Now Playing: ‘The Songs of Our Breakup,’ ‘Songs to Get Over You’ by Jay E. Tria

by KB Meniado “I slipped from the edge and I’ve fallen Should have heeded the warning Do not cross the yellow line But it’s not too late And there’s no brake And I’m falling And you had no warning” “Slipstream” by Trainman, from Songs of Our Breakup (Playlist #1) There is a warning, all right. It saysContinue reading “Now Playing: ‘The Songs of Our Breakup,’ ‘Songs to Get Over You’ by Jay E. Tria”

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Practicing Misis’ by Rosan Katlea Reodica (plus a giveaway!)

by Sarah Grutas If there’s anything I hate about cookbooks is that they all tend to be too formal, or that each recipe is accompanied by a mouthwatering photo of the finished product, as if telling me that whatever I cook, it will only be a success if the result looks exactly like the one inContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘The Practicing Misis’ by Rosan Katlea Reodica (plus a giveaway!)”

Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 4

by Lucille de Mesa, Baz Grimm-Pitch, Celestine Trinidad, Ibyang Riot, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu, Maria Criselda Santos and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. It’s barely even a year after John died. And Phil still remembers every bit of it all—how they were lounging by the small terrace of their apartment that afternoon, the sun settlingContinue reading “Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 4”

What Am I To You: Episode 21

BY Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla As it turns out, the first thing I do is go online, log on to YouTube and listen to all the Norah Jones songs I could find. In the safe darkness of my condo unit, I finish a bottle of cheap red wine and go through all of Matthew’s photos on Instagram.Continue reading “What Am I To You: Episode 21”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Keep the Faith’ by Ana Tejano

by Twila Bergania For people like me who’s been in a long-term relationship in over a decade, reading romance novels about single girls getting over a major heartbreak could be a bore. It’s not that we’ve never been there, it’s just that we haven’t felt that brand of sadness in a long time. Amidst all theContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Keep the Faith’ by Ana Tejano”

6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores

by Clarissa Chua Last year, we visited bookish destinations in Hong Kong. This time, let’s discover the awesome things about Japanese bookstores! 1. Nine floors of books, books and more books One of Japan’s biggest chain of bookstores, Books Kinokuniya, has a branch in Shinjuku, home to over nine floors of books. Each floor houses its own specialty,Continue reading “6 Things To Love About Japanese Bookstores”

Going for Takedown: An Interview with Author Bianca Mori

by Nina Arquiza Bianca Mori’s first novella, One Night at the Palace Hotel, was published in 2014, and this was soon followed by Tame the Kitten. In Too Deep, published in 2015, marked the start of the Takedown trilogy, her first series. Now, over a year later, the final book, entitled Scorched Earth, has been released! BiancaContinue reading “Going for Takedown: An Interview with Author Bianca Mori”

What Am I To You: Episode 20

by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla During my senior prom, Tristan walked to our table, ignored my giggling girlfriends, took my hand and led me to the dance floor. He didn’t ask. He just took my perfectly manicured hands, as though asking a girl for a dance was the easiest thing in the world to do in highContinue reading “What Am I To You: Episode 20”