Galit Na Naman Si Tita: On Being a Critical Reader and Book Blogger

Hello, guys, gals, and enby pals! Welcome to a new series hosted by Your Tita Kate! Ever since I started book blogging, I’ve toyed with the idea of having monthly discussion posts – mostly because there’s only so much I can say in a Twitter thread, and y’all know I have a ton to say in Twitter threads. 😅

Anyway, this series is called Galit Na Naman Si Tita, or “Auntie’s Angry Again” in English. It’s a bit of an in-joke with me and my IRL friends. If they want to get updated on Philippine current events, all they have to do is text me and ask, “Bakit ka galit na naman?” (“Why are you angry again?”) This will usually be followed by a lengthy, horrendously detailed rant on the current event topic du jour.

But worry not! Not all of these posts will be angry! The one below certainly isn’t, mostly since I don’t think it’s my place to get angry at all. Nevertheless, I think what I have to say is pretty important to bloggers, so onward we go!

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Pagpuri sa Mga Akdang Pinoy: Traditionally Published Filipino Authors [2018 and 2019 Edition]

I’m sure by now you all know how much I adore #romanceclass,  but they’re not the only Filipino authors out there! For this week’s Pagpuri sa Mga Akdang Pinoy post, I’m going to shine a spotlight on some Filipino traditionally published authors to watch out for!

As mentioned in the title, works included are 2018 to 2019 releases, so I’ve included links to Amazon or Goodreads for your convenience.

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#Augvocacy2018: The Myopia of the Book Community

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As I’m sure you’ve been seeing all the #Augvocacy2018 posts from Filipino book bloggers so I won’t delve too much into that. For a quick summary, #Augvocacy2018 is a blog series started by Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch for her birthday. The theme of this year’s #Augvocacy2018 is fostering a culture of reading in the Philippines, so that’s what everyone’s been writing about. And today is my turn!

Ready to hear me rant and rage? Strap yourself in for the ride!

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2018 Releases I Want to Buy!

Today marks a special occasion in my life as a book blogger, friends. For today…I actively sought out new releases and marked what I wanted to pre-order/buy! Hallelujah, it’s a miracle.

No, seriously, it is. For someone like me who is such a passive reader, it really is a big thing for me to actually look up books that aren’t published yet and decide what I’ll be buying. Usually, I just wait for someone to recommend me something before I even think of picking it up. But now, I actually have a list of books to watch out for. Go me!

Here’s what I’m looking forward to reading this year!

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My Fave Asian Authors for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Hey everyone! As you may already know, May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month! So I thought I’d put together a list of some of my favorite Asian authors, in the spirit of the celebration.

Feel free to spread this around! I’m always up for helping out Asian rep!

This list was inspired by May over at Forever and Everly. From a Filipino girl to a Thai girl, yes, mangoes.

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In Defense of Battered Books

I’m sure nearly every book blogger out there has very firm opinions on the physical appearances of their books. You’ve heard them time and time again, I’m sure. Tons of book bloggers will talk about how they hate dog-eared pages, smears, thumbprints, cracked spines, peeling edges, underlines and highlights, and just anything that makes their books look like they weren’t just purchased from the bookstore.

And honestly, there’s nothing wrong with that! I’m not about to bash anybody’s bookish habits! (God knows we’re all broke-ass nerds anyway.) Instead, what I’m going to do today is simply talk about the alternative: battered books.

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100 Thoughts While Reading Secondhand Origin Stories

Hey guys! I’m back with another edition of 100 Thoughts While Reading. As always, big thanks to Karina of Afire Pages for coming up with the idea in the first place.

As you can probably guess, I’m doing the Secondhand Origin Stories blog tour hosted – as usual, lol – by the lovely Shealea @ That Bookshelf Bitch. If you haven’t signed up for the blog tour, don’t fret! It’s available on Amazon, and I’ve included the link below!

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There will be a more detailed review to follow, so please stick around for that. I’m so excited to tell you what I thought of this book!

As always, be warned that this post contains spoilery content!

Without further ado, here are my 100 Thoughts While Reading Secondhand Origin Stories

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