I was nominated for the Awesome Blogger Award by lookforyourrainbow so first of all I’d like to say thank you so much!
And now, here are the rules for the award:
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Tag it under #awesomebloggeraward in the Reader.
- Answer the questions your nominator gave you.
- Nominate at least five awesome bloggers.
- Give your nominees ten new questions to answer.
- Let your nominees know that they’ve been nominated.
And here are my answers:
What kind of books do you most like to read?
To be honest, I read most kinds of books as long as they have an interesting story line. I’m not a massive fan of historical or non-fiction but my favourites are probably science-fiction/dystopian and realism. I’m also a massive fan of poetry so that’s what I read the most!
Describe your blog in one word.
Me. (I guess as the most honest form of myself; this blog is my way of opening up as a person and so I think there’s no other way of describing it than an extension of my own self).
Tell me something that made you happy last week.
Well I’ve been on holiday the past week so a lot of things have made me happy – from the little things like buying an ice cream sundae to just knowing I was spending a week with my best friend. I did find a lot of cheap vintage books though and that made me particularly happy!
What TV shows do you watch?
Well it’s hard to know where to start because I watch a lot of TV shows – probably too many! Lately I have been watching Hannibal, The 100 and Z: The Beginning of Everything (which is based on the life of Fitzgerald and his wife). Some others which I have watched over the years: Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, How to Get Away with Murder, Orphan Black, Scream, Degrassi: Next Class, Life in Pieces, Please Like Me, Bad Education, Cuckoo, Casual, American Horror Story, and pretty much anything I can find on Netflix or Prime!
What was/is your favourite subject at school?
My favourite subject is English! Which isn’t surprising really because I’m going to study it at uni in September alongside creative writing. I also really like Philosophy and Ethics and Maths, which are the subjects I took at A level.
Why did you first decide to start a blog?
Well I remember at the time, I was using WordPress to create a blog for Media and my friend BambooChewer had recently created her own personal one. She tried to persuade me to get one but I wasn’t sure what I would write about. Turns out, writing a blog became a place to open up and help strengthen my self-confidence. I started it with the intention to just unload my mind and share thoughts that I might otherwise keep to myself, but it has also become a space to make new friends and support others in the community and I really love it for that.
What are the best and worst presents you ever received?
Hmm, this is quite a difficult question. I think presents can be good in different ways. One of my favourite presents was a “One Line a Day” book that my Mum got me where you write a few lines for each day. When you come to the following year, you can see what you did on that exact day a year ago. It’s really cool! However if I had to choose the best present I’ve received it would have to be the scrapbook my friends gave me for my 18th. I opened it thinking “this is such a nice book!” and wondering what I would put inside it, until I got home and realised it was full of memories and it’s honestly the nicest thing someone’s done for me.
For the worst present, it would probably have to be when someone tried to buy me clothes and I really didn’t like the style. It’s the kind of present that ends up at the bottom of your drawers and then when you find it years later, feel guilty for not wearing it, even though you wouldn’t want to be seen dead in it.
What is your favourite way to read: paperback, hardcover, or ebook?
I have tried reading ebooks and although they are easier to transport and are cheaper, I don’t think anything can beat having a physical copy in your hands! Hardcover is too expensive so I’ve got to go with paperback.
What is your favourite food?
This is such a hard question because I love food so much! I’m a massive fan of Italian (I actually had pasta every night for like 9 days straight and I still have no idea how I did it). But Chinese probably has to be my favourite! Peking Duck and pancakes is just too good for words.
What did you do for your last birthday?
My last birthday was my 18th and I didn’t actually plan anything – I guess I was busy with A levels and stressed out. However, on the weekend my friends came to my door unexpectedly to surprise me and we ended up getting a limo my Dad had booked to Westfields Shopping Centre for the day! We then played monopoly and ate our bodyweight in Chinese. I’m not a massive fan of surprises and last minute plans but this really was a great way to spend my birthday 🙂
And my nominations are:
The walk of thoughts (even though you don’t come on here much anymore haha)
Call me Ash
And my questions for you:
- If you could go back in time and change a memory without it influencing the present, what would you change and why?
- If you could pick a person/pet to join your family who would you pick?
- What’s your favourite thing to do at night?
- What’s your most invaluable yet valuable possession? (something that is physically not worth much, but means a lot to you)
- What weather do you hate the most? Now write a short creative piece – whatever words come to mind.
- What’s the most thought-provoking film you’ve watched?
- What do you fear the most in the approaching months?
- What are you most proud of that you’ve accomplished within the last year?
- If you could only call one person before you died, who would you call and what would you say?
- Sit back from the computer for a second. What is your thought process? Write it down however crazy it may seem.
Thanks again for the nomination! I look forward to hearing everyone’s answers too 🙂