Loose-leaf Links #62

  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 Blueberry and Almond from the Tea Centre. While the blueberry flavouring comes through clearly, there’s a disappointing lack of almond. Awards News […]

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An Unkindness of Magicians, Kat Howard, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

An Unkindness of Magicians by Kat Howard

Published: November 2017 by Saga Press Format reviewed: Paperback, 356 pages Genres: Dark contemporary fantasy Source: Library Reading Challenges: Beat the Backlist Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo The Unseen World of wealthy and literally powerful magicians in New York City prides itself on remaining […]

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Loose-leaf Links #61

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 Whittard’s 1886 Blend. This plain black tea is nice and strong without being too harsh on the tannins. Announcements My hazing welcome to […]

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In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black. This is a very dark YA sci-fi horror that explores the myth of Terra Nullius and the flaws in capitalism in a way that’s accessible for young readers.

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Mt TBR Report: April 2018

Um, so I did a lot of reading this month. In fact, I don’t think I’ve read this much since I last judged the Aurealis Awards. I might have been a bit excited about the Hugo Awards. Or doing some heavy-duty procrastination. Or maybe both. I gave myself a free pass on acquisitions this month, […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon, April 2018

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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The Beast's Heart, Leife Shallcross, Hodder & Stoughton, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Published: April 2018 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: Paperback ARC, 339 pages Genres: Fairytale retelling, fantasy Source: Author Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. […]

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Loose-leaf Links #60

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 Cherry Lane from Adore Tea. The tea brews lighter than I expected, but the cherry flavour is strong. Announcements My podcasting adventures with […]

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Preparation for Dewey’s Read-a-thon, April 2018

Dewey’s read-a-thon is my favourite reading challenge and runs twice a year–in April and October. It runs for 24 hours, but participation for the full length is optional. Which is a good thing, because this round will be kicking off at 10 PM on Saturday 28 April for the east coast of Australia. As usual, […]

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Murder on the Titania, Alex Acks, Queen of Swords Press, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Murder on the Titania by Alex Acks

Published: April 2018 by Queen of Swords Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Adventures of Captain Ramos and Her Valiant Crew #1 Genres: Mystery, science fiction, alternate history, steampunk Source: Publisher Available:Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this […]

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