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”

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring I Met You for a Reason, an illustrated poem by Layla S. Tanjutco, illustrated by Carla de Guzman. It’s about finding hope amid heartbreak, something that a lot of people can relate to—and not just love-wiseContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Sweet on You: A Filipino Christmas romance’ by Carla de Guzman

by KB Meniado Now more than ever, we need something good and filling, and Sweet on You: a Filipino Christmas romance by Carla de Guzman hits the spot. More so if you are, well, Filipino and have a sweet tooth like me because *wipes drools* this foodie romance is delicious and comforting in all theContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Sweet on You: A Filipino Christmas romance’ by Carla de Guzman”

On Becoming Our Best Selves: How Romance Author Carla de Guzman Likes It

by Kristin Carao I first encountered Carla de Guzman on Twitter. I had just discovered #romanceclass, a community of readers and authors of Filipino contemporary romance, which she is a part of. I remember feeling excited when I first started reading their books. The settings and characters were so realistic and easy to relate toContinue reading “On Becoming Our Best Selves: How Romance Author Carla de Guzman Likes It”

Bookbed reviews ‘The Queen’s Game’ by Carla de Guzman

by KB Meniado THE STORY There are only two reasons why Nina would come back home to Cincamarre–one, if Auntie Delia promises to stop butting into her business, two, if her father died and she was made to ascend the throne to be queen.  Unfortunately for her, it was the second thing that brought her home. Continue reading “Bookbed reviews ‘The Queen’s Game’ by Carla de Guzman”

#romanceclass: Writing to Travel, Traveling to Write

by Carla de Guzman The other day I was standing in line for a buffet, considering my food options when out of nowhere, a little voice in my head wondered, “What if a cute guy suddenly approached and commented on your buffet strategy?” Would we talk about the order in which you had to eat theContinue reading “#romanceclass: Writing to Travel, Traveling to Write”