We use the term “review” loosely. We will not be critiquing the books per se. We want our site to remain a friendly environment and will thus write the reviews with the main goal of encouraging others to pick up and read the chosen book, and to form their own opinions about it.
Some of the books we will be featuring were chosen based on its theme and topic, not simply because the cover begs for a recovery. We might pick some books at random for a special Recovery feature but we will also be featuring classical books based on our readers’ requests and our peers’ suggestions.
To avoid being attacked by haters and so as not to perpetuate that kind of culture, we will not apply a formal rating system to the contents and craftsmanship of the book, but publish the reviews for as long as our guidelines below are followed.
We do not claim that we are experts; criticizing the way a book was written or how the cover was designed, is not part of our agenda.
To remain faithful to our mission and vision “restoring the lost appreciation of Filipino Literature”, we will present you with Filipino Literature to generate fresh excitement for it, without bias.
One or all of the following validates the review:
- The book is written by an author or authors who are Filipino.
- The book contributes new information, insights or ideas relevant to Filipino culture.
— What that insight or idea is, does not have to be explicit within the review.
- The book is contribution to cultural heritage and preservation.
- The book has brought wide-acclaim and honor to the Philippines and Filipino literature.
- The book is unknown, underrated or underappreciated.
- The book is particularly meaningful to the reviewer for whatever reason.