#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for February

Welcome to the second book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for February below! 1. The Big Fat Book of Self-Love by Danah and Stacy Gutierrez I follow the authors (who are twins!) on Instagram, and when theyContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for February”

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Pacific Rims’ by Rafe Bartholomew

by Bryan Meniado It’s the month of love, and we hear kilig stories here and there, so I thought I’d talk about something that many of us Filipinos can relate to: our love affair with basketball. We play it on the computer and on the streets. We cheer from our living rooms and from the sidelines. We talk about gamesContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Pacific Rims’ by Rafe Bartholomew”

Writing Letters for Every Girl: An Interview with ‘Found’ Author Isa Garcia

by Lausanne Barlaan Letter writing had been tagged ‘outdated’ more than once before, and with the constant surge of new technologies of how people send messages across—email, text, blog and social media, some would consider the claim to be true. Who writes letters anymore? Well.. Dear friend, I had the opportunity of talking to a letterContinue reading “Writing Letters for Every Girl: An Interview with ‘Found’ Author Isa Garcia”

Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 13

by Lucille de Mesa, Celestine Trinidad, Ibyang Riot, Sarah Bulalacao, Mikki Shiu and BJ Medina Click here to read the previous episode. Phil was surprised by how Dimitri appeared to be, restless and intense. It looked like his friend had something big to tell him. “So,” Dimitri began, sitting up to face him. “Do you think you can talk to BrendaContinue reading “Booktungan: MV Redemption Episode 13”

From the Bookbed Room: Interview with Frank Cavallo (plus a giveaway!)

by Shealea Iral When I received a review request via email from Frank Cavallo’s publicist, I was forced to turn the offer down due to my current backlog of ARCs. But after this interview, I’m pretty sure that Eye of the Storm is right up my alley. It is definitely a book I can see myselfContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: Interview with Frank Cavallo (plus a giveaway!)”

Keeping Reading Alive Through Book Giving

by Agnes Manalo Unlike food or other consumables, a book maintains its value as it gets passed on and read by more people. Every book being given away is a new story for someone to discover, a new world to lose one’s self in even just for a while. And for a kid, it might beContinue reading “Keeping Reading Alive Through Book Giving”