It is that time of the week again where we share a book quote that seemed particularly striking for us.
For the month of JUNE, our book quote theme is: DEFIANCE.
In the wake of the recently-concluded Philippine election, my mood for the entire month is reflected in our book quote theme.
Jose Rizal is the Philippines’ National Hero. He is the embodiment of defiance against colonizers and tyrants and oppressors. His Noli Me Tangere (Amazon | Book Depository) and El Filibusterismo (Amazon | Book Depository) were required readings when I was in high school. I wish to re-read them now – I believe it would resonate differently with me now that I am older – and in light of all that is happening now in the country.