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Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Perks of Being a Bookworm

   Ok, so this post isn't exactly beauty-related, it might in fact even be a little nerdy. But who says you can't be kikay and nerdy at the same time anyway? Lol. I'm just really thankful and happy that today, my entry for The Philippine Star and National Bookstore's my favorite book contest got chosen as this week's winner! This is such a blessing for me in many ways, because it has always been my dream to be a writer; but since I can't pursue it full-time at this moment, sending in contributions (I also got published in Philippine Daily Inquirer's Youngblood last April 2012, I am very thankful to God for all these opportunities) and maintaining this blog has been my outlet. I think I'd go crazy without books or writing. Hehe. It just means so much to me that the people behind those big national broadsheets would consider my pieces as worthy enough to be read by the entire country.

   It's so great that PhilStar and NBS hold these kinds of contests, it really encourages people to read and to write their reflections about books that have made an impact in their lives. I have a lot of favorite books (one per genre) but Viktor Frankl's "Man's Search for Meaning" simply blew me away and gave me a lot of new learings and insights. Incidentally, I also bought my copy of this book at NBS! I encourage my fellow bookworms to send in your entries as well, check out contest mechanics here:

P.S. Here's the link to my long-ass article (that is, if you're patient enough to read it hehe)


  1. Congratulations Francine! Your entry really deserves to be read by others out there. ^^b

  2. This is amazing! Just like you, I've been dreaming to become a writer too and loves reading. The very first novel I read was The Secret Garden by Frances H. Burnett way back in 4th grade. Natuwa naman ako na mayroon pa lang ganito. Congratulations! I am now following you and back reading your posts!