Tag: allana luta

Fiction Nation: Life’s a Peach

by Allana Luta Nowadays, it takes a lot for me to get out of the house during weekends. There are very few things that will make me dress up and go to the crowded mall willingly instead of staying at home to rest. In the past two weekends, the sole reason I left my bed […]

Lessons from ‘A Triumphant Detour’

by Allana Luta In A Triumphant Detour, author Racquel Sarah A. Castro narrates her experiences in life with cerebral palsy, from birth to present. There’s a lot to learn from her story and here are the top three lessons I gained from reading her autobiography. Faith can give you strength. If there’s one overwhelming theme throughout […]

Catching up with Komiks at Komiket 2017

by Allana Luta To say that I am ignorant of the local comic scene is a gross understatement. My exposure to local comics when I was a kid was limited to the newspaper’s entertainment section, with Pugad Baboy, Love Knots, and later on, Kikomachine, as well as Culture Crash Comics, a bi-monthly comic magazine that featured […]

Bookbed reviews ‘Scandalized’ by Tara Frejas

by Allana Luta THE STORY Fi Legaspi is living the dream working in Seoul as a road manager for one of South Korea’s hottest bands, East Genesis Project. Until she isn’t. When she finds herself in the middle of a scandal and a hostile fangirl witch hunt, Fi seeks the comfort of home, and to her […]

Bookbed reviews: ‘Before I Do’ by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla

by Allana Luta THE STORY For self-proclaimed “mean girl” Kit Castille and many women in the world, finding true love isn’t easy. But what if you meet a devilish stranger who challenges all the conclusions you have built in the past three years? What if you fall for him just before you got the perfect engagement, […]

Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 20-23

by Allana Luta and KB Meniado Welcome back to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and revisit stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. This is the last session, so if you want to be on the same page when the next one arrives, catch up here and here. Now […]

Rewind Down: #WAITY Episodes 1-6

by Allana Luta and KB Meniado Welcome to Rewind Down, where we sit back, relax and revisit stories. This feature series is inspired by The Rewatch Project of Forever Young Adult. For our very first session, we’re returning to the episodes of What Am I To You by Kath C. Eustaquio-Derla. If you’ve been reading this heart-racing serial […]

Bookbed turns 6: 6 Reasons To Enjoy Writing About Reading

We turn six this year, and to celebrate, we came up with six things on why we do what we do here on Bookbed. We hope these encourage you to write about books and reading as well. Enjoy! 1. We write about reading to understand. “Writing about reading helps generate discourse and facilitate understanding.” —WINA PUANGCO of Crossed Wires 2. We […]