The March 12 Filipino Book Bloggers meet up held at Libreria Pilipinas. Thank you for coming – Aldrin, Ruby, Aaron, Celina, Ren, Kristel, Blooey, Mina and her husband, Mike. Had a great time, as always! Of course, we talked about books while munching on popcorn, eating doughnuts and drinking coffee. So many topics were discussed that I wasn’t able to keep track of everything but off the top of my head, some of them were:
- e-publishing vs. traditional publishing
- the Nook vs. the Kindle and e-reading in general, including ebook piracy
- local publishing and local books
- discussions about genres – YA and romance
- how most of us would love to go to BEA or Comic Con
- retail therapy and book hoarding
- blogging and how it relates to you personal life
I hope the others decide to post their own account of the meet up so they can discuss some of the topics that I missed. We also had a book swap, similar to the rules of the white elephant gift exchange. Each blogger bought a favorite book and we all promised to review the book that we received (no deadline though so anytime during our lifetime). I got Paper Towns by John Green from Aaron. Can you guess what are the books that I brought for the swap?
It’s always fun to meet in person with bookish people and just talk about anything book-related. As an added bonus, I got to meet one of my favorite local authors – Mina V. Esguerra, who I interviewed in this post. Her husband, Michael A.R. Co, is also a writer and now I want to read his work as well! Here’s a fan girl picture:
Again, thanks to everyone who was able to attend and to those who weren’t there, we missed you guys! Let me know when you want the next meet up to be so we can schedule it.