Bookbed turns 8: 8 Ways to Encourage More People to Read (plus 8 giveaways!)

by Agnes Manalo, Allana Luta and KB Meniado When it comes to reading, it’s never about less is more. The more people who read, the merrier! Here are eight ways to encourage non-readers to get into the habit: Suggest books related to their personalities and interests. Pretty self-explanatory. Find out what the person is into, andContinue reading “Bookbed turns 8: 8 Ways to Encourage More People to Read (plus 8 giveaways!)”

Bookbed turns 7! (plus 7 giveaways!)

Seven years of Bookbed today, and we’re celebrating it by giving away gifts to seven of our readers and followers! The gifts are: One (1) Bookbed tote A copy of Regret No More by Nelson T. Dy, courtesy of OMF Literature A copy of The Goldilocks Enigma by Paul Davies A journal + 3 pens Three books for childrenContinue reading “Bookbed turns 7! (plus 7 giveaways!)”

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Practicing Misis’ by Rosan Katlea Reodica (plus a giveaway!)

by Sarah Grutas If there’s anything I hate about cookbooks is that they all tend to be too formal, or that each recipe is accompanied by a mouthwatering photo of the finished product, as if telling me that whatever I cook, it will only be a success if the result looks exactly like the one inContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘The Practicing Misis’ by Rosan Katlea Reodica (plus a giveaway!)”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Sula’s Voyage’ by Catherine Torres (plus a giveaway!)

by Allana Luta The book I finished before Sula’s Voyage was Eugene Y. Evasco’s Anina ng mga Alon, which I had bought at the 2015 Manila International Book Fair but decided to read only now. It was about Anina, a young Badjao, growing up in a society that does not completely understand or accept her people’sContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Sula’s Voyage’ by Catherine Torres (plus a giveaway!)”

Bookbed’s September Surprise Giveaway

Here at Bookbed, we love a lot of things—reading, storytelling, crafting, filming and of course, sharing. This is why this September, we’re giving away these book-inspired items. Three winners will get the following prizes: One (1) “Shine” Wooden Display from Something Something + A Belzhar bookmark from Meg Wolitzer and a signed Love May Fail postcard from Matthew Quick One (1) setContinue reading “Bookbed’s September Surprise Giveaway”

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

Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan’ (plus a giveaway!)

by KB Meniado Andres Bonifacio has never been my top answer for whenever somebody asks me who my favorite Filipino hero is. (Don’t worry; it’s not Manny Pacquiao, either.) Frankly, there was just too much Jose Rizal in the environment I grew up in, ending up with me having only a shallow grasp of what Bonifacio’sContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan’ (plus a giveaway!)”