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What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phils?

PostPosted: February 21st, 2013, 8:01 pm
by lizzie23
Hi guys, after my long hiatus, im finally posting again! hahaha. I just wanted to share this article because it says a lot about our reading habits!

What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Philippines? Harry Potter? No! Believe it or not it's precious hearts romance! hehe. Read this interesting article about this surprising line of books that even has its own book store here:
http://www.rappler.com/life-and-style/2 ... ous-hearts

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Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 3:21 am
by jemchan_n
I'm actually not surprised. :lol: They're cheap, romantic entertainment.

I've read quite a few since my cousin seems to have a penchant for buying them and they're fairly effective and easy boredom-killers when I've nothing else to read.

Granted, the plots are the same, nothing creative and new, English grammar is often left unchecked and the endings almost always come to a screeching halt.

But I do appreciate these pocketbooks for the sole fact that it has people reading and that it has inspired others to give writing a shot.

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 3:27 am
by laurainnedelrosario
My lola, who is 85 years old, has a collection of Precious Hearts Romances. Whenever she visits NBS, my Dad makes sure Lola takes home at least 5 of these.

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 3:35 am
by jemchan_n
That's sweet! :D

Our house would be over-run every now and then. The old ones would be given away to make room for more. hahaha

Have you tried reading them, Laui? :P curious lang.

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 4:06 am
by laurainnedelrosario
jemchan_n wrote:
Have you tried reading them, Laui? :P curious lang.


I haven't yet, Jem :)

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 4:28 am
by jemchan_n
Try it out some time. No guarantees though. :)

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: June 18th, 2013, 10:54 am
by laila_6045
yes i have my fair share of them also in the past courtesy of my yayas before hehehe. I will always love romance novels they are my first love and will always will be. But i have long move on to better writers i don't really seek out this particular brand anymore.

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: July 4th, 2014, 5:19 pm
by thedaydreamreader
I think, for this year, it's the WP books published.

Re: What do you think is the best-selling fiction in the Phi

PostPosted: July 6th, 2014, 7:44 am
by jemchan_n
thedaydreamreader wrote:I think, for this year, it's the WP books published.


agreed