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Saturday, September 26, 2015


Hi Readers!

Today, another bookstore will be featured.

And I am very excited for today's post, as this post will feature an 'actual' bookstore and not an online one! This will be my first time to do so!

Let's begin!

P.S. Be prepared for a lot of pictures! Haha.

So last August 21 (I know, it's a long time now), me and my family had a three day vacation at Baguio City.

Having been there for many times already, I have realized that I was only able to visit National Book Store SM Baguio to buy books. I, then, asked my friends over at Pinoy Book Freaks United to recommend some bookstores or book related places at Baguio. They recommended many other bookstores, but Mt. Cloud Bookshop got my attention the most. I researched about the place, and asked my mom to give me a ride over there. Then, I was able to visit the place.

About the Bookstore:

Mt Cloud Bookshop was opened in August 2010 by Baguio born sisters Padma and Feliz Perez. It was a long-time collective dream of the family to run an independent bookshop in Baguio City, inspired in part by Cecile Afable’s Ato Bookshop and Gallery, and Jorge Arago’s Angel’s Trumpet. Both bookshops were once havens for intellectuals and artists alike.

Mt Cloud’s selection presents a wide spectrum of Philippine literature and scholarly work. The titles on the shelves vary from popular reads to rare finds. Although Mt Cloud is 80% Filipiniana, we also carry a few choice books from foreign publishers. The bookshop is a great place to discover independent authors or the fine work of small publishing houses. A special section is dedicated to books on Northern Luzon, including works of writers who have lived in Baguio.

In Mt Cloud Bookshop, a reader might find books remembered from childhood or from lifetimes away and choose to sit, read and draw memories from these books. The bookshop is a portal to the wilderness and landscapes of literature, history and social issues. At the same time, it is a labyrinth, encouraging and leading readers to move inward in silence, into the many worlds tucked away in our shelves and selves.

Mt Cloud Bookshop evokes a sense of Baguio as home, and we hope you feel that when you walk through our doors. We exist for those who know the wild beauty of books, who hold them as though they are about to come alive. We exist for those that open books and inhale deeply, as though the book was giving them new life. We can’t imagine a life without books, and if you can’t either, then we exist just for you, too. Come visit and discover the rest of our story and all the other stories waiting in the bookshop.

Visit them!

10:30AM - 8:00PM Daily

Mt Cloud Bookshop, Casa Vallejo, Upper Session Road, Baguio City 2600

They're just a stone's throw away from the Session Road rotonda!

Telephone: (+63) 74 424 4437
Email: queries@mtcloudbookshop.com

Reach the bookstore at:


I am very glad that I've visited the bookstore. It offers a different ambiance then most bookstores do. I'm gonna try my best to break down my thoughts so that you could understand me more. Hopefully, this would be the reasons why you'd be thrilled to visit the place!

1. The bookstore offers a wide variety of wonderfully selected books!
From children's books to comic books, they have it. Having mentioned, Mt. Cloud Bookshop offers books you probably have never seen before. I find it fascinating that they offer books mostly from indie authors, small publishing companies, and local Filipino authors. It brings pride to our country. Visiting the place, I have learned a lot and seen a lot of new books that people probably have never heard of. The bookstore will make you bring home books you fell in love with first sight!

Children's books from Mt. Cloud Bookshop.

Saturday, September 5, 2015


Hi Readers! 

So I've recently finished All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder, and luckily, I got the chance to interview her!

Oh, and also, I've recently reviewed Ms. Lisa's book, click here.

I loved All We Have is Now and so I am very excited for this interview! Also, this will be my first ever author interview! Yay!

About the Author:

Lisa Schroeder is the author of over a dozen books for kids and teens, including the YA novels I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME and ALL WE HAVE IS NOW and the middle grade novels IT'S RAINING CUPCAKES and MY SECRET GUIDE TO PARIS. She loves tea and cookies, flowers, family hikes, books and movies that make her laugh and cry, and sunshine. Living in Oregon, she doesn't get nearly enough sunshine, but the hikes are amazing. You can visit her online at www.lisaschroederbooks.com or on twitter at @lisa_schroeder.

Reach the author: 
Website * Facebook * Twitter Instagram * Goodreads

Author Interview:

1. What is your favorite color?
  • Pink. 
2. What is your favorite film?
  • The Sound of Music.
3. Pizza, Ice Cream, or Salad?
  • All three!!
4. What is your favorite season?
  • Summer.
5. What are your hobbies besides reading and writing?
  • Baking, watching TV/movies, hiking, traveling.
6. When you have less than a day left, what would you do? (See the reference? Haha!)
  • :) I'd try my hardest to get to Paris - I've never been and it's my one BIG dream!

1. I see a lot of book references in your book, what is your favorite book of all time?
  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by Harper Lee.
2. Who is your most favorite author?
  • I have so many favorites, it's impossible to narrow it to even three.
3.  What genre do you like most?
  • Historical or realistic/contemporary.
4. What time of the day and where do you like to read most?
  • Summer - after lunch on the patio; Winter - in my cozy bed before drifting off to sleep.

1. In a different way (than the synopsis), describe and introduce your book to new readers.
  • Two teen runaways spend their last 24 hours helping people's wishes come true.
2. What inspires you to write books? What inspired you to write All We Have is Now?
  • I'm inspired by a lot of things - songs, bits and pieces of movies or books, news stories, conversations overheard. This book was inspired by a memory I've carried around for a long time. In high school a teacher had us sit in a circle and say what we would do if we only had 24 hours to live. It got emotional fast, with people crying as they thought about family and/or friends they hadn't seen in a long time. And I wondered, so what if you have mixed feelings about your closest family members - what happens then? That was one of the things I wanted to explore in this book. 
3. You have a lot of very interesting characters in your novel (All We Have is Now). Who is the closest to your heart? Why?
  • I love Vince. He has a big heart, and I just really love that about him. 
4. Your book mainly talks about the wishes in your last day. Was one of the wishes mentioned in the book yours? Or to someone close to your heart?
  • Yep - going to Paris. :)
5. How would you introduce Vince and Emerson to readers who haven't read the book?
  • They're kids who have been through some hard stuff, and maybe they've made some mistakes and have some regrets, but they're doing the best they can, and when push comes to shove, they show the world that kindness matters, and if you don't give up, you *will* find people who appreciate who you are.
6. What would you like to say to your fans all over the world, especially here in Philippines?
  • Hi you wonderful country, you! One of my best friends in elementary school was Filipino and her family was one of the most gracious families I've ever met. They were always so kind to me, and never made me feel bad about not wanting to try the octopus they loved to eat, haha. I'd love to visit someday - I hope I can.
7. Finally, what advice/tips would you give to aspiring writers, like myself, in publishing novels and all?


And so that's it! Thank you for reading my post!

Thank you to Ms. Lisa for giving me an ARC of her book and for allowing me to interview her. I'm truly grateful!

I had fun! Did you? Feel free to tell your opinions on the comments!

Also, don't forget to check out All We Have is Now and more of Ms. Lisa Schroeder's books! She's a kind person and writes wonderful books!

Thank you and I will see you guys with another post that will be out very soon!