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Mt TBR report: October 2016

  Oh boy. October was a pretty good month for reading. It also involved a flood of acquisitions: some Aurealis entries, some gifts, some acquisitions from Conflux, some loans and some just because I had to have them. So usual story (well, except for the gifts), just slightly higher numbers. My #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats continue to slip. My goal […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, September book haul, Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock, Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the end of the Lane, Juliet Marillier, Den of Wolves

Mt TBR report: September 2016

September is right in the middle of Birthday Season, that time of year when just about everyone I know has a birthday. There has been much cake and not nearly enough reading. Mt TBR is wildly out of control, mostly thanks to an influx of books for the Aurealis Awards. On one glorious morning, I […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, A Map of Bones, Francesca Haig, The Night Circus, Eric Morgenstern, The OTher Side of Summer, Emily Gale, Special, Georgia Blain, Tellow, Megan Jacobson, Black, Fleur Ferris, Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey, The Expanse, Drums and Power Lines, Rowena Evans, A Shattered Empire, Michell Hogan, Mouse Guard, David Petersen

Mt TBR report: August 2016

I did a decent amount of reading this month, but just couldn’t keep up with the onslaught of books that came in this month. Most of these acquisitions came as Aurealis entries, but there were a few review books and I also couldn’t resist a few other bits and pieces. Mt TBR is definitely at […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, Illuminae, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff,

Mt TBR report: July 2016

July wasn’t my slowest month for reading this year, but it came close. I’ve been very unfocused, thanks to my competing reading schedules (Aurealis, Hugo, reviewing). I’ve started quite a few books but not managed to finish many. However, I’m still hanging in there, even if Mt TBR is getting a little out of control. […]

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Mt TBR, History and Fiction, Gillian Polack, Binti, Nnedi Okorafor, Aradia, Charles Leland, Seanan McGuire, Discount Armageddon, Midnight Blue-light Special, InCryptid, tea cup, tea and books

Mt TBR report: June 2016

  Entries for the Aurealis Awards started coming in this month. It has been a challenge to juggle them with reading for the Hugos and reading review books. However, I’m doing a decent job of keeping up with the Aurealis reading and the voting deadline for the Hugos is in a month. Things should ease […]

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Seveneves, Neal Stephenson, Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut's Windlass, The Cinder Spires, The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin, Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, books and tea, Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR

Mt TBR report: May 2016

May was a challenging month for reading. It got off to a slow start, thanks to the way I binge-watched two seasons of Daredevil on Netflix. It also didn’t help that May unofficially turned into the month of chunksters, particularly when the Hugo nominees for Best Novel arrived from the library. My #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats are looking reasonable. My […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, Dungeon World, Sage LaTorra, Adam Koebel, The Opposite of Life, Narelle Harris, tea, tea and books

Mt TBR report: April 2016

March may have been a terrible month for Mt TBR, but April made up for it. I’m very pleased that I have almost broken even for the year and I’m hoping I can keep this up for the next eight months. Hey, a girl can dream. I’ve also done better with #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks. My goal for the […]

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Mt TBR report: March 2016

Um. So, between some excellent sales (particularly from Samhain as they wind up), some raids on the library in preparation for Contact and my trip to the Contact dealers room, I might have been a bit excitable with my acquisitions. Even keeping up my excellent reading rate hasn’t helped. But I always knew March was […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, Mt TBR, The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon, HarperVoyager, Clariel, Garth Nix, The Old Kingdom, Allan and Unwin, Broken Homes, Ben Aaronovitch, Rivers of London, Peter Grant, Gollancz, Wicked Embers, Keri Arthur, Souls of Fire

Mt TBR report: February 2016

Wow. It seems the increase in my reading pace is sticking around. In fact, I’ve read so much that Mt TBR has actually shrunk a little bit. If this keeps up, I might actually break even for 2016! But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. Contact2016 is in March and I anticipate a […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, tea, Rivers of London, Ben Aaronovitch, Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie, Ancillary Mercy, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor, A Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia, SFF, fantasy, sci-fi

Mt TBR report: January 2016

I’ve had an excellent start to my reading this year. It surprises me a little because I had a deadline and a book of short stories that slowed me down. There is just something about collections of short stories that refuses to let me rush. However, I made up for lost time in the last […]

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