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My Favourite Reads of 2014

Earl Grey Editing will be closed from 20 December until 12 January, making this my last post of the year. I thought I would leave you with some of my favourite reads from 2014. These are not books that were necessarily published this year, just read by me this year. In no particular order: If […]

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Loose-leaf Links for December

Since Earl Grey Editing will be closed from 20 December until 12 January, I’m posting this edition a little early. Anything else of interest I stumble across this month will get included in the January edition. Bookish news At Tor.com, Delia Sherman reflects on book covers and the work of Kathleen Jennings. The gorgeous cover […]

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Mt TBR report: November 2014

After October’s little hiccup, Mt TBR is slooowly shrinking again. However, I’m going to have to do better if I want to preemptively mitigate the damage Christmas is likely to cause. Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ 1 January: 191 Mt TBR @ 31 October: 219 Mt TBR @30 November: 217   Books read 49. […]

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Review: Flower and Weed by Margo Lanagan

Published: 2013 by FableCroft Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy Source: Purchased on Amazon While not technically part of a series, Flower and Weed is a short story connected to Margo Lanagan’s novel Sea Hearts. It focuses on one of the minor characters from the novel and shares a glimpse into part of her […]

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Review: Phantazein edited by Tehani Wessely

Published: 2014 by FableCroft Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: None Genres: Fantasy Source: Review copy provided by the publisher Challenges: Dewey’s Read-a-thon Disclaimer: I know the publisher, cover artist and a couple of the contributors In my September review of To Spin A Darker Stair, I anticipated that Phantazein would prove to be more […]

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Review: Sea Hearts by Margo Lanagan

Published: 2012 by Allen and Unwin Format reviewed: Paperback, 343 pages Series: None Genres: Fantasy. A case could also be made for YA Source: Public library Challenge: Dewey’s read-a-thon Sea Hearts is a dark fantasy that taps into traditional tales of selkie wives. Misskaella is a lonely child, bullied by her sisters and shunned by […]

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Mt TBR report: October 2014

September saw Mt TBR tower ever higher. As expected, Conflux contributed significantly, though wasn’t solely to blame. I’m just not reading as much at the moment and I shudder to think what Mt TBR would have looked like without Dewey’s read-a-thon to get it a little more under control. Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ […]

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Loose-leaf Links for October

I hadn’t intended to make signal boosts a regular part of this blog but I get too many tasty tidbits to resist. So welcome to Loose-leaf Links. Baggage If the gorgeous cover above looks familiar to you, it may be because you’ve seen it in my portfolio. I was a sub-editor on the anthology and […]

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Guest post: The Writing Life

I belong to a number of writing groups, including the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild. One of the things I love most about the CSFG is the way it celebrates the achievements of its members… and they have a lot to celebrate. Fellow member and friend Donna Maree Hanson has just had two fantasy novels published […]

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September Mt TBR segment

Mt TBR report: September 2014

A few years ago, I made an optimistic New Year’s resolution to finish the year with a smaller Mt TBR. If the overall total was less than it had been on 1 January–even if it was only by one book–I’d count myself successful. It’s a goal I’ve never managed to achieve, but I continue to […]

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