Thursday, October 02, 2008

Book Clubbed

Last Monday was fun. Attended the NBDB Book Club discussion of my first collection of short stories, Happy Endings. Answered questions and dispensed writing advice and ate pancit. Thanks to everyone who went --


Thanks to all the Book Club and National Book Development Board people, especially Andrea, and Dianne!


Thanks as well to erudite Erwin Romulo and marvelous Mookie Katigbak! (Pictured here stabbing her iced tea with a fork.)


And of course, terrific Tara Sering, and Yvette my love! :D

Hard to believe my first collection of fiction came out almost eight years ago. (That second collection is way overdue.) Am happy that people who read it now seem to feel that it hasn't dated much, except perhaps for a few stray references to PC XTs and pre-millennial fever. And am very happy that people still respond to its tales of messed-up love, bicycles passing in the night, and postcards from other worlds.

PS. Watch Rakista tonight (Thursday, Oct. 2) at 7 PM on TV5! It's the special Eraserheads episode, he he. :)

7 comments:

CHANSONATA said...

Sigh.

Wish I could have been there. Am not exactly the most mobile person on earth and I do not really know how to get around the city that much. These days, I find myself confined mostly within the Alabang and Paranaque areas.

Still one of your biggest fans,

SHAN

frank cimatu said...

aysehtaywasinmanilathenkaya?

Luis K. said...

Hey Shan. Aw thanks. :)

Frank! SAYANG. ;p

Ida said...

Hi Luis! Count me in as one of the people who are "still looking" for this book. I don't even know anyone who has it whom I can borrow from. :(

I really hope it'll be printed again and have a wider distribution.

Luis K. said...

Hello Ida! There are still some copies available at the UP Press bookstore, in UP Diliman. (You can call them at 925-3244.) :)

Am planning to reprint it myself though, possibly with a new cover design and 'extras,' once I gather some funds. Thank you very much for being interested in the book! :D

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