Brewing Community with Maureen Flynn

Brewing Community is 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 […]

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The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies – Chronicles VI: The Art of War

Published: November 2015 by HarperCollins Format reviewed: Hardback, 256 pages Series: The Hobbit Chronicles #6 Genres: Non-fiction Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The ultimate celebration of the spectacular battle in the […]

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2016 NAFF race

Recently, I wrote a little about stepping outside my comfort zone and my plans to do more of that in the coming year. The 2016 NAFF race is part of that. NAFF is the National Australian Fan Fund. It was set up to send one Australian fan to the National Science Fiction Convention each year. This year […]

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Mt TBR report: November 2015

Um. It’s amazing the damage a single Amazon gift card can do (though I am very pleased to have won it as part of Dewey’s read-a-thon and grateful to Rachel Noel of Purple Owl Reviews for donating it in the first place). Reading was also a bit slower this month, thanks to work chewing up more […]

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The 2016 Sci-fi Experience reading challenge

I’ve always read more fantasy than sci-fi. My stats for the year so far tell me the number of fantasy books I’ve read outweighs the sci-fi by nearly three to one. So I thought I’d take the opportunity to even the odds a little bit. Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings runs some fantastic reading challenges throughout the […]

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Letters to Tiptree edited by Alexandra Pierce and Alisa Krasnostein

Published: August 2015 by Twelfth Planet Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Non-fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available: Twelfth Planet Press (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. For nearly a […]

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Loose-leaf Links for November 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’s tea is a classic English Breakfast, the last of the Whittard’s tins brought back from England as a souvenir for me. A solid flavour without being harsh and […]

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2015 Express Media Awards

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably already heard this news but I thought I would record it here for posterity. Yesterday, I received an email informing me I’d been nominated for the 2015 Express Media Awards. My review of (I Hate You) For Sentimental Reasons was selected for the category of Best Piece […]

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Skyborn by David Dalglish

Published: November 2015 by Orbit Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Seraphim #1 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ 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. The last […]

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A portrait of Mt TBR

  My very first post to this blog mentions that Mt TBR was reaching perilous new heights after I became involved with the book blogging community. The post sounds naive to me now, particularly as I wrote it before I started accepting review books. I thought Mt TBR was high back then, but it has grown […]

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