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Dewey’s Read-a-thon sign-up, July 2018

Dewey’s read-a-thon is my favourite reading challenge and it usually runs twice a year–in April and October. This year Andi and Heather have decided to surprise us all with a third round. Although it will still run for the full 24 hours, the starting time has been shifted 12 hours. This means the challenge begins […]

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The Transfigured Hart, Jane Yolen, Tachyon Publishing, Particle Books, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

The Transfigured Hart by Jane Yolen

Published: June 2018 by Tachyon Publications Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, middle grade Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~ Amazon (AU,US) ~ Barnes & Noble~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Heather and Richard have little in […]

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Lapsang Souchong, Lupicia, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea, Earl Grey Editing

Loose-leaf Links #64

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 Lapsang Souchong by Lupicia. I bought this while in Melbourne for Continuum and I’ve been drinking it non-stop ever since. The tea itself […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, Mountains of the Mind, Gillian Polack, The Lascar's Dagger, Glenda Larke, City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett, A Dream to Build a Kiss on, Narrelle M Harris, Fucking Apostrophes, Simon Griffen, tea and books, books and tea

Mt TBR Report: June 2018

June was a surprisingly good month for my Mt TBR, despite the fact I attended Continuum. A judicious cull and a last-minute binge read meant I actually managed to shrink the pile a little. However, there’s still a way to go if I hope to break even this year. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ […]

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Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor, Akata Witch, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

Keen fans of the Hugo Awards will be aware that 2018 marks the inaugural presentation of the World Science Fiction Society Award for Best Young Adult Book. The shortlist for this Hugo-adjacent award (which will, barring shenanigans at the AGM, henceforth be known as the Lodestar Award) includes Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor. Today I’m […]

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City of Lies by Sam Hawke

Published: July 2018 by Tor Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Poison Wars #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free […]

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Continuum 14

A week ago, I was in Melbourne attending Continuum 14. This speculative fiction convention ran from Friday 8 June until Monday 11 June. The Guests of Honour were Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. As is my habit, I live-tweeted a bunch of panels. Since Storify is no longer a thing, I’ve rounded them up here. […]

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Buddha's Tears, T2, Earl Grey Editing, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #63

  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 Buddha’s Tears from T2. It’s a light green tea flavoured with jasmine, good with meals or whenever you need something gentle and […]

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Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty, Kindle, Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, tea and books

Mt TBR Report: May 2018

My reading for May was slightly less intensely focused on the Hugo Awards. Things have been very busy in the lead up to Continuum and I found I had to break things up with some lighter fare. Judging from my book count for the month, it looks like last month’s binge is easing off… however, […]

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Ida, Alison Evans, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Ida by Alison Evans

Next weekend I’ll be attending Continuum, a speculative fiction convention held in Melbourne. Whenever I’m attending a convention, I always like to try to review something by one of the Guests of Honour. This year, Continuum is playing host to Alison Evans, one of Australia’s up-and-coming talents in YA SFF. Their debut novel Ida won […]

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