Rivqa Rafael

Difficult differences: diversity of racial identity in an intersectional anthology

For today’s post, I’ve invited Rivqa Rafael to discuss her forthcoming anthology Problem Daughters. Problem Daughters will amplify the voices of women who are sometimes excluded from mainstream feminism. It will be an anthology of beautiful, thoughtful, unconventional speculative fiction and poetry around the theme of intersectional feminism, with a specific focus on the lives and […]

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Bitten by Amanda Pillar

Published: Self-published in January 2017 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Graced #2 Genres: Urban fantasy, paranormal romance Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble  ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The city of Pinton has never been safe…and now […]

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Read My Valentine 2017

I’ve mentioned many times that I’m a sucker for a reading challenge and I have especially loved the themed challenges Carl has run at Stainless Steel Droppings. There’s Once Upon A Time for fantasy from March until June. There’s Readers Imbibing at Peril for dark fantasy, supernatural and horror over the Halloween period. And there’s […]

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2017 Reading Challenges

If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you probably know I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. Many of the ones in which I participate are seasonal or only run for a short time. However, I usually sign up for a couple of year-long challenges, just to keep things interesting. 2016 Challenge […]

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Mt TBR report: December 2016 and Yearly Wrap-up

Happy New Year! 2016 was a rough year for many, so I hope 2017 has been kind to you so far. My holiday was lovely and I was glad to spend some time with my family. I also manged to get plenty of reading done, which was a great way to see out the year. […]

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My Favourite Reads of 2016

With Christmas now less than a week away, Earl Grey Editing is shutting down for the year. I’ll be on holiday as of today until 6 January, making this my last post of 2016. Before I go, I thought I’d share my favourite reads from this year. These are not books that were necessarily published […]

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Earl Grey Editing's favourite photos of 2016

My Favourite Photos of 2016

  Photography has become an interest of mine over the last few years. I don’t have a fancy camera, but find my phone generally does the trick (sometimes outfitted with a macro lens). Since the inception of Earl Grey Editing’s blog, I’ve used my own photography for posts. At the beginning of the year, I took […]

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Reviews of Awards-eligible Works

With 2016 almost done, the SFF community is already gearing up for the 2017 awards season. To assist with the nominating process, I thought I’d share a list of works I’ve reviewed that are eligible. Ditmar Awards The Ditmars are Australia’s popularly-voted award for SFF. Traditionally, they’re presented at NatCon. In 2017 that will be […]

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Loose-leaf Links #31

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces on sci-fi and fantasy I’ve come across and share them with you over tea. Today’s tea is Daintree Chai, the signature blend of The Tea Chest. It contains star anise (among other ingredients) which gives it a strong aniseed flavour. Awards News […]

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Aurora Decima, Amanda Bridgeman, science fiction, sci-fi, space opera, Earl Grey Editing, book review, books and tea, tea and books

Aurora: Decima by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: Self-published in November 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #6 Genres: Science fiction, space opera, military sci-fi Source: Author Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~  Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review contains spoilers for previous books. […]

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