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Midnight and Moonshine, Lisa L. Hannett, Angela Slatter, Ticonderoga Publications, Earl Grey Editing, tea and books, books and tea

Midnight and Moonshine by Lisa Hannett and Angela Slatter

Published: 2012 by Ticonderoga Publications Format reviewed: Paperback, 319 pages Genres: Dark fantasy, horror, historical fantasy Source: Bought from Ticonderoga Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017 Available: Publisher (print only) ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords The gods are dead, but will not be forgotten. […]

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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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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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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, tea and books, A Shattered Empire, Mitchell Hogan, Special, Georgia Blain, Black, Fleur Ferris, Yellow, Gemina, Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman, The Road to Winter, Mark Smith, The Map of Bones, Francesca Haig

Mt TBR report: December 2016 and Yearly Wrap-up

Happy New Year! 2016 was a rough year for many, so I hope 2017 has been kind to you so far. My holiday was lovely and I was glad to spend some time with my family. I also manged to get plenty of reading done, which was a great way to see out the year. […]

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My Favourite Reads of 2016

With Christmas now less than a week away, Earl Grey Editing is shutting down for the year. I’ll be on holiday as of today until 6 January, making this my last post of 2016. Before I go, I thought I’d share my favourite reads from this year. These are not books that were necessarily published […]

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Den of Wolves, Juliet Marillier, Blackthorn and Grim, fantasy, historical fantasy, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier

Published: October 2016 by PanMacmillan Australia Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 418 pages Series: Blackthorn and Grim #3 Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016 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 […]

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Mt TBR report: July 2016

July wasn’t my slowest month for reading this year, but it came close. I’ve been very unfocused, thanks to my competing reading schedules (Aurealis, Hugo, reviewing). I’ve started quite a few books but not managed to finish many. However, I’m still hanging in there, even if Mt TBR is getting a little out of control. […]

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Tempting Mr Townsend, Anna Campbell, Dashing Widows, Earl Grey Editing, romance, Regency romance, tea and books

Tempting Mr Townsend by Anna Campbell

Published: Self-published in February 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Dashing Widows #2 Genres: Romance, Regency romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks  Available:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Beauty – and the Beast? When Anthony Townsend bursts into Lady Deerham’s fashionable Mayfair mansion demanding the return of his orphaned nephew, the lovely […]

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The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, historical fiction, Wilhelm Grimm, the Brothers Grimm, fairytales

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

Published: March 2013 by Random House Australia Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 538 pages Genres: Historical Fiction Source:  Pulp Fiction Books Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, Once Upon A Time X, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Dortchen Wild fell in love with Wilhelm Grimm the […]

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Seveneves, Neal Stephenson, Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut's Windlass, The Cinder Spires, The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin, Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, The Wild Girl, Kate Forsyth, books and tea, Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR

Mt TBR report: May 2016

May was a challenging month for reading. It got off to a slow start, thanks to the way I binge-watched two seasons of Daredevil on Netflix. It also didn’t help that May unofficially turned into the month of chunksters, particularly when the Hugo nominees for Best Novel arrived from the library. My #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats are looking reasonable. My […]

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