Bookbed reviews: ‘Pangkat Papaya’ by Xi Zuq with Al Estrella

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY APOKOPO APANG HAPARIPI SAPA IPISKUPUL. Ito ang secret code na nakita ni Andro sa poster para sa Clubs Day ng kanilang paaralan. Akala niya magagawa niyang tuklasin ito kasama si Miyo. Na dapat ay kasama din niya sa paghahanda ng booth nila sa Comics Club. Pero parang may iba kay Miyo,…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paper Planes Back Home’ by Tara Frejas

by KB Meniado I first saw Paper Planes Back Home by Tara Frejas on Instagram. I remember feeling desperate for a copy. One, that lovely cover. Two, that lovely cover. Yes. I initially didn’t care what the book was about; the superficial book cover judge in me just wanted a copy. THE STORY When Gianna wakes up…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘D’01’ by Sassy Fova

by Mikki Shiu THE STORY Kat Arcanghel has just turned 18 and she feels that it is the right time to fall in love. She finds herself falling for Alech Crisologo, but she has always thought of herself as adeviant/rebel and there’s nothing more mainstream than crushing on the guy that everybody loves, thus she…More

Fiction Nation: Lost (and Found!) In Translation

by Allana Luta This month’s Fiction Nation is not exactly an “adaptation” but a translated version. I decided to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in *drum roll* Filipino! (It’s not strictly Tagalog because English words are sprinkled here and there.) This edition was given to me a couple of Christmases ago and I only…More

Comics Submission: ‘STET’ #4

by Sahara Suerte stet verb : to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer’s proof) by annotating usually with the word stet (Merriam-Webster) To be continued…    More

Folding A Pretty Future: An Interview with Foldyard & Co.

by Kat Petines In a world that is steadily going digital, every tangible piece of art that comes our way deserves our hands-on celebration. And in the case of paper diorama artists FoldYard & Co., this praise comes effortless… especially since the most sophisticated thing some of us here at Bookbed can do with paper has to…More

Bookbed recommends: Filipiniana

ni Nicai de Guzman; mga litrato ni Kat Candelaria Noong ako’y nasa elementarya at hayskul, palagi akong nasa silid-aklatan. Nakakahiyang aminin pero hindi ko talaga pinapansin noon ang Filipiniana section. Nang maging miyembro ako ng Heritage Conservation Society-Youth ay saka ko lamang binigyang pansin ang mga akda ng sarili nating kababayan, partikular ang mga tungkol sa…More

Comics Submission: ‘STET’ #3

by Sahara Suerte stet verb : to direct retention of (a word or passage previously ordered to be deleted or omitted from a manuscript or printer’s proof) by annotating usually with the word stet (Merriam-Webster) To be continued…  More

Bookbed recommends: ‘Una & Miguel’ by Lilledeshan Bose

by KB Meniado Una & Miguel was my first Filipino YA book, so when I saw a copy of its new edition at the National Children’s Book Fair at the Ateneo Rizal Library last July 25, I almost scared those who were (wo)manning the Adarna House booth (Hi!). I was so excited I was just nonstop gushing…More

4 Great Things About Being A Filipino Romance Author (Right Now)

by Mina V. Esguerra When I started writing fiction, I had the impression it was going to be a hobby, something I would do when I had an extra few minutes a day, and maybe I’d finish writing one book and be done with the entire business of it. Many writers feel this way, but…More