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Bookbed reviews: ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ by Dawn Lanuza

by Kachi Parado Ladies and gents, I think it’s safe to say we are familiar with how a girl reacts when she’s being proposed to. But this book, The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza? Well, you might just want to know its different way of taking this topic on! THE STORY If they say that life […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Fall Like Rain’ by Ana Tejano

by KB Meniado With my mission of stacking more Filipino books into my to-read list, prowling for chick lit has become one of my regular routines. Not that they’re undercover or released in secret or anything like that because, let’s be real, chick lit has infiltrated many a bookstore shelf today, making them hard to miss. […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Tangled’ by Emma Chase

by Pauline P Have you ever read a book that made you think: “Thank the Lord I found this book!”? And its awesomeness leaves you speechless, and you cannot help but brag about it to almost every bookworm you know? I do! And it would be Emma Chase’s Tangled. THE STORY Drew Evans is a winner. […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Until’ trilogy by Jonaxx

by Pauline P Being friend-zoned sucks. But being cousin-zoned is way worse. Have you ever experienced being so attracted to a certain someone only to find out you’re actually related to them? Ouch. Despite the common notion of incest being evil, there have been couples in the past, and even today, where the pair turned out to be first cousins. Some of the […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Fast Food Fiction Delivery’ edited by Noelle Q. De Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta

by KB Meniado I have a confession to make: The first time I found Fast Food Fiction: Short Stories to Go at a library years ago, I thought it was a collection of stories set in fast food chains. Please don’t judge me (even if I judged the title). Later, when I read it, I found […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)

by L Meniado “Paano ba ‘to?!” (“How do I do this?!”) seems to be the most essential question we have tried—and are still trying—to answer since we became acutely aware we have grown old. We have succumbed to Googling the answers and consuming every article about being in our 20s posted on Thought Catalog or Huffington Post to make ourselves believe […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘My Name is Kim Sam Soon’ released by Kimchi Press

by KB Meniado I was in high school when Koreanovelas struck Philippine TV like a typhoon on Signal No. 4. While it was not the kind of disaster people feared, it did disrupt lives. The “studying habit” I was only starting to cultivate ultimately went kaput. My friends seemed to have nothing else better to do but talk […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian’ by Sherman Alexie

by L Meniado The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie contains pages that will give you metaphorical boners and emotional erections. As Gordy, one of the characters in the book, funnily explained: “Well, I don’t mean boner in a sexual sense. When I say boner, I really mean joy. Boner is funnier. And […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Isla and the Happily Ever After’ by Stephanie Perkins [ARC]

by Hazel Ureta THE STORY Hopeless romantic Isla has had a crush on introspective cartoonist Josh since their first year at the School of America in Paris. And after a chance encounter in Manhattan over the summer, romance might be closer than Isla imagined. But as they begin their senior year back in France, Isla and […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Landline’ by Rainbow Rowell

by Kenna Marcelo THE STORY Georgie McCool knows her marriage is in trouble; it has been in trouble for a long time. She still loves her husband, Neal, and Neal still loves her, deeply — but that almost seems beside the point now. Maybe that was always beside the point. Two days before they’re supposed to […]