Wattpad’s ‘Queen J’ on Writing, Fans and Future Plans: An Interview with Jonaxx

by Pauline P We saw how much you loved my review of the Until trilogy by Jonaxx, we thought we’d give you a treat. Here’s a quick peek into Jonaxx’s world as a writer. Enjoy!   Jonah Pacala’s stress reliever is writing. Read her work on Jonaxx on Wattpad and follow her on Facebook at Jonaxx WP.   Hi , Jonah! We are so excited to have you here. Thank you for agreeing to this interview and congratulations on your writing career, so far. I especially enjoyed your Until Trilogy. Coming from that, could you talk about what inspires you to write? Are there any books your stories…

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Boy Meets Boy’ by David Levithan

by Elaine Zapanta A belated happy Valentine’s Day to you, Cheer Readers! As the love month is coming to a close, here is our last hurrah for love. You never know, you might just meet the Noah to your Paul before this month ends, so it’s best to be prepared! This time, FaceBookIt features Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan. I read this several months ago so the details are not entirely fresh but whenever I see quotes from it on my feed, I remember how I felt when I first read it: happy. The cover looks really simple but it gives you ample…

5 Lessons in Love from Literature

by Allana Luta “Toughen up, Valentine’s Day wasn’t meant for my kind anyway.”* When it comes to romantic love, I haven’t had much experience. You see, I’m part of the SSB Club: Single Since Birth. No biggie—being single is awesome… except on Valentine’s Day. Or Single Awareness Day for my kind, anyway. And yet, despite the despondency of the lyrics above, I personally have nothing against Valentine’s Day. How could I when it celebrates the most human of emotions? Although it has admittedly become a Hallmark Holiday in recent times, at its very heart, Valentine’s Day is still day for love….

Bookbed reviews: ‘Tangled’ by Emma Chase

by Pauline P Have you ever read a book that made you think: “Thank the Lord I found this book!”? And its awesomeness leaves you speechless, and you cannot help but brag about it to almost every bookworm you know? I do! And it would be Emma Chase’s Tangled. THE STORY Drew Evans is a winner. Handsome and arrogant, he makes multimillion dollar business deals and seduces New York’s most beautiful women with just a smile. He has loyal friends and an indulgent family. So why has he been shuttered in his apartment for seven days, miserable and depressed?  He’ll tell…

Bookbed recommends: ‘Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window’ by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

by Oryo It has been ages since I wrote any thoughts about a book. The last I can remember was when our Biology professor required us to write an extensive book report about an Ebola-inspired book, The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, which, by the way, I recommend. I can tell you, though, that my thoughts and feelings back then were generally compulsory. Of course that’s a thing of the past, about a decade ago to be exact. While books remain a staple in my daily existence, ironically, I just read when I am not too lazy or when I need a breath of…

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Beach’ by Alex Garland

by Kachi Parado wan·der·lust – /ˈwändərˌləst/, noun, a strong desire for or impulse to travel and explore the world Some people don’t like or believe in the concept of wanderlust. But this feeling of longing to go out of my daily life to try something new? It exists and it lives in me. I love being out and about. My summer vacays are usually spent with my family and friends in places here in the Philippines. When I was in college, I was sent to Singapore by our school and completely fell in love with the place. And just last year, I…

Story submission: ‘Carved’

by Petersen Vargas This is a story about my first love. But before I tell you about my first love, let me tell you what my name is first. My name is Hil Petersen Vargas, and I was called Petersen for the first half of my life, and Hil for the second half up until now. And that’s my name. Now for the story. The memory of my first love is about 10 years, 125 months, 520 weeks, 3,650 days, 87,600 hours, 5,256,000 minutes, and more than 1,000,000,000 seconds old. It began one day when I felt my heart lash out…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Until’ trilogy by Jonaxx

by Pauline P Being friend-zoned sucks. But being cousin-zoned is way worse. Have you ever experienced being so attracted to a certain someone only to find out you’re actually related to them? Ouch. Despite the common notion of incest being evil, there have been couples in the past, and even today, where the pair turned out to be first cousins. Some of the most prominent ones include Charles Darwin, Queen Victoria and Albert Einstein. Looking at it within the religious context, there is this particular Bible verse saying you shall not appear naked to your next of kin. Pretty straightforward, huh? Reading a few articles featuring cousins married to…