Avid readers used to be seen as engaging in an unhealthy form of withdrawal. A few people still see things that way, sadly (and often mistakenly), but the advent of the Internet has opened up a grand new vista for social interaction amongst readers. It’s a frontier that people are only beginning to explore, but whether this is a sea change in how people read, or simply a revival of the Book Club, there are few things more enjoyable for a book lover than engaging with other people who are passionate about books.
On that note, the first ever Filipino Reader Conference will take place during the Manila International Book Fair, and the organizers plan to explore the topic of social reading, and discuss the hows, whys, and best practices of book bloggers and book clubs. See this link for the schedule and speakers, and follow PinoyReaderCon on Twitter for updates.
EDIT: And here’s the Official Site.