Friday, July 27, 2012

Feature and Follow #1


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Q: Summer Reading. What was your favorite book that you were REQUIRED to read when you were in school?

A: In high school, our Filipino teachers would tell us to read Noli Me Tangere (junior) and El Filibusterismo (senior)--a two-book series written by Jose Rizal, our National Hero--for our discussions. It never became my favorite but I appreciated it. Apart from that, there's not one book they required us to read, elementary or high school. Since I live in a country different from you, maybe it's not part of our curriculum. But still, my love for reading blossomed and I don't think it will ever die. :)

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  1. I have the same "problem" as you. I went to school in the Netherlands, so all those required titles weren't really required here. I've never heard of the titles you choose. New follower (GFC and NB)

    Helene @ Helene's World of Books

    1. Oh, it's because it's a Filipino novel. But they said that it was originally written in Spanish. :)

      Thanks for following!

  2. Yeah, it's hard to compare school books if what you read are Filipino books. hehe.

    New follower on GFC and Netwroked.

  3. Different countries have different curriculam. I did schooling in India and we were required to study poetry, short stories, Shakespeare and various novels. It was full on.
    New follower.
    MY FF

  4. Required reading never made me LOVE to read... I usually didnt like the required reading anyways!
    Its very cool that through blogs we can learn things about different countries!

    Im a new follower

    Please come follow me back
    My FF

    1. IKR!
      Thanks for following!
      Heading to your blog to follow back..

      Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

  5. I haven't heard of those books, but of course, I'm from the U.S.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF. Followed you back :0)

  6. I haven't heard of those books but they sound interesting!!

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by my Follow Friday! Have an awesome weekend :)
    I am a new follower via GFC :)

  7. Hi Michelle! Thanks for hopping by! Following back now! I haven't heard of those books, but I guess that's the great thing about international blogging!

  8. Hi,

    Hopping on through from the feature and follow!
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My Summer Read was…Things Fall Apart By Chinua Achebe (Author) it was interesting ☺


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