Bookbed reviews: ‘Chasing Mr. Prefect’ by Katt Briones

by Inah Peralta THE STORY For the first time in her life, Vinnie finds herself on the brink of academic suspension. While standing up to a bully is something she’ll never regret, she has to take on additional responsibilities in lieu of punishment for the offense. This unfortunately involves working with Cholo, the head disciplinary prefect,…More

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for January

Welcome to the first book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit! In this reading challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Of course, we encouraged our Roomies (blogger partners) to participate. Check out their picks for January below! 1. Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan What I liked: Aside from good character…More

From the Bookbed Room: ‘By Your Side’ by Kasie West

by Inah Peralta Kasie West writes the best fluffy romances, and I dove into this book expecting to get The Distance Between Us and On The Fence feels. But By Your Side had something more to offer. Aside from the signature swoons, this book offered me important and relevant issues to explore—and I loved it. ☁  Continue reading…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘What About Today’ by Dawn Lanuza

by Lucille de Mesa THE STORY Aiden’s stuck working for his family’s amusement park, Funtastic World, for the whole summer. Nothing amuses him, until he met this terrified girl.  Gemma’s stuck in Funtastic World thinking she could handle the park’s rides. She couldn’t. Good thing she met someone to guide her. As the day comes to…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘stories from year twenty-nine’ by Joy Celine Asto

Welcome to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose stories from year twenty-nine by Joy Celine Asto. A visual diary, this self-published book features 47 photos in full color, patterned in intertwining stories. Watch the video below to check out a few pages, and if you enjoyed this,…More

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Magonia’ by Maria Dahvana Headley

by Miguel Galang “If you look at the sky that way, it’s this massive shifting poem, or maybe a letter, first written by one author, and then, when the earth moves, annotated by another. So I stare and stare until, one day, I can read it.” Reading Magonia takes me back to those nights where I would…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Sounds Like Summer’ by Six de los Reyes

by KB Meniado THE STORY It’s not just a  weekend for Lux Castelo. She has a plan, of course. Phase One: Escape to the beach for a music festival. Phase Two: Deal with what she can’t control. Phase Three: Return to reality whole and ready. Nowhere in that plan is Micah Jacinto, self-proclaimed adventurer and the…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Zona Cero’ by Faye Villanueva

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Zona Cero by Faye Villanueva is a steampunk comic on the Philippine war against Spain, except that the countries are named differently, and there is also an element of fantasy involved. The story follows Antonio Malik, a teenage Ilustrado or upper class who lives in the huge archipelago of Intramuros…More