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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January Recap: Recentering on diverse reviews, on love, and Happy Lunar New Year!

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Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening friends.ย ๐Ÿ˜Š

I hope all of you have had a splendid start to 2017. My January has been filled with a lot of relaxing, a little bit of working, and a few adventures! But it’s the end of January and my time to go back to university is fast approaching, whichย means that there will be some small changes toย Read Think Ponder…ย read on to find out more.ย ๐Ÿ’•

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December Recap: My Blog Levels Up and… I Level Up(?)

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Hi friends! How are we all?

You may have noticed – or I hope you’ve noticed! – that my blog looks a little different… hopefully a little better! I’ll discuss the changes in my recap for December! This recap will be a little shorter today because we’re in the heart of the festive season, so I’ll keep it short-ish for everyone!

However, I want to highlight that I am inviting book bloggers to recommend four books to commemorate a cultural festival that is important to them! It’ll be aย Festive Book Recsย guest post, so if you are interested, see the details below!

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My Promise as a Diverse Book Blogger

Hello my dearest friends.

I feel like the last few weeks have been rough. With the election results and all the subsequent events that have followed, there has been such an oppressive atmosphere of anger, fear, grief, and confusion – and justifiably so. I’m not in the US, but for the last few weeks, I’ve felt so much fear and worry for all my friends there. My time latelyย has involved quite a bit of self-care and checking up on my friends who have been affected – some afar and some closer to home. We live in such uncertain times. And I want all of you to know that I am always here for you – email me or DM me on Twitter if you ever need to talk.ย โค

I have done a lot of reflection over the last few weeks. I have asked myself what I, as an individual, can do.ย And I’ve come to this: I may not be able to do a lot of things, but I can do small, little things to help create a safe and inclusive space that is welcoming to everyone that visits and interacts with my blog. Iย valueย you as individuals and fellow readers, Iย valueย your sense of safety. I care, and I will care always.

And so, as a diverse book blogger, I want to make some promises to you.

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