Bookbed reviews: ‘Si’ by Bob Ong

by Mitch Tizon Love. A four-letter word that inspires so many stories and raises just as many questions. Have you ever been in love, so much so that you are willing to spend the rest of your life with one person? Or have you had your heartbroken, devastated by the very same emotion? Is there a…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Displaced’ by Aneka Rodriguez

by KB Meniado THE STORY SPACE. When Elay’s Nanay decided to pack her bags, board the airplane and fly back to Manila, TIME. Elay’s glorious hours of guitar-playing, exam-flunking, Facebook viewing, Justin-drearming slowly decreased to zero. FORCE The harder she struggled to return to how things were, DISPLACEMENT. the greater the forces that took her farther.…More

Backtracking: An Interview with Author Dawn Lanuza

by Kachi Parado A few posts ago, we raved about The Boyfriend Backtrack and how the story was such a refreshing take on the whole wedding proposal plot. We were so enamored by it that we couldn’t help but want to know a little more about the author, Dawn Lanuza. Dawn Lanuza works for the…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘Interim Goddess of Love’ trilogy by Mina V. Esguerra

by Allana Luta You know how you first tasted actual grown-up responsibilities in college? Like doing your own laundry, feeding yourself or actually budgeting your allowance for the first time. Taking care of oneself is hard enough, but imagine having the responsibility of taking care of everyone else’s problems. And not just any little ol’ problem,…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘MONO’ by Erin Noir

by KB Meniado For someone who hasn’t met her face-to-face yet, I assume to know a LOT about Erin. I’ve known her since ’03 or ‘04, when we were still on Tabulas (remember that site??), and over the years, I’ve watched her grow—from Mindy to Barbara to Basterda to Erin Noir—and witnessed her artistic endeavors. Her…More

Bookbed recommends: ‘Welcome to Envy Park’ by Mina V. Esguerra

by KB Meniado It sounds selfish and ungrateful, doesn’t it? Bemoaning life’s imperfections and focusing on the negatives instead of counting all the amazing things you actually have going on for you, I mean. (And by you, I mean all of us self-doubting youngins on the verge of adulthood.) But it’s normal, just the circle of…More

Bookbed reviews: ‘The Boyfriend Backtrack’ by Dawn Lanuza

by Kachi Parado Ladies and gents, I think it’s safe to say we are familiar with how a girl reacts when she’s being proposed to. But this book, The Boyfriend Backtrack by Dawn Lanuza? Well, you might just want to know its different way of taking this topic on! THE STORY If they say that life…More

Story submission: ‘Carved’

by Petersen Vargas This is a story about my first love. But before I tell you about my first love, let me tell you what my name is first. My name is Hil Petersen Vargas, and I was called Petersen for the first half of my life, and Hil for the second half up until now.…More