Bookbed reviews: ‘A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending’ by India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer

by KB Meniado THE STORY I think about everything I’ll miss if they tell me I’m going to die . . . my mom, my dad, my sister, cookies, TV shows I’ll never get to see the end of, walking outside when it’s really nice, the smell of fall, the starry sky on a fullContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending’ by India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Quinn and the Metropolis (The Metropolis Series, #1)’ by Jay Pillerva

by KB Meniado THE STORY QUINN VASQUEZ has problems with her romantic life. No biggie. It’s just like your average teenage drama. But what if you suddenly have these monsters that begin popping out of nowhere, and suddenly, poof! They’re gone, and everyone goes about their lives like nothing happened. As these strange happenings beginContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Quinn and the Metropolis (The Metropolis Series, #1)’ by Jay Pillerva”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Beyond Light and Darkness: A Kathbute Anthology’

by KB Meniado THE STORY The 11 stories in this anthology showcase the interpretations of the Kathbute writers to the theme of light and darkness in the genres of Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Mystery. The Watch Repairman’s Son – H. Bentham Can I Stay? – Nigel Libranages Potion Lunacy – Irina Jean Etienne andContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Beyond Light and Darkness: A Kathbute Anthology’”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Ekspedisyon: Biyahe sa Nakaraan’ edited by Cindy Dela Cruz

by Gaelle Ansaldo THE STORY Tara, roadtrip tayo! Lakbayin natin ang nakaraan. Ating ungkatin ang mga nakatagong kuwento at… mga sikretong matagal mo nang kinalimutan. Malayo-layo ‘to, marami kang masasakyan: motor, tricycle, jeep, tren, eroplano,  tangke de gyera karo ng patay. Bakit kamo? Para makausad na tayong muli sa kasalukuyan. Get a copy: 8Letters, Bookbed Store / ReadContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Ekspedisyon: Biyahe sa Nakaraan’ edited by Cindy Dela Cruz”

Bookbed reviews: ‘To the Sun, Moon, and Stars’ by Cariza Opana

by Agnes Manalo THE STORY To the Sun, Moon, and Stars, written by Cariza Opana and illustrated by Ellé Om, is a collection of poetry and prose that reads as letters meant to be sent to the skies and diary entries stored and locked in cages we all keep in our hearts.  This book talks about holdingContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘To the Sun, Moon, and Stars’ by Cariza Opana”

Bookbed reviews: ‘America Is Not The Heart’ by Elaine Castillo

by Twila Bergania I have to admit that it took me a while to finish this book. I was convinced, after meeting Elaine at her book launch presented by National Bookstore, that I will be able to finish the book in two weeks, that I would not be able to put it down, and thatContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘America Is Not The Heart’ by Elaine Castillo”

Bookbed reviews: ‘It’s A Question of Space’ by Clayton C. Anderson

by KB Meniado Like many others, I’m fascinated by space travel. I imagine what it would be like to not be in this planet at least once a day (I’m sure you too). So bless all these astronaut and cosmonauts writing about their experiences—I get to vicariously fly through the atmosphere and live in zeroContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘It’s A Question of Space’ by Clayton C. Anderson”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Chroma Hearts’ by Mayumi Cruz

by KB Meniado THE STORY Can love triumph over all—even catatonic depression? Can love defeat everything—even a diabolical evil? A new bride suffering from catatonia. A determined husband trying to break through the black pit in which her brain escaped to. And a ruthless abomination who will stop at nothing to tear them apart. MelvinContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Chroma Hearts’ by Mayumi Cruz”

Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kind of Day’ by Mina V. Esguerra (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado THE STORY It’s a bad day for Ben. After years of earnest work, he’s been fired from his job as a speechwriter for a Philippine senator. Name tarnished and bridges burned, he steps into what he thinks is a shuttle ride home, and accidentally joins a tour of his own city.  ItContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kind of Day’ by Mina V. Esguerra (plus an interview!)”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Gitarista’ by Reev Robledo

by KB Meniado THE STORY This historical novel takes place during the rise of cosmopolitan Manila in the 70s. Buildings towered over paved roads, vehicles caused traffic jams, business districts were expanding, and the music and arts scene was a burgeoning form of entertainment and a stark representation of the country’s national identity. Raised by aContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Gitarista’ by Reev Robledo”