it won’t hurt to say it again: thank you to all who gamely and enthusiastically participated in the Pinoy Book Drop, little glitches notwithstanding. And to all who were unable to participate, for their own understandable reasons, thank you as well for answering our non-participant questions.

Here are the list of participants and non-participants who took time out to answer our third Filipino Friday questions. The list is by no means complete, as there are others who have participated in the drop but were unable to share their experience at length.

You guys are awesome:

1. Jinky of Jinky is reading
2. Blooey of Bookmarked!
3. Louize of The Page Walker
4. Chris of Ficsation
5. Monique of marginalia
6. Justine of Claiming Alexandria
7. Kat of strangely out of place
8. Angus of Book Rhapsody
9. Tin of Rabbitin
10. Alona of off the wall
11. Lynai of It’s A Wonderful Bookworld!
12. Arjohn of The Journal of Phercy Noya
13. Judie of Citizen Judie
14. Katherine of curiosa kat
15. Pammy of Life of a Cuddlebit
16. Tina of i like it dog-eared
17. Verne of Overbooked Reader
18. Chrissie of The Write Side

If you have some books that you still intend to drop, please do so! Let’s continue to share our love of reading everyday, and in the most random of places.  ;)

Until the next Filipino Friday, everyone! :)

Filipino ReaderCon Video Ad!

If you pass by Katipunan Road in Quezon City, you might see this video on Ateneo De Manila’s LED board. Yup, it’s our very first video ad!


And if you don’t pass by Katipunan, well, enjoy it here. Many thanks to the team who put this together: the Flipside peeps for the photos and Elyss Punsalan for working her video magic.

See you at the Rizal Library on Nov. 9. You can also pre-register for the 3rd ReaderCon here.

Filipino Friday 2013 (3): The Pinoy Book Drop

What an exciting week it has been for this year’s Filipino ReaderCon! We’ve unveiled the updated event poster, and the awesome, awesome program for the event has been prepared – have you checked the roster of fabulous authors who will be there? Did you see the names of your favorites? And more importantly, have you guys pre-registered? Make sure you do, so that your slot is saved!

Anyway, it’s Filipino Friday again, and this week’s topic is the culmination of a week-long interactive activity that we’ve prepared this year: The Pinoy Book Drop!


Before we proceed, however, we would like to thank everyone who participated in this activity. We are appreciative of the positive response and all week, we’ve been busy retweeting and reposting about your dropped books. The activity would not have been successful without your contagious enthusiasm and active involvement. So, thank you guys! :)

For this week’s Filipino Friday, we have two sets of questions – we know that the Pinoy Book Drop participants are excited to talk about their experience, but we’re not discounting the fact that there may be some readers who, for one reason or another, were unable (or otherwise, chose not) to take part in this activity. So in order for everyone to join in this week’s Filipino Friday, we’ve prepared the following questions:

Did you participate in the Pinoy Book Drop? If yes:
–  First, kindly detail all the books that you have dropped, and where and when you dropped them.
– Next: tell us all about your experience. How did you feel before and after you dropped the books? How did you choose the places where you dropped them? Did you check back and see if the books were still there? Do you have any idea who might have found them?

If no:
– Tell us about your most memorable or favorite book hunting experience. Have you ever found a book in a most unexpected place? If you find a dropped book somewhere, what would you do with it? Where do you get your books nowadays? Do you still go to bookstores, or do you buy/order books online?

You know the drill – if you keep a blog, write a post and leave the link (to the post, not to the blog) on the comments section below. You can Tweet about it (tag us at @PinoyReaderCon and include hashtags #pbdrop and #filreadercon) or post it on Facebook – on your own timeline, if it’s set to public (tag us at Filipino ReaderCon), or on the Filipino ReaderCon page itself. If you have no blog, Twitter or Facebook accounts, you can still participate in this meme by directly writing your answer/s on the comments section of this post. And if you’ve missed the past two Filipino Fridays, you can still catch up by including them in your post this week. Here are the topics:

Week 1 – Hello, Reader!
Week 2 – Kids and Books

That’s it for this week’s Filipino Friday. If you still have a book or two that you want to drop, please do so! Just remember to tag us on Twitter and Facebook so we could help you spread the word. And finally: the 3rd Filipino ReaderCon: What Do Readers Want? will be on November 9, 2013, 8:00am to 6:00pm at the Rizal Library – Ateneo de Manila University.  See you there! :)

Post away and have a great weekend, everyone!

Filipino Friday #2 Kids & Books Round-up


The responses to last week’s Filipino Friday were fantastic. Thank you to everyone who joined and shared the books that they loved when they were kids. I rediscovered old favorites, and added some new ones to my reading list. I enjoyed going around everyone else’s blogs and getting to know other book lovers.

Here’s our round-up for Filipino Friday #2.

  1. Jinky, Jinky is Reading
  2. Aloi, Guiltless Reader
  3. Peter, Kyusireader
  4. Monique, marginalia
  5. Kat, Strangely Out of Place
  6. Alona, Off the Wall
  7. Anne, Brewed Thoughts
  8. Justine, Claiming Alexandria
  9. Tin, Rabbitin
  10. Rhodora, Definitely Librarian
  11. Angus, Book Rhapsody
  12. Pammy, Life of a Cuddlebit
  13. Mina, Publishing in Pajamas
  14. Zarah, Love a Librarian
  15. Paolo, Rocket Kapre
  16. Katherine, curiosakat
  17. Lynai, It’s a wonderful bookworld
  18. Tina, I like it dog-eared
  19. Blooey, Bookmarked
  20. Arjohn, The Journal of Phercy Noya
  21. Verne, Overbooked Reader

See you again tomorrow for another awesome Filipino Friday!

Pre-Register for Filipino ReaderCon 2013!

We have a nifty little widget on the right hand side of the page, which tells us how many days are left till the ReaderCon. As of today, we have 21 days. That’s three weeks! We hope you’re excited, because we definitely are! If you’re not too excited, perhaps you’d like to check out the updated program with the confirmed panelists and facilitators for the day? After that, we bet your next problem will be deciding which panels to choose from. But that’s a happy problem, right? :)

If you’re going to the 3rd Filipino ReaderCon, make sure you pre-register to secure your slot! You can click here to go to the page, or click on the nifty poster below (designed by Trizha Ko) to go to the page:what do readers want invitationv3

There is a registration fee of Php150 (inclusive of a kit, snacks and a certificate), and it will be collected on the day itself. You can still walk in, of course, but priority will be given to everyone who pre-registered.

The 3rd Filipino ReaderCon: What Do Readers Want? will be on November 9, 2013, 8:00am to 6:00pm at the Rizal Library – Ateneo de Manila University. This event is held in partnership with Rizal Library and National Book Development Board (NBDB), and sponsored by Buqo, Fully Booked, Adarna House, Scholastic, Flipreads, OMF Literature, Hachette, Simon & Schuster with media partner When In Manila. See you there! :)