Loose-leaf Links, Earl Grey Editing, Lapsang Souchong, T2, loose-leaf tea

Loose-leaf Links #38

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 from T2. The cooler weather always has me craving smoked teas and this is one of the more smoky varieties. Awards […]

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Bout of Books 19 sign-up

Dewey’s 24-hour read-a-thon takes place this weekend and, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m hoping it will help me put a dint in Mt TBR and my reading for the Hugo Awards. But I know I need all the help I can get. Therefore I’m planning to follow it up by participating in round 19 of […]

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Nerve Ending, Tobi Hill-Meyer, transgender erotica, Anne Rowlands, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Anne Rowlands reviews Nerve Endings edited by Tobi Hill-Meyer

Published: February 2017 by Instar Books Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: LGBTQIA, erotica. Stories are a mix of contemporary and speculative fiction. Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A trans woman […]

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Preparation for Dewey’s read-a-thon, April 2017

Dewey’sread-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 29 April for the east coast of Australia. As usual, I […]

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2016 Aurealis Awards in Retrospect

The 2016 Aurealis Awards were presented on Friday night. Congratulations to all the winners! As most of you know, I had the great honour of being one of the judges on the panel for YA novels and YA short stories. Now that the results are out, I’d like to share a few thoughts on what […]

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Twist, Kylie Scott, Dive Bar, contemporary romance, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Twist by Kylie Scott

Published: April 2017 by Pan Macmillan Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 273 pages Series: Dive Bar #2 Genres: Contemporary romance Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with […]

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Loose-leaf Links #37

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 Neo Australia’s Chocolate Dream. It’s a sweet rooibos blend, with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and cocoa nibs. Fans of chai are sure to enjoy […]

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Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer, Tor Books, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer

Published: January 2017 by Tor Books Format reviewed: Hardback, 336 pages Series: Titan’s Forest #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Library Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo At the highest level of a giant […]

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Ditmar shortlists

The Australian SFF awards season has been very kind to me this year. The preliminary shortlists for the Ditmar Awards were released yesterday and I was delighted to discover I’d made the ballot. Twice over. In the same category. The blog here at Earl Grey Editing has been nominated for Best Fan Publication in Any […]

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Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books, Mt TBR, A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab, Victoria Schwab, David Malouf, Ransom, Emily Dickinson, Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mouse Guard, David Petersen

Mt TBR report: March 2017

March was the first full calendar month where I didn’t have any reading to do for the Aurealis Awards. My reading rate subsequently took a plunge, but I remain happy, especially since there were a lot of good books this month. And things are likely to pick up again, now that the shortlists for the […]

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