Monthly Archives: February 2010

Lost In Translation

Lost in Translation: New Zealand Stories, ed. Marco Sonzogni. BOOK: Karen, you should buy me. ME: Well, you certainly have an eyecatching and thought-provoking cover*! But I don’t know, book, I don’t enjoy very much adult literary fiction. BOOK: I … Continue reading

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Raining Down Joy.

So last night, due to activities for which I cannot be held responsible, because they could have happened to ANYONE, the house flooded. ANYONE could have started running a bath and then had a wee nap. And then woken to … Continue reading

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Internets, I Am An Octopus

Tentacles EVERYWHERE, internets! One. The fabulous author/teen lit blogger Steph Bowe does a lovely, spoiler-free review of Guardian of the Dead, with an interview from me. Teaser: The part furthest from my experience were the fight scenes, since I can … Continue reading

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Awesome Girls Being Awesome

Internets, I have read some awesome books! Karen, you say, that does not surprise us at all. If you must, you may tell us about them, very quickly. We are a busy internets. Internets, okay! MY LIFE AS A RHOMBUS, … Continue reading

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Nose To The Grindstone

Ah, home, where I have to-do lists and reading piles. Did I leap off the plane and plunge straight back into work? Did I heck. I bought a cube of Diet Coke and read Scarlett Fever* and half of My … Continue reading

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I Get Them Everywhere

1. My bestie, Robyn: Jimmy just found our batarangs. Me: Woo! Me: … you know, some people would find that statement bemusing. Several years ago, as I attended my second WisCon in the company of people Robyn and I had … Continue reading

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My Love Lies Bleeding

If this book by Alyxandra Harvey has a flaw, it’s that some of the action scenes are kind of sketchy – not the actions in which best buds and alternate narrators Lucy and Solange take part, which seem very solid, … Continue reading

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Why Modern Technology Is Important

When you need to walk down a gravel track in the middle of the night in order to lie on your back in a grassy meadow and stare up at the great cloak of stars spread across the dark mass … Continue reading

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Eternal

So angel books are turning into the Big New Thing in YA – when will patupaiarehe and taniwha books be the big new thing, that’s what I want to know – and I read one of the forerunners yesterday, Cynthia … Continue reading

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Bones: I Love It So

Internets, I love Bones. It replaced Criminal Minds as my favourite crime show right about the time CM did an episode about evil child-stealing gypsies, and bonus, there’s generally only one victim! I love many, many things about this show, … Continue reading

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