Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins

by Bryan Meniado It’s Rizal Day today, and while I would like to discuss our national hero, I would like to talk about something that is related to the bigger event we are celebrating, which is the holiday season. I remember this instance wherein I was browsing at a bookstore from months ago. I came across a book called The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins at the Religion section. It sat there slyly, in between different versions of the Bible andOur Daily Bread booklets, which I found intriguing and silly at the same time. Despite its hefty price tag, I bought the copy….

Bookbed reviews: ‘Before I Do’ by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla

by Allana Luta THE STORY For self-proclaimed “mean girl” Kit Castille and many women in the world, finding true love isn’t easy. But what if you meet a devilish stranger who challenges all the conclusions you have built in the past three years? What if you fall for him just before you got the perfect engagement, the perfect ring, and the perfect man? What would you do before you say “I do”? Before I Do is a hilarious, catty, and heart-breaking read for every girl who wants the wedding but not the responsibilities of marriage (at least not yet!). Read reviews: Goodreads…

Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 12

by Lucille de Mesa, Celestine Trinidad, Ibyang Riot, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. “You’re the real fucking monster!” Brenda’s voice kept ringing in Girlie’s head as she traversed the boulders by the edge of the falls, as fast as her legs could go. The water gushing down the rocks was a reflection of the turmoil in her heart. She stopped, her heart beating out of her chest. She was half-hidden in a natural crevice, her feet submerged in the cool water. And then she saw that Drew had followed her. “Girlie…” said Drew, panting. He waded…

Shelfwalking: The Beast’s Library in the Making (I Wish)

by Cake Evangelista Call me weird, but what I’m most excited to see in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” (starring St. Hermione Granger Emma Watson) is the Beast’s bookgasmic bibliophile paradise. Four stories of shelves, spiral staircases, overstuffed couches, giant globes, a grand fireplace, and GAZILLIONS AND GAZILLIONS OF BOOKS(!). I mean, just LOOK AT IT. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. My collection of books, unfortunately, is so tiny, so minute, so insignificant compared to even 0.1 % of the Beast’s monstrous library. I remember replaying that library reveal scene repeatedly, going greener and greener with envy after each replay. (How to…