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Crossroads of Canopy, Thoraiya Dyer, Tor Books, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Crossroads of Canopy by Thoraiya Dyer

Published: January 2017 by Tor Books Format reviewed: Hardback, 336 pages Series: Titan’s Forest #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Library Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo At the highest level of a giant […]

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Mt TBR report: March 2017

March was the first full calendar month where I didn’t have any reading to do for the Aurealis Awards. My reading rate subsequently took a plunge, but I remain happy, especially since there were a lot of good books this month. And things are likely to pick up again, now that the shortlists for the […]

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Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Published: March 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Strange the Dreamer #1 Genres: Epic fantasy, YA romance Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in […]

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Humanity for Beginners, Faith Mudge, Less Than Three Press, lesbian werewolves, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Humanity for Beginners by Faith Mudge

Published: February 2017 by Less Than Three Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Contemporary fantasy, LGBTQIA Source: NetGalley Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (electronic only) ~Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Gloria […]

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Penric and the Shaman, Lois McMaster Bujold, Subterranean Press, fantasy, World of the Five Gods, tea and books, books and tea, Earl Grey Editing

Penric and the Shaman by Lois McMaster Bujold

Published: February 2017 by Subterranean Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Penric and Desdemona #2 Genres: Fantasy Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Young Lord […]

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Frogkisser!, Garth Nix, middle grade, fairytale, fantasy, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Frogkisser! by Garth Nix

Published: March 2017 by Allen & Unwin Format reviewed: Paperback, 336 pages Genres: Fantasy, middle grade Source: Publisher Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an […]

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Mt TBR report: February 2017

The first half of February continued January’s frantic pace as I concentrated on finishing all the remaining Aurealis nominations. The second half slowed down to a somewhat more manageable pace. Since I’m over halfway towards my goal of reading 100 books for 2017, I’ve decided to revise the goal up to 150. My other personal […]

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With Roses in Their Hair, Kayla Bashe, Tam Lin retelling, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea, science fantasy

With Roses in Their Hair by Kayla Bashe

Published: Self-published in November 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Romance, science-fiction, fantasy, fairytale retelling Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Valentine Available:Amazon A F/F sci-fantasy retelling of the child ballad Tam Lin. Released as a tribute to the life and works of academic “tam-nonlinear” and to raise awareness of the adoptable cats they posted […]

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Mt TBR Wrap-up: January 2017

2017 got off to an epic start. With the deadline for Aurealis judging breathing down my neck, I’ve been tearing through the books faster than I’ve been acquiring them. At the rate I’m going, I should have no trouble making it to 100 books by the end of the year. In fact, I’m thinking of […]

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The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart, Stephanie Burgis, Earl Grey Editing

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis

Published:February 2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, Middle Grade Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest dragon […]

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