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There is no way I can give up the passion, though, even with time constraints, so every year I set out to read as many books as I can and challenge myself to stick to the goal. Often, I fail on the reading splurge but what’s good is I can always try {and so can you! ;)}. This year, I have no grand plans about reading as many books, though. In fact, I am making it more achievable by aiming to read only 50 books this 2017! If you will do the Math, that’s equivalent to reading 1 book per week.

For my very first read this year, I chose this children’s book which my brother, Ken, bought as gifts for his godchildren for Christmas. One child was not able to get his gift and it left us with the opportunity to open and peruse the book. One page and I am hooked! I read this in one sitting since the book is comprised of only 110 pages!

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Si Tito Libro at Ako is an adaptation of the book, Book Uncle and Me, written by Indian author, Uma Krishnaswami. The local book was translated to Filipino by Nancy Rafael whilst the beautiful illustration was made by JC Galag.

Here is a brief summary of the book I got from Goodreads:

Nine-year-old Yasmin intends to read a book a day for the rest of her life. Book Uncle, who runs a free lending library on the street corner, always has the perfect book for her. But when Book Uncle seems to be in trouble, Yasmin has to take her nose out of her book and do something. With the elections coming up and the grown-ups busy with their own affairs, what difference can Yasmin and her friends possibly make? Will they get help from Karate Samuel, the eccentric superstar who’s standing for Mayor? Yasmin gets to work, ideas begin to fly like feathers, and soon everything starts to spin – out of control.

If you have children 9 years and above, I highly recommend this book. It will be an enjoyable, interesting, and worthwhile read. Mum gives this book :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

You may also check out my Goodreads review here {and while you are at it, you might want to join in on the 2017 Reading Challenge, too!}:

Si Tito Libro at Ako (Book Uncle and Me)Si Tito Libro at Ako by Uma Krishnaswami
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love this book! It is a must read, especially for young readers. It is inspiring and makes you want to follow Tito Libro’s example and build your own free library at home so you can spread the joy and wonder of reading to every child in town!

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.