Month: July 2015

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… Advertisements

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—the […]

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-unreachable […]

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 before […]

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. […]

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 section […]

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 last […]

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 Stories […]