Conflux 12, Conflux, red fire monkey, Earl Grey Editing, rooibos tea

Preparing for Conflux 12

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 30 September until Monday 3 October and the theme is Red Fire Monkey, after the Chinese astrological year. Special guests are David Farland, a best-selling fantasy author and writing instructor all the way from the US, and […]

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Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

Published: August 2016 by Tachyon Publications Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Literary fiction, fantasy, magical realism Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Retired history professor Abe Aronson is a […]

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Out of Hibernation

Now that spring is well and truly underway, the Earl Grey Editing blog is coming out of hibernation. Posts resume as usual this week, with a review of Peter S. Beagle’s Summerlong tomorrow. On Friday I’ll be checking in with my schedule for Conflux… which starts in a week! I’m really looking forward to it. My spring […]

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The Wizardry of Jewish Women, Gillian Polack, Satalyte Publishing, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

The Wizardry of Jewish Women by Gillian Polack

Published: September 2016 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fiction, fantasy, magic realism Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author is a friend. I have done […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, A Map of Bones, Francesca Haig, The Night Circus, Eric Morgenstern, The OTher Side of Summer, Emily Gale, Special, Georgia Blain, Tellow, Megan Jacobson, Black, Fleur Ferris, Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey, The Expanse, Drums and Power Lines, Rowena Evans, A Shattered Empire, Michell Hogan, Mouse Guard, David Petersen

Mt TBR report: August 2016

I did a decent amount of reading this month, but just couldn’t keep up with the onslaught of books that came in this month. Most of these acquisitions came as Aurealis entries, but there were a few review books and I also couldn’t resist a few other bits and pieces. Mt TBR is definitely at […]

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Bout of Books 17 report

Round 17 of Bout of Books wrapped up on Sunday, so it’s time for me to check in with my progress! In my sign-up post, I mentioned my goal was to get through a minimum of three books. For a while there, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. I started out with Peter S. Beagle’s Summerlong. […]

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50 Australian Women SFF Writers at Lady Business

Regular readers may have noticed that I’m a huge fan of the feminist SFF blog Lady Business. If you’ve not heard of them, they review SFF across a range of media–primarily, but not limited to, books. They also discuss industry and fandom news from queer and feminist perspectives. Their work has been nominated for a […]

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Bout of Books 17 sign-up

I might be going on a blogging hiatus next week, but there’s no way I am going to miss the latest round of Bout of Books. With the Aurealis Awards driving Mt TBR to record-breaking heights, I need all the help I can get! The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a […]

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2016 Snapshot: K.J. Bishop

K.J. Bishop is the award-winning author of The Etched City and story collection That Book Your Mad Ancestor Wrote. She is also an artist, with her recent work Beau (the Boulevardier of Broken Dreams) a finalist in the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. She has a website and an Etsy shop. 1. Your […]

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Earl Grey Editing, tea cup, chocolate, Koko Black, blogiversary

Happy blogiversary!

Today marks the second anniversary of Earl Grey Editing’s blog. I was very disappointed that Jazz Apple–the makers of the cupcake featured in my first anniversary post–had shut down sometime over the last year. I consoled myself with chocolates from Koko Black instead. The heart at the front is their dark chocolate Sienna Strawberry, a […]

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