15 Books to Buy from the Manila International Online Book Fair 2020 #MIBF2020

BY KB Meniado and BM Readers from all over the Philippines and even abroad can now attend the Manila International Book Fair… because, yes, that’s right, it’s now online! Click here to register for free and browse, and if buying, here are 15 titles in no particular order that we think you should add toContinue reading “15 Books to Buy from the Manila International Online Book Fair 2020 #MIBF2020”

Book Journaling: ‘Kiss and Cry’ by Mina V. Esguerra

by KB Meniado Remember when Agnes wrote about “8 Things to Put in Your Reading Journal” last year? Well, I kind of took the advice. This 2019, I’m making BoJo happen. For me, at least. I just finished my eighth book (slooow but honor thy pace), and I wanted to show (off). Check out whatContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Kiss and Cry’ by Mina V. Esguerra”

Lessons in Romance Writing, Self-Publishing and Community Building: An Interview with Author Mina V. Esguerra

by KB Meniado It’s hard to miss Mina V. Esguerra, especially if you’re looking at Filipino romance authors in English. With over 30 published novels and her fantastic work with #romanceclass, she has been helping make major breakthroughs in revolutionizing how the romance genre is recognized and appreciated among Filipino readers, and putting Filipino writersContinue reading “Lessons in Romance Writing, Self-Publishing and Community Building: An Interview with Author Mina V. Esguerra”

Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kind of Day’ by Mina V. Esguerra (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado THE STORY It’s a bad day for Ben. After years of earnest work, he’s been fired from his job as a speechwriter for a Philippine senator. Name tarnished and bridges burned, he steps into what he thinks is a shuttle ride home, and accidentally joins a tour of his own city.  ItContinue reading “Bookbed reviews: ‘What Kind of Day’ by Mina V. Esguerra (plus an interview!)”

#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April

Welcome to the fourth book report for #BookbedReadsPHLit this 2017! In this challenge, readers must choose one book by a Filipino every month throughout the year. However, this report is a little different from our previous ones. Here, we recommend some books from the Bookbed Store for you to add to your TBR pile this comingContinue reading “#BookbedReadsPHLit Report for April”

FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Better At Weddings Than You’ by Mina V. Esguerra

by Kristel Cruz Sometimes, a romance book hits all the right spots, and you are left thinking about it even days after you finish reading it. Sometimes, you even make a makeup look dedicated to it. Hello, friends, this FaceBookIt is inspired by Mina V. Esguerra’s new book, Better At Weddings Than You. In this story,Continue reading “FaceBookIt: Makeup Inspired by ‘Better At Weddings Than You’ by Mina V. Esguerra”

#romanceclass: 6 Books To Read Right Now

What do romance authors read? Romance—and a lot of other things. You’ve been meeting the authors of the #romanceclass community through their monthly columns here on Bookbed. That’s who they are and what they write. Here’s what they’ve been reading: 1. Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, as recommended by Stella Torres, author of Save The Cake and Crushingly CloseContinue reading “#romanceclass: 6 Books To Read Right Now”

Crossed Wires: Romance is the Real Deal

by Mina V. Esguerra Sad and tired truth: Romance is, despite its popularity worldwide, one of the genres that “serious readers” and “serious writers” find acceptable to diss. The put-down can be as innocent as “I prefer to read challenging books” or as alarming as “Teenage pregnancies are on the rise because of books with kissing!”Continue reading “Crossed Wires: Romance is the Real Deal”

4 Great Things About Being A Filipino Romance Author (Right Now)

by Mina V. Esguerra When I started writing fiction, I had the impression it was going to be a hobby, something I would do when I had an extra few minutes a day, and maybe I’d finish writing one book and be done with the entire business of it. Many writers feel this way, butContinue reading “4 Great Things About Being A Filipino Romance Author (Right Now)”

5 Works That Inspired Me to Write

by Dawn Lanuza Before I started writing books myself, I was an avid reader. I’ve tried out different genres over the years but discovered early on that I easily sway over to the Young Adult/Contemporary Romance section. It is, after all, what I wanted to write as well. There are a lot of authors who haveContinue reading “5 Works That Inspired Me to Write”