Shelfwalking: My 5 Books for Life

by Lucille de Mesa Every single book I own has a unique memory to me: They are like friends who will never leave me—or can never leave me. But when I was asked to do Shelfwalking, I admit I had no idea what to share at first. But I remembered the photo I took for #ThrowbackThursday: Here are some of the books from my shelf that have stayed with me through my darkest days, lifting me up when I felt worthless. 1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Everybody I know has a Harry Potter inspirational story, and I am proudly part…

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 for the first time were all too real and nostalgic. I could almost hear “Hedwig’s Theme” play in my head as the familiar sensation of devoting a night to finish the book began to dawn upon me. “Lumos!” THE STORY (bloody hell, not that Tom Riddle diary,…

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 my mom gave me a paperback copy of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. My mom fetched me from a classmate’s house. It was early Friday evening. The glow from a lamppost illuminated the darkened street outside my classmate’s house where my mom was…

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 late to the party and if it hadn’t been for a lame book report project in school, I wouldn’t be interested in reading fiction. Ever. You can let out your gasps now. 😛 We all love ‘arry and the gang so I’m going to start with…

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. This is why when I found out Queen Rowling wrote an article about our beloved Dumbledore’s Army (and reports say she will be publishing another one about the Quidditch World Cup on Friday!), it was like winning the Triwizard Tournament! (Okay, that might seem a little…