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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Loose-leaf Links #59

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 Lavender Tea from Lyndock Lavender Farm. The black tea is largely hidden under the strong musk of lavender and a short brewing time […]

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Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. If you are looking for an Afrofuturistic spin on Avatar: The Last Airbender, this book is for you.

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Mt TBR Report: March 2018

I’m very pleased with my reading for March. Once again, I came within one book of breaking even on my acquisitions. I would have made it with plenty to spare, had I not caved in to the feminist SFF book bundle being curated by Cat Rambo. I’m especially pleased because I also had a bit […]

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Loose-leaf Links #58

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 Mint Slice from Adore Tea. This refreshing black tea is as delicious as it sounds. Follow Up The Los Angeles Review of Books […]

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The Sisters Mederos, Patrice Sarath, Angry Robot Books, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

The Sisters Mederos by Patrice Sarath

Published: April 2018 by Angry Robot Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Tales of Port Saint Frey #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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Ice Wolves by Amie Kaufman

Published: March 2018 by HarperCollins Format reviewed: ARC Paperback, 335 pages Series: Elementals #1 Genres: Fantasy, middle grade Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018 Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book […]

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Scaling Back

Last week I took a hiatus to get things back on track and to have a think about the future of the blog. As I mentioned there, I have been dealing with burnout for a while and it has become apparent to me that my current workload is unsustainable. Having given it some thought, I’m […]

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