FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han

by Elaine Zapanta This week on FaceBookIt, we’re taking the pinks out for Christmas! I am recreating the cover of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han. I received word from one of our readers requesting I do this book next. Challenge accepted! I always start with the eyes because cleaning up is easier,Continue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ by Jenny Han”

Bookbed goes to: Café Talk

by KB Meniado Back when Bookbed was but a wee baby, I had other ideas in mind to satiate my love for books. One of those was Book Buffet. It was a dream project my college friends and I talked about one afternoon as we chomped on our burgers at a popular fast food chain. BookContinue reading “Bookbed goes to: Café Talk”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘1984’ by George Orwell

by Elaine Zapanta This week on FaceBookIt, it’s all about bold eyes and bold lips! I am recreating Shepard Fairey’s take on 1984, the dystopian novel by George Orwell. This particular cover was commissioned by Penguin Books UK in 2008, with Fairey also creating a new cover for Animal Farm. (Shout out to Cake for pointingContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘1984’ by George Orwell”

Ho ho ho: 10 Gifts for Book Lovers this Holiday

by Allana Luta Christmas day is only a little less than two weeks away and if you’re like me, you’re probably panicking about what to buy for friends and family. (Poetry!) Buying gifts for our loved ones can be a bit stressful, especially if you want to give something meaningful, practical, and a little out-of-the-box allContinue reading “Ho ho ho: 10 Gifts for Book Lovers this Holiday”

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Hans Christian Andersen

by Charlie Diaz They say books have a way of staying with you no matter how many years it’s been since you last read it. You may not remember everything but you’ll remember the feeling it brought you when you first read it. For me, that is true. When asked what children’s book has stayed withContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘The Little Match Girl’ by Hans Christian Andersen”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)

by L Meniado “Paano ba ‘to?!” (“How do I do this?!”) seems to be the most essential question we have tried—and are still trying—to answer since we became acutely aware we have grown old. We have succumbed to Googling the answers and consuming every article about being in our 20s posted on Thought Catalog or Huffington Post to make ourselves believeContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell

by Elaine Zapanta Hey, Cheer Readers! It’s finally December, which means that our calendars are booked and our weekends will be spent at Christmas parties with workmates, family and friends. To help you prep for all these snazzy parties you’ll be attending, we will be featuring festive makeup looks inspired by some of our favorite book coversContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Eleanor & Park’ by Rainbow Rowell”

Bookbed reviews: ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon’ released by Kimchi Press

by KB Meniado I was in high school when Koreanovelas struck Philippine TV like a typhoon on Signal No. 4. While it was not the kind of disaster people feared, it did disrupt lives. The “studying habit” I was only starting to cultivate ultimately went kaput. My friends seemed to have nothing else better to do but talkContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon’ released by Kimchi Press”

Story Submission: ‘Excuses’

by Allana Luta The sun was high up in the sky, signaling the time for a siesta. But students who were in Mr. Ning’s class could only dream of laying their heads on a comfortable pillow. Instead, they had to settle for their desks. Mr. Ning rambled on to the class about his college years andContinue reading “Story Submission: ‘Excuses’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Vampire Lestat,’ ‘Zombies vs. Unicorns’

by Allana Luta Though I was not born a novelist, writing has been a part of my life ever since my mom gave me my first diary for my seventh birthday. Jotting down scrambled thoughts, however, is different from actually writing a story. I’ve attempted to do so at different times in my life and hereContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘The Vampire Lestat,’ ‘Zombies vs. Unicorns’”