It’s National Book Week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you. Go to page 56. Copy the 5th sentence as your status. Don’t mention the book.

And here’s what i got.

“Not every woman does, more’s the pity.”

Ang deep. Mahihiya ang balon sa kalaliman, Para hindi sa libro ni Linda Goodman galing. Well, it is from Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs. How to really know your husband, wife, lover, child, boss, employee, yourself through astrology. O, hindi lang malalim, mataas pa, abot sa mga stars.

"Not every woman does, more's the pity."

But what is this Facebook fad saying that we are now celebrating a National Book Week. Ano nga ba itong National Book Week na ito. Dedma na kung bakit page 56 at sentence no. 5, Ano na nga lang ba ang National Book Week? Sabi sa WikiPilipinas, “National Book Week is a celebration organized by the Philippine Library Association, intended to encourage reading and literacy among Filipinos and to promote public libraries in the Philippines.”

In 1934, Governor General Frank Murphy designated June 18 to 24 of every year as National Book Week. Bakit? “…to sell the public library to the community by focusing the attention of the people on its resources and the extent and nature of its services.” However, in 1936, President Manuel L. Quezon of the Philippine Senate, changed the week long celebration to November 24-30.

Diba August ngayon? Are we supposed to celebrate Linggo ng Wika, instead of the National Book Week? And Why start the week on a Saturday? Baka naman sa ibang bansa ang event? Niweis, inalam ko lang. Hindi ako KJ. Nakiparticipate nga ako, at the very least. Malay mo, ito na ang next Christmas, like make everyday a Christmas Day, What about make every week a National Book Week.


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