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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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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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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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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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Top 7 Adult SFF Trilogies to Finish in 2020 - Reading List by Novels and Nebulas

Top 7 Adult SFF Trilogies to Finish in 2020

One of the sure signs of a bookworm is the unconquerable TBR and today I’m going to share some more books that are on mine. I recently talked about the middle grade books on my TBR and I had a lot of fun with it because sharing my TBR helps me stay accountable. So, I decided to extend that to others as well and in this post, I’ll be listing the adult SFF books on my TBR that I want to finish in 2020. I’ve divided the list into 3 parts – series that are concluding in 2020, series that I need to complete in 2020 and finished series that I haven’t started but want to read in 2020. If you want to get into this genre or you’re looking for more recommendations, I hope you will find this list helpful!

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

March 2020 Wrap-Up: The Chaos Theory!

It is universally agreed that March 2020 has taken the mantle of being the worst month so far. I hope that you and your loved ones are as safe as can be during this difficult time. There is an overwhelming sense of fear and gloom but I hope to remedy some of that by lacing this post with as much hope as I can muster. Get ready to soak up all the positive vibes in my March 2020 wrap-up!

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

Top 10 Exciting YA SFF Releases of March 2020

The idea of a new calendar month is exciting even though 2020 seems to be doing its best to be the worst year in recent memory. The best thing to do, in my opinion, is to lose yourself in a good book in times like this. I’m doing my best to keep my hopes up and compiling this list of new releases certainly helped with that. Are you looking for some shiny YA SFF coming out in March 2020 to add to your reading list? Strap in for a stellar list of upcoming books!

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

February 2020 Wrap-Up: The Law of Averages

February has come and gone like a whirlwind and as usual, I don’t intend to make any special use of the leap day. There’s a lot of overwhelming news floating around at this time and I hope that everyone has the resources to stay safe! For me, February was a really good blogging month and my reading month was slightly better than January. Let me give you all the stats-y details in my February 2020 wrap-up!

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Of Curses and Kisses Book Tag - Novels and Nebulas

Of Curses and Kisses Book Tag

Do you find a way to talk about your favourite authors at all possible times? I’m definitely that kind of person. Book tags are some of the easiest and most fun blog posts and, for February, the month of love, I’m doing the tag based on Of Curses and Kisses, the latest by Sandhya Menon. If you know what I thought of the book, take a look here. These amazing prompts were the brainchild of Rachael @ Scorpio Book Dreams and I was tagged by the lovely Charvi @ Not Just Fiction for this. Let’s get on with my picks for the prompts and see if you can spot any favourites!

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