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February, in which lots of books were read and reviewed, but it would have been more if it wasn't for the scorching heat.
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Used to think I'd be able to keep up with the local crime writing output. Didn't realise I was quite that delusional.
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Sometimes you just have to dig your heels in, and rearrange the stacks of books waiting to be read.
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Dear reader, you may know of my love of Japanese crime fiction.
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Look I can't explain why I'm reading it either.
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This one has had me a little intrigued and a little uncomfortable as it's edged it's way to the top of the queue. Part romance, part detective story, investigating the perils and exhilaration of young love...
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Love a good thriller, so jumped at the chance to read this new offering from Pantera Press.
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January, being a month in which we took a break from computers, meant a lot of reading and then a scrambling review catchup - which is still not caught up.
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I've been wading around on the darker side for a while now, and this is very light, cosy stuff with a humorous side which kind of appealed over the weekend.
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I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.
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There's a giveaway running this week on Jean Bedford's first book - Signs of Murder - ebook from http://www.amazon.com
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Been hearing lots and lots of whispers about how good this interesting approach to true crime is.
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A man washes up on a beach in the Hebridean Isle of Harris. Who is he, how did he get there and why does he have the feeling that he has done something unforgivable?
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Due for release in early March so review will be published around then.
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The 2nd in the Harry Belltree trilogy and the book I finished this afternoon when I should have been working.
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From earlier in this week - something I've wanted to read for a while, so one of my "just because" reads for this month.
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The 4th book in the excellent Cate Austin series, because I'm an absolute idiot, I've missed the 3rd. Now will have to restack the teetering stacks!
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This book, from India, has such a wonderful sense of place and culture, partially due to the "tone" of the writing, which is beautifully lyrical.
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A run down on reviews and books read during December.
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Third book from 2 time Ned Kelly Award winner - I've been hoarding this just a little, until I could sit and do a one / two sitting read. Perfect for the last weekend of holidays then.
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Wanted a change of pace and something from the true stacks.
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It's always a Good New Year when you open a book from Adrian McKinty and from the starting paragraph you're hooked.
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When the bombs that stopped the species war tore holes in the veil between this world and the next, they allowed entry to the Others - demons, wraiths, and death spirits who turned the shadows into their hunting grounds. Now, a hundred years later, humans and shifters alike live in artificially lit cities designed to keep the darkness at bay....
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Technically I'm not here - we're taking a few weeks off from computers to try to recharge battered batteries. It's been so bloody hot here we've nearly melted and nope it hasn't rained. Not a bloody drop.
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Best of 2015 (Up until now of course, there's still some December left).
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Robert Goodman's Year in Review on PS News
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Reading this for a series review at Newtown Review of Books.
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Read this one over the weekend. Review to come.
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November Monthly Summary.
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Like a slow burn? Then this could be a good read for you.
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Didn't get a heap of reading done over the weekend (went to see The Dressmaker yesterday which took a big chunk out of the day), but I did start this one last night.
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A change of setting and some very high paced action.
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From the "should probably have already read this" but now reading for next f2f bookclub meeting...
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Debut from Kiwi based writer Ray Berard, which came with a very big rap from Craig Sisterson.
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2nd book in the DI John Mahoney series, set in Tasmania.
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The 3rd Cormoran Strike novel, and the 2nd that I've read in the last week :)
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October Monthly Summary.
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There's nothing like a new Wyatt to make a reader very happy.
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Another from this past week's reading (got a lot of catching up done) - this from NZ based author Katherine Hayton.
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One of those books that I could have sworn I'd read, but then couldn't find a note of it anywhere. Got into it and realised, nope, hadn't read it.
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A debut novel steeped in archaeology and librarianship, very much from the cosier end of the crime fiction scale.
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Set in Australia, written by an English author, from the world of international diplomacy.
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Having just had a week of holidays (well partially holidays / partially off-air because we hit the limits of our Internet data cap and have been desperately trying to avoid being shaped which meant no non-essential online activity), got a fair bit of reading done!
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Latest thriller in the Dan Taylor series, which I will admit to really liking.
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No idea what to expect with this one but felt like something a little different. Got that.
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Having got out of order on these, now going back to read the first of the Ash Henderson books.
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Debut book from Australian author for review at Newtown Review of Books.
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I started this a while ago and had to put it aside due to scheduling, but it stayed with me. Now real life is intruding on finishing it in a most annoying manner.
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Bit of a self-indulgent pluck from the middle of books that I should be reading.
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Recently launched, ‘Provocare’ is a multimedia verse thriller created by Meg Vann, writer; Mez Breeze, interaction designer; and Donna Hancox, research lead for Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology (QUT).
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