Bookbed recommends: ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ by Roland Barthes

by Cake Evangelista ­ “I knew no end to desiring you.” That is the one quote in Roland Barthes’ A Lover’s Discourse that has been imprinted in my mind ever since I came across this brilliant and thought-provoking—yet admittedly difficult to read—masterpiece of a book. The thing is, I first read that line not in Barthes’Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘A Lover’s Discourse’ by Roland Barthes”

Meet the Goddess of Love Stories: An Interview with Romance Author Mina V. Esguerra

by Allana Luta and Cake Evangelista; art by Hazel Ureta Here at Bookbed, almost everyone is gaga over young adult and romance novels. (If it weren’t obvious yet.) So when we were talking about who we could feature as our first Filipino author, Mina V. Esguerra, one of today’s most popular Filipino authors of romance lit, definitely came on topContinue reading “Meet the Goddess of Love Stories: An Interview with Romance Author Mina V. Esguerra”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach

by Allana Luta Richard Bach’s Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a story about following your dreams, told through the eyes of an extraordinary seagull. Jonathan wants nothing more than to perfect the art of flying, something that goes against the norm of his flock, which is simply to eat. Jonathan’s stubbornness results in his expulsion from his community.Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ by Richard Bach”

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie

by L Meniado The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie contains pages that will give you metaphorical boners and emotional erections. As Gordy, one of the characters in the book, funnily explained: “Well, I don’t mean boner in a sexual sense. When I say boner, I really mean joy. Boner is funnier. AndContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie”

Bookbed recommends: ‘On the Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta

by Elaine Zapanta I see poorly written smut on display and I get a tiny bit sad on the inside and think that maybe I’ve outgrown YA. That I should be moving on to thicker books filled with characters with more difficult, real-life problems. And then I’ll come across books like Melina Marchetta’s On the JellicoeContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘On the Jellicoe Road’ by Melina Marchetta”

From Bestsellers to Blockbusters: 5 Adaptations of Books to Enjoy

by Allana Luta Gone Girl. Mockingjay. The Maze Runner. If I Stay. The Hobbit. What do these books have in common? They have all been adapted into films and will most likely be the next Hollywood blockbusters in the coming months. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to watch ALL the films! AndContinue reading “From Bestsellers to Blockbusters: 5 Adaptations of Books to Enjoy”

Bookbed recommends: ‘How To Kill A Rockstar’ by Tiffanie DeBartolo

by Charlie Diaz Tiffanie DeBartolo’s How to Kill a Rock Star is about Eliza, a music journalist, whose passion in music matches Paul, the front man of Bananafish. Together, sparks fly and everything seems right. However, every love story has bumps on the road and here it is Paul’s stand against commercializing music. He loves beingContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘How To Kill A Rockstar’ by Tiffanie DeBartolo”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins [ARC]

by Hazel Ureta THE STORY Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla andContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins [ARC]”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Invisible Monsters’ by Chuck Palahniuk

by Kachi Parado Give me a shotgun. Give me new names. Give me a new me. There’s this theory that the first Chuck Palahniuk book you read will be your favorite. In my case, it’s Invisible Monsters. Like with most of the books I’ve read, I had no idea what this book was about. I justContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Invisible Monsters’ by Chuck Palahniuk”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Landline’ by Rainbow Rowell

by Kenna Marcelo THE STORY Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed toContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Landline’ by Rainbow Rowell”