The Tsinelas Diaries

September 16, 2008

“Their Books”

Filed under: Uncategorized — insoymada @ 3:51 am

It works this way: we ask book donations from columnists, writers, poets, editors, artists, musicians and other prominent personalities in cebu’s art and literary scene. it doesn’t mean books they wrote themselves, but books by authors they read. these are books that influence them in their craft, books that define their personalities and by authors who have helped them become who they are now.

Then we put these books on sale. if you love melanie lim, for example, you would not want to miss the event if books from her collection are on display. you’d love to own a part of her. that’s the idea. plus, the books are much cheaper, of course. and while you’re at it, you’re helping poor but talented children get free art education for two months (proceeds will go to tsinelas art school).

The following is a tentative list (and it’s growing as we speak). some have already donated:

1. Januar Yap

2. Mayet Tabada

3. Michelle So

4. Erma Cuizon

5. Raymund Fernandez

6. Bambi Beltran

7. Isolde Amante

8. Ritchie Quijano

9. Vince Cinches

10. Josua Cabrera

11. Publio Briones

12. Tonton Kintanar

13. Karla Quimsing

14. Noel Villaflor

15. Lorenzo Niñal

16. Chai Fonacier

17. Greg Fernandez

18. Vera Leigh Lasam

19. Jeremiah Bondoc

20. Haide Acuña

21. Leo Lastimosa

22. Karl Roque

23. Women in Literary Arts (WILA)-Cebu

24. Alex Badayos

25. Alex Uypuangco

26. Jayvee Villacin

27. Linette Ramos

28. Budoy

29. Orven “Bisoy” Enoveso

30. Jude Bacalso

31. Radel Paredes

32. Niza Mariñas

33. Rose Versoza

34. Ian Manticajon

35. Sio Montera

36. Lyn Deutsch

37. Bong Francisco

38. Hope Yu

39. Orly Cajegas

40. Dee Nicolas

41. Kara Mae Noveda

42. Trizer Dale Mansueto

43. Cerge Remonde

44. Dr. Louie Nacorda

45. Boboi Costas

46. Tonee Despojo

47. Queenie Bronce

48. Clint Normandia

49. Bong Francisco

50. Chicoy Tomol III

51. Simeon Dumdum

52. Linda Alburo

53. Frank Malilong

For your book donations, send email to



  1. ganahan lagi ko ani…;)

    Comment by rhea_ruth — September 16, 2008 @ 1:28 pm | Reply

  2. payter ni. 🙂

    Comment by insoymada — September 17, 2008 @ 2:50 pm | Reply

  3. kanus-a ni?

    Comment by jued — September 22, 2008 @ 1:27 pm | Reply

  4. great going.. at least this initiative is moving na pud… heard the update from vera, an online multiply buddy.

    will plug this tonight in my multiply pud unya.

    Comment by Girlie — September 23, 2008 @ 3:33 am | Reply

  5. somebody is giving away 40books here and its just a pain that i do not have cash for shipping hehehehehe you know how heavy books are

    Comment by dan — September 23, 2008 @ 9:19 am | Reply

  6. nice ideas here, but too minimalist a website. no homepage with a site map. no address. no webmaster’s name. if a person with lots of books at home reads about this in the local paper and comes to this website, how does he figure out where to donate his books?

    Comment by xandro76 — September 23, 2008 @ 11:13 am | Reply

  7. @xandro76: this is a temporary site. a more permanent one is under construction. and there’s always this comment section as a way to reach us. and if a person with lots of books at home reads about this in the local paper, that column in that local paper carries an email address. the emails are coming in, in fact. that’s not actually hard to figure out.

    Comment by insoymada — September 23, 2008 @ 12:25 pm | Reply

  8. pwde mu-request sa akong idol? ug kang mike limpag.. hehehe..

    Comment by musikheiress — September 26, 2008 @ 3:47 pm | Reply

  9. […] updated list of book donors, visit TsinelasDiaries.  And you’ll be looking forward for […]

    Pingback by edited ‘THEIR BOOKS’ poster « |halo.halo| — September 26, 2008 @ 4:35 pm | Reply

  10. asa ni i-hold? and when? kailangan na ko mag-ipon! hehehe.

    Comment by dar — September 26, 2008 @ 11:20 pm | Reply

  11. soy, kara mae will be donating the following books:

    1. tuck everlasting, by natalie babbit
    2. the elephant war, by gillian avery
    3. from russia, with love, by ian fleming


    Comment by musikheiress — September 27, 2008 @ 8:21 am | Reply

  12. @dar:
    hi teh dar! Sa ayala ni ihold teh. first weekend cguro after halloween.. 🙂

    Comment by musikheiress — October 4, 2008 @ 9:54 am | Reply

  13. where in ayala? haha. wee!

    Comment by jued — October 4, 2008 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  14. @jued:
    atbang sa may watsons.. 🙂

    Comment by |R|E|i| — October 13, 2008 @ 11:17 am | Reply

  15. A year since my comment, and there’s still no name one can find here, and no address. There’s only the comments section. That does not make it easy for outsiders. Insoymada, your reply to my comment was unnecessarily smart-alecky, and still failed to deliver a name or an address. You wanted me to go back to that newspaper and look up an email address. How about if the paper wasn’t mine, i didn’t write down the email address, and i no longer had the paper to hand? You were making it hard for a potential donor. I really thought you should have been doing it the other way around, and making it easy. Supply a name and an address and maybe a phone number, whether landline or mobile, so an outsider can make contact. Was that really so hard to do?

    The point is, i want to know beforehand who I’m going to contact before I send an email. I don’t want to email somebody who’s just a nick. You might not appreciate that point of decorum but if a potential donor does, you could maybe try and respect it.

    But by implying I’m stupid because i couldn’t get the email address from the paper, you lost a potential donor. You should be inviting people to donate, not driving would-be donors away with smart-ass lines and failure to supply requested information…info that would normally be available in a website of this type, that is, a website of people looking for donors. Still looking for donors? Ok then, you best mind you don’t imply what you did to me.

    Comment by xandro76 — September 14, 2009 @ 2:31 pm | Reply

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