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...