Monthly Archives: November 2013

Filipino Reader Con: The Bookdrop Diaries

I’m one Friday late, but that doesn’t change how wonderful the Pinoy Book Drop was. Pinoy Book Drop? Last week, The Filipino Reader Con spearheaded a book drop project as one of the countdown activities for FilReaderCon 2013. The rules were to pick a book (or two, or more!), add a bookplate that explains that the book is free for all to grab, then leave it somewhere for someone to grab.

Pinoy Book Drop

My book drop candidates

Pretty cool, yeah? But easier said than done. What seemed like a simple task turned out pretty monumental. First, I had to choose books from my, “I can let go of these,” shelf. I picked ones that were still in good condition (who’d want a moldy book, right?), had interesting premises, and had attractive covers. I also wanted to cover a good spectrum of genres, so I picked out something YA, something more serious, and something fun (yay, manga!).
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