Bookbed reviews: ‘Fast Food Fiction Delivery’ edited by Noelle Q. De Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta

by KB Meniado I have a confession to make: The first time I found Fast Food Fiction: Short Stories to Go at a library years ago, I thought it was a collection of stories set in fast food chains. Please don’t judge me (even if I judged the title). Later, when I read it, I foundContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Fast Food Fiction Delivery’ edited by Noelle Q. De Jesus and Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)

by L Meniado “Paano ba ‘to?!” (“How do I do this?!”) seems to be the most essential question we have tried—and are still trying—to answer since we became acutely aware we have grown old. We have succumbed to Googling the answers and consuming every article about being in our 20s posted on Thought Catalog or Huffington Post to make ourselves believeContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Paano Ba ‘To?!’ by Bianca Gonzalez (plus a giveaway!)”

Story Submission: ‘Excuses’

by Allana Luta The sun was high up in the sky, signaling the time for a siesta. But students who were in Mr. Ning’s class could only dream of laying their heads on a comfortable pillow. Instead, they had to settle for their desks. Mr. Ning rambled on to the class about his college years andContinue reading “Story Submission: ‘Excuses’”

Generation W: An Interview with Wattpad Author Leng de Chavez

by Charlie Diaz In the past, people would have to go to brick-and-mortar libraries or bookstores whenever they wanted to read a book. But in this age of Facebook and Twitter, the new breed of readers can, with just a few taps and swipes on their smartphones and tablets, immerse themselves in a new novel (orContinue reading “Generation W: An Interview with Wattpad Author Leng de Chavez”

Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan’ (plus a giveaway!)

by KB Meniado Andres Bonifacio has never been my top answer for whenever somebody asks me who my favorite Filipino hero is. (Don’t worry; it’s not Manny Pacquiao, either.) Frankly, there was just too much Jose Rizal in the environment I grew up in, ending up with me having only a shallow grasp of what Bonifacio’sContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kids Should Know About Andres and the Katipunan’ (plus a giveaway!)”

Art Submission: My Superhero

by Sarah Grutas When I was a kid, my mum who was a professional SCUBA diver would always be away on diving trips. I wouldn’t see her for months on end; when she would finally come home, she’d bring me paperback novels. The earliest memory I have of her giving me a book was when I wasContinue reading “Art Submission: My Superhero”