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What Am I To You: Episode 21

#WAITYxbookbed is our first collaboration with a local author. This is in support to our advocacy for a #readingnation, where we feature local talents and their works. by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla As it turns out, the first thing I do is go online, log on to YouTube and listen to all the Norah Jones songs I could find. In the safe darkness of my condo unit, I finish … Continue reading What Am I To You: Episode 21

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6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores

by Clarissa Chua Last year, we visited bookish destinations in Hong Kong. This time, let’s discover the awesome things about Japanese bookstores! 1. Nine floors of books, books and more books One of Japan’s biggest chain of bookstores, Books Kinokuniya, has a branch in Shinjuku, home to over nine floors of books. Each floor houses its own specialty, such as design and crafts, sciences or even just … Continue reading 6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores

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Going for Takedown: An Interview with Author Bianca Mori (plus a giveaway!)

Bianca Mori’s first novella, One Night at the Palace Hotel, was published in 2014, and this was soon followed by Tame the Kitten. In Too Deep, published in 2015, marked the start of the Takedown Trilogy her first series. Now, over a year later, the final book, entitled Scorched Earth, has been released! Bianca Mori’s earlier published works are steamy, and with the Takedown Trilogy, she … Continue reading Going for Takedown: An Interview with Author Bianca Mori (plus a giveaway!)

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Nation-Building by Reading at The Book Museum

by Maria Pilar M. Lorenzo The country has been incessantly facing numerous challenging societal problems. There are the usual corruption issues, red tape, poor quality of education, traffic woes and so on. The ills may be due to something cultural, behavioral or ethical in a Filipino, and whatever the reasons there may be, these strike the citizens at their core. Only one issue is enough … Continue reading Nation-Building by Reading at The Book Museum

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Minor Mythologies Going Major

by BJ Medina Bedside story A collection of stories about goodbyes without your typical #hugot lines. Just when every book, film and even those social media posts concerning relationships and their bittersweet endings you see on your brokenhearted friend’s wall tend to have those, I came into the possession of a book about farewells, told in a different manner. A little girl is told her father … Continue reading Minor Mythologies Going Major

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Banana Feelings #16: #HugotHistorian

Banana Feelings is a new comic series that follows the adventures of a reading monkey. First seen here on bookbed. Stay tuned every weekend! by BM Ambeth Ocampo’s next History Comes Alive! #HugotHistorian lecture is on September 3. For more details, check out the poster below or visit Ayala Museum’s Facebook page. _____ BM likes eating pomelo and drinking coconut juice. Continue reading Banana Feelings #16: #HugotHistorian

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bookbed recommends: Anina ng Mga Alon by Eugene Y. Evasco

by Amber B. Garma Everybody has an obsession. I have friends who are obsessed with Marvel superheroes, Korean Pop and gummy candies. I’m obsessed with princesses, reality television and cute boys. Now, if you’re obsessed with anything, you can definitely relate to 13-year old Anina Furayda’s obsession with the ocean. She calls the waves her friends, spends her days singing songs overlooking the ocean and has … Continue reading bookbed recommends: Anina ng Mga Alon by Eugene Y. Evasco