Why Filipinos Should Read: Philippine Arts and Literature

by Bryan Meniado Life continues to be difficult for everyone because of the pandemic. With the prolonged quarantine, we remain  physically and socially isolated from our loved ones and friends. We can no longer shake hands, hug, or beso with ease like we used to do. Our lives have shifted to this normal of physical…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring I Met You for a Reason, an illustrated poem by Layla S. Tanjutco, illustrated by Carla de Guzman. It’s about finding hope amid heartbreak, something that a lot of people can relate to—and not just love-wise…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Interior Chinatown’ by Charles Yu

by Jodesz Gavilan THE STORY From the infinitely inventive author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe comes a deeply personal novel about race, pop culture, immigration, assimilation, and escaping the roles we are forced to play.Willis Wu doesn’t perceive himself as a protagonist even in his own life: he’s merely Generic Asian Man.…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘In His Universe’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! In celebration of National Arts Month and the month of love, our resident @komikninja talks about In His Universe by Chocnut-san, a comics about an unrequited love being reciprocated in an alternate universe. Check out the video below, and remember to follow @komikninja on Instagram, and subscribe…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Between the World and Me’ by Ta-Nehisi Coates

by Jodesz Gavilan THE STORY “This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.” In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his…More

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Feb 13

Everything seems to be spinning out of control nowadays, and even our reading habits are not exempt! But we’re going to try to do something about that (see: try)—the latter, not the former. Thus, #BookbedMeets! This is the first for 2021, and we would love for you to join. You can read any book you…More