Bookbed reviews: ‘This Side of Sunny’ by Agay Llanera

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Like her boyfriend back in the States, 18-year-old Mela Connor is spending Spring Break by the beach. But the difference is she’s spending it on an exotic island in the Philippines, where she’ll spend the next six days finding her estranged mother, of whom she has no memory. In the…More

Ink Blots: ‘Questions of Travel’ by Elizabeth Bishop

by Kariza Montealegre Welcome to the first Ink Blots post of 2016. I’m sure a lot of you have made a list of sights you want to see, adventures you want to embark in and places you want to discover. I can’t blame you if you have that burning desire to leave home (I am…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘Blossom Among Flowers’ by Jay E. Tria

by KB Meniado With the raves I’ve come across online, I had high expectations of Jay E. Tria’s works. So when Blossom Among Flowers started out slow, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed. At first, I thought that maybe it was just me, that my brain was on holiday break. (I did read it during Christmas…More

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Maybe Someday’ by Colleen Hoover

by Clarissa Chua “Maybe someday.” It’s a phrase that holds so much promise and uncertainty. Something to look forward to, something to dread. And as we’re moving through life, we’re always filled with Maybe Somedays. Maybe Somedays that we call dreams, wishes, goals, life pegs, aspirations or even our bucket list. And I adore this phrase…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Mondo Bohemiano’ by Quentin J. Parker

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Is there life after having your heart destroyed? When ‘happily ever after’ crashes and burns?  In the shadow of losing the love of his life, one man attempts to salvage his soul. He is Nigel Q. Bunnytail. Twenty-something, artistic warrior prince, and sex fiend par excellence.  To accomplish this, he…More

Bookbed goes to: Press by Fully Booked

by Nicai de Guzman, photos by Juan Sinag Cano Have you dropped by the new Press by Fully Booked in Rockwell? They encourage reading inside the café by allowing their patrons to borrow the books they have on their shelves! The first thing you’ll notice when you enter the café is that it’s heavily designed with books.…More

Last Book Syndrome: ‘The Lies About Truth’ by Courtney C. Stevens

by Clarissa Chua Happy New Year, Cheer Readers! Welcome to the first Last Book Syndrome of 2016. We seem to have an innate attachment to continuity, so much that it makes leaving hard and forgetting tough. It is evident in the ideologies of our society—nation, the invisible ties we deem to have with those from the…More