Bookbed reviews: ‘The X Factor: Confessions of a Naïve Fashion Model’ by Ivan Sivec

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY It takes three mistakes to be swallowed up and spat out by the fashion industry. You trust the wrong people. You think you know everything there is to know about life. You take drugs. Maja started off as a regular 17-year-old high-school kid, fighting her inner insecurities while dreaming to becomeContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘The X Factor: Confessions of a Naïve Fashion Model’ by Ivan Sivec”

Bookmarked: Christmas in Bookmarks

by Lindy Gamolo and Willy Nieuwveld and Natalia Crespo Can you believe it, less than 24 hours to go and it’s Christmas day! (If you’re reading this instead of doing your last minute gift shopping, we just want to say thank you! (Although you should really get on with it. We were supposed to put this up yesterday but weContinue reading “Bookmarked: Christmas in Bookmarks”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Calculus’ by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards

by Clarissa Chua I haven’t read a book for almost three weeks now. That is unless you count my Calculus book by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards… Okay, maybe I’ll count that as one and that is why we’re here! And while this might just be one of the nerdiest posts, if not the most, you’ll ever readContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Calculus’ by Ron Larson and Bruce Edwards”

The Matter of “The Great TBR”

by Wina Puangco I’m not writing for Crossed Wires today but something—among other things—has been bothering me lately. As someone who participates in Booktube and other reading communities (Goodreads, etc.), I’ve noticed that when talking about their To-Be-Read piles or TBRs, a lot of people are fond of acting guilty for not getting through said pileContinue reading “The Matter of “The Great TBR””

Bookbed reviews: ‘Barking Madness’ by Ryan Hill

by Nina Arquiza THE STORY “My life is crumbling away before my eyes while I do nothing to prevent it. I have visited too many funerals, for too many friends who haunt my dreams. Everybody dies eventually, right? No, everybody dies young when they befriend me. Was I born to die young? I don’t thinkContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Barking Madness’ by Ryan Hill”

Ink Blots: ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah

by Kariza Montealegre It’s been a while since the last Ink Blots, but I hope you’re all good, making the most of the remaining days of the year. (Can you believe 2015 is almost over?) Whatever you may be up to these days, allow me to drizzle you with some inspiration today. Today’s piece is aboutContinue reading “Ink Blots: ‘The Invitation’ by Oriah”

Story Submission: ‘Happy Anniversary’

ni Reysielyn Bueno Nagising ako dahil sa tunog ng alarm clock. Inabot ko ito at saka pinatay. Nag-unat ako kahit na nakapikit pa rin. Gusto ko pang matulog pero hindi na puwede dahil paniguradong magagalit na naman siya. Unti-unti kong idinilat ang mga mata at muling nag-inat. Bumungad naman sa akin ang napakagandang mukha ni Jam.Continue reading “Story Submission: ‘Happy Anniversary’”

Fiction Nation: What is Essential (Can Also Be Seen on Film)

by Allana Luta Warning: spoilers ahead. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, go to the nearest cinema, watch it, then come back here to share your thoughts. 🙂 We all know the story of the Little Prince: his rose, his intergalactic travels, his fox and his return to his planet, all told by theContinue reading “Fiction Nation: What is Essential (Can Also Be Seen on Film)”

Buying Books on A Budget

by Karl Mabutas There I was, walking past shelf after shelf, my heart threatening to jump off my chest, when suddenly… Oh my! The book I have been looking for so long is finally in front of me! All these months I have tried reaching out for you but you were never there. Now, theContinue reading “Buying Books on A Budget”