What fictional place would you most like to go?
It’s probably what everyone says, but I’d love to go to the Harry Potter universe and explore Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley!
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
I’d love to go to Japan and go to Universal, and the Studio Ghibli Museum. I’ve loved Japan for as long as I can remember, which is another reason my username has a Japanese word in it! It’s definitely the perfect word for me – tsundoku refers to incessantly buying books and piling them up to read later. Essentially, my eyes are bigger than my bookshelf!
What’s your favourite drink?
Tea! I do love a good ice cream milkshake too, but I can’t drink that as much as I slurp down tea!
What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without?
The internet. Seriously, if the wifi goes down in my house, I’m like “now what?!” It’s ironic really since I blog about books so clearly have other hobbies offline!(books photo)
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
I put my pyjamas on, grab a hot drink, and watch an episode or two on Netflix. At the moment, comedies have been my thing, but I love documentaries, all the Marvel Netflix series, and anything really gritty and impactful. Shoot me any recommendations you have! You can message me on Instagram @tsundokugirl! Of course, I also wind down with a book before bed.
What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?
My brother’s Staffie kissing my little nephew on the cheek even though my little nephew spends most of his time chasing him, grabbing his tail and trying to climb onto his back!
What is one of your favourite smells?
Fresh baking, clean washing, lemony scents, or that breeze when you’re outdoors in the warmer seasons and the wind runs through the flowers. I also love Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh, and YSL’s Black Opium.(Lemon scents photo)
Who is your most interesting friend?
Well, that’s impossible to pick! Not to be cheesy, but I’m friends with all of my friends because they’re so interesting!
What do you take for granted?
Having a place to live, food, clean water, and really, not much to worry about. I think it’s easy in this day and age to compare yourself to others and think you’re behind – that you should own a house, be married, have travelled halfway around the world, or have that promotion by now, but everyone moves at their own pace and there’s no shame in taking things a bit slower and doing what feels right for you.
What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I’m not sure if it counts as advice, but there was a phrase that really stuck with me. It goes like this: “an arrow can only be launched by pulling it backwards. When life is dragging you backwards, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming.” It makes me feel hopeful and positive when I’m having one of those disheartened days! The worst piece of advice is “good things come to those who wait.” No – if you want something, you have to get up and go and get it!