Maximo Ramos is a noted Philippine author whose books appear on the Goodreads site and Amazon.com. Some of the books he has written include "Patricia of the Green Hills and Other Stories and Poems," "The Aswang Complex in Philippine Folklore," "Boyhood in Monsoon Country" and "The Creatures of Midnight."Know More
Maximo Ramos provides an insight of his own boyhood in the book, "Boyhood in Monsoon Country." The author recounts his youth in a small coastal area in northwest Luzon in the Philippines. The book, which was published in 1976, reveals a glimpse into rural living in the Philippines during the early 1900s. A glossary of Iloko terms is included in the book.
Iloko or Ilocano is the primary language spoken in the northern Philippines. The 2005 U.S. Census states that around 8 million people speak the language as their mother tongue. Another 2 million people speak Ilocano as a second language. The language is referred to as the national language of northern Filipinos. A large number of people in Hawaii, Alaska, California and Washington speak Ilocano as well. The language is related to the Philippine language of Tagalog and distantly associated with the Polynesian, Malay and Hawaiian languages.
In the Iloko language, there is no equivalent word for the greeting of "Hello." Instead, Filipinos who speak the language greet another person by asking how they are.Learn more about Literature
Susan Mallery has published dozens of books during the span of her career, starting with "Tender Loving Care," which she published in 1991, through her 2015 book "The Girls of Mischief Bay," which is part of her "Mischief Bay" series. Her 2012 book, "Summer Nights," made it to No. 2 on the bestseller list for paperback mass-market fiction on the New York Times' bestseller list while her 2012 "A Christmas Bride" made it to No. 24 on the e-book fiction list with the New York Times the same year.Full Answer >
Some of the best-known books that have been frequently banned and challenged include the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky.Full Answer >
Popular books in 2014 include "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn, "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt and "Killing Patton" by Bill O'Reilly. "The Goldfinch" spent several weeks atop the New York Times bestsellers list, "Killing Patton" was on the bestseller list for Amazon.com and "Gone Girl" was on both lists.Full Answer >
Antiquarian books are rare and old books of interest to collectors. A person who collects antiquarian books is typically less interested in reading the book than in owning and preserving it.Full Answer >