Comics Submission: ‘STET’ #5

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) HAPPY HALLOWEEN! To be continued…More

Crossed Wires: Readership

by Wina Puangco Okay, okay, so I know I said we would be talking about comics this week, but it will have to wait. I have a special post in store for you all, with a special guest, so stay tuned for that. For now, I thought we would discuss something a little more general—and also quite…More

Ink Blots: ‘Mad Girl’s Love Song’ by Sylvia Plath

by Kariza Montealegre Last time, I wrote about a piece in line with Mental Health Day. Today, I’m sharing a poem on madness from a poet who suffered from bipolar disorder and depression and eventually committed suicide—Sylvia Plath. It’s also the birth anniversary of this literary genius this month, so it seems like the perfect time…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Pangkat Papaya’ by Xi Zuq with Al Estrella

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY APOKOPO APANG HAPARIPI SAPA IPISKUPUL. Ito ang secret code na nakita ni Andro sa poster para sa Clubs Day ng kanilang paaralan. Akala niya magagawa niyang tuklasin ito kasama si Miyo. Na dapat ay kasama din niya sa paghahanda ng booth nila sa Comics Club. Pero parang may iba kay Miyo,…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas

by KB Meniado I first saw Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas on Instagram. I remember feeling desperate for a copy. One, that lovely cover. Two, that lovely cover. Yes. I initially didn’t care what the book was about; the superficial book cover judge in me just wanted a copy. THE STORY When Gianna wakes up…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Kat Arcanghel has just turned 18 and she feels that it is the right time to fall in love. She finds herself falling for Alech Crisologo, but she has always thought of herself as adeviant/rebel and there’s nothing more mainstream than crushing on the guy that everybody loves, thus she…More

Ink Blots: ‘The Madness Vase’ by Andrea Gibson

by Kariza Montealegre Yesterday was World Mental Health Day, and various discussions on suicide prevention have been initiated. With 800,000 lives taken every year because of suicide, it is indeed important to raise awareness on the matter. And today, I would like to share a poem that touches on such subject. Today’s piece is from the…More

5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)

by Jess Dimayuga Have you tried typing “guys reading” on Google? These are the top three results: guysread.com guysread.com/books The “official” Instagram account for @hotdudesreading And this was what greeted me when I clicked on the first hit: “Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one…More

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Heaven’s Forgotten’ by Branden Johnson

by Clarissa Chua THE STORY Moira just wants a normal life for her daughter, Penelope. And sometimes, it seems like she has achieved it. Penelope is a sweet, smart, and precocious four-year-old girl. However, she is also the product of Moira’s affair with an angel. Her parentage gives Penelope strength far beyond what any child should…More