Hey Guys! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!
Today I will be interviewing a book blogger- Hasini, who runs the blog Bibliosini! She posts some pretty cool content, so give her a follow!
Meanwhile, let’s get started with the interview!
R- Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about?
H- Sure! Hi guys! My name is Hasini and I am the blogger behind Bibliosini. I am a 24-year-old Sri Lankan book blogger and my pronouns are she/her. I have always been an avid reader since as far back as I can remember but I never had many people who I could talk to about bookish stuff. Then I thought I’ll start blogging and I had an old Blogger site for years where I just wrote reviews after reviews without really interacting with anyone.
Once I finished med school last year, I had a lot of free time since I delayed starting my internship in the middle of COVID-19, so I started a brand new WordPress blog where I am now much more active! My favourite things to blog about are book reviews, chatty updates, discussions and new release lists!
R- Ooh, medicine is something I don’t think I could ever do, so kudos to you on completing med school! What about your blog, or blogging in general, you most and least love?
H- The best thing about my blog is that it’s my own space! I love having my own rules, working according to my life priorities and dedicating time to something that I am passionate about. It feels very different to doing something for the sake of a career or having to work full-time according to the healthcare industry standards honestly.
The bit I love the least is the blog maintenance! Haha! I usually don’t mind the work itself but when it drags on, it takes a lot out of me. But I still love seeing the fruits of all that hard labour when I scroll through my blog.
R- Yeah, that’s true- I love having my own little space on the internet too! And yes, maintaining it is a hard thing! What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.
H- I love my mornings to be peaceful and rejuvenating, so I usually spend the AM hours meditating, yoga, working out and journalling. I would love at least 30 minutes of reading squeezed in somewhere there too. I like to spend my afternoon hours on work, like blogging, research papers or any online coursework. Usually, I love to alternate my afternoons with some movie time with my mom, but I usually get entrenched in some sort of work. My perfect evening/night routine is to finish work sometime between 6 to 7 pm and finish dinner by 8 pm. Then I like to get my night skincare routine done and settle in bed with my books.
R- That sounds pretty amazing, not going to lie! What’s your favorite thing you own and why?
H- Well, this is a hard question to answer! Um, I love almost everything I own honestly haha! I’m very materialistic that way! But if there is one thing that genuinely makes me happy it is probably my collection of books. Currently, I own more than 500 books and my room is just books, books and books! One of my life goals is to build the perfect home library to keep all my babies safe and sound.
R- Oh my god, 500 books, that’s so amazing!!! I must have somewhere between 100 and 200 I think, and most of them are children’s books anyway. But yes, I want a perfect home library too! Where do you hope to be 5-7 years from now?
H- I’ll probably be in my thirties by then, so hopefully, I’ll be well-established in my full-time medical career path by then, meaning I’ll finally decide on specialisation and stick to it. I don’t plan on giving up blogging though, so I’m hoping I’ll still be side-hustling on Bibliosini too with hopefully more creative content by then haha! I aim to have my own place by then too and to be comfortable living on my own. I wanna be travelling with my family and my bestie whenever I can sneak in a vacation. And I hope I’ll dare to act on some of the ideas I have cooking up in my head right now!
R- Oh, that sounds pretty nice! I literally don’t have any clue where I’ll be in five to seven years- all I hope is that I will be earning, or at least have earned a little, before resuming studies. If you could travel in 1) any era 2) any place, when and what would that be?
H- I am going to stick to strictly non-fictional settings because otherwise, this is about to get real messy! I love to travel though I haven’t really done much of that so far. I would love to travel to all my bucket list locations during my lifetime! Is that cheating? LOL! And my bucket list is loooong. My immediate wanderlust locations are London and Paris!
R- Ooh, I want to go to London and Paris too, I also want to go to New York! If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
H- Probably pasta. I am a huge fan of all kinds of pasta and I love the versatility of it. I could totally survive on just different recipes on pasta. I hope that’s not cheating because I can’t imagine sticking to just one dish for the rest of my life!
R- That seems like a wonderful choice- tbh I love white sauce pasta so much! What is something you wish more people knew about you?
H- That socialising tires me out. I can keep up with conversation for around an hour, but beyond that, I start running out of steam. Even a social gathering starts to wear me out past the one hour mark unless there are people I can be comfortably quiet with.
R- Oh, that’s sorta true for me too, but I can hang out with four of my best friends comfortably for a lot of time, because they know how weird I am. What do you think you will go to jail for?
H- Requesting too many review copies? Writing last-minute blog posts? Studying last minute? Studying five years of medicine and forgetting everything? Oh, I’ve got a long list LOL!
R- Haha, I see!!! Dogs or Cats?
H- Dogs! I have four dogs with me right now and they are half the reason why I survived this pandemic with my sanity intact so far!
R- Oh my god, four dogs, that’s so cool, my parents won’t even let me get one, I really wish they would! Lastly, what was your experience of doing a guest post on my blog? Any feedback for my blog?
H- I have been following your blog for a while now because I love your content and it is great to have South Asian book bloggers to connect with! This experience was fun, exciting and something I loved doing, so thank you for this amazing opportunity. I love your content and what you are trying to do with your blog here, so can’t wait to see what more is on the horizon!
R- Thank you so much Hasini, for your kind words, and for coming on my blog!
That’s it for today guys! How did you like Hasini’s answers? Let me know in the comments!