So, so, so. You’ve all heard me talk about Filipino Book Bloggers several times on the blog. Last Saturday, November 13, we had our second meet up, which was held in the wonderful Libreria Bookstore in Cubao X (click on the link to learn more about the bookstore). Thanks again to Triccie for having us. 🙂 Those who attended were: Aaron, Jason, Kenneth, Will, Tarie, Blooey, Peter, Rhett, Michelle, Honey and Tina catched up.
The general consensus after the first meet up was that we should meet in a place more conducive to discussion and that we shouldn’t start with serious topics right off the bat. I’d like to think we were able to accomplish that with this meet up. We started off with the Filipino Friday topic of how blogging and real life overlap. We then proceeded to talk about anything and everything related to the local book blogosphere. I can’t even remember all the topics that we covered but off the top of my head, we discussed – negative reviews and whether we should write them, the local book blogging scene and how we’re all trying to read more books by Filipino authors, plagiarism which Kenneth will discuss next Filipino Friday, idol book bloggers, WordPress vs. Blogger, the advantage of having your own domain, blog stats, blog headers (and how I look like the girl in mine), the popularity of romance novels, reviewing books by a writer friend and many other things. What’s funny is that Libreria customers will come in while we were all discussing and there were times when one of us would stand up to grab a book or refill a coffee cup. Thanks to Kenneth for sponsoring our coffee! 🙂
After the discussions, we headed to Singapore Chicken to have dinner. After which, we did the usual rounds in the bookstores in the area – Book Sale and Fully Booked – then decided to head back to Libreria to have our second dinner and buy more books. We ordered from Bellini’s and had the food sent to Libreria (isn’t it neat that we could do that?) where we proceeded to eat with gusto while still discussing books. Triccie was kind enough to let us open a couple of boxes of books that she has and it felt like opening gifts for Christmas. Here’s a picture of my spinach and ham ravioli with truffle cream sauce:
So I had a book-filled Saturday that was a lot of fun thanks to my fellow Filipino book bloggers and I hope to experience something like this soon! Maybe early next year since I know everyone will be busy with holiday plans in December. 🙂
More pictures can be found here.