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 Fiesta organized by the National Book Development Board in celebration of World Book and Copyright Day, and part of Clover Hartly‘s Project RE-STORE in April. In June, we… finished MV Redemption, the first Booktungan story. launched #MagbasaMonday by Bibi Mangki, the reading monkey. started #BookbedMeets. were…

#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 that made me want to find a solution, along with the protagonist. It started with Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books. At that time, I wanted to grow up to be a detective. As the years went by, my taste in books and stories evolved as…

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: A Child’s Treasury of Philippine Christmas Stories by Lin Acacio-Flores and Annette Flores Garcia, illustrated by Albert Gamos, and 12 Kwentong Pamasko by Rene O. Villanueva, illustrated by May M. Tobias. Both books carry holiday stories that are imaginative and identifiable, stories that bring life lessons not only applicable…

#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 those who dropped by and stayed, and see you in the next one… next year! ☁ #BookbedMeets is Bookbed’s Community Day. Everyone is welcome! To receive invites to future meetups and other updates, subscribe to #BookbedMail and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.