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Bookmark the Vote

by Lindy Gamolo June is quite an important month for the Philippines. We celebrated our Independence Day on June 12 and today marks the 154th birthday of our national hero, Jose Rizal. And you know how Rizal said that the youth is the future of our nation? We believe that, too! The youth will play an […]

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5 Lessons in Love from Literature

by Allana Luta “Toughen up, Valentine’s Day wasn’t meant for my kind anyway.”* When it comes to romantic love, I haven’t had much experience. You see, I’m part of the SSB Club: Single Since Birth. No biggie—being single is awesome… except on Valentine’s Day. Or Single Awareness Day for my kind, anyway. And yet, despite the […]

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Ho ho ho: 10 Gifts for Book Lovers this Holiday

by Allana Luta Christmas day is only a little less than two weeks away and if you’re like me, you’re probably panicking about what to buy for friends and family. (Poetry!) Buying gifts for our loved ones can be a bit stressful, especially if you want to give something meaningful, practical, and a little out-of-the-box all […]

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Bookbed’s 6 Foolproof Book-Shopping Tips

by Cake Evangelista The Manila International Book Fair has come and gone. And we’re sure you were one of hundreds of book geeks and lovers who trekked along with us to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the annual book event. If you’re like me and have a tendency to become overwhelmed by mountains […]

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From Bestsellers to Blockbusters: 5 Adaptations of Books to Enjoy

by Allana Luta Gone Girl. Mockingjay. The Maze Runner. If I Stay. The Hobbit. What do these books have in common? They have all been adapted into films and will most likely be the next Hollywood blockbusters in the coming months. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited to watch ALL the films! And […]

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The Art of Rereading

by Cake Evangelista I was rummaging through the shelves of National Book Store Cubao—a book Mecca, and arguably the best branch of the Philippines’ leading bookstore chain—when I chanced upon a book with a pretty cover. It was a sepia-toned photo of a glamorous woman lying on a fainting couch, smiling at a man wearing a […]

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Dumbledore’s Army Reunites in the Wizarding World

by Charlie Diaz For pureblooded Harry Potter fans like me, the year the final movie came out felt like a huge loss. I was resolved to read anything—I mean, anything—that would still make the—any!—connection to the Wizarding World. I felt like I deserved to know more beyond that moment Harry’s kids boarded the Hogwarts Express. This […]