Mt TBR report: October 2015

As expected, October saw a bit of an influx of books, partly thanks to the dealers’ room at Conflux… though I also need to stay away from NetGalley for a while. It’s a good thing Dewey’s read-a-thon took place this month or the damage might have been worse. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ 1 […]

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A Talent for Trickery by Alissa Johnson

Published: November 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Thief-takers #1 Genres: Historical romance Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher ~ 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. Years ago, Owen Renderwell […]

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Loose-leaf Links for October 2015

  Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces I’ve come across in the last month and share them with you over tea. This month I’ve been drinking lots of T2’s London Breakfast. It is a lightly smoked tea, perfect for cool mornings. Just a quick note: you’ll notice that […]

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Captive Prince, C.S. Pacat, gay fantasy

Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

Published:April 2015 by Viking Books Format reviewed: Paperback, 268 pages Series: Captive Prince #1 Genres: Fantasy, romance Source: Borrowed from a friend Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Damen is a warrior hero to his people, and the rightful heir to the […]

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Brewing Community with Melissa Hartfiel

Brewing Communityis a series of guest posts in which readers, writers, artists and fans are invited to share their experiences of community. Whether online or in person, these groups bring a great deal of support and sometimes stress to their members. The aim of this series is to share the joy and find ways to […]

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Dewey’s read-a-thon report: October 2015

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 who […]

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2015 Diversiverse wrap-up

It has been quite the weekend for reading challenges. Dewey’s read-a-thon took place on Sunday and was a blast, as always. But I will get to that in another post. Saturday marked the end of the Diversiverse reading challenge. For those that need reminding, A More Diverse Universe is a very simple reading challenge. It asks […]

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Preparation for Dewey’s Read-a-thon, October 2015

My haul from Conflux 11 might have been modest, but I could always use a boost when it comes to keeping on top of Mt TBR. Fortunately, Dewey’s read-a-thon is taking place this weekend! For those unaware, the read-a-thon runs twice a year–in April and October. It runs for 24 hours, but participation for the […]

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Conflux 11, Part 2

Conflux 11 took place from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October. As is always the case, there was a lot of good programming to see, so I had to split my report into two parts. You can read the first part here. I was fortunate enough to sit on a couple of panels throughout the […]

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Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Published: Self-published, May 2012 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Diversiverse Available: Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Smashwords For Princess Alyrra, choice is a luxury she’s never had … until she’s betrayed. Princess Alyrra has never enjoyed the security or power of her rank. Between her family’s cruelty and […]

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