8 Nail Art Designs Based on YA Book Covers

by KB Meniado I wanted to do something to personally celebrate Bookbed’s eighth year, and my initial idea was to dress up like book covers or characters for eight days. (I watch too many Buzzfeed videos, I know.) I couldn’t afford to do so, lifestyle-wise, so I opted for something that was more practical but also more challenging. Therefore: nail art designs based on book covers. I never do anything to my nails except to occasionally cut or bite them and I’m not a nail technician by any means, but I assure you I tried my best. This project ran…

Last Book Syndrome: ‘Paper Towns’ by John Green

by Clarissa Chua Hello, Cheer Readers and welcome to the first ever Last Book Syndrome! I’m so excited to launch this here since this is the perfect avenue for it and it’s been my blog baby idea for years now. *ehem* So what is Last Book Syndrome? It’s kind of like Last Song Syndrome, wherein the last song you hear gets stuck in your head, except with quotes from books. I mean, you know that lingering feeling after reading a fantastic book? That overwhelming mix of emotions as your brain, for the nth time, repeats your favourite scenes over and over? Well,…

Fiction Nation: Hopelessly Devoted to Books

by Allana Luta So I have decided to share with you some book-related hopes of mine… Get ready to be sick of the word hope by the end of this article! 1. Hopefully, the Paper Towns movie will turn out great.   The people who wrote the screenplay for The Fault in Our Stars are the same writers for Paper Towns so my expectations are high even though PT isn’t my favorite John Green novel. I don’t really remember what it’s about but I am interested to see how Cara Delevingne (and her eyebrows) interprets Margo Roth Spiegelman. I’m also excited to…

Spreading Love One Book at A Time: An Interview with Mensis Liber

by KB Meniado The idea behind Mensis Liber is simple: promote reading by giving away a free book every month. (In fact, I won one of the first giveaways—1Q84 by Haruki Murakami!) Since 2011, founder Kenna Marcelo has given away over 40 books to winners from all over the world. Enter the inside pages and discover how she got this idea and how it has changed her life so far!   Kenna Marcelo gives away free books. Visit her on Kenna Marcelo and Mensis Liber.   Hi, Kenna! This project was inspired by a book—Brian Krans’s A Constant Suicide, to be exact. How and when did the idea…