Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, Mountains of the Mind, Gillian Polack, The Lascar's Dagger, Glenda Larke, City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett, A Dream to Build a Kiss on, Narrelle M Harris, Fucking Apostrophes, Simon Griffen, tea and books, books and tea

Mt TBR Report: June 2018

June was a surprisingly good month for my Mt TBR, despite the fact I attended Continuum. A judicious cull and a last-minute binge read meant I actually managed to shrink the pile a little. However, there’s still a way to go if I hope to break even this year. Mt TBR Status Mt TBR @ […]

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Mt TBR Report: May 2018

My reading for May was slightly less intensely focused on the Hugo Awards. Things have been very busy in the lead up to Continuum and I found I had to break things up with some lighter fare. Judging from my book count for the month, it looks like last month’s binge is easing off… however, […]

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Retribution, War of the Gods, Jennifer Fallon, Corpselight, Verity Fassbinder, Angela Slatter, Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist, Down Among the Sticks and Bones, Seanan McGuire, Wayward Children, Valentine, Jodi McAllister

Mt TBR report: June 2017

2017 is now half over and I have met my initial annual reading goal of 100 books. I’ve decided to go ahead and set a new target. Without the Aurealis Awards to spur me on, my reading pace has slowed, so I think 200 books isn’t realistic. However, 150 books should be achievable. June was […]

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Mt TBR report: April 2017

April was already a great month for my reading, but it was nice to have Dewey’s readathon to give it an extra boost. Mt TBR has increased a little with the release of the shortlists for the Hugos and the Ditmars. However, the award shortlists also mean I’m not having any trouble meeting my new […]

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Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, tea and books, Mt TBR, A Darker Shade of Magic, V.E. Schwab, Victoria Schwab, David Malouf, Ransom, Emily Dickinson, Certain Dark Things, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Mouse Guard, David Petersen

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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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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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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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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