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Dewey’s Read-a-thon sign-up, July 2018

Dewey’s read-a-thon is my favourite reading challenge and it usually runs twice a year–in April and October. This year Andi and Heather have decided to surprise us all with a third round. Although it will still run for the full 24 hours, the starting time has been shifted 12 hours. This means the challenge begins […]

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Continuum 14

A week ago, I was in Melbourne attending Continuum 14. This speculative fiction convention ran from Friday 8 June until Monday 11 June. The Guests of Honour were Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. As is my habit, I live-tweeted a bunch of panels. Since Storify is no longer a thing, I’ve rounded them up here. […]

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Continuum 14 Schedule

Next Friday I’ll be down in Melbourne gearing up for the start of Continuum 14. The Guests of Honour are Cat Sparks and Alison Evans. This will be my second year attending; I was really impressed by the programming last year and couldn’t resist coming back. Speaking of programming, I’ve been scheduled on some fantastic […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon, April 2018

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 […]

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Preparation for Dewey’s Read-a-thon, April 2018

Dewey’s read-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 28 April for the east coast of Australia. As usual, […]

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2017 Awards Eligibility

With 2017 done, awards season is once again gearing up. To assist with the nominating process, I thought I’d share a list of works I’ve reviewed that are eligible. Ditmar Awards The Ditmars are Australia’s popularly-voted awards for SFF. Traditionally, they’re presented at NatCon. In 2018 that will be Swancon 43, held in Perth from […]

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Bout of Books #21

Round 21 of Bout of Books wrapped up on Sunday, so it’s time for me to check in with my progress! In my sign-up post, I mentioned my goal was to get through a minimum of three books. One of the books on my list, The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty, was over 500 […]

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2018 Reading Challenges

If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you probably know I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. Some of the ones in which I participate are seasonal or only run for a short time–such as the Bout of Books challenge which starts today. However, I usually sign up for a couple of […]

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Bout of Books #21 sign-up

I’m determined that 2018 is going to be the year I get Mt TBR back under control. No, really, you can stop laughing now. Fortunately for me, the 21st Bout of Books starts next week: The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week […]

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Dewey’s Read-a-thon, October 2017

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 […]

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