Bookbed recommends: The ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy by Patrick Ness

by Allana Luta Imagine living in a world where every thought you have is broadcast into the world and can be heard and seen by everyone around you, and you theirs. There would be no such thing as secrets or surprises or privacy, only noise, constant and intruding. That is the premise of the ChaosContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: The ‘Chaos Walking’ trilogy by Patrick Ness”

Fiction Nation: Life’s a Peach

by Allana Luta Nowadays, it takes a lot for me to get out of the house during weekends. There are very few things that will make me dress up and go to the crowded mall willingly instead of staying at home to rest. In the past two weekends, the sole reason I left my bedContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Life’s a Peach”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Cheese in the Trap’ webtoon by Soonkki

by KB Meniado The thing about k-drama and me is that we’re an on-and-off thing. I can go a long time without caring about any of them—months, even years. But when it hits me with the perfect one, I’m trapped and there’s no way out of love~ For example: Ooooh My Venus! What a way to rekindle with k-drama. (Thanks, 엄마! MothersContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Cheese in the Trap’ webtoon by Soonkki”

Fiction Nation: What is Essential (Can Also Be Seen on Film)

by Allana Luta Warning: spoilers ahead. So if you haven’t seen the movie yet, go to the nearest cinema, watch it, then come back here to share your thoughts. 🙂 We all know the story of the Little Prince: his rose, his intergalactic travels, his fox and his return to his planet, all told by theContinue reading “Fiction Nation: What is Essential (Can Also Be Seen on Film)”

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”

Fiction Nation: Young At Heart

by Allana Luta Bookbed turned five this month, which is the age most kids start to take an interest in reading, if they’re not already. (Speaking of, we celebrated the National Children’s Book Day at the Philippine Children’s Book Summit yesterday!) And with the recent release of the movie Home, based on The True Meaning ofContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Young At Heart”

Fiction Nation: Where Allegiances Lie

by Allana Luta Movies have been a part of my life ever since I was little. I’m pretty sure I watched films before I could read which is why films have a special place in my heart. But when books I love get adapted into films, I get a little defensive as if the film industryContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Where Allegiances Lie”

Fiction Nation: Spellbound

by Allana Luta One of my favorite fictional adventures involve a hatter, a wizard and a moving castle. Any guesses? For those unfamiliar with this movie (I doubt there are many of you), Howl’s Moving Castle is a Japanese animated film released in 2004 by Studio Ghibli. The story revolves around Sophie, a young girl who,Continue reading “Fiction Nation: Spellbound”

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 theContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Hopelessly Devoted to Books”

Fiction Nation: Dust to Dust

by Allana Luta When I think of transitions, I immediately thought of Bildungsroman, the literary world’s fancy term for a coming-of-age story. The Catcher in the Rye and the Harry Potter series are just two modern examples of this genre. But what I want to talk about is a series that’s critically acclaimed but I feelContinue reading “Fiction Nation: Dust to Dust”