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Add your blog to the Filipino Book Bloggers Database

Hello there! It’s been a while since we posted an update in this site — oops! But fret not, we’re about to get a bit active again. ๐Ÿ™‚

A little announcement: please add your blog to our new Filipino Book Bloggers database! If you’ve submitted before on this site or if you’re already listed here, please still fill out the form so we can add your blog to this new list we are creating (and so your info’s updated, too). Just fill out the form below, and you’re good to go. If you can’t see the form, just click here (link opens in a new window).

Feel free to share the link to this post on your social media accounts, your blogs, to your other Filipino book blogger friends, so they can add their name to the list, too.

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The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon: United We Read

Hello book bloggers! Hope to see you this Saturday for the 2nd Filipino ReaderCon! ๐Ÿ™‚

United We Read: The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon
August 18, 2012, 8:00am to 6:00pm
Filipinas Heritage Library

United We Read: The 2nd Filipino ReaderCon will be on August 18, 2012 (Saturday), 8:00am to 6:00pm at the Filipinas Heritage Library. Registration fee is Php150, and you can pre-register for the event here. This event is held in partnership with Filipinas Heritage Library (FHL) and National Book Development Board (NBDB), and sponsored by Scholastic, Lampara Books, McDonaldโ€™s, Flipreads, Anvil Publishing, Hachette Philippines, Amici Philippines, OMF Literature and Adarna House.

Whatever You Can Still Betray

Blog Name: Whatever You Can Still Betray

Blog URL: http://whateveryoucanstillbetray.blogspot.com/

Location: Metro Manila

Brief Description: I am a dreamer, figuratively and literally. I am a lover of books and I have a passion for reading and one of my pet peeves is that I will punch you if you ever disturb me while I’m reading. I believe in the paranormal and the extraordinary. I have a hot temper and I don’t tolerate stupidity. I don’t limit myself in the beliefs of the status quo. I am a writer who has never finished a story. I may not care what the others think of me outwardly, but let me tell you: I do care – very much. I will travel the world and immerse myself in different cultures and find some way to help this dying world.

Favorite Authors: J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, Julie Kagawa, Nora Roberts, Arina Tanemura, Matsuri Hino, Jude Deveraux, Allan Frewin Jones

The Book Fancier

Blog Name: The Book Fancier

Blog URL: http://thebookfancier.blogspot.com

Brief Description: I started the blog this year to list down all the books I’ll read in 2011. It will include my reviews, personal opinion and my quest on exploring different books!

Favorite Authors: I have lots! Lately I discovered new authors that really made my reading experience so great. Most favorite would be J.K. Rowling, Mary Higgins Clark, Meg Cabot, Paulo Coelho, Nicholas Sparks and Suzanne Collins. I also like Ilona Andrews, Juliet Marillier, Julie Kagawa and Trenton Lee Stewart.

Possible Meet-Up?

Hello Filipino Book Bloggers! I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but we already have quite a list of bloggers (look at the blogroll on the right). I met some of you guys in the Mockingjay Launch yesterday and I had fun talking about books and blogging with all of you. Honey suggested that I organize a meet-up of the members of this site so we can all see the faces behind the blog posts. I’m posting this just to get a feel of how many are willing to participate in this kind of thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ So give a shout out if you’re interested in having a meet-up. All Filipino book bloggers are encouraged to join, even if you haven’t signed up for this site.

Hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend!

New Banner: Chasing Adarna

I’m so proud to announce that we have a new banner over here at Filipino Book Bloggers. My friend, Ronjo Solis has graciously designed an artwork for the site, entitled Chasing Adarna. You can all see it up there in the header section. Isn’t it beautiful? ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much, Ronjo! I’m sure all of the Pinoy book bloggers here appreciate all the work that you put into it.

Here’s the full version of the image, click to embiggen and see the details:

Here’s Ronjo’s explanation about the artwork:

The main focal point of the artwork is the kids soaring through reading. We are at our highest and our happiest when we do the things we love. Kids well represent that sort of pure happiness, so that’s what I thought to draw. ๐Ÿ™‚ The text in the book spine is Alibata for Filipino = Pilipinu.

I definitely agree with what Ronjo said, we are at our happiest when we do what we love and I know that in most of our cases, that’s when we read. I love the artwork and message behind it, how it represents the idea that we can soar through the skies (or wherever we want to go) using our imagination and the books that we read. It’s like a magic carpet ride, only instead of a magic carpet, we have the magic of books.

To celebrate our new banner, here’s a new icon for all of us. Feel free to grab this and put it up your sidebars or anywhere in your blog:

So, so, so. What do you guys think? ๐Ÿ™‚ Feel free to give some love to our new banner and of course, the artist behind it. Thanks again, Ronjo!

Kamusta?

Yay for all you Filipino book bloggers who decided to join, we already have 16 blogs listed. I’m sure there are more out there and I hope we can reach out to them and ask them to join us. Anyway, now that we have a couple of bloggers in this group, I just wanted to say that I think it will be a good idea if there’s more interaction in this site. I hope that all of you are following this blog through your feed readers or by mail so you can be updated whenever there’s a post. One way to have interaction is to check out the posts for other bloggers and see if there’s someone else who reads the same kind of books that you do. ๐Ÿ™‚ I encourage all of you to leave comments in each other’s posts.

Another idea is to throw out a question every week and each of us has to answer in the comments or you can even do a post in your blog and just link it with a comment. I was thinking we could do it every Friday and we can call the feature Filipino Friday. Let me know if all of you are willing to do something like this or if you have any other suggestions on what we can do.

That’s it, happy reading and blogging, everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚


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