The Aesthete Blogger Award

Commence insanely excited squealing from me because the amazing Etta, over @Chonky Books, has kindly nominated me for The Aesthete Blogger award, which is the creation of Ashmita @The Fictional Journal. Both blogs are very much worth visiting, so what are you waiting for!

Here are the rules:-

  • Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Show some love to the one who nominated you!
  • Mention the creator (Asmita@ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
  • Tell me a something about this world that you admire.
  • What is your favourite form of creativity?
  • Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
  • Ask your nominees 4 questions.
  • Share something you created. (can be anything!)
  • And lastly, just so you know: I LOVE YOUR CREATIONS!

Etta’s Questions:

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

Definitely the past. Not knowing what the future holds allows us to have hope of better things to come. What if by travelling into the future you discovered something dreadful was going to befall someone you loved? The past has already happened, so there shouldn’t be any surprised.

That said I loved the possibilities of “A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury, which I read at school and have never forgotten. But even given the events of that book I would still choose back in time.

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Would you rather be an author, a publisher, or work in a bookshop?

As a child I wanted to be an author, but whilst I always had lots of good ideas for the start of a story, or a world in which to set a story, the middle and endings just never appeared. As a teenager I did work in retail, so working in a bookshop wouldn’t phase me. However I would never be able to resist all those beautiful books with their shiny covers, so would never have any money for the essentials, such as food and rent. So I think I’d rather be a publisher with ambitions of being an author.

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How would your friends describe you?

I’d love to say adventurous, zany and wild but the truth is more along the lines of careful, conventional and prudent. I’m not a risk taker, though if the wind is blowing in the right direction I can be a little impulsive. I try to be dependable, honest and trustworthy, as well as kind and caring. The sort of friend I want others to be for me.

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Aside from blogging, how do you like being creative (art, singing, dancing, cooking, etc.)?

This is a difficult one to answer because I wouldn’t describe myself as creative. It’s not that I didn’t love creating as a child, just that I soon realised MY creations were not on a par with most others. It’s only recently that I have discovered that I am at the very low end of the visual imagination spectrum. I don’t have aphantasia because I CAN visual some things, however they are very blurry, lacking detail and very briefly “seen”. So I can create some things by copying exactly – I used to do this when I did scrapbooking – but I can not create from scratch because I can not “see” in my mind what the end product will look like.

Since that isn’t an answer to the question, I will say that I enjoy photography as a creative outlet.

Tell me a something about this world that you admire.

I am in awe of how supporting and warm the book blogging community is. Every single book blogger that I have ever interacted with has always been kind, friendly and helpful. Bloggers seem only too happy to share their creativity alongside their love of all things bookish.

What is your favourite form of creativity?

Discussion blog posts. Whilst I enjoy writing and sharing reviews my favourite posts are the ones with discussion prompts or questions to answer. And I love blog hopping to see what thoughts others had on the same topic.

I am nominating Penelope @The Reading Devil, Kathy @Inside of a Dog, Shellyrae @Book’d Out, Laurel @My Creative Journey, @Your Bookish Friend, Elza and her Mommy @Elza Reads and Cheryl @I Heart Fictional People.

My 4 questions for these are

1. If you could only create using one art form/media for the rest of your life what would it be?

2. What is your earliest or happiest memory?

3. Is your blog the only form of creative writing you do, or are you also a writer/author?

4. How/Why did you choose your blog’s name?

One thought on “The Aesthete Blogger Award

  1. I love your answers! I am the same and would go to the past as I would rather go at least to a place slightly known. I also would love to be a publisher with author aspirations, as I would spend more than I would make if I worked in a bookshop! ❤

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