Sunglasses, Suitcases and School: Your Summer 2015 Reading List (Part 1)

by Salve Villarosa It’s always hot somewhere in the world… but in case you’ve been living under a rock and thus blissfully unaware of the gruesome heat attacking our country, summer is in full swing here in the Philippines. (Yes, even though it’s already end of May!) Whether you’re whiling away your hot days at the beach, or…More

Fiction Nation: Spellbound

by Allana Luta One of my favorite fictional adventures involve a hatter, a wizard and a moving castle. Any guesses? For those unfamiliar with this movie (I doubt there are many of you), Howl’s Moving Castle is a Japanese animated film released in 2004 by Studio Ghibli. The story revolves around Sophie, a young girl who,…More

Bookmarked: Marking the Beginning

by Lindy Gamolo “You collect what? Bookmarks?!” Yep, that thing you use to mark the page you left at before you called it a day and dozed off. Just like every collection that has ever existed, it started with one piece, though mine wasn’t necessarily the first piece I owned. Instead, it was this simple Hallmark…More

Art Submission: Books and Adventures

by Clarissa Chua We all want to get out of our mundane lives sometimes and that’s why many dream of travelling and going on adventures. But as much as we want to drop everything and explore the world, it isn’t that easy. There are steps to take, people to leave, permissions to gain… and the list…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Outlander’ by Diana Gabaldon

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY The year is 1945. Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland…More

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘American Gods’ by Neil Gaiman

by Elaine Zapanta It’s summer, so I’m thinking of creating a makeup look based on a book with adventures. Most YA books I’ve read are somehow adventure-y but I finally settled on something that’s not only considered a summer read (probably because it’ll take you all summer to finish it) but also, in my opinion, one…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Si’ by Bob Ong

by Mitch Tizon Love. A four-letter word that inspires so many stories and raises just as many questions. Have you ever been in love, so much so that you are willing to spend the rest of your life with one person? Or have you had your heartbroken, devastated by the very same emotion? Is there a…More

Tosses and Turns: Why Guidebooks Are Lost on Me

by KB Meniado Welcome to Tosses and Turns, where I rant-chant about whatever reading-related issue that has been keeping me up at night. This time, I want to talk about travel guidebooks, as I’ve just returned from a trip abroad, where I noticed other travelers leafing through their guidebooks. Let me tell you upfront that I…More