Comics Submission: ‘STET’ #1

by Sahara Suerte stet verb : to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer’s proof) by annotating usually with the word stet (Merriam-Webster) To be continued…

Last Book Syndrome: ‘If I Stay’ by Gayle Forman

by Clarissa Chua The book we’re featuring today is from one of my favorite authors, and also the first book I read electronically. Honestly, I’ve never been a huge fan of ebooks because I feel that the essence of a book gets lost—the flipping of the pages, the smell of it, putting a bookmark in place—theContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘If I Stay’ by Gayle Forman”

Supporting Local: An Interview with Flipreads

by KB Meniado Not many years ago, the main competition in book selling was only the now defunct Multiply (at least, locally) and when readers weren’t that Book Depository-savvy. Those times were relatively difficult for book-hunting because these sites weren’t specially tailored for book selling. However, recent times have seen easier ways to get those once-unreachableContinue reading “Supporting Local: An Interview with Flipreads”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by the ‘Maze Runner’ series by James Dashner

by Elaine Zapanta , Juvy Ann Lazo and Rae This month, we are celebrating Bookbed’s fifth birthday so we thought of doing something special for FaceBookIt. We collaborated with two esteemed beauty bloggers, Rae of Scatterbraintures and Juvy of Plump Cheeks, to create makeup looks inspired by James Dashner’s The Maze Runner series. I read The Maze Runner just beforeContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by the ‘Maze Runner’ series by James Dashner”

Bookbed turns 5!

We turn five today! In celebration, let’s walk down memory lane. 2010 – Bookbed ‘launches’ on Sulit.com (now OXL). 2011 – Bookbed moves to Facebook and Tumblr, gaining friends and starting collaborations. 2012 – Bookbed collaborates with other brands, such as Dream A Little More by Aia Arkoncel.   2013 – Bookbed ventures into more giveaways, promos and consignment.Continue reading “Bookbed turns 5!”

Rocking Paper More Than Scissors: An Interview with Paper Artist Mary Imbong

by Allana Luta Paper can be a lot of things, depending on who is handling it. To a reader, it is where the words to a journey are kept safe and permanent. To a writer, it is the canvas of their imagination or an intimidating wall to climb over if it’s blank. To Mary Imbong, aContinue reading “Rocking Paper More Than Scissors: An Interview with Paper Artist Mary Imbong”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea’ by Guy Delisle

by Alfonso Mangubat I’ve always been a fan of North Korean documentaries, having watched many on the Discovery channel and the National Geographic channel. So to finding this graphic novel on one of the top 50 graphic comics to buy and seeing it on sale on Amazon, I just couldn’t pass up the chance to buy it. WhenContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea’ by Guy Delisle”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

by Paige Hermreck Sometimes (actually, really often) I dive into books because I see them repeatedly on “OMG, read this NOW!” or “The next book you won’t be able to put down!” lists and often, they are generally quick and cute and I like spending time with them. I found Beautiful Ruins on the clearance sectionContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter”

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green

by Clarissa Chua Hello, Cheer Readers and welcome to the first ever Last Book Syndrome! I’m so excited to launch this here since this is the perfect avenue for it and it’s been my blog baby idea for years now. *ehem* So what is Last Book Syndrome? It’s kind of like Last Song Syndrome, wherein the lastContinue reading “Last Book Syndrome: ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green”

Demanding Moar: An Interview with MoarBooks Founder Wina Puangco

by KB Meniado MoarBooks, a Manila-based indie press that advocates independent publishing, provides a venue for talents to be recognized and shared, is the brainchild of all-around Superwoman Wina Puangco. Here she talks about how it started, her favorite books and her thoughts on reading in the Philippines. Wina Puangco is a writing wonder. Visit her at Wonder StoriesContinue reading “Demanding Moar: An Interview with MoarBooks Founder Wina Puangco”