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Bookbed recommends: ‘It’ by Stephen King

by Kobe Balod Conceptually ambitious and emotionally cathartic, It by Stephen King continues to shock and horrify readers to this day. Pennywise is an alien from the macroverse that shapeshifts itself to embody our greatest, most primal fears. Throughout the novel, it takes the form of classic horror movie monsters that reflect the 50’s era […]

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Bookbed turns 10 this month, and we’re celebrating with #AReaderEveryDay, #BookbedFictory, and #BookbedMeets

Bookbed is indeed turning 10 (!) this July and we’re celebrating with another year of the #AReaderEveryDay book drive, #BookbedFictory, and #BookbedMeets. Help us help others (and one another!) by participating in our activities this month. Info below! #AReaderEveryDay Cotabato We are accepting books for children and young adult for a community beneficiary in Cotabato […]

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Storiesnaps

Storiesnap Time: ‘The Little Prince’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, it’s The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery—a mainstay in readers’ favorites list, including ours! This particular copy has the French text on top of the Korean and English translations. Here’s one of the most highlighted lines from […]

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Storiesnap Time: ‘A Treasury of Fairy Tales’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. It’s been a while, we know, but now that we’ve been in quarantine long enough (or too long??), some of us might have made quite several trips down memory lane. And this time, we found a classic: A Treasury of […]

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Reviews

Bookbed reviews: ‘Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest’ by Rebel Girls

by KB Meniado THE STORY From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist from Kenya. Wangari lives in a magical place in rural Kenya where the soil is rich for planting, the trees abundant, and the nearby […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Tweet Cute’ by Emma Lord (Blog Tour + Excerpt)

by KB Meniado THE STORY Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account. Enter Jack, class clown and […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Ti Dakkel nga Armang’

by KB Meniado Saanak launay makaawat ti Ilocano ngem nagpatulung ak ken ni tatang ko nga basaen diay Ti Dakkel nga Armang, ket narigatan met isuna nga maawatan dagidiay nauneg nga Ilocano. (Pangasinan-Ilocano ni tatang ko.) Mayat latta iti pinagbasa mi ti napintas nga istorya nga maipanggep ken ni armang community idiay Rimos, masursuroan ka […]

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We’ve loved books for years. Why haven’t we been reading as much?

by Agnes Manalo, Allana Luta, and KB Meniado Happy New Reading Year! We still love books, first of all. But we’ve also been wanting to talk about this, and so what better time than now, mid-January? Here, we spill our most candid reading (or non-reading) experiences. May you find refuge. Why haven’t we been reading? […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions’ by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

by Agnes Manalo Note: This contains photos of a handwritten review. Click through image to enlarge and enjoy! THE STORY A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby girl as a feminist. Dear Ijeawele is Adichie’s letter of response. Here are fifteen […]

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Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado If you’re looking to add to your list of YA Novels That Will Make You Cry, the latest #romanceclassFlicker release Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World might just be your missing candidate. This tearjerker will either make you shed out of joy (comic book love rep!) or out of heartbreak (grief!) […]