#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Call for Book Donations

In celebration of our ninth year as a community and fourth year of doing ARED, we’re raising book donations for the Pilar Reading Center and Project ARAL (Adopt Reading Acquire Learning) of Calongay Elementary School in Pilar, Sorsogon. Story and chapter books for children aged 4 to 12 are accepted. Donations can be sent toContinue reading “#AReaderEveryDay Sorsogon: Call for Book Donations”

Storiesnap Time: ‘Dead Balagtas’ by Emiliana Kampilan

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose Dead Balagtas Tomo 1: Sayaw ng mga Dagat at Lupa by Emiliana Kampilan. This may be familiar to you, as it has gained recognition and awards in the local book community for its brave and inventiveContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘Dead Balagtas’ by Emiliana Kampilan”

Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay

by KB Meniado The Philippine drug war in a YA novel? I didn’t need other reasons to sign up for an ARC of Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Grateful to Bookworms Unite PH and Penguin Random House International for making me part of this! Check out the launch post and blog tour scheduleContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo

ni KB Meniado Nakalakhan ko ang Nancy Drew at Goosebump na mga libro kaya nama’t mahilig ako sa mga mystery novels. Nanonood din ako dati ng Detective Conan, kasamang pareho yung palabas sa TV at yung mga pelikula. Noong unang pagkakataong nalaman kong ang Detective Boys of Masangkay series ay waring pinagsama itong mga paboritoContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo”

All Reading Aloud: ‘The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories’ by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wirrow

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. This time book, we feature The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2 (The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories #2) by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, illustrated by wirrow. This contains haiku-like verses that are thought-provoking and will stay with you for a time. Watch theContinue reading “All Reading Aloud: ‘The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories’ by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wirrow”

Bookbed reviews: ‘100 Days of Sunlight’ by Abbie Emmons

by KB Meniado THE STORY When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.  Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about. But when herContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘100 Days of Sunlight’ by Abbie Emmons”

Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan

by KB Meniado We do judge some books by their covers, and like any self-respecting reader and book lover, I always swoon a little whenever I see pretty editions. Pretty is subjective, of course, but if we’re talking pretty as in lovely with a side of heart-skipping, then I think Miles Tan’s works qualify. I’veContinue reading “Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan”

Book Journaling: ‘Stay A Little Longer’ by Dawn Lanuza

by KB Meniado Two weeks before this goes out to the world, and if you’re a romance reader or a Dawn Lanuza fan second-guessing yourself about pre-ordering or getting this book, this might help you somehow. So stay a little longer to watch and read more below! THE STORY They were perfect strangers—all perks, noContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Stay A Little Longer’ by Dawn Lanuza”

3 Readers Celebrate Their Moms Every Day, One Book At A Time

Today is extra special: we’re celebrating all kinds of mothers around the world—who they are, what they do for us, how much they mean to us. Here, three readers share some of their most touching and intimate stories about their moms. We hope you enjoy them, and please feel free to share your own lovelyContinue reading “3 Readers Celebrate Their Moms Every Day, One Book At A Time”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Jumper Cable Chronicles: Si Santa Anita’ ni E.K. Gonzales, salin sa Filipino ni Xi Zuq

ni KB Meniado ANG KWENTO Habang bakasyon, dapat pagpasok sa senior high school ang pinaghahandaan ni Dino—hindi ang pagbuo ng koneksiyon sa Dimension 048; hindi ang pagdating ng isang batang dimension engineer na si Haya Project; hindi ang paghanap sa medical engineer na si Anita Project; at hndi ang pagiging Agent 001 ng Dimension 196.Continue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Jumper Cable Chronicles: Si Santa Anita’ ni E.K. Gonzales, salin sa Filipino ni Xi Zuq”