Bookbed recommends: 'Ti Dakkel nga Armang'

by KB Meniado Saanak launay makaawat ti Ilocano ngem nagpatulung ak ken ni tatang ko nga basaen diay Ti Dakkel nga Armang, ket narigatan met isuna nga maawatan dagidiay nauneg nga Ilocano. (Pangasinan-Ilocano ni tatang ko.) Mayat latta iti pinagbasa mi ti napintas nga istorya nga maipanggep ken ni armang community idiay Rimos, masursuroan kaContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: 'Ti Dakkel nga Armang'”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado If you’re looking to add to your list of YA Novels That Will Make You Cry, the latest #romanceclassFlicker release Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World might just be your missing candidate. This tearjerker will either make you shed out of joy (comic book love rep!) or out of heartbreak (grief!)Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

Bookbed reviews: ‘My Fate According to the Butterfly’ by Gail D. Villanueva

by Agnes Manalo Note: This contains photos of a handwritten review. Click through image to enlarge and enjoy! THE STORY When superstitious Sab sees a giant black butterfly, an omen of death, she knows that she’s doomed! According to legend, she has one week before her fate catches up with her — on her 11thContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘My Fate According to the Butterfly’ by Gail D. Villanueva”

Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay

by KB Meniado The Philippine drug war in a YA novel? I didn’t need other reasons to sign up for an ARC of Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. Grateful to Bookworms Unite PH and Penguin Random House International for making me part of this! Check out the launch post and blog tour scheduleContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Patron Saints of Nothing’ by Randy Ribay”

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”

Bookbed reviews: ‘How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & Other Poems’ by Jim Pascual Agustin

by Lausanne Barlaan THE STORY Jim Pascual Agustin has created a distinct, challenging, and necessary collection of poetry that successfully weaves together inner lives and the larger entities surrounding us. How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter is undeniably a product of its time, made necessary for the challenges it poses upon the reader-challenges the narratorContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & Other Poems’ by Jim Pascual Agustin”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay

by KB Meniado THE STORY More than a hundred years ago, a boy named Samkad thinks he knows everything about the world. He knows the mountains he lives in. He knows his people. He knows his blood enemy, the Mangili. And he wants to become a man, to be given his own shield, spear andContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Bone Talk’ by Candy Gourlay”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co

by Allana Luta THE STORY In this collection of short stories, Alina R. Co conjures the monsters and other worldly creatures we’ve seen as children. These are characters that have piqued our bottomless pits of imagination, both real and imagined, and friendly and frightening. Here are winged creatures in cereal bowls, a man who collectsContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Monsters in the Cereal Bowl’ + An Interview with Alina R. Co”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Mandirigma 173’ by Ellena Odde

by Lausanne Barlaan THE STORY Hinihintay lang naman ni Chi sa beach ang bestfriend niyang nilamon ng Kpop, nang lumitaw ang pusang nagsasalita at asal millennial. Tapos, napili na siyang isa sa mga Mandirigma sa pa-contest ni Bathala, susuungin ang mga misyon sa mundo ng mga engkanto. Dagdag stress pa ang kabataan problems niya saContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Mandirigma 173’ by Ellena Odde”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado Flipping the Script is the second release from the #romanceclassFlicker imprint, and dare I say again, it’s flipping engrossing. It has a well-paced plot, no-nonsense writing style and sharp voices. And the hate-to-love teen romance between two aspiring filmmakers? Worthy of LizQuen level of investment. This homage to the Filipino film industryContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”