Date Completed: ____________
Signature of Student:
Last Name: ROSERO
Given Name: JULIE ANNE
Year & Section:
English IV-World Literature
Mr. Ronald C. Mina
Filipinos Are Not Book Lovers
Philippines is a nation of nonreaders.
Reference (Publishing House)
Phoenix Publishing House
Literary Output #1
Introduction: Reading is an important study skill and an
important tool for becoming a good person but Philippines is actually not a nation of book lovers unlike in Japan. In Japan, most bookshops seemed to be the most popular feature of practically every street block.
Body: Reading a book is becoming an unpopular activity
among Filipinos right now unlike before. The problem is Filipino writers are mostly not appreciated by us. We don’t even talked about them in our conversations. Compared to London’s Virginia Woolf, one of the most Popular author/writer, almost all of her works were sold out in every bookstore in London. And in some instances, her works were one of the best sellers ang being talked about in London. Here in the Philippines, you can count those Filipinos that will go to store just to buy a book and enjoy being alone reading a book. Filipinos hate solitudes. Reading a book requires patience, time and even endurance in order to
understand every chapter and it will really take a lot of time finishing it . Unlike in watching a movie, it can be done for only an hour or two. But as you can see, reading a book is much better than watching it in movie because in movie not all the details from the book are there.
Conclusion: We prefer watching cinemas and hanging out
with friends, instead of going to library and read a book. Like in our schools today, they used visual aids to catch our attentions like power point presentations. I can say that Filipinos love entertainment because for us, it is more interesting.
Definition of Terms
Book – a division of a literary work
Commiseration – to sympathize
Primitive – being the first or early of the kind
Solitude - loneliness
Horrid – extremely disagreeable