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Earl Grey Editing, 2017 Reading Challenges

2017 Reading Challenges

If you’ve been following me for even a short time, you probably know I’m a sucker for a reading challenge. Many of the ones in which I participate are seasonal or only run for a short time. However, I usually sign up for a couple of year-long challenges, just to keep things interesting. 2016 Challenge […]

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Lady Helen and the Dark Days Pact, Alison Goodman, A Tangle of Gold, Jaclyn Moriarty, Book of Lies, Teri Terry, The Bone Queen, Alison Croggon, Allegiance, Confused, Wanda Wiltshire, TBR, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

Mt TBR report: November 2016

November has been… an interesting month. I got off to a roaring start but eye strain slowed me down significantly and I continue to be slow to recover. So I’m pleased that I still managed to finish a reasonable number of books. As expected, my #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks stats continue to slip. My goal for the challenge was to make sure […]

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The Bone Knife, Intisar Khanani, The Theft of Sunlight, books and tea, tea and books, Earl Grey Editing

The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanani

Published: October 2012 by Purple Monkey Press Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: The Theft of Sunlight #0.5 Genres: Fantasy Source: Smashwords Reading Challenges: Read My Own Damn Books Available:  Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords ~ Free across all platforms Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and […]

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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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Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Laini Taylor, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Published: August 2012 by Hodder & Stoughton Format reviewed: Paperback, 420 pages Series: Daughter of Smoke and Bone #1 Genres: Fantasy, YA, Urban fantasy, Paranormal romance Source: Dymocks Reading Challenges: Read My Own Damn Books Available: Publisher (print) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo In general, Karou has managed to keep her […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, September book haul, Melina Marchetta, Finnikin of the Rock, Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the end of the Lane, Juliet Marillier, Den of Wolves

Mt TBR report: September 2016

September is right in the middle of Birthday Season, that time of year when just about everyone I know has a birthday. There has been much cake and not nearly enough reading. Mt TBR is wildly out of control, mostly thanks to an influx of books for the Aurealis Awards. On one glorious morning, I […]

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Bound, Alex Caine, Alan Baxter, Earl Grey Editing, books and tea, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy

Bound by Alan Baxter

Published: July 2014 by HarperCollins Publishers Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Alex Caine #1 Genres: Contemporary fantasy Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Read My Own Damn Books Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Alex Caine is a martial artist fighting in illegal cage matches. His […]

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Earl Grey Editing, Mt TBR, books and tea, A Map of Bones, Francesca Haig, The Night Circus, Eric Morgenstern, The OTher Side of Summer, Emily Gale, Special, Georgia Blain, Tellow, Megan Jacobson, Black, Fleur Ferris, Leviathan Wakes, James S. A. Corey, The Expanse, Drums and Power Lines, Rowena Evans, A Shattered Empire, Michell Hogan, Mouse Guard, David Petersen

Mt TBR report: August 2016

I did a decent amount of reading this month, but just couldn’t keep up with the onslaught of books that came in this month. Most of these acquisitions came as Aurealis entries, but there were a few review books and I also couldn’t resist a few other bits and pieces. Mt TBR is definitely at […]

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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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Winning Lord West, Anna Campbell, Dashing Widows, tea and books, Regency romance

Winning Lord West by Anna Campbell

Published: Self-published in April 2016 Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Dashing Widows #3 Genres: Romance, Regency romance Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016, #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks Available: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer:This review contains spoilers for previous volumes/books. Spirited Helena, Countess of Crewe, knows all about profligate rakes; she […]

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