We’re borrowing Filipino Fridays from the Filipino Book Bloggers and turning it into a weekly meme in the weeks leading up to the ReaderCon. Every Friday, a topic will be posted and all Filipino readers are encouraged to make their own post about that topic. Anyone can join as long as your post can be viewed by everyone else - you can post it on Tumblr, Blogspot, Wordpress or any other social networking site - just make it a public post. A widget will be included in each Filipino Friday post to round up all the links so we can all browse and comment on all the meme posts.
We’re listing the topics in advance so those who want to join will have time to prepare their posts. The Filipino Friday posts will go up on the dates listed below but feel free to write your own posts whenever you can. We don’t want to pressure you with deadlines. We are also requesting that you use any of the ReaderCon web badges in your post (although it’s not a requirement). Last but not the least, we hope you have fun with the meme! :)
The topics are:
August 12 - Introduction. Tell us everything that we need to know about you as a Filipino reader. You can talk about the genres that you read, your favorite authors, your comfort reads and your best books of 2011. You can also include links of where other readers can find you online: blog, Twitter, Goodreads, Shelfari, etc.
August 19 - How did you become a reader? What factors influenced you to take up reading as a hobby and why do you enjoy it so much?
August 26 - How hard or easy is it to be a book lover in the Philippines? What are some of your frustrations as a Filipino reader (e.g. availability of books)? What are positive aspects of being a reader based in the Philippines (e.g. book prices are lower here than they are abroad)?
September 2 - Do you read Filipino literature? If yes, what are some books by Filipino authors that you can recommend to fellow readers?
September 9 - What do you hope will happen in the Filipino ReaderCon? What are you expecting from the event?
So that’s it, folks. Comments, questions? Let us know through Twitter.