It's that time of the year again, folks! The Filipino Reader Con is happening again this November and I just know it's going to be even more awesome than last year's. And as per tradition, the weeks leading to the big day would include a weekly meme every Friday. Here's the first Filipino Friday meme for the week:
Surprise, Reader! Hello, it’s the first week of Filipino Fridays 2014! Whether it’s your first time to participate or not, tell us a bit about yourself. More specifically, tell us about your favorite book discoveries for this year. Any author you started reading this year that you can’t get enough of? A book you didn’t think you’d like, but you ended up liking/loving? Any book series that you just have to get your hands on? Have you discovered anything new from Filipino authors this year?
My favorite book discovery this year—and I can't stress this enough—is Edgar Samar's Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon. I first learned about this new book from a friend's Instagram post (I missed the blog tour) and I got really curious so I bought a copy the following day. After reading it in one sitting, I was an instant fan. I even wrote a review about it just so I could get the feels out of my system. The feels haven't really gone away, to be honest.
And I didn't stop there. I gifted two of my closest friends with a signed book copy just so I would have someone to talk to and I wouldn't go stark raving mad while waiting for the next installment. I also bought the official shirt, wore it on MIBF 2014, and would've made a fanart if I wasn't such a n00b in doing any creative artwork.
Book 1 is already out and the author said so himself that it's going to be more than three books. Yay! I hope more and more people get to read this exciting Filipino YA book so we can all share in the feels with the awesomeness that is Janus Silang.