Panayam with Marcelo Santos III

For the start of the New Year, our book club, Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books, always read something light and easy. That is why for January, we choose to read and discuss the bestselling Para sa Hopeless Romantic by none other than the Hari ng Kilig and one of today’s popular writers, Marcelo Santos III. And at the end, it turns out this initial Panayam for 2016 is more than noteworthy. Continue reading

Panayam with Mervin Malonzo

Initially, the discussion for Tabi Po by Mervin Malonzo by Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books’ boook of the month for November was supposed to take place this December. There were some unseen snags in the planning, however, that we decided to schedule the meet and greet with the author earlier next year. Making good on his word about a probable meetup with our group before the year ends, we finally had the opportunity to chat with him just this Saturday. Continue reading

Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books Christmas Party 2015 and the Surprise Book Discussion

It's Raining Mens Discussion Poster

To say that this year’s Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books Christmas Party is memorable is but the tip of the iceberg. This party saw us at our wildest, loudest, and most especially happiest. As always after a fun filled day with PRPB peeps, my bag is bulging with books, and my heart filled up in its fleshy corners with gladness. Continue reading

The Many Hobbits

It’s a big day for J.R.R. Tolkien fans here in the Philippines for today marks the release (yes, our country is ahead of the worldwide screening date, just how swell is that!) of the film adaptation of the classic children’s … Continue reading

First Date: It’s a Mens World Walking Tour and Book Discussion

Inspired by one of the essays in Bebang Siy’s It’s a Mens World, First Date: It’s a Mens World Walking Tour and Book Discussion was the initial get-together of the members of Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books as well as a … Continue reading

Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books

Becoming a member of yet another book club certainly has its lot of apprehensions for doing so doesn’t begin and end with a mere click of the “join” button: the act requires commitment. The anxieties at the very beginning I … Continue reading

Jumping the George R. R. Martin Bandwagon

Yes, it’s official! I’m jumping the George R. R. Martin bandwagon! Since HBO aired the first season of the TV series Game of Thrones to wide acclaim, people have just been raving mad about how good it was — and … Continue reading

The Manila International Book Fair and The First Filipino Reader Conference

September is only a few weeks away, and there are so many things to get excited for as the next month rolls in. One of these is the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), an annual event now on its 32nd … Continue reading

What I Got for March

Though the first and second week of March had been hectic — swamped with work related errands as usual — I think an overdue book-hunting is in order, just to de-stress and splurge on — a bit. Following are some … Continue reading