Tosses and Turns: Letting Go of Books—Yay or Nay?

by KB Meniado Welcome to Tosses and Turns, where I rant-chant about whatever reading-related issue that has been keeping me up at night. I’m at a crossroad in terms of my ways in this book buying life: Do I stop buying books and just let them all go? Or do I keep them and bury myself in a… Intense, right? You see, I have little issue with letting some of my books go. I sell or give my books away every now and then, for reasons even I sometimes don’t understand. I just have this urge to purge. But after I’ve…

Ho ho ho: 10 Gifts for Book Lovers this Holiday

by Allana Luta Christmas day is only a little less than two weeks away and if you’re like me, you’re probably panicking about what to buy for friends and family. (Poetry!) Buying gifts for our loved ones can be a bit stressful, especially if you want to give something meaningful, practical, and a little out-of-the-box all at the same time. While Santa Claus may have his privacy-invading magic that tells him our wishes for Christmas, and an army of elves to build all the things, we mere mortals have to rack our brains (and strain our wallets) to come up with…

Bookbed’s 6 Foolproof Book-Shopping Tips

by Cake Evangelista The Manila International Book Fair has come and gone. And we’re sure you were one of hundreds of book geeks and lovers who trekked along with us to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for the annual book event. If you’re like me and have a tendency to become overwhelmed by mountains and mountains of glorious, glossy paperbacks, then you probably need a little guidance for your next foray into the book wonderland that is the book sale/fair. So before you let your inner rabid hoarder go wild, heed these few pieces of advice: 1. Arm yourself…