One Lovely Blog Award

I got nominated for yet another award!

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Warning: You’ll have to navigate through a lot of GIFs this time because my words are being funnelled into my Camp NaNo project and because I enjoy them.

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Gandalf is proud of me! 🙂

Sara @ Sara Letourneau’s Official Website and Blog nominated me and I couldn’t be more grateful! A little about Sara that I borrowed from another blog she contributes to (A Bibliophile’s Reverie) –

In addition to being a tea enthusiast, Sara Letourneau is an avid reader and a writer who… well, enjoys writing! Currently, she’s working on a novel, and she writes book reviews and articles on the craft of writing. She’s also a published poet with works available in various print and online publications.

I’d also like to mention that she’s a huge Middle-Earth fan and her comments on my posts are always thoughtful, nice and supportive. I don’t know how she finds the time to do all of that as well as work on The Keeper’s Curse (more on that here) – she’s such an inspiration! The award means all the more to me because I got nominated by her. 🙂

 

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Yeah, THAT much.

Here are the rules of the award –

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. List the rules and display the award.
  3. List 7 facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 15 others bloggers and notify them of their nomination.

Moving on to the third item –

1. I love answering questions

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Yep, J. K. R. based her on me.

I may not be an inusfferable know-it-all, but I do take pride in being aware of a lot of different things and being able to have a conversation with just about anyone. I’m also part of the quiz club in college. I’m not as bad as Hermione in my classes because I don’t do any reading in advance for them, but I can usually quote from books (or movies or TV shows) without much effort.

2. I started writing at the age of 10

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Frodo can pass for 10, right?

Just another fun fact that my family and the people who read my answers on Quora know.

3. I’m a vegetarian

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Apples!

My meat-ending friends feel bad for me and always tell me I’m missing out on a whole range of tasty dishes, but I’m totally okay with that. I’m a vegetarian by birth and choice. We don’t even eat egg at home. I turned to baking because eggless cakes are hard to find on top of being expensive, and guess what? They’re just as tasty.

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Not a food photographer, sorry.

4. I often forget to drink water when I’m engrossed in something

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Couldn’t find a GIF. :/ I could use some of that too.

5. I love looking at the night sky

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I share something with Legolas. 😀

It’s very pragmatic too, considering how hot Bangalore has become off-late. More seriously, I love astronomy and I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid. I’m planning to open a spce-related Tumblr soon to share this passion with the world but I don’t know how I’ll make time for it.

6. My favourite season is monsoon

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That’s me in June-July, except on a scooter.

Living in a tropical country is hard, but having an entire season where it rains is one of the perks. I always feel like writing more during that time. You can read about my thoughts on it in this post – A Lament for Rain.

7. I want to visit New Zealand at least once

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That’s the dream.

I think that this post should be enough to tell you why that would be my ideal vacation.

I had a lot of fun with this award, but I’ve only nominated 7 blogs. Without further ado, the nominees are –

A-Scribe to Describe

A Writer’s Life

But I Smile Anyway…

Fleeting Muse

All These Prompts

Rachel Poli

Invisible World

Just some hobbits feeling happy.

Congrats, guys! 🙂

 

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16 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Thank you so much for thinking of me Nandini!
    I have already received this award, so if you don’t mind, as thanks I shall reblog it! 🙂
    Congratulations to you too! I loved your answers!

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  2. You’re welcome, Nandini! 🙂 And I enjoyed reading your facts about yourself. I also love looking at the night sky, especially the moon; and I really want to visit New Zealand one day as well.

    I’ve heard of flourless cakes (for gluten-free diets), but not eggless cakes. What ingredients are used in place of eggs there?

    Also, that Thorin gif. 😀

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    • That GIF had a specific audience in mind indeed. 😉
      I’ve tried a variety of recipes – some use curds or sour milk or condensed milk. The wet ingredients of the cake in picture were melted butter and half a tin of condensed milk.

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