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2019 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. However, I usually sign up for a couple of year-long challenges, just to keep things interesting. 2018 Challenges […]

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SciFiMonth 2018

November was SciFiMonth, a reading/media challenge run by Imyril of x+1 and Lisa of Dear Geek Place. The idea is to use the occasion as an excuse to consume all the science fiction you’ve been meaning to get to. Since I did so well with the RIP XIII reading challenge over September and October, I […]

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  Happy Halloween! I admit I don’t really celebrate, but it is a wonderful excuse to wear some awesome manicures. Of course, the arrival of Halloween means that the 13th Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge is coming to a close. In case you have forgotten, this is basically an excuse to read as much as […]

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SciFiMonth 2018 sign-up

According to my reading stats, the percentage of sci-fi in my reading diet is up on previous years. But it could always use a bit more of a boost. The RIP XIII challenge provided a nice balance of focus and freedom, so I thought I’d try signing up for something similar. SciFiMonth is run by […]

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Conflux 14 Report

Conflux 14, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention, took place last weekend. Ordinarily, this would be the part where I report in about the amazing people and interesting panels I saw. Unfortunately, I was quite unwell and had to cancel my attendance. I consoled myself with a copy of Joanna Russ’s How to Suppress Women’s Writing and […]

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Conflux 14 schedule

  Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October and the theme is Unconventional Heroes. YA author Ambelin Kwaymullina is the Guest of Honour, along with local horror author Rob Hood. As usual, I will be […]

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RIP 13 sign-up

It has been a few years since I last participated in the Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge. For those unfamiliar with it: The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as: Mystery. Suspense. Thriller. Dark Fantasy. Gothic. Horror. Supernatural. The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it […]

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Dewey’s Readathon, July 2018

Dewey’s 24-hour Readathon took place last weekend. 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 went […]

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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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