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

Why Filipinos Should Read: Social Sciences and Philosophy

by Bryan Meniado In the last Why Filipinos Should Read post, I discussed why one should read or even consider a degree in anthropology. Anthropology is part of social sciences, and there are equally fascinating disciplines within, and so I thought discussing why one should read more social sciences and philosophy would be a good…More

From the Bookbed Room: @komikninja reviews ‘EDSA’

Today is another day for Filipino indie komiks! This time, we’re sharing this one-shot comic titled EDSA: Paano Ginagawa ang Isang Bayani? by Randy Valiente and illustrated by Mel Casipit, recommended as always by our resident our resident @komikninja. This komiks, by the way, is around 11 years old (!) but once you get into…More

Book Journaling: ‘I Must Belong Somewhere: Poetry and Prose’ by Dawn Lanuza

by KB Meniado THE STORY A daring but necessary insight into themes of longing, home, bullying, loneliness, and mental health, I Must Belong Somewhere is a silver lining for anyone struggling. With her third poetry collection, I Must Belong Somewhere, acclaimed writer Dawn Lanuza is returning to her most popular literary platform. Written during her year of rest and…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘A Natural History of Empire’ by Dominic Sy

by Jodesz Gavilan THE STORY Fraying at the edge of a life lived uselessly, an old man ponders over things that were and things that may have been. A vanishing guerilla, a knife fight across the ocean, a chat with a friend come back from the dead. In these tales of doubles, delusions, and self-deceit,…More