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Bookmarked

Bookmarked: The Bookmark Collector ~ Gökhan Micik

by KB Meniado Long time no bookmarking! Today, I’m stepping in for Lindy Gamolo who hosts this column series to feature Gökhan Micik, a bookmark collector all the way from Hamburg, Germany. A quick trivia about him right off the bat: he found a bookmark collector friend through Bookbed! Here’s to hoping we help connect more. […]

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Reviews

Bookbed reviews: ‘Furia’ by Yamile Saied Méndez

by KB Meniado THE STORY An #ownvoices contemporary YA set in Argentina, about a rising soccer star who must put everything on the line—even her blooming love story—to follow her dreams. In Rosario, Argentina, Camila Hassan lives a double life. At home, she is a careful daughter, living within her mother’s narrow expectations, in her […]

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Events

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this Sep 19

We’ve had two silent reading sessions for #BookbedMeets in the past two months, and we’re having another one this Saturday, September 19! The experience has been a great way of meeting new friends and more especially, reading and talking about books. If you’re interested to join, sign up for another round here! All you need […]

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Shelfwalking

Shelfwalking: Conquering and Maintaining a Book Wall

by Mary Ruth It was just supposed to be a shelf. I never thought my books would reach this many. I guess, at some point, collecting became borderline hoarding.  But reading is one of my therapies. When I lived away from home for six years to study and eventually work, books were what helped me […]

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Features People

Homeschool Reading: How this mom builds a library for her 3-year-old son

by KB Meniado Parents naturally want their children to have a head start in life, and the key to this lies in starting them young on good habits. Here, Faye Pimentel-Rodriguez shares how she started building a library for her three-year-old son Caleb, and why she thinks it is important to encourage reading at an […]

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#AReaderEveryDay Cotabato: “There are no bookshops here”

by Bam Baraguir Earlier this year, I asked a friend to find me a copy of Alcott’s Little Women. I received a package not soon after and was elated upon seeing my friend’s name on the return address. However, the excitement gave way to instant anxiety when I saw that he sent me a freshly […]

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Banana Feelings Comics Comics

#MagbasaMonday Marathon: 16 Books for the Filipino Reader

Happy #MagbasaMonday! Today, we also celebrate National Heroes’ Day and the last day of Buwan Ng Mga Wika. But as Bibi Mangki says, we should celebrate the things that make us Filipino every day! Enjoy this marathon of #MagbasaMonday, and if you have time, check out Banana Feelings Comics. ☁

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Fictory Stories

#BookbedFictory 034: ‘Sister, S̶i̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is the last of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one, and see you again soon! Prompt: A story told from the perspective of someone who thinks the protagonist is evil and must […]

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Events

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session

by Janelle Almosara Last July, we gathered online for the first ever virtual #BookbedMeets! Together with our other book loving friends, we sat in silence to finish page after page of the book from our ever growing to-be-read pile. We believe that having the accountability, time, and space gave us the extra push to finish […]

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Storiesnaps

Storiesnap Time: ‘The Mamba Mentality: How I Play’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, our friend Bibi Mangki #thereadingmonkey shares about a new favorite book: The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by the late Kobe Bryant, one of the best basketball players of all time. In this book, he talked about his […]