The Ultimate Book Blogger's Guide to ARCs - Book Blogging Tips by Novels and Nebulas

The Ultimate Book Blogger’s Guide to ARCs

Writing this post is giving me a major imposter syndrome because I don’t consider myself an expert on this subject in any way. As an international blogger, I’ve only received a handful of ARCs and only one physical ARC in 3+ years of book blogging. However, as an experienced blogger, there are a few tips I would like newbie bloggers to know and be aware of, so I felt compelled to talk about it. I will be linking to resources where I think others have said it better than me, so I highly encourage you to check them out. With that out of the way, let’s move on to the good bits of my guide to ARCs.

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Top 10 Exciting YA SFF of June 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 10 Exciting YA SFF Releases of June 2020

June, I hope, will be a month of change, action and learning from what’s going on right now. There are some amazing books coming out this month that I want to highlight, including few by Black authors. There are lots of fantasy books and some interesting genre-bending stories on the list this time. Please add these YA SFF books of June 2020 to your TBRs and give them your support!

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May Reading and Blogging 2020 Wrap-Up - Novels and Nebulas

May 2020 Wrap-Up: The Time Paradox

I felt like May was gone in the blink of an eye. It was a whirlwind of long working days and I had lesser time to read and blog, but I did my best. I was able to take better care of myself, however, which I’m counting as a win. I also created a lot of content centred around Asian Heritage Month for the blog, which got a lot of positive response. It was a month of mixed results, so let’s see how things went in my May 2020 wrap-up!

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How to Read Diversely: 5 Tips to Expand Your Reading

I want to make it clear that this post is geared towards people who want to genuinely expand their reading horizons. If you think diversity is some sort of fad you want in on, this isn’t for you. To be honest, I had no idea I could read diversely because most of the books I used to read were written by and for white people. It wasn’t until 2017 that I was exposed to diversity and #OwnVoices books. If these concepts are unfamiliar to you, check out this playlist by Kav @ xreadingsolacex to understand them better. If you’re ready to embark on the journey to broaden your reading tastes, keep reading on.

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Top 5 Asian SFF Authors Who Inspire Me - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 5 Asian SFF Authors Who Inspire Me

May is celebrated as Asian-American and Pacific Islander History Month in the United States and I decided to take this opportunity to talk about some of my favourite Asian authors. After joining social media, my reading habits changed for the better as I started picking up more books by Asian authors. As an Asian myself, I realised that I connect to these stories on a deeper level, which has truly changed my life. Today I wanted to shine the spotlight on some of the wonderful Asian SFF authors who I look up to. I have only included men and non-binary persons in this list as I already listed my 10 favourite Asian women authors for my International Women’s Day special blog post. With that preamble out of the way, let me introduce you to my favourites.

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The Mango Book Tag (Original) - Novels and Nebulas

The Mango Book Tag (Original)

Summer is in full swing here and that means mango season has finally arrived! This post was inspired by The Tiger at Midnight series by Swati Teerdhala. The main character, Esha, loves mangoes and that was one of the aspects that helped me relate to the book because the attachment between Indians and mangoes runs very deep. Today I’m bringing you prompts based on mango varieties from South India and some mango dishes that evoke a sense of nostalgia. This is a very personal tag as it represents the culture I grew up in and I hope I can get that sentiment across. Without further ado, let’s dive into the mango book tag!

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Top 10 Exciting SFF of May 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of May 2020

Despite everything that’s going on, I still find joy in discussing new releases and I’m really looking forward to the ones on my list. Many amazing books have had their release dates postponed because of the pandemic and I included middle grade, YA and adult books in this post. There’s a good mix of sci-fi, epic fantasy and contemporaries with a touch of magic, so you may perhaps find your next favourite book in here. Are you ready to check out these brand new May 2020 SFF releases?

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