Illuminations by Gillian Polack

Published: 2002 by Trivium Publishing Format reviewed: Paperback, 289 pages Genres: Literary fiction, fantasy Source: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. Rose is an Australian medievalist on sabbatical in France. She discovers a strange […]

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Mt TBR report: January 2015

  It never quite feels like the summer holidays unless I have my nose stuck in a book. Despite the unseasonably cool, wet weather (or perhaps because of it), I did well with keeping my summer tradition. In fact, it has been a few years since I managed to read so many books in the […]

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Review: Nightmare in Steam by Lexi Ostrow

Published: 2014 by Hot Ink Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Alliance of Silver and Steam #1 Genres: Erotica, Paranormal romance, Steampunk Source: From the publisher via NetGalley Lucius is a Nightmare Demon with the power to invade dreams and frighten people to death. On a mission to infiltrate the Alliance of Silver and Steam–a […]

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Loose-leaf Links for January

No shiny covers this month, so instead here’s a photo of my new favourite loose-leaf tea, discovered courtesy of my Monstrositea subscription. Awards News Nominations for the 2015 Ditmar Awards close on 1 February, so if you’re a member of Australian fandom, you haven’t got long! Not sure if you qualify as Australian fandom? See […]

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Review: Saga, Volume One

Published: 2012 by Image Comics Format reviewed: Paperback, 160 pages Series: Saga #1 Genres: Science fantasy, space opera, speculative fiction, graphic novel Source: On loan from friends Two soldiers from opposing sides of a galactic war fall in love, desert their respective armies and have a baby together. Naturally, their commanders are less than impressed […]

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Diversity and Reading

It’s that time of year where readers and reviewers are taking stock of what they’ve read, looking at their stats (if they track them) and make goals for the new year. You’ve probably noticed I’ve been doing the same. It was in this spirit that Andi of Estella’s Revenge posted her thoughts on the slippery […]

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Review: Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

Published: 2009 by Hachette Format reviewed: Paperback, 398 pages Series: The Witcher #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Bought on Amazon When an invading empire conquers her country, Ciri is rescued by a monster hunter called Geralt of Rivia. The princess slowly learns magic and trains as the first female witcher (as the monster hunters are called). […]

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2015 reading challenges

I love the New Year. I love the feeling of possibility, of all the exciting new projects awaiting me. I want to dive into all of them straightaway and it’s a challenge not to go overboard. This goes just as much for my reading as it does for any other aspect of my life. There […]

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Mt TBR report: December 2014 & Yearly Wrap-up

Happy New Year! I hope it has been treating you well so far. As you can see, I’m back from my holiday. I had a lovely time with family and friends. My only complaint is that I didn’t get enough reading time (but when is that ever the case?). With 2014 officially over, it’s time […]

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My Favourite Reads of 2014

Earl Grey Editing will be closed from 20 December until 12 January, making this my last post of the year. I thought I would leave you with some of my favourite reads from 2014. These are not books that were necessarily published this year, just read by me this year. In no particular order: If […]

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