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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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5 Reasons to Read the Aru Shah series - Novels and Nebulas

5 Reasons to Read the Aru Shah series

The most auspicious day of this week, April 7th, has come and gone, and Aru Shah and the Tree of Wishes is finally out in the world! As a big fan of all of Roshani’s works and this series in particular, I wanted to celebrate this occasion with a post that talks about my passion for it. Let’s venture on to 5 reasons why I think this series, named the Pandava series, should be on your TBR.

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

Top 10 Exciting SFF Releases of April 2020

It’s finally the dawn of a new month and I’m ready to say goodbye to March, which felt like a year in itself! I really hope each one of you is safe and healthy! I hope April brings with it the promise of spring (summer where I live) and new hope for the world. However, April seems to be a quiet month for new SFF releases and this month’s list isn’t as diverse as I’d like it to be. I have also decided to include middle grade and adult books in this month’s list so I can bring it to a total of ten. Are you ready to fill your TBR with these new April 2020 SFF releases?

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