12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘Kitchen Confidential’ by Anthony Bourdain

by Mark Manalang My reading habits primarily consist of reading off a portion or two of Anthony Bourdain’s books, particularly Kitchen Confidential. The way he writes about food and cooking makes my mouth water and my mind wander. Foodies will love Bourdain’s personal history as a chef, as well as his travels and life advice. His storytelling is also for the widely imaginative. Recommended for such a festive time like this holiday season! ☁️ We’re recommending books for 12 days this holiday season! Share your fave holiday reads with #12DaysofBookbedRecs 🎁 Advertisements

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: The Dark series by Christine Feehan

by Maita Rue While I found Christine Feehan’s Leopard and Torpedo Ink series too rough for my sensibilities, I love her other ones: the Dark series, the Drake Sisters, the Shadow Riders and the Ghostwalkers Series. I like Dark Celebration in particular because it light and dark at the same time, featuring several characters from different books in the series. What happens when you ask non-eating immortal Carpathians to cook food for humans?? A true-blue disaster waiting to happen! I recommend this only if you are above 18, and if you are looking for vampire romances. Enjoy 🙂 ☁️ We’re recommending…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ by Stephen Chbosky

by Paula Alagao If you haven’t yet, I recommend for you to pick up The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky this holiday season. This YA novel tackles family, love, sex, and friendship—all that makes for a perfect holiday read. No matter what you’re going through or where you are at, you will be able relate to the main character Charlie and maybe somehow you’ll realize along the way that once in your life you’d been a Wallflower (and that’s okay, OR you can do something about it, if you want to). ☁️ We’re recommending books for 12 days this holiday…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: F. Sionil Jose, Alexander Dumas and Oscar Wilde

by Glory Moralidad I love these books because they’re a compilation of awesome Filipino stories and essays. My annual holiday reads (December 20 to January 7) consist primarily of Filipino literature from well-known authors like F. Sionil Jose (Feet of Juan Bacnang), Dean Francis Alfar and more. After each day, I end up my reading with that of Jose Rizal’s toast to Luna and Hidalgo. Always. If I get to rest and read foreign books, I always read Alexander Dumas’s Count of Monte Cristo, Oscar Wilde’s Picture of Dorian Gray and anything by Neil Gaiman. And I end every foreign reads with…

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: Children’s Books #12daysofBookbedRecs

by Nove Patangan Plenty of my nephews and nieces are drowning in toys they no longer use, and buying them more stuff can feel like a gratuitous waste of precious house space (and money). Books then is a great alternative. I’m one of the typical titas who would rather spend a penny for a book that I feel my pamangkins would love to read. So when the Big Bad Wolf arrived in Davao, I thought this was the perfect time to stock up for the kid’s library. Since I can’t bring all of them here in the city since they live…

Bookbed recommends: ‘Seedlings: A Short Story Collection’ by Maria Carlizza C. Pagaduan

by KB Meniado To read the contents of somebody else’s journal is almost unforgivable but with Seedlings, a collection of tiny stories from the life of an author and artist better known to me as Arli Pagaduan, I didn’t feel any guilt at all. On the contrary, it was inviting and familiar—the pages like old friends waving at me, the stories sounding as if I had written them myself—and I sincerely enjoyed how each one brought me back to my past experiences and feelings. While a lot of themes are universally relatable, such as friendships, family, faith, frustrations and fears, each story…

Bookbed recommends: ‘Heartstruck’ by Angeli E. Dumatol #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado In November 2017, #romanceclass launched Flair, an imprint dedicated to bringing 🔥 steamy 🔥 contemporary romance written in English by Filipino authors. The first release was You Out of Nowhere by Jay E. Tria, about a younger man and older woman (noona, if we may) falling in lust—then in love, with beautiful Seoul in autumn as its backdrop. September this year sees the beginning of #romanceclassFlicker—a fresher, younger imprint aimed at readers and lovers of young adult literature. The first release is Heartstruck by Angeli E. Dumatol, a story about learning how to grow comfortable in one own’s skin and cultivating good relationships….