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”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Filipino Prehistory: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage’ by F. Landa Jocano

by KB Meniado Taking a cue from the latest Why Filipinos Should Read on why we should pick up more Filipiniana and readings on Anthropology, I decided to start this year’s reading list with a book about Filipino prehistory. Reading Wing of the Locust last year also stirred this interest, and I wanted to continueContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Filipino Prehistory: Rediscovering Precolonial Heritage’ by F. Landa Jocano”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Sweet on You: A Filipino Christmas romance’ by Carla de Guzman

by KB Meniado Now more than ever, we need something good and filling, and Sweet on You: a Filipino Christmas romance by Carla de Guzman hits the spot. More so if you are, well, Filipino and have a sweet tooth like me because *wipes drools* this foodie romance is delicious and comforting in all theContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Sweet on You: A Filipino Christmas romance’ by Carla de Guzman”

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 eraContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘It’ by Stephen King”

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 kaContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Ti Dakkel nga Armang’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado If you’re looking to add to your list of YA Novels That Will Make You Cry, the latest #romanceclassFlicker release Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World might just be your missing candidate. This tearjerker will either make you shed out of joy (comic book love rep!) or out of heartbreak (grief!)Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo

ni KB Meniado Nakalakhan ko ang Nancy Drew at Goosebump na mga libro kaya nama’t mahilig ako sa mga mystery novels. Nanonood din ako dati ng Detective Conan, kasamang pareho yung palabas sa TV at yung mga pelikula. Noong unang pagkakataong nalaman kong ang Detective Boys of Masangkay series ay waring pinagsama itong mga paboritoContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo”

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 andContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado Flipping the Script is the second release from the #romanceclassFlicker imprint, and dare I say again, it’s flipping engrossing. It has a well-paced plot, no-nonsense writing style and sharp voices. And the hate-to-love teen romance between two aspiring filmmakers? Worthy of LizQuen level of investment. This homage to the Filipino film industryContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

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