February 4, 2010

Reviving the bookworm in me

My siblings and I have always been bookworms. But somewhere along the way, my bookworm ways tapered off. It didn't really go away. I just find myself reading more and more books of the same genre, not really checking out the other types that await my reading.

So it pleases me to report that I've been reading a few Filipino books lately. I've had them for the longest time, but are simply hanging out in our bookcase. I never found the time to read them until recently.

"Po-on" by F. Sionil Jose turned out to be a page-turner for me. Now I want the rest of the Rosales Saga - "Tree", "My Brother, My Executioner", "The Pretenders, and "Mass". I had a "duh!" moment just now. I didn't realize that the book in my Amazon wish list - "Dusk: A Novel" - is something i own already! It's the US version of "Po-on". My, oh, my. Time to remove "Dusk: A Novel" from my wish list then. Another item in my wish list "Don Vicente: Two Novels" is actually "Tree" and "My Brother, My Executioner" combined in one book! Interesting. At least I only need to get that book, plus the last two.

To continue, "Jolography" by Paolo Manalo started off slowly until I got the rhythm of it.

I already finished "A B N K K B S N P L A ko?!" by Bob Ong. That book got me laughing out loud in so many parts. He even mentioned Nutri Bun, which I've heard from my husband but personally (and perhaps luckily), never had the chance to encounter in my youth. I'm currently reading "Bakit Baliktad Magbasa ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino?" and still to read: "Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas".

Now I wish I read "Po-on" before we went to the Philippines. That way, I could've bought the other books there. Grrr...


Jon said...

I admit I have never been a bookworm. I was a late bloomer when it comes to reading for pleasure. I just began reading non-school books after college and I wish I started earlier. For I know now that reading is a very pleasurable diversion, educational and a good exercise for the mind. I am still not a bookworm but I do read now and I enjoy it. I applaud and envy you for being a bookworm.

Cecilia said...

Thanks, Jon! You might've been a late bloomer reader, but at least you got started. ;)