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Blogging Birthday: Four Years

Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Earl Grey Editing’s blog. I was a bit more prepared this year and ordered some special chocolates from Mornington Peninsular Chocolates to celebrate. Pictured above (starting from the top and moving clockwise) are the raspberry ganache, French Earl Grey ganache, caramel swirl and chai ganache. Unsurprisingly, my favourite was […]

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Mt TBR Report: July 2018

Any good progress I made on shrinking Mt TBR last month has been undone and then some. Books for Aurealis judging started arriving in earnest and I discovered a few more Hugo nominees I hadn’t properly added to my list. Then my sweetheart took me on a date to a second-hand bookstore. How’s a girl […]

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Dewey’s Readathon, July 2018

Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon took place last weekend. 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 who went […]

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Spinning Silver, Naomi Novik, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik. Originally appearing as a novella in The Starlit Wood edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe, it has been expanded into a novel that will delight lovers of fairytale retellings.

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Loose-leaf Links #65

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 Elder Flower Blend from the Tea Centre. It’s a bit more subtle than some flavoured blacks with a taste reminiscent of berries. I’m […]

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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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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 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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