Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co

by Allana Luta THE STORY In this collection of short stories, Alina R. Co conjures the monsters and other worldly creatures we’ve seen as children. These are characters that have piqued our bottomless pits of imagination, both real and imagined, and friendly and frightening. Here are winged creatures in cereal bowls, a man who collectsContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Mandirigma 173’ by Ellena Odde

by Lausanne Barlaan THE STORY Hinihintay lang naman ni Chi sa beach ang bestfriend niyang nilamon ng Kpop, nang lumitaw ang pusang nagsasalita at asal millennial. Tapos, napili na siyang isa sa mga Mandirigma sa pa-contest ni Bathala, susuungin ang mga misyon sa mundo ng mga engkanto. Dagdag stress pa ang kabataan problems niya saContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Mandirigma 173’ by Ellena Odde”

5 Readers Share Their Favorite Women Authors and Literary Characters

Happy International Women’s Day! In celebration, five readers talk about the women they read, and why that’s important. Enjoy the reminder! “I grew up reading two female authors: Francine Pascal and Anne Rice. One reflected my childhood, the other my visions of adulthood. Between Pascal’s famous Wakefield Twins, I identified with and wanted to becomeContinue reading “5 Readers Share Their Favorite Women Authors and Literary Characters”