Takipsilim

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Precious Pages Corporation (Precious Hearts Romances) now brings one of the most anticipated novels of the contemporary time – TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer. The good thing about this is that, it was translated in Filipino language, therefore, the current Filipino readers of the said Tagalog romance novels will step up into a higher level of stories! Other non-readers, also, will suppress a leisure time for reading this, since the movie hit the globe last 2009.

TAKIPSILIM was written by Armine Rhea Mendoza, a.k.a. “Camilla”, a prolific novelist of our contemporary Tagalog romance novels. Honestly, it was only now I learned that she was the one who translated it, when I surfed the Internet. What I am familiar of is her pseudonym. I am a fan of her, really. Her novels are a hit!

I saw this book last Thursday, June 22, 2012 with my SAGA friends – Angelica Joy, Gavino and Ariane. We had 4hrs vacant that time so we got around, ate our early lunch and spend the rest of our time book hunting in National Book Store.

At first, when you take a first glance at the cover, you can’t see a difference. But so weren’t me, who was a Twilight addict, I picked the book from the shelf and I hold it in my hands and then…shoot! Why was there an enclosed title below that says, ‘Takipsilim?’

Don’t tell me…? I know they do that in movies via dubbing but I can’t believe that the loom of translation expands up to here! Oh, how I am so beholden to know that one of my countrymen did the translation. Camilla, you are so great!

Don’t be surprised with the price, please. You can have the book for only 199php, compared to the official English novel, 315php. So, are you going to include this in your collections? Come on, bookworms!

by: Samantha C. De Guzman

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