5 Gifts for the Reader with Too Many Books (plus a giveaway!)

by Agnes Manalo, Allana Luta and Mikki Shiu Dark chocolate: not too sweet and not too melty, so you’re less likely to smear it all over your book or device A gift card for a coffee shop: for a bit of quiet time to make a dent in that book you’re having trouble getting into, or to finish that last chapter, or for you to live out your coffee shop AU dreams~ Coffee beans: for the more introverted reader, or for when you need a bit of ritual before diving into your book A tote bag: for keeping your books…

#Augvocacy2018: Creating Your Safe Space as A Reader (plus a giveaway!)

by KB Meniado If you’re a bookworm that keeps on falling into the FOMO trap whenever you open your social medias, worry not. A hundred thousand others from all over the world feel the way you do, all thanks to a simple scroll-down on a #bookstagram post or a #bookishwish tweet. Book communities online today are so exciting, it’s difficult to not want to be a part of it. It’s not always a bad thing. In fact, there are so. many. reasons why you as a reader should be social media active (see experiences of my fellow Augvocates here). Being visible…

Bookbed turns 7! (plus 7 giveaways!)

Seven years of Bookbed today, and we’re celebrating it by giving away gifts to seven of our readers and followers! The gifts are: One (1) Bookbed tote A copy of Regret No More by Nelson T. Dy, courtesy of OMF Literature A copy of The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies A journal + 3 pens Three books for children Two (2) Bookbed fans + seven (7) postcards by Abbey Sy and Ginger de Guia A set of Bookbed bookmarks by Sashi’s Squad Enter below!  a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js Giveaway runs until the 20th of July and is open only to Philippine residents. ☁

From the Bookbed Room: Interview with Frank Cavallo (plus a giveaway!)

by Shealea Iral When I received a review request via email from Frank Cavallo’s publicist, I was forced to turn the offer down due to my current backlog of ARCs. But after this interview, I’m pretty sure that Eye of the Storm is right up my alley. It is definitely a book I can see myself picking up in the near future. ☁ Continue reading on That Bookshelf Bitch ☁

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Practicing Misis’ by Rosan Katlea Reodica (plus a giveaway!)

by Sarah Grutas If there’s anything I hate about cookbooks is that they all tend to be too formal, or that each recipe is accompanied by a mouthwatering photo of the finished product, as if telling me that whatever I cook, it will only be a success if the result looks exactly like the one in the picture. Fortunately, Rosan Katlea Reodica’s The Practicing Misis is none of that. THE STORY It is a collection of 50 or so recipes that will delight not just the palate but also the heart. Each recipe is not just a step-by-step instruction on how…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Sula’s Voyage’ by Catherine Torres (plus a giveaway!)

by Allana Luta The book I finished before Sula’s Voyage was Eugene Y. Evasco’s Anina ng mga Alon, which I had bought at the 2015 Manila International Book Fair but decided to read only now. It was about Anina, a young Badjao, growing up in a society that does not completely understand or accept her people’s culture. I had no idea what Catherine Torres’ story was about so you can imagine my surprise when another book with a similar theme was delivered to my hands just a couple of weeks after I read Anina. The universe is confusing but sometimes it…

Bookbed’s September Surprise Giveaway

Here at Bookbed, we love a lot of things—reading, storytelling, crafting, filming and of course, sharing. This is why this September, we’re giving away these book-inspired items. Three winners will get the following prizes: One (1) “Shine” Wooden Display from Something Something + A Belzhar bookmark from Meg Wolitzer and a signed Love May Fail postcard from Matthew Quick One (1) set of Harry Potter book scarves from Candy Crafts + Bookbed stickers One (1) signed copy of Abbey Sy’s The ABCs of Hand Lettering + Bookbed stickers Click here to enter the giveaway! Runs until September 21 and open to Philippine residents only. ☁

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)

by L Meniado “Paano ba ‘to?!” (“How do I do this?!”) seems to be the most essential question we have tried—and are still trying—to answer since we became acutely aware we have grown old. We have succumbed to Googling the answers and consuming every article about being in our 20s posted on Thought Catalog or Huffington Post to make ourselves believe we are prepared to face adulthood. As we take uncertain steps forward, we desperately search for validation that we are doing just fine. I, for one, have realized by now that knowing what I’m supposed to do in life or how to deal with adult stuff is…

Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan’ (plus a giveaway!)

by KB Meniado Andres Bonifacio has never been my top answer for whenever somebody asks me who my favorite Filipino hero is. (Don’t worry; it’s not Manny Pacquiao, either.) Frankly, there was just too much Jose Rizal in the environment I grew up in, ending up with me having only a shallow grasp of what Bonifacio’s story was. Of course, I knew he was the Supremo, the father of the Philippine revolution, but when I picked up What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan (written by Weng Cahiles, illustrated by Isa Natividad), I found out, well, how cool he…