2 minutes and 40 seconds with Sydney (utterlybookish.com)

My long-time blogger friend, Sydney, writes at Utterly Bookish. While her blog focuses on books, she does include the occasional post in between.

I am a life blogger turned book blogger after I rediscovered my passion for books almost a year ago. I can be described as a book addict, night owl, writer, obsessive organizer, grade A procrastinator, and occasional hoarder. I also really, really like comic books. If I’m not reading, writing or watching my favorite television show I’m most likely spending time with family and friends, or working at my favorite bookstore.

I hope to go to university next year, but what I’m going to study I’m not sure about yet. I’m also teaching myself German which is as hard as it sounds. And I know a little bit of Spanish! (Enough to be conversational, at least.) Someday I’d like to know both languages fluently, as well as Japanese. Er…can you tell I’m a bit obsessed with languages?

Sydney’s bookshelf
Sydney’s bookshelf

What book are you reading right now?

I’m actually reading 4 books: 1984 by George Orwell, Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, The Archived by Victoria Schwab, and Addicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie. A bit of everything, I suppose.

What book do you need to buy, right this instant, right now – it could be something on your wishlist, something new, something that doesn’t exist…?

Asking me to pick just one is liking putting a bottle of alcohol in front of an alcoholic and telling them to take just one sip.

Invent a flavour of pie that you would consider buying.

I don’t particularly like pie so this is a hard question.

You are in the supermarket and you need to spend $10 on ingredients for a meal. What do you go for?

Fettuccine noodles. Milk. Whipping cream. Cheese. Ta-da, Fettuccine Alfredo.

You said you would love to become fluent in Japanese. Do you understand yet what onamaewa? means? ;)

According to Google Translate it means “Your name?” but Google Translate can’t be trusted…and I cheated. :(

What is one very bad habit that you have, or one that might get you strange looks when you tell people about it?

I have a bad habit of making awkward faces when people look at me, or making awkward noises when I’m uncomfortable. It’s one of my worst and hardest to break habits.

Imagine you’re swimming in a giant pot of tea (it’s not that hot). Assume that you like tea. You need to find land. You find a piece of land and begin swimming towards it. The land is a giant, edible piece of something – what is it?


What will you be doing at exactly this time (that is, the time you are answering this question) tomorrow?

Hopefully sleeping since it’s 12 AM and I’ll have school on Wednesday. Poo.

Would you rather spray perfume in your mouth or chew on a bar of soap?

Perfume. I’ve had to chew on a bar of soap — not pleasant.

Would you rather go to a concert for a band you have never heard of or watch a movie in another language (but with subtitles)?

Since I’ve watched a movie in another language (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo), I would go for seeing a band I’ve never heard of. Let’s try something new!

Would you rather eat a bag of jellybeans or a whole tub of ice cream?

Jellybeans are my BIGGEST weakness. I eat them individually; I hate mixing up the flavors.

You are in an empty room. Which of the following would be the most entertaining object for you and why: a slinky; a box of crayons; a towel; a roll of toilet paper.

A box of crayons. I would draw all over the walls. I promise I’m not 5.

Would you rather wear a dress that looks like a lampshade or giant billowing clown pants with a ridiculous stripe pattern?

A dress that looks like a lampshade. I would tell people it’s designer.

You make friends with a squirrel, who then proceeds to break your trust and set your favourite book on fire when s/he promised to keep your book safe. What do you do?

Damn squirrels. This is why you don’t make friends with squirrels, Georgie. They can’t be trusted. Ever.

Would you ever rewind to a certain point of time in your life, given the chance? Why or why not?

Sometimes I think I would. There are a lot of moments I wish I had the opportunity to go back and do over, but then I remind myself that those moments have made me who I am today so I think changing them wouldn’t be a good idea. I quite like who I am now.

You can catch Sydney at:

  • Utterly Bookish

Comments on this post

“I would tell people it’s designer.”

Best statement ever! XD

Haha! “Google Translate cannot be trusted” :D Lovely interview~

Thank you for having me, Georgie. ♥ These were such fun questions!