I scribbled a few words about this book in 2016. I’ve just finished rereading it and figured I used so few words last time I could easily scribble a few more words today and there would be little double up. Peter Haining is easily my favourite anthology editor. I’ve been ...

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This book was a Kickstarter campaign. Shared by a friend who I know is reliable so I put my money down. Promptly forgot about it, I presume I must have answered the questions about postal address, but I don’t remember. It was a sheer pleasure to open the parcel and ...

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This is a good book to read if you’re needing a reminder about how dependent we are on water. I understand the book is not about water, but it is set in small town Victoria, Australia and they’re going through a drought. I’m guessing a drought in rural areas is ...

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This is one of the books I bought at Continuum this year. I bought this and also the anthology she was selling on her table. Pearson gave a talk about how she writes and I thought this to be absolutely fascinating. I figured reading these would give me some insight ...

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I needed something I’d read before, something that felt friendly and light. Looking on my shelves I found Ngaio Marsh. She’s a New Zealand author with some of her detective novels set in England and some in New Zealand. I really love her style of writing. It’s laid back, with ...

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I bought this book at The Bright Bookshop. We were spending a weekend in Bright and I was left, in the middle of town, with a car and plenty of time. The first day was a Saturday and also market day. I spent Saturday morning in the market and then ...

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Yet another book by Carlisle delivered to me in the post because I back her on Patreon (shameless plug, just because). I think I’ve caught up with all the books she’s sent me, there may be some ebooks I haven’t read yet, but that’s another story. It’s another steampunk book, ...

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I was very pleased to read yet another of the books I bought at the Book Fair last year. I’m sure Joyce had more than this book for sale and yet I only bought this one. It’ll be interesting to look at her books next time to find out why ...

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And with this book Aldin is back. He’s in fine form here. This is a book filled with action and adventure out in space and also on another planet. The world-building is great, I can see the potential for a number of other books in this same world. I got ...

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It’s only a week since I scribbled words about the first book in this series. I was wondering if I’d write about each book in an individual article or just do a round up at the end. I’m still thinking but this is book two. I’m guessing I’ll be doing ...

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Carlisle is a talented author, but what I really liked about her books was her research. That is until I read this book. This is the book that converted me to loving her writing. This is an anthology, a collection of short stories about Viola Stewart. There is a bonus ...

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There are times I’m drawn back to my childhood. Picking up this book was one of those times. I never understand this book when I first read it, but that was many years ago and I’ve learned much since then. Sounds a bit clichéd but even clichés can be true. ...

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Another of the books recommended to me by Helena’s Curiosity Shop. Probably my favourite pre-loved book shop. Not just another recommendation, but another good book. I’ll be hoping to find more by this author. Set in 1942 in Maryborough, Queensland. This novel is a detective story with an incompetent actor ...

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