#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this October 30

This month’s #BookbedMeets session is this Saturday (the 30th) at 5 p.m., via Zoom. All readers and titles welcome! This is also a Silent Book Club Manila event. PREVIOUS SESSION (SEP 25) Bibi Mangki – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl Janelle – A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara Kimi – The MuseumContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this October 30”

Storiesnap Time: ‘Sapiens: A Graphic History’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring Sapiens A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1), “an epic, radical adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari’s bestselling book into a graphic novel series; bursting with wit, humor, pop culture references and colourful illustrations. Harari (as co-writer)Continue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘Sapiens: A Graphic History’”

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl

by Bryan Meniado The question as to why people suffer has been engrossing philosophers, theologians, and thinkers for millenia. Almost every religion tackles this fundamental aspect of our existence—from Zoroaster and Buddha to Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammed, and eventually to the philosophies of Søren Kierkegaard, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others. Now thatContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’ by Viktor Frankl”

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this September 25

This month, the #BookbedMeets session is on the 25th, 8 p.m., via Zoom. All readers and titles welcome! This is also a Silent Club Manila event. To find out what to expect, check out Silent Book Club Manila’s post below: FROM THE LAST SESSION (AUGUST 28) See you! ☁ #BookbedMeets is Bookbed’s Community Day. EveryoneContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this September 25”

30 Books on Martial Law History for the Filipino

by BM Waltzing with a Dictator by Raymond Bonner Some Are Smarter Than Others by Ricardo L. Manapat Impossible Dream: The Marcoses, the Aquinos, and the Unfinished Revolution by Sandra Burton Conference on the Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by Primitivo Mijares (read/download for free here) HowContinue reading “30 Books on Martial Law History for the Filipino”

Bookbed recommends: ‘How to Ride a Train to Ulaanbaatar and Other Essays’ by Josephine V. Roque

by KB Meniado Anybody who has ever traveled or lived abroad, whether on a decent budget or otherwise, knows doing so isn’t always fun. More than the excitement and joy brought about by exploring and immersing in new cultures, the anxiety and confusion in the day-to-day can be the dominating experience for many. Think aboutContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘How to Ride a Train to Ulaanbaatar and Other Essays’ by Josephine V. Roque”

#BookbedFictory 2021 Winners

Here are the winners for this year’s Fictory in collaboration with BRUMULTIVERSE. Thank you to all the writers, beta readers, and judges. Though the new academic calendar has just begun, Fictory 2021 has come to a close. Congratulations to all the winners and see you all again next year! Bookbed’s choice: Walking on a DreamContinue reading “#BookbedFictory 2021 Winners”

Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘White Lady, Black Christ’ by Charlson Ong

by Bryan Meniado August is Buwan ng mga Wika and Buwan ng mga Akdang Pinoy. These occasions serve as reminders to celebrate our languages and the work of Filipino writers. Notice that I wrote Buwan ng mga Wika, which is plural, and not the usual Buwan ng Wika because I want to celebrate the diversityContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: ‘White Lady, Black Christ’ by Charlson Ong”

#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this August 28

We have another #BookbedMeets session this Saturday, August 28, at 5 p.m.! To find out what to expect, check out Silent Book Club Manila’s post below: BOOKS READ DURING THE JULY 24 SESSION See you! ☁ #BookbedMeets is Bookbed’s Community Day. Everyone is welcome! To receive invites to future meetups and other updates, subscribe toContinue reading “#BookbedMeets: Silent Reading Session this August 28”

#BookbedFictory 040: ‘First Day Jitters’

by Christianne Fayth Ong This year’s Fictory is in partnership with BRUMULTIVERSE, a fictional multiple universe with dimensions, realms and parallel realities where amazing stories happen. All fics use the prompt: “The Main Character wakes up on the first day of school, late for their classes in a university to which they don’t remember enrolling.”Continue reading “#BookbedFictory 040: ‘First Day Jitters’”