Bookbed reviews ‘Just Juliet’ by Charlotte Reagan

by Coleen Salcedo THE STORY Juliet represents the road less traveled. Will Lena take it?  Lena Newman is 17, her best friend’s a cheerleader, her boyfriend’s a football player, and as far as everyone is concerned, her life is sorted. But that’s before she befriends the new girl. Juliet is confident, slightly damaged, drop-dead gorgeous and a lesbian.  Lena realizes that her interest goes beyond just friendship. She sets off on a path of self-discovery where the loyalty of those closest to her will be tested. Read reviews: Goodreads WHAT I LIKED I enjoyed reading the novel from the very first page. It…

Brave(he)art: An Interview with Shai San Jose

by KB Meniado One of the most important facets of growing up and learning who you are as an individual is being able to express yourself. It can be as diverse as the clothes you wear to the music you listen to down to the words you choose to use. For Shai, watercolor is her weapon and art is her game. Shai San Jose is a 17-year-old Animation and Game Development student. Creating art is more than just a hobby for her. When she’s not drawing, she’s drowning herself in books, movies or TV series—any of those three, or she’s probably…

From the Bookbed Room: ‘What to Say Next’ by Julie Buxbaum

by Shealea Iral Let me quickly throw this out there: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum is a wonderfully written, heartwarmingly captivating novel that I will actively recommend other people to read! It is meant to be read and passed on to another pair of hands. By that, I don’t mean that it’s a story you should only read once; rather, it is one that leaves such a monumental impact that you feel compelled to share it with someone else. ☁ Continue reading on That Bookshelf Bitch ☁

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Regina Mačiulytė

by Lindy Gamolo Hello, everyone! After an eon, Bookmarked is back and we’re even more excited to share anything and everything about collecting bookmarks! If you have read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin (which I recommend you do if you haven’t), you might recall that one of her resolutions to be happy is to start a collection. That part truly resonates with me for obvious reasons. For us collectors, we know nothing can compare to the joy and excitement that our hobby brings. It’s also a totally different feeling of happiness and fulfillment every time we add another item to our…

Bookbed reviews: “Kate, Finally” by Yeyet Soriano

by Inah Peralta THE STORY After six sizzling nights with hot IT consultant Layne Sto. Domingo, writer Kate Borromeo realizes she really sucks at love. She’s thirty-five, she just recently moved on from a destructive unrequited love situation with her longtime love and best friend, only to end up in bed with someone who isn’t going to give her what she wants. So when gorgeous corporate finance wiz Rob Salcedo, Kate’s first love and best friend, turns over a new leaf and finally proposes marriage to her, promising to make up for all the hurt he caused her, Kate accepts and…

Bookbed turns 7! (plus 7 giveaways!)

Seven years of Bookbed today, and we’re celebrating it by giving away gifts to seven of our readers and followers! The gifts are: One (1) Bookbed tote A copy of Regret No More by Nelson T. Dy, courtesy of OMF Literature A copy of The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies A journal + 3 pens Three books for children Two (2) Bookbed fans + seven (7) postcards by Abbey Sy and Ginger de Guia A set of Bookbed bookmarks by Sashi’s Squad Enter below!  a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Giveaway runs until the 20th of July and is open only to Philippine residents. ☁

Poetry Submission: ‘Nineteen’

by Shealea Iral What are the hard sciences? you ask to the class a person from the back answers chemistry                         physics                                                 biology                                                                         mathematics your right hand briefly dances in the air an obviously dismissive gesture and light laughter forces its way out of your weary throat now let’s forget about the hard sciences Let’s not I sit there mutely, hands neatly folded on my lap; imperceptibly shaking why should I? I want to ask but I do not I protest in silence I mean, the phrase tumbles from your cracked lips like the aftershock of an earthquake; as if your…