Book Journaling: ‘Totally Engaged,’ ‘How To Become A Planet,’ and everything else I read in the past three months

by KB Meniado I read 30 books in the first half of 2021. Below is the list of the titles I finished in the second quarter, and in case you missed it, here’s the one from the first quarter. I hope you find something here that you’ve also picked up or some that you’d likeContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Totally Engaged,’ ‘How To Become A Planet,’ and everything else I read in the past three months”

Book Journaling: ‘Filipino Prehistory,’ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘I Can Say No,’ and everything else I read in the past three months

by KB Meniado Reading, like everything else in this pandemic, has become such a challenge, so if you read 17, 39, 86, or even just one book in the past three months, I would like to congratulate you. Us. Here are the 14 books that have helped me keep afloat. They’re BoJo-worthy but are theyContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Filipino Prehistory,’ ‘Girlhood,’ ‘I Can Say No,’ and everything else I read in the past three months”

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 andContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘I Must Belong Somewhere: Poetry and Prose’ by Dawn Lanuza”

Book Journaling: ‘Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy’ by Kelly Jensen

by KB Meniado I personally don’t know anyone who hasn’t been body shamed. For one, many of us Filipinos are still notorious for this. “Oy, tumaba ka!” or “Oy, pumayat ka!” is our “Kumusta?” Get offended, and you risk being called “pikon.” Try to educate that person, and you risk being called “daming alam.” YouContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Body Talk: 37 Voices Explore Our Radical Anatomy’ by Kelly Jensen”

Book Journaling: ‘Stay A Little Longer’ by Dawn Lanuza

by KB Meniado Two weeks before this goes out to the world, and if you’re a romance reader or a Dawn Lanuza fan second-guessing yourself about pre-ordering or getting this book, this might help you somehow. So stay a little longer to watch and read more below! THE STORY They were perfect strangers—all perks, noContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Stay A Little Longer’ by Dawn Lanuza”

Book Journaling: ‘Kiss and Cry’ by Mina V. Esguerra

by KB Meniado Remember when Agnes wrote about “8 Things to Put in Your Reading Journal” last year? Well, I kind of took the advice. This 2019, I’m making BoJo happen. For me, at least. I just finished my eighth book (slooow but honor thy pace), and I wanted to show (off). Check out whatContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Kiss and Cry’ by Mina V. Esguerra”