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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend Wonder: The Creative Muslimah

General Questions…

Name: Aysha F.

Blog Penname: The Creative Muslimah

A sentence or two about yourself: A multi-tasking crafter, who loves to start several creative projects at once :)

Link to blog:

A sentence or two on what your blog is about:
I blog about lots of things, though primarily creative projects, how-to’s, tutorials, inspiration and what not. :)

Book Lover Questions…

What is your favorite book and why?
The Islamic holy book, the Qur’an, for sure. But besides that, oooh. That’s a tough question. It’d have to be “The Kite Runner” by Khalid Hosseini, as it’s just an amazing piece of work. I don’t know of anyone who hasn’t been moved by this book, and by the two innocent (or maybe not so much) characters. It’s so easy to relate to, especially if you are from the Middle East or Asia, as I am, so that just makes it all the better.

Other favorites?
I have several, but amongst those, a few prominent ones are “Nought’s and Crosses” by Malorie Blackman, “Does my head look big in this?” by Randa Abdel-Fattah, “Truth or dare” by Celia Rees, “Roll of thunder, Hear my cry” by Mildred D. Taylor, and “Snøvsen”-series by Benny Andersen, which is a Danish children’s classic.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Fiction and Islamic books.

Where do you like to read?
At the library, in my bedroom, or in the bathroom (Yes. The bathroom). So long as it’s cozy and quiet, its fine by me.

Do you prefer paper books or ebooks?
Paper books for sure. You don’t feel the same joy when reading an ebook as you do when you read a paper book.

Do you prefer to buy or borrow books?
I like to buy books, but can’t really afford it what with the high taxes here in Denmark. So I usually borrow books.
Do you stop reading when you are tired or when you hit chapter breaks?
Chapter breaks, for sure. Unless I’m inCREDIBLY  tired, then I’ll switch off the light and go to sleep.

When you finish a book do you usually keep it, throw it away, sell it, or give it away?
If it’s my own, I’ll keep it with the rest of my collection. If it’s the library’s, obviously I’ll return it. :)

What helps you decide on a book? (Book reviews, suggested by friend, by browsing the shelves, etc.)
Usually they are suggested by a friend, though (as bad as it may sound) I like a book with a catchy cover and interesting blurb. :D
Do you prefer to read a book that stands on its own or is a part of a series?
I like reading both, so that’s not really a problem. I just don’t wish the series to be too long.

So You Want to be a Writer questions…

A few sentences about your writing: What do you write (blog entries, novels, poetry, etc)? Why do you write?
I’ve been writing since I remember. When I was younger, I’d write little comics and children’s books where the main characters were talking animals. :) Nowadays I usually write novels, and I’ve recently picked up blogging. I write because it helps me remember what I want to say, and because if I have an idea, I want to get it down on paper to be able to see what it is I’m actually thinking of. In other words, to get my feelings out (cliché, I know).

Did you always know that you wanted to write?
Yes, as I mentioned before, I’ve been writing since forever. I’ve always wanted to become an author (on the side of becoming a doctor, at least). Unfortunately, I don’t always get the time to write though.

Favorite Questions…

What’s your favorite food?
Homemade lasagna, tacos and chocolate. :D

Favorite color?
Green and blue.
Favorite song?
I don’t listen to music any longer.

Favorite movie?
The Pursuit of Happyness

Favorite TV show?
Nigella Lawson’s cooking show (the dessert bit), and House M.D.

Random Questions…

If you developed a superpower what would it be and why?
Flying (so that I could travel anywhere I wanted, anytime I wanted to), time-travelling (to really experience history), or mind-reading (to know what the other person is thinking at crucial moments).

What did you want to be when you were little?
I’ve wanted to be a lot of things; a doctor, an archeologist, an author, a pastry chef, a cook, a glass blower and much more.

What is the answer to life?
Patience and thankfulness.


  1. AubrieAnne: "Unfortunately, I don’t always get the time to write though."

    I don't believe in time. It is an artificial human invention used to measure stress. But in terms others can comprehend, we are all given the same amount of time - 24 hours each day. It is a question of priorities.

  2. JJ...I do agree with The Creative Muslimah that I don't always get the time to write, or better yet, allow myself the time, especially when I am in school or working a lot, but you are very write. We all have the same amount of time in the day, it's just what we choose to do with it that makes the difference.

    The Creative Muslimah...I love me some chocolate!!!

  3. Hey AubrieAnne, thanks for this post!! :-)
    You areboth absolutely correct though. It's just a problem of how I like to prioritize my time, which I am NOT very good at! :O


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