Storiesnap Time: ‘The Times Concise History of the World’ by Geoffrey Parker

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose The Times Concise History of the World by Geoffrey Parker to hopefully encourage those who want to get into, or revisit the stories of our past in a quick, bite-sized way. Watch the video below toContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘The Times Concise History of the World’ by Geoffrey Parker”

Bookbed reviews: ‘How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & Other Poems’ by Jim Pascual Agustin

by Lausanne Barlaan THE STORY Jim Pascual Agustin has created a distinct, challenging, and necessary collection of poetry that successfully weaves together inner lives and the larger entities surrounding us. How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter is undeniably a product of its time, made necessary for the challenges it poses upon the reader-challenges the narratorContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & Other Poems’ by Jim Pascual Agustin”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay

by KB Meniado THE STORY More than a hundred years ago, a boy named Samkad thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili. And he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, spear andContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co

by Allana Luta THE STORY In this collection of short stories, Alina R. Co conjures the monsters and other worldly creatures we’ve seen as children. These are characters that have piqued our bottomless pits of imagination, both real and imagined, and friendly and frightening. Here are winged creatures in cereal bowls, a man who collectsContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Mandirigma 173’ by Ellena Odde

by Lausanne Barlaan THE STORY Hinihintay lang naman ni Chi sa beach ang bestfriend niyang nilamon ng Kpop, nang lumitaw ang pusang nagsasalita at asal millennial. Tapos, napili na siyang isa sa mga Mandirigma sa pa-contest ni Bathala, susuungin ang mga misyon sa mundo ng mga engkanto. Dagdag stress pa ang kabataan problems niya saContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Mandirigma 173’ by Ellena Odde”

5 Readers Share Their Favorite Women Authors and Literary Characters

Happy International Women’s Day! In celebration, five readers talk about the women they read, and why that’s important. Enjoy the reminder! “I grew up reading two female authors: Francine Pascal and Anne Rice. One reflected my childhood, the other my visions of adulthood. Between Pascal’s famous Wakefield Twins, I identified with and wanted to becomeContinue reading “5 Readers Share Their Favorite Women Authors and Literary Characters”

What We Bought From The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2019

The Big Bad Wolf is back in Manila! If you haven’t been—or just want to check out other people’s hauls, here are the experiences and book buys of five readers who attended VIP Day. We hope this helps make you look forward to your trip to the BBW Sale! “I had a great time! SpentContinue reading “What We Bought From The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Manila 2019”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado Flipping the Script is the second release from the #romanceclassFlicker imprint, and dare I say again, it’s flipping engrossing. It has a well-paced plot, no-nonsense writing style and sharp voices. And the hate-to-love teen romance between two aspiring filmmakers? Worthy of LizQuen level of investment. This homage to the Filipino film industryContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

Book Journaling: ‘Kiss and Cry’ by Mina V. Esguerra

by KB Meniado Remember when Agnes wrote about “8 Things to Put in Your Reading Journal” last year? Well, I kind of took the advice. This 2019, I’m making BoJo happen. For me, at least. I just finished my eighth book (slooow but honor thy pace), and I wanted to show (off). Check out whatContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Kiss and Cry’ by Mina V. Esguerra”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Kingdom Cold’ by Brittni Chenelle

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Attempted murder, that’s how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte’s engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent. When her kingdom’s attacked, Charlotte’s parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With theContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Kingdom Cold’ by Brittni Chenelle”