One of the new things we will introduce with this year’s Filipino ReaderCon is the Book Recommendation Fair. You know how there’s so many books, but so little time so sometimes you don’t want to try a book on an impulse but want a solid recommendation from someone else whose taste you trust? Yeah, that feeling, we all have that.
So from 1:00 – 1:45pm of the Filipino ReaderCon on Saturday, we will have a little fair where you can get book recommendations from book clubs and book bloggers in the Philippines, based on the books they’ve read and enjoyed. These are readers who read books just because they love to read and they love books, so you’ll probably find someone there who has the same tastes in books as you do. Or, you’ll find some books you’d want to try even if it’s not your usual genre, because they make it sound so convincing. We don’t know what’s on their recommendation lists yet, but we’re pretty sure you can trust their recommendations even if you’ve never met them in person (but you may have stalked their blogs online, or visited their groups online, too. Don’t worry — we’ve all been lurkers at some point. ;p ).
Here are the groups that will be participating in the Book Recommendation Fair on Saturday:
- Goodreads – The Filipino Group
- The Mysterious Reading Society
- Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books
- Philippine Board on Books for Young People
- Flips Flipping Pages
Other than getting recommendations, you can also ask them how to start your own book club or book blog (or both). Feel free to go around and chat with other readers during the Fair, and maybe go home with five new books or so in your wish list. :)
Two days to go! The 3rd Filipino ReaderCon: What Do Readers Want? on 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, Samsung, Scholastic, Flipreads, OMF Literature, Hachette, Simon & Schuster, Island Merchants Corporation, and The Beachsters, with media partner When In Manila.