Why Filipinos Should Read: Filipiniana

by Bryan Meniado It’s been a while since I last wrote for Bookbed. My last “Why Filipinos Should Read” was published two years ago! But while I may have lied low on reading, the books are there, and new ones keep coming. A real tsundoku! *laughs* Moving on, one of the silver linings of this…More

Story Submission: ‘A Couple of Wednesdays’

by Dominique Gonzaga-Sulatra Chynna never forgets a face—well, no one forgets the face of their first love, anyway. And so as soon as she sees the guy wearing that unmistakable blue beanie stepping inside the book café, she almost drops her book.  Omo, is that Jaehyun? Chynna sits up. Squints her eyes. Blinks twice. Thrice. Rubs her eyes…More

All Reading Aloud: ‘Please Pick Me’ by Reina Regina

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. Please Pick Me is Reina Regina’s debut book, filled with beautiful poetry—words strung together that gives us a glimpse of the author’s life. It’s cut into multiple parts, diving deep into her story as a lover, a tarot reader, a daughter, a writer.…More

#MagbasaMonday Marathon: 16 Books for the Filipino Reader

Happy #MagbasaMonday! Today, we also celebrate National Heroes’ Day and the last day of Buwan Ng Mga Wika. But as Bibi Mangki says, we should celebrate the things that make us Filipino every day! Enjoy this marathon of #MagbasaMonday, and if you have time, check out Banana Feelings Comics. ☁More

#BookbedFictory 034: ‘Sister, S̶i̶s̶t̶e̶r̶’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is the last of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one, and see you again soon! Prompt: A story told from the perspective of someone who thinks the protagonist is evil and must…More

#BookbedFictory 033: ‘Delivered’

by Jhay-em Lachica This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Every baby in history cries when they are born, however yours laughed. It felt like the room had no doors, no…More

#BookbedFictory 032: ‘Meow meow meow meow’

by Liam Blunt This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Nobody can explain the nightly cat gathering that happens on your street. Catherine sipped the glass of warm milk as she…More

#BookbedFictory 031: ‘The Shadow’

by Krystle Mae Labio This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted. This is part of the final batch of release. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Someone’s watching. You’ve become convinced of that. You’ve become much less convinced of everything else. Trigger warning: death of a…More

#BookbedFictory 030: ‘Red Room’

by Eko This year’s Fictory is for a cause. We donate P100 to a chosen beneficiary for every fic submitted this July. Participate here if you can. You may also submit a story anytime of the year. Enjoy this one! Prompt: Your landlord is a vampire, so he offers you a deal. You can pay…More