|"I wasn't born with enough middle fingers"|
But on a brighter note, I have moved out of London and am settling into life up north in Manchester. I also went to Eastercon, although it was a disappointment after the previous year's experience. The Heathrow venue is definitely much better for food and accommodation! But I made some new friends, *waves at Ian Sales and Lavie Tidhar* caught up with some people I haven't seen for a while, Amanda, Gavin, Adrian, Sharon to name a few, and had a Tarot reading from Liz Williams, which meant it wasn't all bad :-) Maybe next year will be better...
I am resuming reviewing on Speculative Book Review, which I am looking forward to, and the first book up is *drum roll* Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper, to be followed by The Book of Transformations by Mark Charan Newton. I will continue to submit occasional reviews to SF Mistressworks (and elsewhere, if anyone asks me!) and will also review books here, mainly non-SFF I expect. In addition, I am now an Amazon 'Vine Voice' which is great as they send me free books in return for reviewing them on the site. I don't seem to get many SFF books in the list I can choose from, sadly, but there is generally enough mainstream and historical fiction to interest me. So all that should keep me busy and out of mischief for a while!
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