Bookbed in 2017

Here’s a recap of the awesome year we had: In January, we… redesigned our website. reopened the Bookbed Store. built the Bookbed Room. launched another Bookbed Shirt through Tee Talk PH. The next month, February, we participated in the International Book Giving Day event by Adarna House. We were also part of the Book FiestaContinue reading “Bookbed in 2017”

#HeistClub: The Psychology of Crime

by Yeyet Soriano I’ve always liked puzzles. I love the challenge of unraveling a mystery and finding an answer. It was probably why Math was my favorite subject as a child and I was very good at it. But as I grew older, that love transitioned to love for stories that made me think, stories thatContinue reading “#HeistClub: The Psychology of Crime”

Bookbed recommends: Filipino Christmas Stories

by KB Meniado It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to catch up on our to-be-read piles and complete those reading challenges, am I right or am I right? Now maybe you already have your own list of books for your holiday readathon tradition, but here are two Filipino Christmas anthologies you may want to include: AContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: Filipino Christmas Stories”

#BookbedMeets: Book Party, People

Our first time in the South (of Manila) last December 9 was memorable—and by far, the most intimate one! We talked about books, played a modified book bingo game, discussed the 2017 that was, planned for the 2018 to come (watch out for the new reading challenge!), exchanged books, met new friends. Thanks to thoseContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Book Party, People”

Fiction Nation: Life’s a Peach

by Allana Luta Nowadays, it takes a lot for me to get out of the house during weekends. There are very few things that will make me dress up and go to the crowded mall willingly instead of staying at home to rest. In the past two weekends, the sole reason I left my bedContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Life’s a Peach”

Bookbed goes to: Dasa Book Cafe

by KB Meniado In what looks like a tiny, nondescript space along Sukhumvit Road in Bangkok, there is a well-known haven among and for book lovers called Dasa Book Cafe. It houses three floors worth of books, magazines and CDs, and is open to trades and consignment. The prices seem fair, given that most books areContinue reading “Bookbed goes to: Dasa Book Cafe”

#HeistClub: Manila in the Eyes of an Outsider

by Mark Manalang The signboards light up one by one as the sun sets on Manila Bay. The bars along Remedios and Adriatico fill up with patrons. Cosplaying girls assemble at the doorsteps of karaoke clubs in Mabini. Traffic along Padre Faura and Taft builds up. Tourists roam the streets aimlessly, while beggars selling flowers andContinue reading “#HeistClub: Manila in the Eyes of an Outsider”

From the Bookbed Room: Southeast Asian Books about Children with Disabilities

by Jackie Park People with disabilities are not as uncommon as one might think, and yet sadly there are not enough books to educate our young children on how to communicate with them. I find myself blessed to have met people who have corrected me on some of my misconceptions. I’m glad to see Southeast AsianContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: Southeast Asian Books about Children with Disabilities”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY Danton Cord is one of the most popular boys in MacGuffin Elementary. His friend, Iris Able, is a loner whom people think is weird. Because she doesn’t talk to anybody, the kids in school have given her the nickname “Private Iris”. However, Iris is also the smartest and most observant personContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre”

People in Print: Alexandra Trese

by Ian Miraflores Alexandra Trese is the main character of the komiks series Trese, created by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo. She’s a detective that specializes in crimes with supernatural origin. The setting is in modern day Metro Manila. Creatures from Filipino folklore—the white lady, nuno sa punso, tikbalang and kapre, among other—are brought to life andContinue reading “People in Print: Alexandra Trese”