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

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…More

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…More

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…More

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…More