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’”

Reading in style: An Interview with Booktique

by Allana Luta and KB Meniado If there’s one thing book lovers love just as much as books, it’s book accessories. (Maybe not AS MUCH, but close.) Who hasn’t furrowed their brows over which bookmark to buy or squeal in delight when a friend gives them the perfect night light for reading? Or maybe you’ve worn a shirtContinue reading “Reading in style: An Interview with Booktique”

Love in the Time of Secondhand Bookstores

by Kimberly dela Cruz  There is a force that sets my feet walking toward secondhand bookstores, especially Booksale and other independent shops where the owners somehow became my friends. I love the feel of preloved books—their cracked spines, the yellowed pages and that wonderful old-book smell that sets my imagination running wild, thinking about where theContinue reading “Love in the Time of Secondhand Bookstores”

Bookbed recommends: ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ by Leila Sales

by Elaine Zapanta It’s hard not to judge a book by its cover, especially with the likes of This Song Will Save Your Life. It feels so contemporary art~ and my obsessive-compulsive self is pleased with the even spacing between letters. Seriously, guys, who here isn’t affected by well-executed typography? It does things to my brain!Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘This Song Will Save Your Life’ by Leila Sales”