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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, Summerlong, Peter S. Beagle, tea and books

Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle

Published: August 2016 by Tachyon Publications Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Literary fiction, fantasy, magical realism Source: NetGalley Available: Publisher (print) ~ 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. Retired history professor Abe Aronson is a […]

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The Wizardry of Jewish Women, Gillian Polack, Satalyte Publishing, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

The Wizardry of Jewish Women by Gillian Polack

Published: September 2016 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fiction, fantasy, magic realism Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 Available: Publisher (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The author is a friend. I have done […]

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Review: The Art of Effective Dreaming by Gillian Polack

Published: April 2015 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, literary fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015, Once Upon A Time IX Available: Satalyte Publishing (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. Fay […]

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Illuminations by Gillian Polack

Published: 2002 by Trivium Publishing Format reviewed: Paperback, 289 pages Genres: Literary fiction, fantasy Source: Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best to give an unbiased review. Rose is an Australian medievalist on sabbatical in France. She discovers a strange […]

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Mt TBR report: January 2015

  It never quite feels like the summer holidays unless I have my nose stuck in a book. Despite the unseasonably cool, wet weather (or perhaps because of it), I did well with keeping my summer tradition. In fact, it has been a few years since I managed to read so many books in the […]

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Mt TBR report: December 2014 & Yearly Wrap-up

Happy New Year! I hope it has been treating you well so far. As you can see, I’m back from my holiday. I had a lovely time with family and friends. My only complaint is that I didn’t get enough reading time (but when is that ever the case?). With 2014 officially over, it’s time […]

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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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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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