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Mt TBR report: June 2015

June was an exceptionally busy month for work, so I’m a little surprised I got in as much reading as I did. Mt TBR actually shrunk! This was partly because I returned a couple of books I’d borrowed before things got busy, but I was also good about not picking up too many new books. Hopefully, […]

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Review: The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles

Published: September 2013 by Samhain Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: A Charm of Magpies #1 Genres: Historical fiction, fantasy, romance (m/m), erotica. Source: Amazon Available: Samhain Publishing (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Kobo Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But […]

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Loose-leaf Links for June

Loose-leaf Links is a feature where I gather together the interesting bits and pieces I’ve come across in the last month and share them with you over tea. Or, in this case, over something vaguely similar to tea. The vanilla rooibos came courtesy of my Monstrositea subscription. Awards News The Gemmell Awards are now open for voting. I […]

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Review: Saga, Volume 4

Published: December 2014 by Image Comics Format reviewed: Paperback, 152 pages Series: Saga #4 Genres: Science fantasy, space opera, speculative fiction, graphic novel Source: On loan from friends Available: Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks Disclaimer:This review contains spoilers for previous volumes. SAGA is the sweeping tale of one young family […]

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Once Upon A Time IX: epilogue

The Once Upon A Time IX reading challenge finishes on Sunday. I’m busy chasing deadlines and am not likely to squeeze in any more reading, so it is time for me to check in with how I went. To recap, OUAT is a reading challenge for lovers of fantasy, fairytale, folklore and mythology. It is organised […]

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Review – Aurora: Pegasus by Amanda Bridgeman

Published: December 2013 by Momentum Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Series: Aurora #2 Genres: Science fiction, space opera Source: Amazon Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015 Available:Momentum~ Amazon ~Kobo Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers for previous volumes/books. Captain Saul Harris of the UNF Aurora gets the call he does not want to receive. Forced […]

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Review: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Published: July 2014 by Gollancz Format reviewed: Paperback, 726 pages Series: The Gentlemen Bastards Sequence #3 Genres: Fantasy Source: Dymocks Online Available: Publisher (print, e-book & audiobook) ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo Disclaimer: This review may contain spoilers for previous books. Locke and Jean barely escaped with […]

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Mt TBR report: May 2015

I think this month might be the first month this year I’ve broken even by reading as many books as I acquired. Now, if I can just improve on that a little… Mt TBR status Mt TBR @ 1 January 2015: 202 Mt TBR @ 30 April 2015: 220 Mt TBR @ 31 May 2015: 220 […]

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Review: The Art of Effective Dreaming by Gillian Polack

Published: April 2015 by Satalyte Publishing Format reviewed: E-book (mobi) Genres: Fantasy, literary fiction Source: Publisher Reading Challenges: Australian Women Writers Challenge 2015, Once Upon A Time IX Available: Satalyte Publishing (print and electronic) ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Booktopia~ Kobo ~ Smashwords Disclaimer: The author is a friend. I have done my best […]

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Review: The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Published: February 2007 by Gollancz Format reviewed: Paperback, 531 pages Series: The Gentlemen Bastards Sequence #1 Genres: Fantasy Source: Gift Reading Challenges: Once Upon A Time IX Available: Publisher ~ Abbey’s ~ Amazon ~ Book Depository ~ Dymocks ~ Kobo The Thorn of Camorr is said to be an unbeatable swordsman, a master thief, a […]

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