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What started out as a pastime soon turned into a hobby that turned into a passion until it eventually became a necessity. Reading is a need so beautiful that I feel I must write about it every day.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Liebster Blog Award

A big thank you to Auggie from Auggie Talk and Candace from Read between the covers for the award! 
The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have 200 followers or less. It helps people to get to know you as a blogger while introducing your blog to new viewers.

The Rules are as follows:
1. Each person chosen must provide 11 facts about themselves.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the blogger who tagged you has given, then think of 11 questions for the people you tag.
3. Choose 11 people to receive the award and link them in your post
4. Be sure to tell these people that you've tagged them.
5. Remember, no tag backs (in other words: don't tag the person who tagged you.)

11 Random Facts About Me

1) I prefer writing10 facts about myself.
2) I don't like celebrating odd number birthdays. 
3) At bookstores, I put shelves in order if the books are in disarray. 
4) I write letters to friends and acquaintances without the intention of ever sending it to them.
5) I've been keeping a journal since I was 10. 
6) It takes me almost a month to finish a novel even if I read it every day. 
7) I like to hold a Kit Kat finger like a cigarette.
8) I can climb high places but need at least 10 people to help bring me down. 
9) I wanted to be an archeologist as a kid. 
10)I am not going to write the 11th fact because I hate odd numbers.

Questions for Me:
1.   Why did you start your blog?
      To connect with like minded people and maybe turn this solitary passion into a shared one.  

2.   What are your top 3 to-die-for characters?
      Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray
      Rebecca in Rebecca
      Fermina Daza in Love in the time of Cholera

3.   What are you top 3 favorite books?
Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
      The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
      The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald

4.   Where do you live?
      Karachi, Pakistan

5.   Future release you are drooling over?
      The next book by Marquez (if he ever writes one).

6.   Favorite author?
      Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Oscar Wilde

7.   What "paranormal" creature would you be and why?
Aloja- A female water spirit because water fascinates me.

8.   Can you read more than one book at one time?

9.   What is your worst habit?
       Plucking dead skin from my lips. Even writing about it grosses me out but I can't help it.
10.  Book you were suprised you LOVED?
       Like the flowing river by Paulo Coelho. I had given up on Coelho after Veronica decides to die but this book was revelatory and gave me inspiration at a time when I needed it the most.       

11.  If you could live any story, what would it be? 
       Hands down! One Hundred years of Solitude.

Questions for those I tagged:
In one sentence: Who are you? 
What's something a lot of people do that you disagree with?
What's something no one can take away from you?
What's a common misconception people have about you?
 Your favorite quote?
 Do you believe honesty is the best policy?
 Describe yourself in three words.
Which dead author would you want to be haunted by?
What do u want to be known for?
What do you do when nothing else seems to make you happy?
Who do you think is the worst writer?

Blogs I am Tagging

I think its a great way to support upcoming blogs and hope you will participate with me. :) 


  1. This is great. It's nice to know more about you. Besides books you seem like a interesting person :)
    Thanx for the award but I only have 17 followers?
    Can I still accept?

  2. I knew 9 of them...
    Didn't knew the 9th

  3. Thank you for nominating me! <3

  4. Your blog is awesome!!! newest follower!


  5. salam, i am friend's with rabia and irfan bhai in germany and rabia sent me your link...i have to say that i really enjoyed going through your blog...i am also a passionate reader and have been living in the world of books ever since i was ten years old and my mother handed me a book by enid blyton...! your taste seems more intelluctual than mine but i have read and liked some of the books that you have read, for example, diray of a young girl by anne frank, little women by louisa may alcott (i love all the books in this series) and kite runner etc...ever since i was twelve years old my mother used to give me a pocket money of rs. 200/- and i used to spend it all on books...my eidis and monetary gifts on birthdays all used to go the same way...i have a huge collection of books back in karachi...and i have started bringing some of these books to germany, where i now live...i keep on adding new books to my collection...as i share your dream of having a library of my very own...! in fact, i have spent many hours negeotiating with my husband over my books allownace...hehehe...according to him, if he lets me have my way, all his salary would go towards buying books and we wont be left with any money to buy food and clothes...lolz...of course this comment is an exaggeration...but i am afraid that he is not too far from the mark...hehehe...anyway, my favourite books may seem frivolous to you but still i would like to share some of my favourite authors...maybe you'll enjoy few of them as well...! they are: enid blyton, l.m. montgomerey, j.k. rowlings, agatha christie, erle stanely gardner, georgette heyer, barbara metzger, judith mcnaught, sophie kinsella, p.g. wodehouse etc etc etc...well, this is one topic on which i can go on and on and on...but i have to go now and catch up with my household tasks and play with my baby daughter...i cant wait for her to grow up so that i can share all my books with her...! hehehe...well, the sooner i go and complete my work,the sooner i'll be able to pick up my current book and read...so take care and best of luck with your libraray...Allah Hafiz

  6. Hi!

    I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)

    Here is the link explaining how to participate:




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