Echoes of Understorey, Thoraiya Dyer, Titan's Forest, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Echoes of Understorey by Thoraiya Dyer

Published: March 2018 by Tor Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 350 pages Series: Titan’s Forest #2 Genres: Fantasy 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 in […]

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Gone Fishing

I have been struggling a lot with burnout this year. My word count has been shrinking each week and it has been taking me longer and longer to write my blog posts. The head start I had on them has been shrinking and it has been increasingly stressful to meet their deadlines. Last week I […]

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Raj's Whole Chai Tea, chai, Gewurzhaus, Earl Grey Editing, Loose-leaf Links, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #57

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 Raj’s Whole Chai Tea from Gewurzhaus. I’m fond of chai that uses star anise and this blend must also use plenty of black […]

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Tess of the Road, Rachel Hartman, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

This week I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show with a review of Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman. This is a powerful young adult novel that deals with some serious issues and wears its feminist heart on its sleeve.

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Mt TBR, Earl Grey Editing, Nevernight, Jay Kristoff, The Silver Well, Kate Forsyth, Kim Wilkins, Unearthed, Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, Steering the Craft, Ursula Le Guin, Children of Blood and Bone, Tomi Adeyemi, How to Bee, Brenda MacDibble, books and tea, tea and books

Mt TBR Report: February 2018

February was predominantly a month of romance and YA for me. My reading habits have grown in those directions, anyway, but I was also a bit burnt out and I find those genres comforting. Fortunately for me, I was able to take a short holiday and spent a fair amount of it reading. So, it […]

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The Belles, Dhonielle Clayton, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea.

The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Published: February 2018 by Gollancz Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Belles #1 Genres: Fantasy, YA, horror Source: NetGalley Available: 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. Camellia Beauregard […]

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Madura Tea, Earl Grey tea, Earl Grey Editing, loose-leaf tea, Loose-leaf Links

Loose-leaf Links #56

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 Earl Grey from Madura Tea. It’s a stronger tea but balanced nicely with the fragrant bergamot. Announcements The preliminary ballot for the Ditmar […]

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Unearthed, Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Published: December 2017 by Allen & Unwin Format reviewed: Paperback, 331 pages Series: Unearthed #1 Genres: Science fiction, YA romance, action adventure Source: Harry Hartog Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2018, Beat the Backlist Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ […]

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DUFF, Down Under Fan Fund, Marlee Jane Ward, Earl Grey Editing, DUFF Interview

DUFF Interview: Marlee Jane Ward

The Down Under Fan Fund is designed to promote connections between fandoms in Australasia and North America. This year DUFF will send one delegate from Australiasia to Worldcon in San Jose in August. Voting is open to all interested fans, regardless of nationality. It closes 31 March. Marlee Jane Ward is the sole candidate this […]

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Hunger Makes the Wolf, Blood Binds the Pack, Alex Wells, Angry Robot Books, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Hunger Makes the Wolf and Blood Binds the Pack by Alex Wells

Published: March 2017 & February 2018 by Angry Robot Books Format reviewed: Paperback & E-book (mobi) Series: Hob #1 & #2 Genres: Science fiction Source: Library & NetGalley Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with […]

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