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My Favourite Photos of 2018

In recent times, I’ve started a tradition of sorting through my photos for the year and posting some of my favourites here on the blog. I enjoy being able to share another side of my creativity and some of the memories that come up. Looking back on 2018 left me feeling like this year has […]

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2018 Awards Eligibility

With 2018 almost done, awards season is once again gearing up. Which means it’s time for my obligatory eligibility post. Work I’ve Reviewed The Ditmar Awards The Ditmars are Australia’s popularly-voted awards for SFF. Traditionally, they’re presented at NatCon. In 2019 that will be Continuum 15, held in Melbourne 7-10 June. Works I’ve reviewed that […]

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Mt TBR Report: November 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, my reading stats tend to be down in November. I generally manage 6-8 books, so I was pleased that I managed the higher end of that range this year. I reviewed two collections of short stories this month, which slowed me down. The stop-start of short story anthologies is more difficult […]

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Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space) edited by Catherine Lundoff

Published: December 2018 by Queen of Swords Press Format reviewed: E-book (epub) Genres: Fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, LGBTQIA Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Indiebound ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this […]

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SciFiMonth 2018

November was SciFiMonth, a reading/media challenge run by Imyril of x+1 and Lisa of Dear Geek Place. The idea is to use the occasion as an excuse to consume all the science fiction you’ve been meaning to get to. Since I did so well with the RIP XIII reading challenge over September and October, I […]

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Loose-leaf Links #71

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Afternoon Tea from Lupicia. Despite the colour, it doesn’t taste strongly of tannin, thanks to the blend of Darjeeling and Assam. It is […]

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How to Fracture a Fairy Tale by Jane Yolen

Published: November 2018 by Tachyon Publications Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fairy tale, fantasy, contemporary, historical Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of […]

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Loose-leaf Links #70

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi, fantasy and romance I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Sir Earl from Tea Garden Co. It’s a delightful Earl Grey blend which is not too harsh with its bergamot. One of the […]

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Icefall, Stephanie Gunn, Twelfth Planet Press, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Icefall by Stephanie Gunn

Published: October 2018 by Twelfth Planet Press Format reviewed: E-book (epub) Genres: Science fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018, SciFiMonth Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author […]

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Mt TBR Report: October 2018

October was my birthday month and one of my gifts was a Kobo e-reader (to help me break free of Amazon’s evil clutches). So, I might have got a little excited with purchases. I also borrowed a pile of books on journaling from a friend. Even my voracious reading this month wasn’t enough to help […]

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