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”

All Reading Aloud: ‘The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories’ by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wirrow

Welcome to All Reading Aloud, in which we read excerpts out loud. This time book, we feature The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 2 (The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories #2) by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, illustrated by wirrow. This contains haiku-like verses that are thought-provoking and will stay with you for a time. Watch theContinue reading “All Reading Aloud: ‘The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories’ by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, wirrow”

Storiesnap Time: ‘The Times Concise History of the World’ by Geoffrey Parker

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose The Times Concise History of the World by Geoffrey Parker to hopefully encourage those who want to get into, or revisit the stories of our past in a quick, bite-sized way. Watch the video below toContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: ‘The Times Concise History of the World’ by Geoffrey Parker”

Bookbed reviews: ‘A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending’ by India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer

by KB Meniado THE STORY I think about everything I’ll miss if they tell me I’m going to die . . . my mom, my dad, my sister, cookies, TV shows I’ll never get to see the end of, walking outside when it’s really nice, the smell of fall, the starry sky on a fullContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending’ by India Desjardins, Marianne Ferrer”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Seedlings: A Short Story Collection’ by Maria Carlizza C. Pagaduan

by KB Meniado To read the contents of somebody else’s journal is almost unforgivable but with Seedlings, a collection of tiny stories from the life of an author and artist better known to me as Arli Pagaduan, I didn’t feel any guilt at all. On the contrary, it was inviting and familiar—the pages like old friends wavingContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Seedlings: A Short Story Collection’ by Maria Carlizza C. Pagaduan”

Storiesnap Time: Tales From Around the World

Welcome back to Storiesnap Time, in which we feature books with illustrations in snaps and clips. This time, we chose Tales From Around the World released by Nido in the ’90s. Nido is a milk brand here in the Philippines, and back then, these pocket storybooks were freebies for every box or can bought. Watch the video belowContinue reading “Storiesnap Time: Tales From Around the World”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre

by Nitoy Gonzales THE STORY Danton Cord is one of the most popular boys in MacGuffin Elementary. His friend, Iris Able, is a loner whom people think is weird. Because she doesn’t talk to anybody, the kids in school have given her the nickname “Private Iris”. However, Iris is also the smartest and most observant personContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Private Iris #1″ by Jamie Bautista and Arnold Arre”

Bookbed reviews: ‘Zona Cero’ by Faye Villanueva

by Nicai de Guzman THE STORY Zona Cero by Faye Villanueva is a steampunk comic on the Philippine war against Spain, except that the countries are named differently, and there is also an element of fantasy involved. The story follows Antonio Malik, a teenage Ilustrado or upper class who lives in the huge archipelago of IntramurosContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘Zona Cero’ by Faye Villanueva”

Shelfwalking: The Beast’s Library in the Making (I Wish)

by Cake Evangelista Call me weird, but what I’m most excited to see in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” (starring St. Hermione Granger Emma Watson) is the Beast’s bookgasmic bibliophile paradise. Four stories of shelves, spiral staircases, overstuffed couches, giant globes, a grand fireplace, and GAZILLIONS AND GAZILLIONS OF BOOKS(!). I mean, just LOOK ATContinue reading “Shelfwalking: The Beast’s Library in the Making (I Wish)”