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Bookbed recommends: ‘Salingkit: a 1986 diary’ by Cyan Abad-Jugo

by Rae Rival When I think of the term or name Kitty, I am reminded of Anne Frank’s diary. She always begin her diary entries with Dear Kitty and I mimicked that when I received a Hello Kitty diary one Christmas (with a tiny Hello Kitty lock and key to safeguard its secrets). Kitty Eugenio of the novel Salingkit: A 1986 Diary by Cyan […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘Wounded Little Gods’ by Eliza Victoria

by Rae Rival THE STORY Regina was born and raised in the small town of Heridos, where gods and spirits walked the earth. Until they didn’t. Ten years ago, the whole town produced a bad harvest – rice grains as black as soot – and the people of the town moved on, away from the soil […]

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Bookbed reviews: ‘The Mystery on 17th Street’ by Annie Gorra

by Rae Rival I once tried writing about my neighborhood when I was younger, but I lacked the values and skills needed to create a good story about one’s neighbors. I didn’t know how to sustain telling the lives of so many characters. I didn’t know how to hold them together so my narrative will have a unified quality. […]