Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Gökhan Micik

by KB Meniado Long time no bookmarking! Today, I’m stepping in for Lindy Gamolo who hosts this column series to feature Gökhan Micik, a bookmark collector all the way from Hamburg, Germany. A quick trivia about him right off the bat: he found a bookmark collector friend through Bookbed! Here’s to hoping we help connect more.Continue reading “Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Gökhan Micik”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Furia’ by Yamile Saied Méndez

by KB Meniado THE STORY An #ownvoices contemporary YA set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams. In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in herContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Furia’ by Yamile Saied Méndez”

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Sep 19

We’ve had two silent reading sessions for #BookbedMeets in the past two months, and we’re having another one this Saturday, September 19! The experience has been a great way of meeting new friends and more especially, reading and talking about books. If you’re interested to join, sign up for another round here! All you needContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Sep 19”

Shelfwalking: Conquering and Maintaining a Book Wall

by Mary Ruth It was just supposed to be a shelf. I never thought my books would reach this many. I guess, at some point, collecting became borderline hoarding.  But reading is one of my therapies. When I lived away from home for six years to study and eventually work, books were what helped meContinue reading “Shelfwalking: Conquering and Maintaining a Book Wall”

Homeschool Reading: How this mom builds a library for her 3-year-old son

by KB Meniado Parents naturally want their children to have a head start in life, and the key to this lies in starting them young on good habits. Here, Faye Pimentel-Rodriguez shares how she started building a library for her three-year-old son Caleb, and why she thinks it is important to encourage reading at anContinue reading “Homeschool Reading: How this mom builds a library for her 3-year-old son”

#AReaderEveryDay Cotabato: “There are no bookshops here”

by Bam Baraguir Earlier this year, I asked a friend to find me a copy of Alcott’s Little Women. I received a package not soon after and was elated upon seeing my friend’s name on the return address. However, the excitement gave way to instant anxiety when I saw that he sent me a freshlyContinue reading “#AReaderEveryDay Cotabato: “There are no bookshops here””