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Dewey’s Read-a-thon, October 2017

Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon took place on Sunday, Australian time. For those who have somehow managed to miss my incessant posting about it, the event is basically a chance for book geeks across the world to get together and read as much as possible. It is also held in honour of its founder, a book blogger […]

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Preparation for Dewey’s read-a-thon, October 2017

Dewey’s read-a-thon is my favourite reading challenge and runs twice a year–in April and October. It runs for 24 hours, but participation for the full length is optional. Which is a good thing, because this round will be kicking off at 11 PM on Saturday 22 October for the east coast of Australia. As usual, […]

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The Modern Woman's Guide to Finding a Knight, Anna Klein, Escape Publishing

The Modern Woman’s Guide to Finding a Knight by Anna Klein

Published: October 2017 by Escape Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Contemporary romance Source: NetGalley Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Booktopia ~Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All’s Faire in love and war… Connie leads a double life. During the week, she […]

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Earl Grey Editing, zombie stories, Sabriel, Garth Nix, Feed, Mira Grant, Illuminae, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, Dreaming Again, Jack Dann

Friday 13th: Zombie Edition

Today is Friday 13th, a time for superstition, witches and monsters. Since I’ve already covered witches, I thought this time around I’d celebrate this auspicious date (and its proximity to Halloween) with a few zombie stories. Despite the fact I’m making this post, I’m not actually all that big on zombies. Feed by Mira Grant […]

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Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L. Hannett, Angela Slatter, Ticonderoga Publications, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter

Published: 2012 by Ticonderoga Publications Format reviewed: Paperback, 319 pages Genres: Dark fantasy, horror, historical fantasy Source: Bought from Ticonderoga Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords The gods are dead, but will not be forgotten. […]

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Conflux 13

Last weekend I attended Conflux 13, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention. It ran from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October. The Guests of Honour were Ellen Datlow and Angela Slatter. I took a low-key approach to the convention this year, as I was already worn out from several other commitments throughout September. This meant that […]

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Mt TBR Report: September 2017

September is traditionally a difficult month for me due to the sheer number of personal and professional commitments I have. This year was certainly no exception, leading to my poorest month for reading so far this year. What reading I did tended towards light romances. I managed to compound the situation by acquiring way too […]

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Naked City edited by Ellen Datlow

Published: July 2011 by St. Martin’s Griffin Format reviewed: Paperback, 539 pages Genres: Urban fantasy, horror Source: Library Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today’s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales […]

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Fairytale retellings, Heart's Blood, Juliet Marillier, Tithe, Holly Black, Fire and Hemlock, Diana Wynne Jones, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Five Favourite Fairytale Retellings

Conflux, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention, kicks off today. Panels start at 10 AM, so I was up bright and early to get registered and dive into the fun. The theme this year is Grimm Tales, so I thought I’d share with you five of my favourite fairytale retellings. Thorn by Intisar Khanani I’ve reviewed this […]

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The Grief Hole, Kaaron Warren, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Grief Hole by Kaaron Warren

Published: July 2016 by IFWG Publishing Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 336 pages Genres: Supernatural, psychological horror Source: Library Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo There are many grief holes. There’s the grief hole you fall into when a loved […]

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