Poetry Submission: ‘Pagtanggap’

by Michelle Tatoy Sila’y mga tao din, dumarami’t kumakalat. Inaakala ng nakararami ito’y karamdaman— pinangdirian at kinamuhian, pinagkaitan ng kalayaan, pinagtulakan at tinapakan, luha’y naging basehan ng katapangan. Pinairal ng lipunan: Makikitid na pag unawa’y naging boses ng mamamayan Basehan na ba ng katapangan ang panlalamang? Sila’y bahagi rin nitong perlas ng silanganan Buksan ang pinto ng pagunawa’t awa ‘Wag pagkaitan ng pagtanggap. Tuparin ang kahilingan, makabagwis ang isipan ituring na bahagi nitong ating lipunan. ☁ Some parts have been revised in this version with permission from the writer. Want to submit your poetry, fiction, comics or art? Click here…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: The Dark series by Christine Feehan

by Maita Rue While I found Christine Feehan’s Leopard and Torpedo Ink series too rough for my sensibilities, I love her other ones: the Dark series, the Drake Sisters, the Shadow Riders and the Ghostwalkers Series. I like Dark Celebration in particular because it light and dark at the same time, featuring several characters from different books in the series. What happens when you ask non-eating immortal Carpathians to cook food for humans?? A true-blue disaster waiting to happen! I recommend this only if you are above 18, and if you are looking for vampire romances. Enjoy 🙂 ☁️ We’re recommending…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky

by Paula Alagao If you haven’t yet, I recommend for you to pick up The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky this holiday season. This YA novel tackles family, love, sex, and friendship—all that makes for a perfect holiday read. No matter what you’re going through or where you are at, you will be able relate to the main character Charlie and maybe somehow you’ll realize along the way that once in your life you’d been a Wallflower (and that’s okay, OR you can do something about it, if you want to). ☁️ We’re recommending books for 12 days this holiday…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: F. Sionil Jose, Alexander Dumas and Oscar Wilde

by Glory Moralidad I love these books because they’re a compilation of awesome Filipino stories and essays. My annual holiday reads (December 20 to January 7) consist primarily of Filipino literature from well-known authors like F. Sionil Jose (Feet of Juan Bacnang), Dean Francis Alfar and more. After each day, I end up my reading with that of Jose Rizal’s toast to Luna and Hidalgo. Always. If I get to rest and read foreign books, I always read Alexander Dumas’s Count of Monte Cristo, Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray and anything by Neil Gaiman. And I end every foreign reads with…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: Children’s Books #12daysofBookbedRecs

by Nove Patangan Plenty of my nephews and nieces are drowning in toys they no longer use, and buying them more stuff can feel like a gratuitous waste of precious house space (and money). Books then is a great alternative. I’m one of the typical titas who would rather spend a penny for a book that I feel my pamangkins would love to read. So when the Big Bad Wolf arrived in Davao, I thought this was the perfect time to stock up for the kid’s library. Since I can’t bring all of them here in the city since they live…

#BookbedFictory Year 2 Winners

Here, we announce the winner and the crowd fave (we’ll get in touch!). Thanks to the writers, beta readers and judges that have all been part of this year’s fic fest—we hope you enjoyed getting spooked! Congratulations! Garnered an average of 3.5 out of 5 stars / Click here to read. About the writer: Si Joel Donato Jacob ay isang mountaineer, volunteer emergency medical search and rescue respondent, at community-based HIV screening motivator. Kasalukuyan siyang nag-aaral ng Malikhaing Pagsulat sa Kolehiyo ng Arte at Panitikan sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas sa Diliman. [Joel Donato Jacob is a mountaineer, volunteer emergency medical search…