Why Filipinos Should Read: Women Writers

by Bryan Meniado March is National Women’s Month here in the Philippines, also known as Women’s History Month in other countries. Coinciding with the annual International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is to commemorate the socio-cultural, economic, historical, and political contributions and achievements of women, as well as to put forward important discussionsContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: Women Writers”

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘Palaso’ by Marianie @marianieart

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! Our resident @komikninja talks about the one-shot comic Palaso by Marianie, which follows the Dark Cupid whose job is to pull out the “love arrows as he meets “his most challenging mission yet—a bubbly human named Joy.” Check out the video below (all the links are inContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘Palaso’ by Marianie @marianieart”

Bibi Mangki Bookbed: A Filipino Library x Bookstore x BednBooks

Welcome to Bibi Mangki Bookbed, a Filipino library x bookstore x bed&books! Based in Davao and led by Bibi Mangki and friends, the small and private BMB has a book for every reader, and anybody can read any time of day. Click the links and watch the video below to know more! BMB Info BMBContinue reading “Bibi Mangki Bookbed: A Filipino Library x Bookstore x BednBooks”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Memorial’ by Bryan Washington

by Jodesz Gavilan THE STORY A funny, sexy, profound dramedy about two young people at a crossroads in their relationship and the limits of love.Benson and Mike are two young guys who live together in Houston. Mike is a Japanese American chef at a Mexican restaurant and Benson’s a Black day care teacher, and they’ve beenContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Memorial’ by Bryan Washington”

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Mar 20

Yes, another #BookbedMeets session is up soon! Come join us by signing up here. Remember, you can read any book you want (no assigned titles here) and invite a friend or two. Expect an hour-long session of silent reading and a casual discussion afterwards with new and old friends. See you! ☁ BOOKS READ DURINGContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Mar 20”

Making Time for Creative Pursuits: How Writer Janelle Almosara Balances Reading, Writing, and Podcasting

by KB Meniado Happy Women’s Month! In celebration, we are featuring some of the women readers in our community. In this interview, get to know Janelle Almosara, a hobby hoarder, a serial procrastinator, and also our awesome virtual #BookbedMeets host. Here, she talks about following her curiosities and how she’s easing back into writing andContinue reading “Making Time for Creative Pursuits: How Writer Janelle Almosara Balances Reading, Writing, and Podcasting”

Building Life Skills and Finding Comfort: Teacher Mavic Basilia-Yee Shares Tips on Quarantine Reading and Child Rearing

by KB Meniado Happy Women’s Month! In celebration, we are featuring some of the women readers in our community. In this interview, get to know Mavic Basilia-Yee, a full-time mom to twin toddlers, Kalaio and Rojo, based in Leyte with her husband and in-laws. Also a part-time Special Education Teacher and a freelance module editor,Continue reading “Building Life Skills and Finding Comfort: Teacher Mavic Basilia-Yee Shares Tips on Quarantine Reading and Child Rearing”

115+ Filipino Women Writers, Artists, and Readers to Support and Celebrate

Header art by Sarah Grutas Happy International Women’s Day! Here at Bookbed, we provide a platform for everyone and their creative pursuits. Here are some of the female writers, artists, and readers we have in our community and those we have featured. We hope you check them out—just click on a name to get redirectedContinue reading “115+ Filipino Women Writers, Artists, and Readers to Support and Celebrate”

Story Submission: ‘Idyllic Clouds’

Story and art by Paul Raymond Jimenez Death crept in the cramped space where we hid for days. The air reeked of sadness. I stared at the only access for relief, an aperture cracked open by shrapnel during the last barrage. A gentle pacific wind seeped in, its tail uncovering a majestic masterpiece—the sky’s wispy andContinue reading “Story Submission: ‘Idyllic Clouds’”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Girlhood: Teens around the World in Their Own Voices’ by Masuma Ahuja

by KB Meniado At 15, I moved to another city to go to college. I don’t remember it being such a difficult of an adjustment for me, as I was then coming from a melting pot. But I do recall how apparent the differences in experiences and perspectives was among the students, especially those aroundContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Girlhood: Teens around the World in Their Own Voices’ by Masuma Ahuja”