The Road to Filipino ReaderCon 2015: Activities

It’s starting to get really busy behind the scenes as we prepare for the 5th Filipino ReaderCon – contacting speakers and session hosts, looking for sponsors (want to be one of them? :D), setting up the registration, all that jazz. But of course we’re not forgetting you, readers!

As with every ReaderCon since 2011, we’ve got some fun online (and offline) activities for everyone as we head Toward a Reading Revolution. These activities will run in various social media channels leading to the Filipino ReaderCon on November 28, to be held at the Henry Sy Sr Hall, De La Salle University.

We’d love it if you can join in these activities – and who knows, some lucky participants might even win some prizes. :)


Yes, we’re on Instagram now! Starting November 4, post a photo on Instagram following the prompts set for the day! Make sure you tag us and use the hashtags #RoadtoFRC2015 and #Filreadercon so we can share your post! Not on Instagram? Post it on Twitter or Facebook, using the hashtags (make sure your accounts are public!) so we can see your post.

And if in case you miss a day, just catch up, no worries. There’s always #latepost and #latergram :D

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Filipino Friday:


Filipino Friday is back, and will start on November 6! Same as always, we encourage book bloggers to answer a weekly topic that is connected to this year’s Filipino ReaderCon theme! Posts explaining the topic will be posted every Friday morning. Participating is easy – just answer the question on your blog, the comments section of this site, or even in your favorite social media channel (again, make sure it’s public and you tag us on Twitter, Facebook, or even Instagram so we can see your answer) to join the discussion. :)

And because we’re all into listicles lately, and it’s the 5th year of the Filipino ReaderCon, we’re asking 5 things from you every week:

  • November 6: 5 Ways Reading Has Changed My Life
    How has reading affected your life? What changes happened to you because of books, and reading?
  • November 13: 5 Things I Wish as a Filipino Reader
    We all want things, and as Filipino readers, I’m sure we wish for a lot of things as far as reading is concerned. So what are the things you want to see, read, have access to, as a reader? Tell us what’s on your wish list!
  • November 20: 5 Ways I Can Support Filipino Authors/Books
    It’s an exciting time for Filipino authors, and we are seeing more and more books written by them out in the wild. As Filipino readers, what are ways that I can support local authors and their books?
  • November 27: 5 Revolutions that Changed the Way I Read
    Reading and being a book lover today is definitely different from say 6 years ago. What are the revolutions (be it big or small) that changed the way you read?

Pinoy bOOK drOP

There’s something very romantic about leaving books for other people to find, yes? We’re bringing the Pinoy Book Drop back for ReaderCon this year – and it’s also incorporated in the Instagram #RoadtoFRC2015 challenge! Pick some books from your shelf and set them free, but don’t forget to leave a little note for other readers to find it!

1. Pick a book (or two, or three, or yes, four!) that you wish to give away, or that’s okay for you to part with, for one reason or another. Make sure to check the pages for important stuff – anything you may have inserted there and forgotten but you may want to hold on to.

2. Download and print the customized bookplate below these instructions. It doesn’t have to be in color – black and white will work just as fine! Paste or stick one bookplate on a clear page or area of the book/s that you wish to give away. Yes, you can sign your name and leave a note, too, if you want.


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3. Leave or “drop” the book/s in a public place, or basically any place where people are sure to see them: in a café, in the office, at a restaurant, the gym, it’s up to you. (Well, maybe not inside a bookstore, yeah.) You know where someone is likely to see the book/s and pick it up, yes?

4. Before leaving the book/s where you “dropped” them, take a photo. If you’re leaving two or more books, be sure to take note of the date, time, and place where you left each one. Post the picture on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, and hashtag it with #pbdrop / #filreadercon #RoadtoFRC2015, so we can share your post and people can find the book you dropped! :)

There’s a scheduled Book Drop day (every Friday of November), but you can drop a book every day if you want to! And if you’re one of the lucky ones who found a book, let us know by tagging us so we can all throw a mini-online party for the book finding a new owner! :)


Ready for the activities? Let’s make some noise online (and offline!) as we get ready for the 5th Filipino ReaderCon! All roads lead to Henry Sy Sr Hall, DLSU on November 28 – Toward a Reading Revolution! :)

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