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Mt TBR Report: November 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, my reading stats tend to be down in November. I generally manage 6-8 books, so I was pleased that I managed the higher end of that range this year. I reviewed two collections of short stories this month, which slowed me down. The stop-start of short story anthologies is more difficult […]

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Mt TBR Report: October 2018

October was my birthday month and one of my gifts was a Kobo e-reader (to help me break free of Amazon’s evil clutches). So, I might have got a little excited with purchases. I also borrowed a pile of books on journaling from a friend. Even my voracious reading this month wasn’t enough to help […]

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Mt TBR Report: September 2018

September went a long way towards getting my Mt TBR back under control. I knocked out some shorter bits and pieces in the first half of the month. I was ill for much of the second half and reading proved to be a good distraction. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ 1 January 2018: 351 […]

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Mt TBR Report: August 2018

  My Mt TBR cracked 400 books this month; I may have a problem. I can’t even blame it on the Aurealis judging this time. Instead, I found myself picking up a lot of romance novels… even though it’s going to take me a while to get to them. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ […]

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Mt TBR Report: July 2018

Any good progress I made on shrinking Mt TBR last month has been undone and then some. Books for Aurealis judging started arriving in earnest and I discovered a few more Hugo nominees I hadn’t properly added to my list. Then my sweetheart took me on a date to a second-hand bookstore. How’s a girl […]

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Mt TBR Report: June 2018

June was a surprisingly good month for my Mt TBR, despite the fact I attended Continuum. A judicious cull and a last-minute binge read meant I actually managed to shrink the pile a little. However, there’s still a way to go if I hope to break even this year. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ […]

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Mt TBR Report: May 2018

My reading for May was slightly less intensely focused on the Hugo Awards. Things have been very busy in the lead up to Continuum and I found I had to break things up with some lighter fare. Judging from my book count for the month, it looks like last month’s binge is easing off… however, […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, Gemina, Obsidio, The Illuminae Files, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff, The Ash Princess, Laura Sebastian, Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee, Penric's Mission, Penric and Desdamona, Lois McMaster Bujold, Akata Warrior, Nnedi Okorafor, The Beast's Heart, Leife Shallcross, books and tea, tea and books

Mt TBR Report: April 2018

Um, so I did a lot of reading this month. In fact, I don’t think I’ve read this much since I last judged the Aurealis Awards. I might have been a bit excited about the Hugo Awards. Or doing some heavy-duty procrastination. Or maybe both. I gave myself a free pass on acquisitions this month, […]

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Mt TBR Report: March 2018

I’m very pleased with my reading for March. Once again, I came within one book of breaking even on my acquisitions. I would have made it with plenty to spare, had I not caved in to the feminist SFF book bundle being curated by Cat Rambo. I’m especially pleased because I also had a bit […]

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Mt TBR Report: February 2018

February was predominantly a month of romance and YA for me. My reading habits have grown in those directions, anyway, but I was also a bit burnt out and I find those genres comforting. Fortunately for me, I was able to take a short holiday and spent a fair amount of it reading. So, it […]

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