#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April

Welcome to the fourth book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. However, this report is a little different from our previous ones. Here, we recommend some books from the Bookbed Store for you to add to your TBR pile this comingContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘All That Glitters’ by Ines Bautista-Yao

by Kevin Dones All That Glitters by Ines Bautista-Yao is a page-turner! This contemporary romance took hold of me that I could not stop reading it. Yes, the story line is simple, but the way the author wrote the novel sucked me in—it made me feel invested Billie’s story, and her best friend, Carlos. So if you enjoyContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘All That Glitters’ by Ines Bautista-Yao”

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for March

Welcome to the third 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 March below! 1. The Rise of the Pinoy by Mike Grogan What I liked: It’s always a great feeling to be reminded of how creative, persevering and aspiringContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for March”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase

by Bea Masaluñga Royally Matched by Emma Chase follows Prince Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook who signs up for a reality TV dating game show featuring 20 of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in a castle. There, he finds Lady Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia von Tittebottum who has him captivated. Unfortunately, she isn’t a contestant… ☁ ContinueContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Royally Matched’ by Emma Chase”

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for February

Welcome to the second 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 February below! 1. The Big Fat Book of Self-Love by Danah and Stacy Gutierrez I follow the authors (who are twins!) on Instagram, and when theyContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for February”

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for January

Welcome to the first book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit! In this reading challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Of course, we encouraged our Roomies (blogger partners) to participate. Check out their picks for January below! 1. Smaller and Smaller Circles by F.H. Batacan What I liked: Aside from good characterContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for January”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘By Your Side’ by Kasie West

by Inah Peralta Kasie West writes the best fluffy romances, and I dove into this book expecting to get The Distance Between Us and On The Fence feels. But By Your Side had something more to offer. Aside from the signature swoons, this book offered me important and relevant issues to explore—and I loved it. ☁  Continue readingContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘By Your Side’ by Kasie West”

From the Bookbed Room: ‘Magonia’ by Maria Dahvana Headley

by Miguel Galang “If you look at the sky that way, it’s this massive shifting poem, or maybe a letter, first written by one author, and then, when the earth moves, annotated by another. So I stare and stare until, one day, I can read it.” Reading Magonia takes me back to those nights where I wouldContinue reading “From the Bookbed Room: ‘Magonia’ by Maria Dahvana Headley”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Horror: Filipino Fiction for Young Adults’

by Allana Luta The stories that my titos and titas used to scare me as a kid always involved some kind of creature: the tiyanak, the kapre, the white lady and, my personal nightmare, the manananggal. But over the years their threat gradually dwindled. Transitioning from child to teenager, my fears no longer took the formsContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Horror: Filipino Fiction for Young Adults’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Dear Distance’ by Luis Katigbak

by Soleil Cruz Dear Distance, a collection of stories by Luis Katigbak, speaks close to my heart because, for some reason, it reminds me of me when I was younger. These stories are like the whispers of thoughts that floated in my mind but weren’t put into words. They make me feel like I’m reading theContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Dear Distance’ by Luis Katigbak”