Read My Valentine, Earl Grey Editing, romance reading challenge

Read My Valentine 2017

I’ve mentioned many times that I’m a sucker for a reading challenge and I have especially loved the themed challenges Carl has run at Stainless Steel Droppings. There’s Once Upon A Time for fantasy from March until June. There’s Readers Imbibing at Peril for dark fantasy, supernatural and horror over the Halloween period. And there’s […]

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Earl Grey Editing, 2017 Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges

If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you probably know I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. Many 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. 2016 Challenge […]

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Bout of Books, A Town Called Dust, Justin Woolley, Mouse Guard, David Petersen, books and tea, Mouse Guard papercraft, papercraft, paper craft

Bout of Books 17 report

Round 17 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. For a while there, I wasn’t sure I was going to make it. I started out with Peter S. Beagle’s Summerlong. […]

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Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, Hear Me Roar, Liz Grzyb, Vigil, Angela Slatter, The Lyre Thief, Jennifer Fallon, Ancillary Sword, Ann Leckie, mid-year best books

2016 mid-year check-in

While 2016 has been a bit of a rough year for most, it has been rather kind to me so far. It afforded me the chance to attend Contact2016, as well as participate in voting for the Hugo Awards and judging the Aurealis Awards for the very first time. It has been challenging in the […]

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Once Upon A Time, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, The Opposite of Life, Narelle Harris, Foxglove Summer, Ben Aaronovitch, Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth

Once Upon A Time X: epilogue

  The Once Upon A Time X reading challenge finished yesterday, so it is time for me to check in with how I went. To recap, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It is organised by Carl of Stainless Steel Droppings and runs from 21 March to 21 June. I signed up […]

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Bout of Books, Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, Cat Sparks, Kaaron Warren, Deborah Biancotti, Alex Wright, Carpentaria, tea and books

Bout of Books 16 report

Round 16 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. I started out well, tearing through Penric’s Demon by Lois McMaster Bujold. Then I started in on Carpentaria by Alexis Wright. I’d […]

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