Book Journaling: ‘Totally Engaged,’ ‘How To Become A Planet,’ and everything else I read in the past three months

by KB Meniado I read 30 books in the first half of 2021. Below is the list of the titles I finished in the second quarter, and in case you missed it, here’s the one from the first quarter. I hope you find something here that you’ve also picked up or some that you’d likeContinue reading “Book Journaling: ‘Totally Engaged,’ ‘How To Become A Planet,’ and everything else I read in the past three months”

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”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado If you’re looking to add to your list of YA Novels That Will Make You Cry, the latest #romanceclassFlicker release Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World might just be your missing candidate. This tearjerker will either make you shed out of joy (comic book love rep!) or out of heartbreak (grief!)Continue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Raya and Grayson’s Guide to Saving the World’ by Catherine Dellosa #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan

by KB Meniado We do judge some books by their covers, and like any self-respecting reader and book lover, I always swoon a little whenever I see pretty editions. Pretty is subjective, of course, but if we’re talking pretty as in lovely with a side of heart-skipping, then I think Miles Tan’s works qualify. I’veContinue reading “Playing with Art and Book Design: An Interview with Miles Tan”

Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)

by KB Meniado Flipping the Script is the second release from the #romanceclassFlicker imprint, and dare I say again, it’s flipping engrossing. It has a well-paced plot, no-nonsense writing style and sharp voices. And the hate-to-love teen romance between two aspiring filmmakers? Worthy of LizQuen level of investment. This homage to the Filipino film industryContinue reading “Bookbed recommends: ‘Flipping The Script’ by Danice Mae P. Sison #romanceclassFlicker (plus an interview!)”

Winning Over Love and Writing: An Interview with Author Ana Tejano

by Inah Peralta When a favorite romance author tweets about a new novel, you take heed and action. I know I did! Here, I talk to Ana Tejano about her upcoming book Win Meah Over, plus her writing process and favorite characters. Happy month of love and romance! Win Meah Over, Mar 2019 (not gonna make it toContinue reading “Winning Over Love and Writing: An Interview with Author Ana Tejano”

Falling for Romance: An Interview with Author Ines Bautista-Yao

by KB Meniado Ines Bautista-Yao knows a lot about love—she’s a daughter, a wife, a mother, a teacher, and… an author and editor of romance fiction! To open the month of love ;), here she talks about writing kilig, learning from aspirations and living one’s passion. Ines Bautista-Yao is the author of young adult and contemporary,Continue reading “Falling for Romance: An Interview with Author Ines Bautista-Yao”

12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘Make My Wish Come True’ by #romanceclass

by KB Meniado A good read anytime of the year, this anthology is 💯 made for and therefore perfect this season of love and giving. There’s a feast in every story, and not just for gastronomical purposes but, of course I dare say, romantic needs as well. Familiar tropes are aplenty, and they’re sweeter and moreContinue reading “12 Days of Bookbed Recs: ‘Make My Wish Come True’ by #romanceclass”

Magic in Food, Magic in Words: Author Agay Llanera On Getting Writing Right

by Romy Peña Cruz Author Agay Llanera enjoys writing about food, and her readers are rewarded well for it. In her books like young adult novellas Choco Chip Hips and This Side of Sunny, she displays her talent for mixing topics of self acceptance, body image and family issues with scenes about baking confections andContinue reading “Magic in Food, Magic in Words: Author Agay Llanera On Getting Writing Right”

Backstage Pass, Too: Author Tara Frejas on Sequels and Growing as a Writer

by Allana Luta Tara Frejas is a name that’s familiar to Bookbed readers who have been here for a while. We’ve done a couple of reviews of her works, recommended her to our readers, and had her as a featured author as part of the #romanceclass column. So to say that we’re fans would beContinue reading “Backstage Pass, Too: Author Tara Frejas on Sequels and Growing as a Writer”