Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, Mouse Guard, David Petersen, Ms Marvel, G. Willow Wilson, The Grief Hole, Kaaron Warren, Crow Shine, Alan Baxter, vN, Madeline Ashby, The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe, Kij Johnson, Finnikin of the Rock, Melina Marchetta, books and tea, tea and books

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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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 […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, Illuminae, Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff,

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Ishtar, Amanda Pillar, K.V. Taylor, Kaaron Warren, Deborah Biancotti, Cat Sparks, horror anthology, books and tea

Ishtar edited by Amanda Pillar & K.V. Taylor

Published: November 2011 by Morrigan Books Format reviewed: Paperback, 262 pages Genres: Horror, sci-fi, speculative fiction Source: Pulp Fiction Books Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, Once Upon A Time X, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Disclaimer: A few of the contributors are acquaintances. I have done my best […]

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