Hello! Hello! Hello!
Happy New Year!
We had hoped to engage you with more local books, but alas! We have been held captive by our professional and personal lives. On a very minuscule and very arbitrary note, we will soon be opening the site for contributions and so we thought a more thorough introduction to the project would be apt so that our friends (i.e. you) who want to share their favorite Filipino books can understand better what this project means to us.
In more important news, there was a terrible typhoon that mercilessly passed through Cagayan de Oro in the Philippines a few weeks ago. If you’d like to help the many families affected by Typhoon Sendong, please proceed here. Our hearts and prayers go out to those whose lives have been devastated by the recent typhoon.
Stay safe and warm! Love one another!
Hello, bookworms & earthlings.
Welcome to Recovery. This project has been “in-the-making” for a pretty long time, but it’s an idea that is dear to both our hearts as it merges two loves—literature & aesthetics—and contextualizes them in a Filipino setting.
Essentially, Recovery is all about RESTORING THE LOST APPRECIATION OF FILIPINO LITERATURE. We believe that there are tons of local pieces that have gone ignored. Partly because we have not done enough to create excitement around these pieces, and also partly because people are, let’s face it, judgers of books by their covers. By giving these books a facelift, by making outsides that reflect the insides better, we hope to get people interested in them. We want to explore the many gems of local literature, by way of written reviews as well as a visual “recovering” of these books.
While we haven’t gone that far into the project, we’re hoping to make our vision clearer as we go along the way. We’re hoping you take this journey along with us.
Cat and Carina