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Christmas Break

Just a quick note to let you know that things will be a little quiet around here (even quieter, anyway) for the next week or so. Usually being off on holidays means more internet time, but it actually usually means less reading time for me! I’d like to wish you and your family a very […]

Dream Cast for Embrace, Jessica Shirvington

This post is part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature, running all July on The Oaken Bookcase. Please visit the Aussie Fantasy page to see the other reviews and articles and also to enter the giveaway! You may have already seen yesterday’s guest review of Embrace by Jessica Shirvington. Today, I’d like to welcome Lisa, the Badass Bookie herself, to […]

Fantastic Australian Cities

This post was written as part of the Discover Australian Fantasy feature by author, editor and historian, Gillian Polack. Gillian’s book, Ms Cellophane, was recently re-released as an e-book by Momentum Books. When I run my eyes over my bookshelf and find fantasy books that use cities I know or know about, I find London […]

Bout of Books: Wrap Up

The Bout of Books Read-a-thon is now over. I’m quite pleased with my progress this week, having got through four of the five books I originally planned to. The community spirit in this event is fantastic – very encouraging and motivational! Huge thanks to the organisers for putting it all together, especially the twitter chats! I won’t […]


Congratulations to Philippa from Tea, Daydreams and Fairytales for winning a copy of WiSpY by Rob Andrews in my giveaway last week. I hope you enjoy it! a Rafflecopter giveaway You need javascript enabled to see this giveaway. The winner of the previous competition for a copy of Vitality by Tim Andrewartha was Alenna. Congrats! […]

Random Acts of Kindness: March

Random Acts of Kindness is a thoughtful initiative from Isalys and Vanessa at Book Soulmates. Each month you can sign up, then send someone else on the list a book they’ve had on their wishlist. You might even get something back! I think this is such a lovely idea that I’ve signed up for this […]

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