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Reading as You Travel

While on a plane or on a ship on the way to my travel destination, you would often find me engrossed in a book. This is also true while I am waiting to board a plane or a ship. The books I love reading could range from a classic to a historical one. I have also a special interest in poetry and short story collections. It’s like communicating with several persons, several worlds in just one setting or should I say, one sitting.
A couple of months back, I had the strange but nice privilege to read an anthology of creative writing in Cebuano and English by members of the Women in Literary Arts, Inc (WILA) while on board a plane. I say strange and nice at the same time because it also meant reading my story among the collection in Babayeng Sugid, Cebu Stories.Β Erma M. Cuizon and Erlinda K. Alburo, both award winning authors, serve as editors of this collection published by Anvil Publishing, Inc. It is now available nationwide; check out the National Bookstore nearest you. And just in case you can’t find a copy there, you can also order online by visiting
Perhaps on your next trip, you might want to take along this red book with you. But, of course, I wouldn’t complain if you would want to read it in the comforts of your own home or while you are sipping coffee in your favorite coffee place.

Babayeng Sugid, Cebu Stories was launched last May and is now available nationwide.

Note: Thanks to Gloria Sommer for the photo πŸ™‚ This post is also linked with Blog Photo ChallengeΒ and Wednesday Whites.

10 thoughts on “Reading as You Travel”

  1. That is very interesting considering I am from Cebu. I may have to visit National Bookstore online. Thanks for the info and BPC hopping by the way.

  2. that is awesome Sis Deli that you occupy yourself while on board or waiitng eithern in the airplane or at the ship πŸ™‚ I bring books too but never read it πŸ™ Dropping by from BPC.

  3. sounds like a very interesting book. did you say its written in Cebu and english dialect? its been a while since i read something.. it would be nice to get back to reading again. when I traveled from PI to US, I read the sci fi book of hubby. it was a man’s book so i had a hard time understanding and imagining the scenarios because the terms used was so deep like old english. 1920’s kaya tong iyang libro. hahaha.. naa pay glossary nga dili gihapon masabtan. it was hubby’s fave book from his fave author. =D
    visiting from BPC 228

    1. My story there is “Grieving”, in English πŸ™‚ Hope you get to read it and give me your feedback πŸ™‚

  4. Books are one great pleasure to read during our travel πŸ™‚ It will make the trip faster as you go along every pages until the end of the story πŸ™‚ by then hopefully, you reach your destination Sis πŸ™‚ Dropping by from Wednesday Whites πŸ™‚

  5. i wish i could have that relaxing times on trips. Most of the time nag guyod jud sa gagmayng tao. hahaha!! thanks for joining Lors.

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