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


Para sa Hopeless Romantic ni Marcelo Santos III

Para sa Hopeless Romantic

Ang kuwento ng Para sa Hopeless Romantic ay tungkol sa mga karakter patungo sa kanilang journey to forever. Kinatatampukan ito ng limang tao na pilit na lumalaban sa masalimuot na mundo ng pag-ibig: sina Maria, Ryan, Becca, Nikko, at Faye. Kahit man nasaktan sa kani-kanilang landas upang makamit ang ultimate goal na magmahal at mahalin in return, pilit pa rin sila sa pakikipaglaban upang magwagi sa huli sa larangan ng giyera ng mga puso. 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

A Bookish Filled Christmas Haul

As promised, here are the books I bought and received on December 1, 2012, when our book club, Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books, fortunately bumped into F. Sionil José and had our very first Christmas Party and exchange gifts as recounted … 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