Love Thy Neighborhood Book Store

Check out this awesome interview The Girl in the Tiny Hat did for Book Culture on the Upper West Side with Annette Akers! Book Culture is a wonderful independent book store with three locations in the city. They give you the love, attention, and books that you so desire! Support is what makes small businesses…

Lookin’ Fresh

In West Philadelphia, born and raised… Just kidding. But for reals, come to my site and check out my new layout! It’s awesome, and well over do. The posts are set up in a unique way, but I kind of like it. I’ve always wanted the “Read More” feature to be an option so you…

Keeping Up With The Joneses

A couple of months ago I started following a few travel and cooking blogs that interested me. Every time I check my email, I have two or more posts from these blogs, and I always think to myself, “Well, shit. There is no way I could post that much.” I’ve learned over the last couple…

Endless Editing Summer

It’s time. It has finally happened. I have real days off!!! I’ve finished my initial school goal, and my days off are no longer spent in classes from early AM to late PM. At this point, I have been in classes so long that I was a little at sea with what to do with…

Final Frontier of Fiction

This is my last semester at my current college, and I have to say the experience has been amazing. Although it has, many times, caused me great stress and frustration, I am leaving with a sense of satisfaction. School, and the piece of paper it comes with, was an abstract idea in my mind before…

My Sabbatical

Hello all! I don’t know if you can tell, but I’ve run out of Bi-Weekly Book Recommendations! Well, run out of the ones I had stored. This semester has been on a whole other level compared to my first one. I’ve been stretched too thin! Recommendations and a couple of short stories are coming your…

Fiction Galore

As promised late last year…you’ve got some more fiction heading your way. Written by yours truly, a short story by the name of “Gorilla-Man: A Memorandum” is making its way to the Sidney blog. Depending on how long it is, (cause I forgot, haha), the story will either be in two or three parts. Either…

Social? In the Winter?

I won’t lie, my peeps. This six-week session of school is kicking my ass so hard I can barely sit down. The cause of this equals the effect on my social media output. (Look at me using fancy college language. I feel so…fancy.) Way behind on my Bi-Weekly book recommendations, but alas, a new one…

The Holiday Sniffles

I’m sick! I have a cold. Just putting that out there now. As if these wonderful holidays didn’t sidetrack me from my blog enough, I had to catch a cold as well? I tell you…any time I get sick, its like I’ve got the damn plague! Knocks me right on my ass. Well played, germs….

What Sidney’s Been Working On

I haven’t abandoned my original blog! I promise! It might seem that way since I’ve started putting up the Bi-Weekly Book Recommendations and a decent amount of Author Loves, but my blog is still primarily for putting my writing work out there for anyone who might be interested. So you might ask, “Then why, Sidney,…

Sidney’s First Day of School

Here I am on the seventh floor of one of four buildings that make up my college, bored as hell. My first class let out early, so I have over an hour before the next one starts. As I ventured from one building to the next, pondering over what to do besides eat between classes,…