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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Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact, Alison Goodman, A Tangle of Gold, Jaclyn Moriarty, Book of Lies, Teri Terry, The Bone Queen, Alison Croggon, Allegiance, Confused, Wanda Wiltshire, TBR, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Mt TBR report: November 2016

November has been… an interesting month. I got off to a roaring start but eye strain slowed me down significantly and I continue to be slow to recover. So I’m pleased that I still managed to finish a reasonable number of books. As expected, my #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats continue to slip. My goal for the challenge was to make sure […]

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The Bone Knife, Intisar Khanani, The Theft of Sunlight, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanani

Published: October 2012 by Purple Monkey Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Theft of Sunlight #0.5 Genres: Fantasy Source: Smashwords Reading Challenges: Read My Own Damn Books Available:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords ~ Free across all platforms Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and […]

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Strain

Apparently there’s such a thing as too much reading. Last week I had some trouble with my eyesight. Both the doctor and the optometrist agreed it was eye strain. I had to drastically reduce the amount of time I spent reading and using the computer. As a consequence, there will be no posts this week. […]

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Reading for comfort and defiance, Den of Wolves, Juliet Marillier, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet, Becky Chambers, The Wayfarers, Blackthorn and Grim, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Reading for Comfort and Defiance

The US election left many of my friends feeling frightened and angry. It left me worried for their safety and livelihoods. At first, I felt helpless all the way over here in Australia. But I’m a big believer in the power of small things. So I started tweeting book recommendations. Since it seemed to help a few […]

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Blazing Dawn, Becca Lusher, books and tea, tea and books, dragons, Earl Grey Editing

Blazing Dawn by Becca Lusher

Published: Self-published in August 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Dragonlands #1 Genres: Fantasy, romance Source: Author Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords 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 my best to give an unbiased review. Nera has […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea, flavoured black tea, Cafe latte, Adore Tea

Loose-leaf Links #30

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 Café Latte from Adore Tea. This is one of my new favourite teas, with a strong caramel flavour. It has also been very popular with guests! […]

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A Closed and Common Orbit, Becky Chambers, Wayfarers, science fiction, sci-fi

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

Published: October 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Wayfarers #2 Genres: Science fiction Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This review contains […]

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Mt TBR report: October 2016

  Oh boy. October was a pretty good month for reading. It also involved a flood of acquisitions: some Aurealis entries, some gifts, some acquisitions from Conflux, some loans and some just because I had to have them. So usual story (well, except for the gifts), just slightly higher numbers. My #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats continue to slip. My goal […]

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Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Published: August 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: Paperback, 420 pages Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1 Genres: Fantasy, YA, Urban fantasy, Paranormal romance Source: Dymocks Reading Challenges: Read My Own Damn Books Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo In general, Karou has managed to keep her […]

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