Bookbed reviews: ‘Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

by Agnes Manalo Note: This contains photos of a handwritten review. Click through image to enlarge and enjoy! THE STORY A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response. Here are fifteenContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado If you’re looking to add to your list of YA Novels That Will Make You Cry, the latest #romanceclassFlicker release Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World might just be your missing candidate. This tearjerker will either make you shed out of joy (comic book love rep!) or out of heartbreak (grief!)Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

Bookbed reviews: ‘My Fate According to the Butterfly’ by Gail D. Villanueva

by Agnes Manalo Note: This contains photos of a handwritten review. Click through image to enlarge and enjoy! THE STORY When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she’s doomed! According to legend, she has one week before her fate catches up with her — on her 11thContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘My Fate According to the Butterfly’ by Gail D. Villanueva”

9 Ways To Enjoy MIBF 2019 With Little to No Book Budget

Being a reader isn’t just measured by the amount of books you read or buy (as long as you read, you’re a reader!), and so even without a budget, you can still enjoy events such as the Manila International Book Fair. Some of the things you can do? (1) Admire books, (2) attend events, (3)Continue reading “9 Ways To Enjoy MIBF 2019 With Little to No Book Budget”

#BookbedMeets: #AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon

Last August 17, we bonded over children’s books we loved, calligraphy, life lessons (!), and raised donations for ARED Sorsogon. Thanks to all who joined us! We’re still accepting fiction for ages 4 to 12 until August 25. Here are ways to help: To donate books and/or sponsor, contact us here. To donate money, go here. ExpensesContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: #AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon”

#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Meet Project ARAL, Pilar Reading Center

We’re running ARED for the fourth year, and our beneficiaries are Project ARAL of Calongay Elementary School and the Pilar Reading Center in Pilar, Sorsogon. They are in need of books for their storytelling and reading programs for kids aged 4 to 12. Get to know a bit of them below! Project ARAL (Adopt ReadingContinue reading “#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Meet Project ARAL, Pilar Reading Center”

#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Call for Book Donations

In celebration of our ninth year as a community and fourth year of doing ARED, we’re raising book donations for the Pilar Reading Center and Project ARAL (Adopt Reading Acquire Learning) of Calongay Elementary School in Pilar, Sorsogon. Story and chapter books for children aged 4 to 12 are accepted. Donations can be sent toContinue reading “#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Call for Book Donations”

Storiesnap Time: ‘Dead Balagtas’ by Emiliana Kampilan

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose Dead Balagtas Tomo 1: Sayaw ng mga Dagat at Lupa by Emiliana Kampilan. This may be familiar to you, as it has gained recognition and awards in the local book community for its brave and inventiveContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘Dead Balagtas’ by Emiliana Kampilan”

Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay

by KB Meniado The Philippine drug war in a YA novel? I didn’t need other reasons to sign up for an ARC of Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Grateful to Bookworms Unite PH and Penguin Random House International for making me part of this! Check out the launch post and blog tour scheduleContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo

ni KB Meniado Nakalakhan ko ang Nancy Drew at Goosebump na mga libro kaya nama’t mahilig ako sa mga mystery novels. Nanonood din ako dati ng Detective Conan, kasamang pareho yung palabas sa TV at yung mga pelikula. Noong unang pagkakataong nalaman kong ang Detective Boys of Masangkay series ay waring pinagsama itong mga paboritoContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo”