NOT ENOUGH Filipinos are reading, but I hope that's changing. At National Bookstore today, I saw the following titles—catchy, thought-provoking, contemporary, perhaps funny. I haven't heard of the names of the authors before, but these books must have a place in our nation's literary diet, if there's one that exists.
Love is an inexhaustible subject of songs, poetry, even novels; so here's a book about hopeless romantics by Marcelo Santos II—something, judging by the book cover, that will be adapted into film.
Another novel by Mr. Santos III, dedicated for the broken-hearted.
My favourite title is "Buti Pa ang Roma, May Papa," by Noringai, published by Anvil. The novel was originally posted in Wattpad. Does the book talk about Roman Catholicism? Is it a love story set in the Vatican? The reader ayilmagic reviews the book, "super astig nung book,, hahaha,, tawa ko ng tawa,, di nakakasawang basahin ng paulet ulet,, ahaha." I can't explain the use of double commas.