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bookbed recommends: Dear Distance by Luis Katigbak

by SOLEIL CRUZ Dear Distance, a collection of stories by Luis Katigbak, speaks close to my heart because, for some reason, it reminds me of me when I was younger. These stories are like the whispers of thoughts that floated in my mind but weren’t put into words. They make me feel like I’m reading the dreams I’ve had before. Fantastical, distant, afloat. The stories … Continue reading bookbed recommends: Dear Distance by Luis Katigbak

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Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 7-12

by CINDY WONG DELA CRUZ and ELAINE ZAPANTA Welcome back to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and enjoy yesterday’s stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. Have you caught up with Episodes 1-6 yet? Click here for that session! If you’re done, then let’s proceed! EPISODE 7, in which we all meet another hot guy in Kit’s … Continue reading Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 7-12

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bookbed recommends: The Looking-Glass Tree by Cyan Abad-Jugo

by BEA ZAFE Oddly enough, The Looking-Glass Tree by Cyan Abad-Jugo reminds me of my trip to Palawan and that one time we ate dinner at Badjao Seafront, a restaurant that sat in the middle of a mangrove forest, which is (probably) made of looking-glass trees. I remember walking on the bridge to the main restaurant, looking over the railings to see the roots of the … Continue reading bookbed recommends: The Looking-Glass Tree by Cyan Abad-Jugo

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Pawing Through Bookmarks and Paper Goods: An Interview with Sashi’s Squad

by KB MENIADO Receipts, scraps of paper, rulers, apple corks—that’s just some of the things readers use as bookmarks. But there are other readers, just like our Bookmarked friends here, who take it to another level. They have vast collections of some of the best page markers ever made that are practical and eye-catching. You may also find some more that are both sensible and cute on Sashi’s Squad, … Continue reading Pawing Through Bookmarks and Paper Goods: An Interview with Sashi’s Squad

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Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 1-6

by ALLANA LUTA and KB MENIADO Welcome to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and enjoy yesterday’s stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. For our very first session, we’re returning to the episodes of What Am I To You by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla. If you’ve been reading this heart-racing serial here on bookbed, you’ll know that … Continue reading Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 1-6

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6 Interesthings at the #MIBF2016

We sneaked early into the Manila International Book Fair this year, and we thought we’d share with you a few excithings from Day 1 that might make you want to swing by ASAP. Enjoy! 1. These newly launched pun-ny notepads by Elbert Or and Lorra Elena Angbue-Te: 2. The Return of the Young Prince  by A.G. Roemmers, which appears to be very in-demand 3. This book which title will make … Continue reading 6 Interesthings at the #MIBF2016