About the Nyan!

Bula and Asalaam-o-laikum, chums! Many people know me as either Nyan or Neha, but my real name is Shāfiya Mū. I’m an Indian-iTaukei (native Fijian), nonbinary individual who is also a neurodivergent Muslim-Buddhist. My passions in life whirl around reading and writing books, anime and manga, the study of Asian and Pasifika cultures and history, video and table-top gaming, and self-care and mental health awareness. Welcome to my funky little space on the inter-webs called BiblioNyan.

I created BiblioNyan at the end of 2016 as a humble book review blog and since then it has grown into an awesome space of nerdy shenanigans. While I still very much chat about bookish things here, I’ve also expanded to talk about anime and manga, particularly their cultural significance with relation to Japan and Japanese history; the importance of self-care in our daily lives, what it is, and how one can implement it in their own day-to-day existences; the importance of understanding and respecting mental health illnesses and conditions, and how to manage living with certain said conditions; and the long and exhausting journey of trying to become a published author.

In addition to running this blog full-time, I also have a secondary blog that is centred around diverse literatures exclusively, called The Djinn Reader, with a humble Bookstagram account to go along with it. The name The Djinn Reader was created in appreciation of my favourite adult fantasy series to date (The Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty). My goal is to dabble a bit in BookTubing in 2021 to see if it’s another creative outlet that I can get comfortable with, which shall also be called The Djinn Reader. I tend to be a workaholic and enjoy staying relatively busy throughout the day whenever possible.

When I’m not partaking in blogging theatrics, I am a student that is attending university for various things. My majors include Asian Studies, Library Information & Technology, and Plant-Based Nutrition. Additionally, I’m a collector of languages! Fiji Hindi and Urdu were my first languages with British English being my third. I have also learned a bit of Italian, and am currently studying Japanese. The next two languages I want to try my hand at include Arabic and German.

Beyond blogging and schooling, I work very diligently at crafting stories with the hopes of becoming a published author one day! That is my ultimate dream in my little, itty-bitty life.

Outside of all these things, my private life revolves entirely around my four kitties, my partner, and my love of video and table-top gaming. Oh! Also napping. Napping is one of the greatest pleasures of life and, unfortunately, I don’t get to do it often enough! The fuel that keeps me going is highly caffeinated herbal teas, masala chai, and Fijian mithai (sweets).

I hope you enjoy your visit here at BiblioNyan. If you ever have any questions, please feel free to drop them via Inquiries, my e-mail here [biblionyan at gmail dot com (biblionyan@gmail.com)] or you may contact me via Twitter. If your questions are related to review requests, check out my Book Review Policies page as some of your potential questions may be answered there.

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A portion of my #OwnVoices Muslim Shelf Space.