Bookbed recommends: ‘It’ by Stephen King

by Kobe Balod Conceptually ambitious and emotionally cathartic, It by Stephen King continues to shock and horrify readers to this day. Pennywise is an alien from the macroverse that shapeshifts itself to embody our greatest, most primal fears. Throughout the novel, it takes the form of classic horror movie monsters that reflect the 50’s era…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘Ti Dakkel nga Armang’

by KB Meniado Saanak launay makaawat ti Ilocano ngem nagpatulung ak ken ni tatang ko nga basaen diay Ti Dakkel nga Armang, ket narigatan met isuna nga maawatan dagidiay nauneg nga Ilocano. (Pangasinan-Ilocano ni tatang ko.) Mayat latta iti pinagbasa mi ti napintas nga istorya nga maipanggep ken ni armang community idiay Rimos, masursuroan ka…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay

by KB Meniado THE STORY More than a hundred years ago, a boy named Samkad thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili. And he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, spear and…More

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘Sacred Hoops’ by Phil Jackson, Hugh Delehanty

by Bryan Meniado We often hear the names ‘Michael’ and ‘Kobe’ and equate them to greatness and legends in basketball. But little do we know about the man behind their respective Hall of Fame careers—Phil Jackson. Phil Jackson’s coaching is out-of-the-box and makes the game of basketball more than just that, a game. He makes…More

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘The Baby-sitters Club’ series by Ann M. Martin

by KB Meniado The Baby-sitters Club was the first book series I collected growing up, and so every reread takes me back to childhood. I rediscover Kristy Thomas’s can-do attitude and her single mom-led household; Claudia Kishi’s passion for art and her addiction to sweets; Stacey McGill’s city-girl sophistication and her daily life with diabetes; Mary…More