It’s August. In the Philippines, it is “Buwan ng Wika” (National Language Month). I saw a retweet from a friend about Shelea’s Augvocacy 2018 and said, “why the hell not?” So here I am, sharing my take on doing my part to foster a culture of reading in the Philippines. Being a small, hopefully growing blog, influencing others to read is more difficult. I am still positive I can do it, though.
When I first thought of writing a book blog, I resolved that one of the things I will read and write about will be the local literature and writing scene. I have been largely exposed to works written by foreign writers and a few required readings on works written by Filipinos. I don’t see anything bad in reading foreign literature. As long as one enjoys reading, then it is fine; however, our own local literary works must also be promoted and enjoyed by a wider audience. That is the reason why I started my blog – to share my love for reading and also share my journey in discovering Filipino literature.