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Wattpad’s ‘Queen J’ on Writing, Fans and Future Plans: An Interview with Jonaxx

by Pauline P We saw how much you loved my review of the Until trilogy by Jonaxx, we thought we’d give you a treat. Here’s a quick peek into Jonaxx’s world as a writer. Enjoy!   Jonah Pacala’s stress reliever is writing. Read her work on Jonaxx on Wattpad and follow her on Facebook at Jonaxx WP.   Hi , Jonah! We […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Fall Like Rain’ by Ana Tejano

by KB Meniado With my mission of stacking more Filipino books into my to-read list, prowling for chick lit has become one of my regular routines. Not that they’re undercover or released in secret or anything like that because, let’s be real, chick lit has infiltrated many a bookstore shelf today, making them hard to miss. […]

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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. […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Until’ trilogy by Jonaxx

by Pauline P Being friend-zoned sucks. But being cousin-zoned is way worse. Have you ever experienced being so attracted to a certain someone only to find out you’re actually related to them? Ouch. Despite the common notion of incest being evil, there have been couples in the past, and even today, where the pair turned out to be first cousins. Some of the […]

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Story Submission: ‘kinsey x’

by Rachel i am thirteen and i look at pornography and i think, is that it? is that the grand event, the grand design spoken of in furtive whispers and secret asides, as if it’s some majestic cathedral of sweat-slick intimacy with a choir of grunts and moans and slap-smacked limbs, every orgasm a hallelujah on […]

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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 found […]

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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 believe […]

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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 and […]

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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 (or […]

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Meet the Goddess of Love Stories: An Interview with Romance Author Mina V. Esguerra

by Allana Luta and Cake Evangelista; art by Hazel Ureta Here at Bookbed, almost everyone is gaga over young adult and romance novels. (If it weren’t obvious yet.) So when we were talking about who we could feature as our first Filipino author, Mina V. Esguerra, one of today’s most popular Filipino authors of romance lit, definitely came on top […]