My love for Not Your Sidekick knows no bounds — so I made WALLPAPERS

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This is the first post of my new feature on my blog – the inadequately namedย Art-ish Things.

In this feature, I talk a little bit about anything art-related, such as sharing my current works-in-progress or delving into work I have already completed. Art is important to me, hence why I started this feature and I wanted art to be a big component of my blog.ย I decided to do fanart of books,ย especially diverse books, because I think visual art has a different way of communicating ideas and love for books than reviews.

Last night, I shared fanart that I did forย Not Your Sidekick, which, if you haven’t heard already, is one of my favourite books of all time and I don’t shut up about it. Awhile back, I was asked to turn any fanart of Not Your Sidekickย that I didย into a phone wallpaper because I’d like to use it. So today, I’ll be sharing with you wallpaper versions of my fanart!

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Meet The Artist / Blogger!

Hello everyone, how are you all? I hope all of you are reading some lovely and exciting books!

Today’s post is a little different to things I’d usually post. I saw some really cool posts around Instagram that were called ‘Meet the Artist’, so I thought I would do this too! So, this post is about us becoming better acquainted!ย A lot of you may be relatively new followers of my blog, and you may not even know me that well! So, I hope by the end of this post, you’ll know me a little better. I hope you will give me the opportunity to get to know you too. Since I rambleย a lot, doing this ‘Meet the Artist’ challenge was a way to convey myself more succinctly, which I’m definitely working on!

So, here’s myย Meet The Artist:ย 

For those of you who are not able to read the image, here is the text version:

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Welcome to Read Think Ponder v.3!

Hi everyone! ๐Ÿ˜˜ย I am back!

I am so happy and so relieved to finally launch my blog’s new look. I worked super hard on this, and, for once, I finally feel like I’ve designed a blog look that isย distinctly me. I hope you all like it, and I can’t wait to start blogging again.

My time away from my blog allowed me to think a lot about what sort of book blogger I wanted to be and what sort of content I wanted to produce. So, with this revamp, there will be some changes — and stay tuned, because there’s a giveaway as well!

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Hiatus – with hopes of returning

Hello friends. I hope all of you are well, and, as always, that you are reading a delightful book.

Starting today, I will be going on an indefinite hiatus.

There are several reasons for this, so, without making this a terribly long post, I thought I would share them with you:

1. I need to focus on university and my research.

I think everyone can relate to this. I’m also conducting research, which is really cool and something I’m really excited about. As I enter June, I’ll be bringing all the data together and will be running analyses and writing up my results (which sounds like oodles of fun). I’ve also been let on that this research mayย offer great opportunities for me and team, so I want to do the best I can.

2. I want to revamp my blog.

I think my blog can be so much better than it currently is, so I am going to revamp it. I’ve talked to a few bloggers (you know who you are; thank you) and have come to the decision that revamping my blog will give me the energy that I need. However, because of #1, revamping won’t be in the cards for awhile or it will be a very slow process.

3. Iย want to focus more on my art.

I’ve started drawing more frequently now, and I’m really enjoying it andย it has been very rewarding. I recently started an Instagram, and I’m going to be more active there! Follow me there if you’d like to see more of my art, follow me!

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Author Interview: Zen Cho – Author of Sorcerer to the Crown and Spirits Abroad #AsianLitBingo

Hello everyone! I hope you are all having a good week andย are reading some wonderful books.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that I have a guest on my blog today: Zen Cho! She is a truly phenomenal writer, one that I personally look up to, and I am so excited to be sharing myย author interview with her. Zen Cho has written one of my favourite fantasy books of all time,ย Sorcerer to the Crown,ย and she also write a fantastic novella,ย The Terracotta Bride, which you might have seen me rave about on my Twitter!

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