#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for March

Welcome to the third book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. Check out our picks for March below! 1. The Rise of the Pinoy by Mike Grogan What I liked: It’s always a great feeling to be reminded of how creative, persevering and aspiring Filipinos are, and with this book, I found 21 (!) stories that renewed my motivation to live up to my goals. I love that each chapter has detailed accounts of different Filipinos’ journey to passion and success, and how at every end, there’s a worksheet…

Shelfwalking: Books By Life Stages

by Celestine Trinidad This is quite possibly the hardest list I’ve ever had to make, because I like reading a little bit too much. I read everything, even the nutritional information off food packages, and when I’m sad, book shopping is the equivalent of retail therapy for me. So I decided that, for Shelfwalking, I will choose one book each from a genre I like for this list, books that not only do I highly recommend, but also meant a lot to me at different stages of my life.  1. Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood Genre: Realistic Fiction Margaret Atwood is…

Bookbed reviews: ‘Keep the Faith’ by Ana Tejano

by Twila Bergania For people like me who’s been in a long-term relationship in over a decade, reading romance novels about single girls getting over a major heartbreak could be a bore. It’s not that we’ve never been there, it’s just that we haven’t felt that brand of sadness in a long time. Amidst all the #hugot lines we see on social media, it’s going to be pretty hard to find a decent read that will remind us of heartbreaks long forgotten. Ana Tejano’s new book, Keep The Faith, is a good exception, though. THE STORY Keep the Faith is about a…