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Mt TBR report: April 2015

Reading slowed to a crawl this month, thanks to an especially busy month (both personally and professionally). Even the read-a-thon didn’t save me. I’m a little disappointed not to have kept up the pace of the last few months, however that rate tends to be more exception than rule. It will be interesting to see […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon: April 2015

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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Loose-leaf Links for April

Awards News Hugo Awards The shortlist for the Hugo Awards was announced at the beginning of the month amid much controversy. SF Signal have an annotated shortlist showing the original nominations as well as the replacements that were made after nominations were declined or found ineligible. It also has links to where the nominations can legally […]

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Review: Saga, Volume 3

Published: March 2014 by Image Comics Format reviewed: Paperback, 144 pages Series: Saga #3 Genres: Science fantasy, space opera, speculative fiction, graphic novel Source: On loan from friends Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks Disclaimer:This review contains spoilers for previous volumes. From the Hugo Award-winning duo of Brian K. Vaughan […]

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Australian SF awards season

There has been so much controversy surrounding the shortlist for the Hugo Awards over the last couple of weeks that international readers may be forgiven for thinking it was the only speculative fiction awards news of any note. However, Australian readers will know this is certainly not the case. Over the Easter weekend, the Australian National […]

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Review: The Dagger of Dresnia by Satima Flavell

Published: April 2014 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Talismans #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Satalyte Publishing Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015, Once Upon A Time IX Available: Satalyte Publishing(electronic and print) Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Queen Ellyria […]

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Interview with Becca Lusher

Becca Lusher and I have been friends for over a decade. I was thrilled when she started self-publishing because it meant the wider world would get a chance to meet some of my favourite characters. She recently released a new novel Dark Rebel and to celebrate I invited her for a chat. So to kick things […]

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Review: Unbound and Free by Becca Lusher

Published: July 2014 by Smashwords Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Tales of the Aekhartain (Historical Aekhartain #1) Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Smashwords Reading Challenges: Once Upon A Time IX Available: Amazon ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. Demairo’s life is far from easy. […]

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Mt TBR report: March 2015

March has me well on the way to a record year in terms of the number of books I’ve read. I think I can safely say that this blog has had a definite impact on my reading patterns. However, as with last month, I’m still acquiring books faster than I’m reading them. The pile in […]

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Review – Aurora: Darwin by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: 2013 by Momentum Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #1 Genres: Science fiction Source: From the publisher via NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Google Play ~ Kobo ~ Print Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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