#MagbasaMonday Marathon: 16 Books for the Filipino Reader

Happy #MagbasaMonday! Today, we also celebrate National Heroes’ Day and the last day of Buwan Ng Mga Wika. But as Bibi Mangki says, we should celebrate the things that make us Filipino every day! Enjoy this marathon of #MagbasaMonday, and if you have time, check out Banana Feelings Comics. ☁

#BookbedFictory 034: ‘Sister, S̶i̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is the last of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one, and see you again soon! Prompt: A story told from the perspective of someone who thinks the protagonist is evil and mustContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 034: ‘Sister, S̶i̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’”

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session

by Janelle Almosara Last July, we gathered online for the first ever virtual #BookbedMeets! Together with our other book loving friends, we sat in silence to finish page after page of the book from our ever growing to-be-read pile. We believe that having the accountability, time, and space gave us the extra push to finishContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session”

Storiesnap Time: ‘The Mamba Mentality: How I Play’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, our friend Bibi Mangki #thereadingmonkey shares about a new favorite book: The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by the late Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players of all time. In this book, he talked about hisContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘The Mamba Mentality: How I Play’”

#BookbedFictory 033: ‘Delivered’

by Jhay-em Lachica This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Every baby in history cries when they are born, however yours laughed. It felt like the room had no doors, noContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 033: ‘Delivered’”

Book Journaling: ‘Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy’ by Kelly Jensen

by KB Meniado I personally don’t know anyone who hasn’t been body shamed. For one, many of us Filipinos are still notorious for this. “Oy, tumaba ka!” or “Oy, pumayat ka!” is our “Kumusta?” Get offended, and you risk being called “pikon.” Try to educate that person, and you risk being called “daming alam.” YouContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy’ by Kelly Jensen”

#BookbedFictory 032: ‘Meow meow meow meow’

by Liam Blunt This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Nobody can explain the nightly cat gathering that happens on your street. Catherine sipped the glass of warm milk as sheContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 032: ‘Meow meow meow meow’”

#BookbedFictory 031: ‘The Shadow’

by Krystle Mae Labio This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Someone’s watching. You’ve become convinced of that. You’ve become much less convinced of everything else. Trigger warning: death of aContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 031: ‘The Shadow’”

#BookbedFictory 030: ‘Red Room’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted this July. Participate here if you can. You may also submit a story anytime of the year. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Your landlord is a vampire, so he offers you a deal. You can payContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 030: ‘Red Room’”