Why Filipinos Should Read: Women Writers

by Bryan Meniado March is National Women’s Month here in the Philippines, also known as Women’s History Month in other countries. Coinciding with the annual International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is to commemorate the socio-cultural, economic, historical, and political contributions and achievements of women, as well as to put forward important discussions…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: Philippine Arts and Literature

by Bryan Meniado Life continues to be difficult for everyone because of the pandemic. With the prolonged quarantine, we remain  physically and socially isolated from our loved ones and friends. We can no longer shake hands, hug, or beso with ease like we used to do. Our lives have shifted to this normal of physical…More

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring I Met You for a Reason, an illustrated poem by Layla S. Tanjutco, illustrated by Carla de Guzman. It’s about finding hope amid heartbreak, something that a lot of people can relate to—and not just love-wise…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: Social Sciences and Philosophy

by Bryan Meniado In the last Why Filipinos Should Read post, I discussed why one should read or even consider a degree in anthropology. Anthropology is part of social sciences, and there are equally fascinating disciplines within, and so I thought discussing why one should read more social sciences and philosophy would be a good…More

Book Journaling: ‘I Must Belong Somewhere: Poetry and Prose’ by Dawn Lanuza

by KB Meniado THE STORY A daring but necessary insight into themes of longing, home, bullying, loneliness, and mental health, I Must Belong Somewhere is a silver lining for anyone struggling. With her third poetry collection, I Must Belong Somewhere, acclaimed writer Dawn Lanuza is returning to her most popular literary platform. Written during her year of rest and…More

Why Filipinos Should Read: Filipiniana

by Bryan Meniado It’s been a while since I last wrote for Bookbed. My last “Why Filipinos Should Read” was published two years ago! But while I may have lay low on reading, the books are there, and new ones keep coming. A real tsundoku! *laughs* Moving on, one of the silver linings of this…More

Shelfwalking: Bibi Mangki’s Library

Welcome to the book jungle! This is a special Shelfwaking episode featuring #thereadingmonkey‘s library. Bibi Mangki, together with Fella The Cat and Sonny D Dog, shares a sneak peek of the books they have at home. Enjoy, and leave a like and comment! ☁️More

All Reading Aloud: ‘Please Pick Me’ by Reina Regina

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. Please Pick Me is Reina Regina’s debut book, filled with beautiful poetry—words strung together that gives us a glimpse of the author’s life. It’s cut into multiple parts, diving deep into her story as a lover, a tarot reader, a daughter, a writer.…More