Blog award time!
And what a wonderful surprise it was to find Agapi Reads nominating me for the “Versatile Blogger Award”. I truly appreciate it! 🙏
There are also a few rules that have to be followed upon accepting the award:
- Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link to her/his site. As The Killers put it, “It’s only natural”.
- Pick 15 blogs you believe stand out and nominate them in turn for this award.
- Mention 7 (obviously bookish/culture-related) things about yourself.
Well, about that last one, I’ve never been really comfortable just going on talking about myself; but seeing that the rules demand it, here we are–so, let’s talk culture!
- Fictional world-creating is something very close to my heart. I came up with my first, full-fledged imaginary universe when I was 9 years old. Along with some fierce map-drawing, it obviously involved lots of spontaneous costume-making and cosplaying with friends. ~
- Diary keeping aside, my first official piece of literary writing met my pen and paper when I was 13 (still got that story, yes). And by 18, my first novel was already underway.
- Ever since 2003, I’ve been living in 2 universes at once. One is reality (I think 😏) and the second one is my own creation *yet again*: the world where my novel series takes place.
Note: the first installment is published in Greek and currently out of stock—so more details on the English and second edition are coming soon, stay tuned! ~)
- I have an insatiable passion for folklore and foreign cultures (if you don’t believe me, you can always ask my mp3 playlist, which is bouncing between K-Indie, sitar solos and whatnot. 🕌)
Note: hence comes me being a foreign languages’ junkie too (mother tongue Greek aside, I know my fair share of English, French, German, Korean, while also savouring here and there a pinch of Chinese and Hindi.)
- According to the infamous MBTI personality test, I’m typed as INFJ. And regardless of any serious scientific validity in it or not, ever since I found this out it has helped me a lot in better understanding myself (mainly giving in to my literary urges with less qualms, that is.)
- Back to literature and milestones, though. I believe I caught the literary bug for good at the age of 7 while being voraciously lost in Geoges’s Sari book “The Treasure of Vaghia” (and yes, I am still dreaming of having a friend like Alexis).
- I have a huge thing for astronomy and the Universe, and in a clear night you can bet you’ll find me naming constellations in the sky (p.s. as a child, I even dreamt of one day building my very own observatory. 👽)
Well, that’s pretty much it! I hope you enjoyed this post, at least enough to make you want to come up with such a list of your own. ~ And now, here come 15 wonderful blogs, which I nominate in turn (I’m new to this award-tagging procedure, so bear with me.)
Till then, lots of love,