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Saturday, September 6, 2014


Hi Readers!

So it's weekend!

And what do we do when it's weekend?

We hang out with Bookstores/Bookstore Owners!

Today, we'll have a very special guest.

I know many readers know her, especially those who attend book signings!

She owns @fosterbooks (IG) which sells books and bookish stuffs, @bookphanage which is her book Instagram account, and thisisnotyourbookblog.tumblr.com which is her book blog (Obviously, Lol).

She is none other than....

Eriele Japsay!

She cosplays book characters!

See her Instagram Account for more updates : @sinworth

    (c) Owner. This is her official store account.

    and sir Alex London below just looks so adorable! LOL.

    (c) Owner. This is her official Book Account.

    (c) Owner. This is her Official Blog.

Of course, for you guys, my Readers.

I have interviewed the famous book cosplayer.

Luckily she allowed us!

So here's how our interview went!

"What pushed you to sell books?" I asked.

"I sell books to buy more books, to be honest. " she honestly replied. Lol.

"Why did you choose IG accounts for your shop instead of sulit?" I continued.

"I think it's easier to use IG, but I use sulit too. It's just that there are more shops in IG that came from multiply and facebook pages and waaay easier to look for cheaper products since a shops now sell mostly the same products." She responded.

"At first, were you hesitating to continue selling books on IG?" I asked.

"I did! It was during the time when I sort of run out of books to sell. I started selling books I had not time to read so there were just only a few. But I waited and let the shop sleep for a few weeks until I got new books and book-related products to sell."

"What do you love most about selling books?"

"It's never tiring. I'm doing what I love, which is doing a bit of business and reading books. Selling a book feels like swapping for another book; I use the money to buy my books because we all know the struggle of money and food of college life. "

"What do you hate most about selling books?" I asked.

"My expectations. I try to sell cheap books in hopes somebody would buy it right away, but sometimes it a long time before somebody gets interested with it.

And also people who don't reply. It's fine with me if they won't buy the book, but it's still better if they would tell me." She replied.

"What do you think makes you unique from the other shops?"

"Hmm...maybe I sell other bookish stuff and not just  books? I sell stretchable book coveers, book cases, and book-themed purses or pouches. And I don't overprice. I sell books the way how I would want to buy them."

"How did you manage all the hard work being a book seller?"

"I always have to remind myself that this is a good experience for me, since I'm a commerce student. If I can't handle this, how can I handle working for big companies?" She replied.

"Oh. If you can change a thing with your shop what would it be? And why?" I asked.

"Nothing. I'm fine with the way it is right now. "

"As a book blogger why do you think many people liked you?"

"I don't really know, to be honest. I think 98% of my readers are just ny friends and the other 2% are people who are really, really lost and they just stumbled on my blog.  I don't blog the way almost everyone does. I fangirl for 80% of the time and I'm calm for the remaining percent. I do what I want because it's my blog, and I'm not even sure people actually read it to know or just laugh at how crazy or stupid I am." She responded.

"As a reader, what three books will you recommend to others?"

"1. The Selection by Kiera Cass! This appeals for almost everyone else--even boys! My 4 guy friends are living proofs.
2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. This book or the entire series is one of the best dystopian books out there. It's one of those great books that feels real but you don't want it to happen because of the...bad stuff. *coughs*Grievers*coughs*
3. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. Nobody can un-read this retelling of the Iliad through Patroclus`s point of view. " she replied.

"As a reader, what is the best series that you can recommend to others?" I asked.

"This is really difficult...But I guess it would be the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Who can`t not laugh at Percy`s sass? Besides, reading the series is just like studying Greek mythology but 80% better. Mortals have a difficult time memorizing names, but with PJO, the names of the gods and goddesses stick as if you were a real Greek in the 20th century." She replied"

"Yey! Same answer tho. HAHAHAHA. What do you prefer? Stand Alone books or Series? Why?" I responded. Lol.

"It depends on the story. If the story is carefully plotted, I`d be happy to read the books, as long as they won`t be dragged on for too long that feels like their lives doesn`t end. A book or series doesn`t have to be the whooooooole freaking life.  The bad thing about most series is that you have to wait for at least 1 year (or in some, 3-4 months) to get the next book."

Long story short: I don`t know hahahahaha I`ve lost count on my books so I`m not really sure if I have more book series or stand alone books." She replied.

"Last question. If you could change something about a certain book. What would you change at what book would it be?" I asked.

"I can't even if it hurts. I'd love to change the ending of Allegiant or Proxy or Every Day, but that's not how it happens. Books are real life too. You can't control them. You can if you'll write your own story, which is your life. It just doesn't feel right to me if I wrote another ending, because in the end I know it's not real and it will never happen and it would hurt more." She replied.

"Yey! Thanks for being part of my blog." I ended.

That was a very long interview with her!

Thank you once again, Eriele!

P.S. You know where to buy bookish stuffs! Lol.

Bye Readers!


  1. Thank you too, Luigi! God bless you. :)

    1. Thank you po talaga! Knowing that you are famous, Lol. you still allowed me to interview you! Especially with your obviously busy schedule! God Bless you too!