Bookbed reviews: ‘Ghost of a Feeling’ by Celestine Trinidad

by KB Meniado With mentions of failure, bullying and suicide (not to mention, a great pretender~) on the blurb, readers might think twice adding Ghost of a Feeling to their reading list. I know I did. Because if you’ve experienced these things yourself, it’s a little scary to be going into a story that could possibly messContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Ghost of a Feeling’ by Celestine Trinidad”

#BookbedFictory Winners

Congratulations to everyone who participated in Bookbed’s very first fic fest! We hope everyone enjoyed participating in Fictory and gained something along the way. Thank you to the writers, beta readers and judges for all your hard work. Check out the list of winners below (we’ll get in touch!), and see you in the nextContinue reading “#BookbedFictory Winners”

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Wars of Extinction’ by Arnold P. Alamon

by Bryan Meniado October is National Indigenous Peoples Month. This annual observance serves as our reminder to celebrate diversity, to appreciate our cultural roots and, of course, to commemorate our country’s indigenous peoples. However, apart from this seemingly jovial commemoration, we should see this as an opportunity to know more about the plights of our indigenousContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Wars of Extinction’ by Arnold P. Alamon”

#HeistClub: Writing ‘Classified’

by Georgette S. Gonzales I am not a stranger to crime fiction. As a young reader, I devoured Nancy Drew stories. Although many of the cases Nancy handled as a young sleuth were not the hardcore of crime as many adults know it from books for more mature audiences (ones that I enjoy now as anContinue reading “#HeistClub: Writing ‘Classified’”

#BookbedMeets: Pandayan Bookshop

by Agnes Manalo, Lucille de Mesa, Magsi Rover and Marj Cabatay We went to visit a Pandayan Bookshop for #BookbedMeets last October 7. Here are our experiences touring the branch in Malolos, Bulacan (plus Malolos itself!) with Pandayan’s Jacob Cabochan. Enjoy! AGNES Bookstores have always been special to me, from the small stationery shops in my hometownContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Pandayan Bookshop”

#BookbedFictory 011: ‘I See What You See’

by Hannah Taotjo Prompt: You’re a person who can see all colors, living in a colorblind world. His room looked untidy, but nothing was out of place. The sheets of paper lying on the floor belonged on the floor, the ones crumpled into balls of frustration were in the wastebasket. The books that he took toContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 011: ‘I See What You See’”

#BookbedFictory 010: ‘A Universe of Two’

by Tina Balajadia Prompt: A universe where your soulmate’s first words to you are tattooed on your arm. And yours just happens to be an asshole. It was one of those rare days when the sun was shining but the clouds tempered the heat. The park was full of people who welcomed the brief respiteContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 010: ‘A Universe of Two’”

#BookbedFictory 009: ‘Y Norh Cana’

by Buñag Manlapaz  Prompt: You download an app onto your phone that lets you chat with your past self. “We left you all on your own spaces and yet, for some reason, some go out their cages. We would have been happy, really, if you all just keep running on the wheels we provided. Some ratsContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 009: ‘Y Norh Cana’”

#BookbedFictory 008: ‘One Pineapple Afternoon’

by Kristine Cuevas Prompt: Someone mistakes you for their blind date but you’re too polite to correct them. Saturday – April 16, 2:10 p.m. Mall Of Asia Seaside It could be the weather. Or the kids playing around. Or just me staring at the guy in front of me with his hand extended for a handContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 008: ‘One Pineapple Afternoon’”

#BookbedFictory 007: ‘Makita Kang Muli’

by Christine May Romias Prompt: Panaginip lang pala ang lahat. Kasabay nang malakas na pagkulog at pagkidlat ay ang katotohanang malapit na akong mamaalam sa mundo. Takot na takot ako habang nakakuyom ang aking kamay sa aking dibdib, nagtatago sa ilalim ng lamesa. Kumakalabog ang aking puso sa sobrang tensyon sa paligid. Paano ako aalisContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 007: ‘Makita Kang Muli’”