Hi guys! So a while back, Ashmita @ the Fictional Journal created her very own (and awesome) blog award, and tagged me. I was also tagged by Susana @ Susana Loves Books, and Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading, and I just want to say, thank you guys so much! And if anyone who haven’t been to their blogs is reading this, please click on the links and visit their awesome blogs and give them a follow!

The rules

๐Ÿ’›Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog

๐Ÿ’›List the rules

๐Ÿ’›Show some love to the one who nominated you!

๐Ÿ’›Mention the creator (Ashmita @ The Fictional Journal) and link back to the original post.

๐Ÿ’›Tell me something about the world you admire

๐Ÿ’›What is your favourite form of creativity?

๐Ÿ’›Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!

๐Ÿ’›Ask your nominees 4 questions

๐Ÿ’›Share something you created (can be anything!)

๐Ÿ’›And lastly, just so you know, I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!!

I’ve only listed the rules and I’ve fallen in love with this tag


SOMETHING ABOUT THE WORLD I ADMIRE

Nature. In all its extremes. There’s something so breathtaking in standing in a place where nature is the norm and humans are the exception. And then there’s small things like finding a newly emerged butterfly, or seeing a sapling which will one day grow to a big tree stubbornly rooted on the roof of a high building. (The photographs below are taken by my sister @ the-peregrine)


WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE FORM OF CREATIVITY?

Writing, art, photography.


SHARE SOMETHING YOU CREATED

I don’t have time to take a photo again so I’m just going to link this up to one of my old posts where I shared some of my drawings.


Ashmita’s questions

WHAT COLOUR IS YOUR SOUL?

A bright, fiery orange with a streak of cool blue๐Ÿ˜Ž


THINK ABOUT YOUR HAPPIEST MEMORY. THEN TELL ME THE BOOK/SONG YOU ARE REMINDED OF

Fight Song by Rachel Platten. Also Thunder by Imagine Dragons.


FINISH THE SENTENCE: ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE LIVED A TURTLE IN…

The bottom of the great blue sea.


DO YOU HAVE AN AESTHETIC? WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE AESTHETIC?

No, I don’t. My favourite would be vintage. You know, pleated dresses, suspenders and newsboy caps. I love that vibe.

Susana’s questions

WHAT IS THE ONE PLACE/COUNTRY YOU’D LOVE TO VISIT?

One place…this is hard…I’d settle for New Zealand. Literally would do anything to see a takahe or a tuatara. It’s okay if you don’t know what I’m talking about


DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS?

Yes and they rule the house.


WHAT IS YOUR MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASE OF THIS YEAR?

That would be Our Violent Ends, the sequel to These Violent Delights. I’ve not read TVD yet and can’t imagine why I’m so hyped for the sequel…


IF YOU COULD MAKE ANY WISH, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

To wake up one morning and to realise I’ve skipped the months May, June, July, August, September, October, and my exam has been written well and done over with. (It got postponed and I am so mad/glad/not sure)

Ritz’s questions

DO YOU HAVE A CELEBRITY ROLE MODEL? IF SO, WHY?

I’m not sure if Sir David Attenborough counts as a celebrity (he’s over ninety years old) but yes, this one has to be him. Because watching Planet Earth is what sparked my love for wildlife and nature, way back when I was around seven/eight.


WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH 10 MILLION DOLLARS?

First option: travel around the world! Second: buy myself loads and loads of books. Any sane person would do at least one of the two things.


WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Little Women! This was so gorgeous and relatable. Coming in at a close second is The Return of the King.


WHAT PERSONALITY TYPE ARE YOU?

I did this test months ago and I can’t remember so I’m going to do it again…I got INTP (Logician) Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Prospecting. If I remember right, this wasn’t what I got last time…

I tag

April @ Booked till Midnight

Nehal @ Books and Words

Cherry @ Letters to the Lost

Alexa @ A Fangirl’s Hideaway

Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner

Eleanor

Here are my questions!

What book/movie character do you relate the most to?

What’s your least favourite trope?

Would you rather be a bestselling author or work in a bookshop?

If you could travel back in time, would you go to the past or the future?

Once again, thanks for Ashmitha, Susana and Ritz for tagging me! I’ve got a holiday from school this week, and we had a grand plan to stay up until 2.00 am to celebrate the new year (in here that’s in the 13th of April) and it flopped when all of us fell asleep๐Ÿ˜…. And also, thing I’m most excited about – we hit a hundred followers!!! Imagine how happy I was when I saw this appear on my notifications:

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!! Really, the best part of blogging isn’t blogging itself but interacting with you’all, and it’s been so fun! Sending virtual hugs along the way!

I decided to do a ‘reacting to your assumptions about me’ post to celebrate this milestone, so I’ll be very happy if you all dropped some assumptions about me in the comments!

42 thoughts on “The Aesthete Blogger award

  1. Congrats Jan! I’m so happy for you! ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‰ You deserve it, and I can’t wait to see what you do in the future! And thanks for tagging me! My assumptions about you are that you are a very down to earth person, you are an introvert, you are a hufflepuff and you are very dedicated to anything you do. Congrats again ๐Ÿ’™

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  2. Aah congrats on one hundred followers!! That’s amazing and you totally deserve it. My assumptions are: you’re a very creative person, you would rather be outside then inside, you’re a bit of a daydreamer, and you’re a really nice person!
    Sorry I suck at assumptions lol.
    Anywho, congrats again and great post! โค๏ธ

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  3. Congrats on 100 followers, Jan! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿ“š You most certainly deserve it, and OMG YOUR CATS ARE ADORABLE!! ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป And your sister’s photographers arw absolutely stunning, too! If you guys ever decide to do a nature documentary set in New Zealand, please take me with you! I’m no David Attenborough, but at least I could try to come up with some interesting narration ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜

    Also, thanks for the tag! Knowing me, it’ll probably take me forever to get around to it, but I will definitely do it at some point! ๐Ÿค—

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      1. Haha, I’m glad you’re all so understanding of my tag slowness ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ And I realized I completely forgot to give you some assumptions to react to, so here they are now!

        1) You love to daydream and will even drift off at school, which will sometimes get you into trouble.
        2) You’ve never traveled outside of Sri Lanka before, except possibly to India. But you would love to explore the world one day!
        3) You’re one of those people who loves to doodle absentmindedly and fiddle around with stuff while you’re concentrating on something.

        I’m already looking forward to seeing how wrong I am ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคฃ

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  4. Ah, I love nature, too! The sheer diversity and breathtaking-ness…it’s amazing.
    Fight Song is such a good one! I’d love to know what the moment is that it reminds you of…
    Your cats are SOOOO cute!

    Congrats on 100 followers!
    Okay, assumptions:
    1. You are a cat person.
    2. You are a morning person.
    3. You like to be outside as much as possible.
    4. Your favorite color is yellow/orange.

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  5. This is a lovely tag! Aww your cats are ADORABLE ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿ˜ Also, your sister’s photos are awesome! Tell her I said that ๐Ÿ˜†
    *gasp* Congrats on reaching a 100 followers! It’s such a big milestone, and you totes deserve them ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅณ
    Here are my assumptions (also.. you may want to make a separate post asking people to list their assumptions. People don’t always read the end ๐Ÿ˜ฉ):

    1. You’re Indian.
    2. You like singing, even if you’re not the best at it ๐ŸŽค
    3. You like red โค
    4. You’re an ambivert, but you lean a little more to the introverted side.
    5. You love the sea ๐ŸŒŠ

    I’m sorry, I couldn’t think of more. It’s so hard ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜…

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  6. Congrats on 100 followers!!! I’m so happy for you ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿ’ž
    I loved your answers! Your sister is such a pro at taking photos and I checked out your drawings and they looked so good ๐Ÿ˜ My favourite was the Elephant Looking Out Into The Lake At Sunset, but I liked them all ๐Ÿ˜€
    Also, your cats are adoraaaable ๐Ÿฅบ
    Ngl, you had me googling what a tuatara is and it’s actually really cute!! Hehe, I can totally relate to your wish – it would indeed be amazing if we could skip months to when our exams were over, but oh well
    My assumptions for you: you’re an animal lover; you’re a very organised person; you’re impatient (totally random assumption lol)
    Anyways, lovely post!

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  7. Aw Jan!! Congrats on 100 followers, you absolutely deserve it!! And thank you so much for nominating me, this tag looks like lots of fun. Hmm…my assumptions are that you are a big fantasy lover, you prefer TV shows over movies, and you want to see more books with science + math? ๐Ÿ˜… Hope you have a great day!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Newsboys caps are the best! And suspenders. What a combination.
    I love David Attenborough! I mean, I only know him from narrating Planet Earth, but his voice is so familiar to me and my memories of watching Planet Earth with my sisters are such fond ones. We talk about how he is superior to other nature show narrators. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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