From the Bookbed Room: ‘Because You Love to Hate Me’ edited by Ameriie

by Bea Masaluñga Because You Love to Hate Me edited by Ameriie is a collection of short villain stories where authors are paired up with Booktubers for prompts. Most of the authors here are new to me except Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star, which gives me an idea which writing style IContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Because You Love to Hate Me’ edited by Ameriie”

From the Bookbed Room: Reviewing 52 Children’s Books by Asian Authors

by Jackie Park I was determined to read to my daughter as early as possible, starting from before she was born. I first began reading to her while she was still in my tummy at five months. Her first book was a collection of Korean folktales. After she was born, I read her baby book afterContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: Reviewing 52 Children’s Books by Asian Authors”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ by Andre Aciman

by Miguel Galang Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman follows Elio as he reminisces the time when he was 17 years old and living in Italy with his parents. Every summer, Elio’s parents would take in an academic guest who would live in their villa for six weeks and help with his father’s academic paperwork. They alsoContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ by Andre Aciman”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘What to Say Next’ by Julie Buxbaum

by Shealea Iral Let me quickly throw this out there: What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum is a wonderfully written, heartwarmingly captivating novel that I will actively recommend other people to read! It is meant to be read and passed on to another pair of hands. By that, I don’t mean that it’s a story you should onlyContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘What to Say Next’ by Julie Buxbaum”

From the Bookbed Room: Run, Dad, Run!

by Jackie Park Of all the children’s books I’ve purchased, this was one of the few that made me pause, smile and then reminisce even before I read the contents of Run, Dad, Run!. One glimpse and I was instantly transported back to a time when running was one of my sports of choice in spiteContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: Run, Dad, Run!”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas

by Kevin Dones “We’re the ones who get the short end of the stick, but we’re the ones they fear the most.” The Hate U Give is certainly a novel that should be included in every country’s required reading list for schools because of its authentic approach to the topics of unnecessary police violence, dark implicationsContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas”

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for May

Welcome to the fifth book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for May below! 1. Strange Natives: The Forgotten Memories of a Forgetful Old Woman by Paolo Herras and Jerico Marte What I liked: The reason I bought Strange NativesContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for May”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renee Ahdieh

by Miguel Galang Set in feudal Japan, Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh follows Hattori Mariko, the daughter of a prominent samurai, who is promised to the emperor’s son, Minamoto Raiden. But en route to the imperial city of Inako, she narrowly escapes an ambush by a dangerous gang of bandits known as the Black Clan, who sheContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Flame in the Mist’ by Renee Ahdieh”

10 Filipino Children’s Books Celebrating Moms

by Jackie Park I’m going to be frank with you: I underestimated my mom until it was my turn to reach that milestone. I barely gave a second thought to those days she woke up before everyone at home, preparing breakfast and our packed lunches until we all finally woke up and got ready. (I’ve woken upContinue reading “10 Filipino Children’s Books Celebrating Moms”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Windfall’ by Jennifer E. Smith

by Jem Manalaysay Jennifer E. Smith and Stephanie Perkins were one of the first YA contemporary authors I’ve read, and I enjoyed each one of their books immensely. In many ways, they are why I fell in love with reading YA lit. Because of that, I was super pleased to see that Jennifer E. Smith isContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Windfall’ by Jennifer E. Smith”