Why Filipinos Should Read: Women Writers

by Bryan Meniado March is National Women’s Month here in the Philippines, also known as Women’s History Month in other countries. Coinciding with the annual International Women’s Day on March 8, this celebration is to commemorate the socio-cultural, economic, historical, and political contributions and achievements of women, as well as to put forward important discussionsContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: Women Writers”

Why Filipinos Should Read: Philippine Arts and Literature

by Bryan Meniado Life continues to be difficult for everyone because of the pandemic. With the prolonged quarantine, we remain  physically and socially isolated from our loved ones and friends. We can no longer shake hands, hug, or beso with ease like we used to do. Our lives have shifted to this normal of physicalContinue reading “Why Filipinos Should Read: Philippine Arts and Literature”

Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we’re featuring I Met You for a Reason, an illustrated poem by Layla S. Tanjutco, illustrated by Carla de Guzman. It’s about finding hope amid heartbreak, something that a lot of people can relate to—and not just love-wiseContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘I Met You for a Reason’”

#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. ☁

Storiesnap Time: ‘Dead Balagtas’ by Emiliana Kampilan

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose Dead Balagtas Tomo 1: Sayaw ng mga Dagat at Lupa by Emiliana Kampilan. This may be familiar to you, as it has gained recognition and awards in the local book community for its brave and inventiveContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘Dead Balagtas’ by Emiliana Kampilan”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo

ni KB Meniado Nakalakhan ko ang Nancy Drew at Goosebump na mga libro kaya nama’t mahilig ako sa mga mystery novels. Nanonood din ako dati ng Detective Conan, kasamang pareho yung palabas sa TV at yung mga pelikula. Noong unang pagkakataong nalaman kong ang Detective Boys of Masangkay series ay waring pinagsama itong mga paboritoContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Detective Boys of Masangkay: Ang Closed-Door Mystery’ ni Bernalyn Hapin Sastrillo”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Jumper Cable Chronicles: Si Santa Anita’ ni E.K. Gonzales, salin sa Filipino ni Xi Zuq

ni KB Meniado ANG KWENTO Habang bakasyon, dapat pagpasok sa senior high school ang pinaghahandaan ni Dino—hindi ang pagbuo ng koneksiyon sa Dimension 048; hindi ang pagdating ng isang batang dimension engineer na si Haya Project; hindi ang paghanap sa medical engineer na si Anita Project; at hndi ang pagiging Agent 001 ng Dimension 196.Continue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Jumper Cable Chronicles: Si Santa Anita’ ni E.K. Gonzales, salin sa Filipino ni Xi Zuq”

Creating A Metropolis of Art and Memories: An Interview with Jay Pillerva

by KB Meniado She makes art, she writes stories, she puts them together, she self-publishes her first book. Meet 21-year-old Jay Pillerva, or better known as @jaaychaan online, and learn about how she began creating and how she made her first illustrated novel Quinn and the Metropolis happen. Jay Pillerva is an independent illustrator, novelist and animator from theContinue reading “Creating A Metropolis of Art and Memories: An Interview with Jay Pillerva”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Quinn and the Metropolis (The Metropolis Series, #1)’ by Jay Pillerva

by KB Meniado THE STORY QUINN VASQUEZ has problems with her romantic life. No biggie. It’s just like your average teenage drama. But what if you suddenly have these monsters that begin popping out of nowhere, and suddenly, poof! They’re gone, and everyone goes about their lives like nothing happened. As these strange happenings beginContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Quinn and the Metropolis (The Metropolis Series, #1)’ by Jay Pillerva”