5 Tips on How to Read Diversely - Reading Tips by Novels and Nebulas

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

April 2020 Wrap-Up: The Exponential Growth Phase

The world has come to a standstill and the miraculous human temperament has adjusted to the confines of staying at home. April was also a month that dragged on, the definitions between days blurring together. However, it did give me a lot of free time to read and blog, so you will see a spike in my reading and blogging stats. It’s not a healthy boost because this was fuelled by the intense need to disconnect from the horrors of the new normal. Hoping that I can find healthier ways to carry this momentum into May, let me share with you my April 2020 wrap-up!

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The Finished Books Tag: How I Read & Review Books - Novels and Nebulas

The Finished Books Tag

I was looking for a tag to do for today’s post and I felt so lucky when Sahi @ My World of Books tagged me for The Finished Books Tag. This tag was created by the channel owner of Headless Books, but the video is not up anymore, unfortunately. I highly suggest you check out Sahi’s post for the questions because I tweaked a few of them for readability. This tag felt perfect to me because I didn’t want to do another picking books kind of tag. I feel like my answers have become repetitive for those and I wanted to freshen things up. Without further ado, let’s get on to the questions!

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Fantasy Book Recommendations Based on Your Zodiac Sign - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Fantasy Book Recommendations Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Who doesn’t love their future foretold? I’m not a huge believer in astrology but I do find it fun in listicles. I decided to do my own spin on the classic book recommendations based on your zodiac sign today. I’m going to be using this as an excuse to talk about all my favourite books, of course! I’m so happy that there are a lot of diverse titles on here because I’m so passionate about them. Are you ready to discover your next read that fate has in store for you?

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