Bookworms Unite PH Event Recap!

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Hey everyone! I guess you’ve been hearing, and seeing lots of posts and tweets with the hashtag #BookwormsUnitePH for the last few days, especially from the Filipino Book Blogger Community. That’s because yesterday, we hosted another bookworm meetup for PH book bloggers and readers!

We did this last year on a whim, you can read about it here. However, for this year, there was a lot of planning involved for us organizers. For the last few months, we’ve been trying to contact publishers and book stores for sponsorships, and bookish cafes in the Metro for venues. Fortunately, we got Simon and Schuster PH, Penguin Random House International, and Fully Booked as sponsors! So yeah, it was raining book prizes yesterday at Tweedle Book Cafe! Tweedle was super kind to reserve the venue for us to commence the meet up!

As usual, I met up with Jem first then we proceeded to Tweedle at around 11:30AM, as my co-organizers and I planned to meet early to do some preparations for the event. Like last year, we had games like Jumbled Words, Word Soup, Cover Guessing Game, and Literary Bingo. We also added a Trivia Game which I hosted with JM of Book Freak Revelations. I was so happy to have met new bookworms during the event! All the efforts we put into organizing the event weren’t wasted. We were bummed though, that we didn’t get to have a big chance in winning the cool titles from our sponsors, such as Gemina, but we’re equally happy to have brought loads of fun to everyone. I was also glad to have met Ms. Honey de Peralta of Penguin Random House, and she invited in some event opportunities for bloggers, which was really cool! It was just sad I wasn’t able to take a photo with her, but one of my new friends posted a group photo of us with Ms. Honey.

 

With my awesome co-organizers!
With my awesome co-organizers! (Back L-R: Raffy and Miel; Front L-R: Dianne, Me, Hazel, Faye and JM)

I’m so glad to have worked with my awesome co-organizers and I’d like to thank them for everything! Hello Hazel of Stay Bookish, Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again, Miel of Bookish and Awesome, Faye of The Social Potato, JM, Raffy of Eccentric Everything. Also to Jasmine of Jasmine Pearl Reads, who wasn’t able to come. Thanks for the support, girl!

Big big thanks also goes out to everyone who braved the rain and joined us for yesterday’s event! This wouldn’t really be possible if it weren’t for you guys. Hope you continue to support this event. Who knows, there might be another one?

bookworms unite group pic
with my fellow PH Bookworms (c) Faye of The Social Potato

I’m so glad that the Filipino Book Community can be united in such events! I hope to see these faces again soon! 

Thanks again to Penguin Random House INTL, Scholastic PH, Simon and Schuster PH, Fully Booked, and Tweedle Book Cafe for helping us out with the event!

By the way, these are the books I got from the Book Blind Date, which went really crazy, and the raffle. bu haul Do share your photos and recaps with the hashtag #BookwormsUnitePH! inah

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13 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Inah, you are a legend! I haven’t even finished drafting my recap! But anyway, thank you so much to you and the original masterminds of Bookworms Unite for letting me be a part of your team! I had a blast working with everyone, and I will surely miss our DM conversations about the event! Can’t believe we have another year before we could start planning for BU3! (No pressure). Also, congratulations to us for such a lovely event! Until the next one! <3
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    1. It was a huge pleasure working with you, JM! I’m so glad this event of us was a huge success! I miss you guys already! Haha! Anyway, for BU3, let’s see. <3
      Hope to see you soon!

    1. Thank you so much, Ailla! We do hope we could do one again next year, til then, hope to see you! <3

    1. We did have a great time during the event! I agree! Meeting fellow bookworms is really awesome!

  2. It was super nice seeing you in flesh, Inah! Haha! Thanks for taking time to organize this event! You guys are super cool! :) See you ’round!!! :*
    xo, Kat

    1. Hey Kat! It’s really nice to meet you too! I’m so glad you pushed through in going to the event! I’m glad you had a great time! We’re very grateful.
      See you soon, I hope! <3

    1. Yes! Meeting fellow bookworms is always awesome! Hopefully you could organize your own Bookworms Unite! And let me know, because I love reading stuff like that! Thanks for dropping by, Emily!

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