Category: Recommended Reads

11 More Pinoy Comics to Love

by EK Gonzales So. You’re new to local independent komiks. You’ve read Trese and Kikomachine, and maybe Mythology Class, and you want more. You’ve heard there are very interesting things happening in local komiks. You’d be right. But you don’t know where to start. Recommending comics to anybody is difficult because there are as many comics […]

6 Pinoy Comics To Love

by EK Gonzales If you ask me about the history of komiks in the Philippines, I, unfortunately, will not be able to give you very good answers. I came late to the scene, in the middle of new komik history being made. Trese was already a recognized series, ZsaZsa Zaturrnah had been made into a musical, […]

5 Books for the Average Guy Who Reads (Or Wants to Read)

by Jess Dimayuga Have you tried typing “guys reading” on Google? These are the top three results: guysread.com guysread.com/books The “official” Instagram account for @hotdudesreading And this was what greeted me when I clicked on the first hit: “Research shows that boys are having trouble reading, and that boys are getting worse at reading. No one […]

Bookbed recommends: Filipiniana

ni Nicai de Guzman; mga litrato ni Kat Candelaria Noong ako’y nasa elementarya at hayskul, palagi akong nasa silid-aklatan. Nakakahiyang aminin pero hindi ko talaga pinapansin noon ang Filipiniana section. Nang maging miyembro ako ng Heritage Conservation Society-Youth ay saka ko lamang binigyang pansin ang mga akda ng sarili nating kababayan, partikular ang mga tungkol sa […]

Bookbed recommends: ‘Beautiful Ruins’ by Jess Walter

by Paige Hermreck Sometimes (actually, really often) I dive into books because I see them repeatedly on “OMG, read this NOW!” or “The next book you won’t be able to put down!” lists and often, they are generally quick and cute and I like spending time with them. I found Beautiful Ruins on the clearance section […]