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Mt TBR Report: February 2019

This February was my second-best month for reading on record. It was beaten only by January 2017, which was not coincidentally the last time I faced a deadline for Aurealis judging. It seems that deadlines continue to be the best way to motivate me. This month was also helped by a couple of four-hour train […]

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Sherwood by Meagan Spooner

With the year well underway and Aurealis judging over, I have finally returned to my YA column at Skiffy and Fanty. This week I’m taking a look at Meagan Spooner’s feminist Robin Hood retelling, Sherwood. The book was an absolute delight, managing to examine sexism, class privilege and grief, while also delivering an entertaining adventure.

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Mt TBR Report: January 2019

It’s amazing the way the minute I say I don’t care about shrinking Mt TBR it goes and shrinks. A lot of it was due to Aurealis reading, which had to be wrapped up. However, I also did a bit of decluttering. It’s nice to have the pile below 400 books again. Mt TBR Status […]

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The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

Published: January 2019 by Wednesday Books Format reviewed: Trade paperback, 400 pages Series: The Gilded Wolves #1 Genres: Historical fantasy Source: Pan Macmillan Australia Available:Abbey’s ~ Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of […]

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Aurora: Aurizun by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: Self-published in January 2019 Format reviewed: E-book (epub), 524 pages Series: Aurora #7 Genres: Science fiction, military sci-fi, space opera Source: Publisher Available: Amazon (AU, CA, UK, US) ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~Google Play ~ Indiebound ~ Kobo Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy of this book […]

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Beautiful Dystopias

Since the launch of The Belles earlier this year, Dhonielle Clayton has been very open about taking inspiration from Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Today I’m over at the Skiffy and Fanty Show, taking a look at the way these two books form an interesting dialogue, with The Belles building on the foundation formed by Uglies […]

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Mt TBR Report: November 2018

As I’ve mentioned before, my reading stats tend to be down in November. I generally manage 6-8 books, so I was pleased that I managed the higher end of that range this year. I reviewed two collections of short stories this month, which slowed me down. The stop-start of short story anthologies is more difficult […]

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Mt TBR Report: October 2018

October was my birthday month and one of my gifts was a Kobo e-reader (to help me break free of Amazon’s evil clutches). So, I might have got a little excited with purchases. I also borrowed a pile of books on journaling from a friend. Even my voracious reading this month wasn’t enough to help […]

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RIP XIII

  Happy Halloween! I admit I don’t really celebrate, but it is a wonderful excuse to wear some awesome manicures. Of course, the arrival of Halloween means that the 13th Readers Imbibing Peril reading challenge is coming to a close. In case you have forgotten, this is basically an excuse to read as much as […]

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Redux: The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf by Ambelin Kwaymullina

One of the first reviews I ever posted here at Earl Grey Editing was of Ambelin Kwaymullina’s debut novel The Interrogation of Ashala Wolf. This week, I revisit the novel for the Skiffy and Fanty Show.

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