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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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Preparation for Dewey’s read-a-thon, October 2017

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 11 PM on Saturday 22 October for the east coast of Australia. As usual, […]

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Conflux 13

Last weekend I attended Conflux 13, Canberra’s speculative fiction convention. It ran from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October. The Guests of Honour were Ellen Datlow and Angela Slatter. I took a low-key approach to the convention this year, as I was already worn out from several other commitments throughout September. This meant that […]

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Conflux 13 Schedule

Conflux, Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and fans, begins next week! This year it is taking place from Friday 29 September until Monday 2 October and the theme is Grimm Tales. Hugo-winning editor Ellen Datlow is the international Guest of Honour, and dark fantasy/horror author Angela Slatter is the Australian Guest of Honour. […]

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Bout of Books #20

Round 20 of Bout of Books wrapped up yesterday, 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. Sadly, I didn’t even make that many. I struggled with focus, partly distracted by my radio discussion of […]

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