Since it's a Friday today, let's not forget that there's a Filipino Friday up for this week!
What do readers want?
What’s your favorite genre/reading material?
Who is your favorite author (local or foreign)?
What kinds of books would you like to see more of from local authors or publishers?
What is your favorite book from a Filipino author?
What’s your favorite genre/reading material? Being an eclectic reader, I read all kinds of genres – that is, I will read basically any book or reading material from any genre – but I tend to gravitate towards general fiction. It is in this genre that I have read the most books.
Who is your favorite author (local or foreign)? For the local authors, my favorite is Eliza Victoria. For the foreign ones, I can’t just name one! They all have to be mentioned: Kazuo Ishiguro, David Mitchell, Jeffrey Eugenides, Neil Gaiman, Yann Martel, Khaled Hosseini, among others.
What kinds of books would you like to see more of from local authors or publishers? The kind of books that the authors I have mentioned above write. More general fiction stuff.
What is your favorite book from a Filipino author? So far, there are two, but both are short story anthologies: A Bottle of Storm Clouds: Stories by Eliza Victoria, and Alternative Alamat, edited by Paolo Chikiamco.
Head on over to the Filipino ReaderCon website for other Filipino Friday participants this week, and for more activities in anticipation of the rescheduled event on December 7! :)