Awards Shower!!!

So many bloggers have been so kind the past couple of months! I've received more awards than I could have imagined and wanted to create posts for each of them, but as you might have noticed, I'm posting a bit too less these days (read hectic college life). I'll combine it all in one post, hope it's alright! :)

1. Liebster Blog Award by :

Thanks Priya, Alyssa and Melissa for this award. :) Liebster means 'lovely' or 'beloved' and is awarded to bloggers with less than 200 followers. 

Rules for Liebster Award:

1. Each person must post 11 facts about themselves

2. Answer 11 questions the tagger has given you, and give 11 questions for the people you tag.

3. Choose 11 people and link them to your post.
4. Tell them you've tagged them.
5. Remember no tag backs.
6. This award is meant to  be given to blogs that have under 200 followers

Okay, 11 random facts about myself:
11. I still don't know what my favorite genre for reading is, except that I don't like the mushy romance kind.

10. I'm too possessive and dreamy.

9: I love a lot of, different kind of scents and smells, so much that I think I just might be a smell elemental ;) (the sweet scent of a lot of plants and trees nearby, that of wet earth and freshly watered plants, mild perfumes, the wafting scent of your much-awaited-dish on its way and many more)

8: At this moment, I'm obsessed with the idea of mountaineering. I just want to do that so very much!

7: If people would start getting award for clumsiness, I'd win it in a second! God took special care in putting dollops of clumsiness in me, so that I'm just incapable of moving around without at least doing a little bit of harm. I mean, when in a new place where I need to make new friends, the only thing I pray for is to keep this characteristic at bay, at least for a while :P

6: I love eating, but hate to cook. I especially like potato patties and popcorn. 

5: Sometimes I just hate having to Google up things. Too much of information, too much of headache :|

4: I love branded clothes. As much as the local ones are good, I'd still prefer branded ones. Brand Fetish :P

3: I'd like to live somewhere in/near the mountains, without having to worry about mundane things we city people have to think about. 

2: I love the cartoons we watched as kids, but totally hate the ones on TV these days. I actually feel sorry for the poor kids who watch that. 

1. I just love dreams. The ones we get while sleeping! I usually get vivid ones and I greatly enjoy being there in a different, parallel space, watching unbelievable things happen! 

Now, answering all the questions by these three bloggers!
Asked by Priya:

1. How long have you been blogging?
For more than two years, but this one is almost 8 months old. 

2. What's your most anticipated read of 2012?
Ah, The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling!

3. What are you reading right now?
Oh, three books side by side. The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown (it's so long, I think I'll be postponing it for now), Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Skeptical Muslim by Ziauddin Sardar and When the Snow Melts by Vinod Joseph.

4. If you could meet any author, which one would it be?
J.K. Rowling anytime, over anyone. Just love her to the power infinity!

5. Which book or book series would you like to be turned into a movie?
I think most great books already are being made into movies. Sometimes I read a book and then find out it's also got a movie based on it! I'd like to see a movie version of Divergent, though I guess it's already in talks. 

6. From where do you mostly buy your books?
Easy. Since I discovered, I've been into purchasing books more than ever! Though, I do sometimes buy from bookstores when I get into one.

7. Harry Potter vs. Twilight vs. The Hunger Games?
Harry Potter! If I have to give a sequential list, it'd be Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Twilight.

Asked by Melissa:1. What is the first book you fell in love with and absolutely had to read?
2. Do you have to have silence to read or can you read with music, tv, or other noise?

1. What is the first book you fell in love with and absolutely had to read?

I guess it'd be 'Angry River' by Ruskin Bond. I read that when I was very young and totally felt overwhelmed by it.

2. Do you have to have silence to read or can you read with music, tv, or other noise?

Silence, please! 

3. What's the best book you've read this year?

That's hard. But I'd go with 'My Sister's Keeper' by Jodi Picoult. Loved it!

4.  What is the meaning behind your name? 
Ashna is an Indian (Urdu, exactly) word meaning 'friendship' or a friend :) 

5. Where would you go if you could go anywhere in the world?
Hmm.. maybe Vilcabamba in Equador also called as the 'land of eternal youth'. I recently read about this place and was fascinated with the way people there live a healthy, happy life.

6. What one thing makes you happy no matter what?

Smiles everywhere :)

7. What is/was your favorite subject in school?

English, undoubtedly. 

8. What genre of books is your favorite to read?

Like I said, I'm still not sure, though I definitely love fantasy a lot.

9. What do you want to be when you grow up?

I have a lot of things on my mind, what I want to do. I just want to do all those and stay happy all that while. :)

10. What is the most challenging book (emotionally or intellectually) that you've ever read?

I'd say intellectually, it'd be the Dan Brown books! I really have to stay awake word by word and sometimes reread and recap to completely understand the whole if it!

11.What is one special passion or talent that you have? 

The ability to not be motivated by materialistic things, maybe. I work through emotions and this contributes a lot to my happiness.

Asked by Alyssa:

1. What's your favorite sport?  (To watch or to do.)
I'm not into sports too much, but I do love all the adventure sports and really want to try out each of them. Also, my current obsession, *Mountaineering*!

2. What genre do you write in?  And if your not writing a book, what genre do you like to read in?

Like I said, not sure. But fantasy is something I love a lot.

3. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen?

I'm not into movies either (Yeah, you can imagine how boring a person can be :|)
4. What was the happiest moment of your life?

There are a lot of them, mostly the little things that make your heart jump. 

5. What is your favorite holiday?

I'd love to have a holiday with a beautiful natural landscape (the mountains or the sea), and a small cabin where we'd be staying, not a hotel. 

6. What book are you reading right now?

Answered above!

7. What superpower do you wish you had?

Just the ability to speak with my mind, at will. I mean, I usually don't talk much and sometimes I really don't want to! Those times I wish I could just make people know what I want to say without having to speak.

8. What is your favorite drink?

Water! Or litchi fruit juice. 

9. If you could make a wish come true what would you wish for?  Be honest.

Just to make all my wishes come true ;)

10. If you could be a character in one one of the books you've read, who would it be?

I've always wanted to be Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. She's smart, intelligent and incredibly brave. Besides, her characteristic of getting angry at the drop of a hat matches mine. ;)

Phew! Now, The 7x7 Link Award! by Nick Wilford at Scattergun Scribblings. Thank you Nick! :) 
Tweaking the rules a bit, I wouldn't be tagging my blog posts under various heads (like it's required) due to lack of time. 

Anddd the Fabulous Blog Ribbon Award and The Versatile Blogger Award by Kathy McKendry at Imagine Today. Actually, we had an option of choosing either award or both. I chose both :P Greedy, huh?
Thank you Kathy for these awards! :)

Now, coming to the ones whom I'm passing on the awards! 
You can choose either of these three awards, or any two of them: Liebster Blog Award, Fabulous Blog Ribbon, The Versatile Blogger Award.

Rules for you:
1. Post 7 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer these questions:
- Favourite color?
- What's the best book you've read?
- Do you like adventure sports? Any favorites?
- What is your blog about?
- If you could get to meet any person from the world, famous or not, friend or not, for about an hour long chat, who would it be?
- What do you like best about the blogosphere?
- Have you made any friends through your blog?

3. Pass on this award to other bloggers, with your own questions! (No specific number, just as many as you want)

This took up so much of time! Next time I get an award, I'll try posting about it then and there! ;)
Hope you're having fun!


  1. Thanks Ashna, I have been bestowed the other two, and the fab blog ribbon seems like a good ego booster for my moody little blog, so, if you don't mind, I''ll take that.
    I'll let you know when I post the entry.
    Have a great week ahead. :)

  2. It was nice knowing many things about you in this informative post. Congratulations on your awards, they are amazing. :)

    Thank you so much for the award(s) Ashna. I see, I can take two. I'll take two then, with your permission. ;) :Outrageously-evil-grin:
    I'll make a post responding to this, soon. Thanks again. :D

    1. You definitely deserve them! Take three, if you want ;)
      I'd look forward to your post! :)

  3. I love all of your answers! I love J.K Rowling, I would like to meet her in person too!! Great post :)

  4. Congratulations on all the appreciations you have achieved. You & your blog truly deserved it!! Happy Blogging. Loved reading all the little secrets from your side. Take care!


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