12 Readers Share Their Favorite Books from Childhood

by KB Meniado We all remember our first loves. Here are 12 more readers and the books they adored as a kid! (Related: “8 Books from My Childhood You’ve Also Probably Read and Loved“) “Skinnybones by Barbara Park—witty, underdog story, hilarious; The Three Investigators by Robert Arthur—something like the Hardy Boys, but smarter; and Many Moons byContinue reading “12 Readers Share Their Favorite Books from Childhood”

8 Readers Whose Travels Were Inspired by Books

by KB Meniado Travelling by page is always magical, but travelling to the actual place from that very page can be surreal! Eight readers from the community (including yours truly) share their travels to places inspired by the books they read. Make sure to get your to-go and to-read lists ready! 1. The Musee duContinue reading “8 Readers Whose Travels Were Inspired by Books”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by J.K. Rowling

by JB Gutierrez It’s been quite some time since I last went to a bookstore to buy a Harry Potter book, and good gracious, the thrill I felt when I queued up to get a copy of the book and the sense of anticipation I got when I finally reached home and opened the book forContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ by J.K. Rowling”

Fiction Nation: Lost (and Found!) In Translation

by Allana Luta This month’s Fiction Nation is not exactly an “adaptation” but a translated version. I decided to read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in *drum roll* Filipino! (It’s not strictly Tagalog because English words are sprinkled here and there.) This edition was given to me a couple of Christmases ago and I onlyContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Lost (and Found!) In Translation”

Happy Birthday, Harry! Love, From A Certified Potter Nerd

by Cake Evangelista If this were some kind of “Bookaholics Anonymous,” where we would take turns in standing up, introducing ourselves and admitting our book addiction, I’m pretty sure my intro would be something like this: “Hello, my name is Cake. And I’m a Harry Potter addict.” It feels like it was only yesterday when myContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Harry! Love, From A Certified Potter Nerd”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling

by Elaine Zapanta Happy new year! Let’s welcome 2015 with a magical look that’s perfect for all the adventures waiting for us. For this look, I chose the book that started it all—“it” meaning my love for books, especially YA fiction: Queen J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Yes, friends, I was quite lateContinue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ by J.K. Rowling”

Dumbledore’s Army Reunites in the Wizarding World

by Charlie Diaz For pureblooded Harry Potter fans like me, the year the final movie came out felt like a huge loss. I was resolved to read anything—I mean, anything—that would still make the—any!—connection to the Wizarding World. I felt like I deserved to know more beyond that moment Harry’s kids boarded the Hogwarts Express. ThisContinue reading “Dumbledore’s Army Reunites in the Wizarding World”