#HeistClub: Behind ‘Chasing an ATM Schemer’

by Racquel Sarah A. Castro Conceptualizing a crime fiction story was a challenge for me because at the core of my writing objective is the aspiration to make people feel good about who they are. Therefore, I wrote romance and inspirational pieces. So, really, shifting genres to mystery or thriller never crossed my mind. I couldContinue reading “#HeistClub: Behind ‘Chasing an ATM Schemer’”

8 Readers Whose Travels Were Inspired by Books

by KB Meniado Travelling by page is always magical, but travelling to the actual place from that very page can be surreal! Eight readers from the community (including yours truly) share their travels to places inspired by the books they read. Make sure to get your to-go and to-read lists ready! 1. The Musee duContinue reading “8 Readers Whose Travels Were Inspired by Books”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Love, Hate & Other Filters’ by Samira Ahmed

by KB Meniado THE STORY American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There’s the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems “suitable.” And then there is the world of her dreams:Continue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Love, Hate & Other Filters’ by Samira Ahmed”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet’

by Bea Masaluñga Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet is a collection of contemporary stories about cute first encounters turned into romance. Not all people enjoy instalove but once in a while, you’ll want it if you’re looking for something fluffy. The stories are a hit-or-miss but my favorites were by Katharine McGee and SaraContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘The Meaning of Tingo’ by Adam Jacot de Boinod

by KB Meniado The start of the year usually signals (re)setting goals, and for those who have ‘learn a new language’ in their lists, here is a recommendation for you: The Meaning of Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinod. This is not a language textbook by any means, but rather a seemingly personal compilation of foreign words and phrases you’dContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘The Meaning of Tingo’ by Adam Jacot de Boinod”