The Opal dragonfly is a long book with a lot of fascinating historical detail about the growth period of the Sydney colony during the 1800s.
What can I say about 2018? It went by far too quickly. In this post I will update you on what happened in the last three months, and my plans for 2019. Happy New Year!
1954: When sixteen–year–old Hungarian Elizabeta arrives in Australia with her family, she is hoping to escape the hopelessness of life as a refugee in post–war Germany. Her first stop is the Bonegilla Migrant Camp on the banks of the Murray in rural Victoria, a temporary home for thousands of new arrivals, all looking for work and a better life.
Another month gone and we’re into the final month of winter. Hallelujah. So where am I tracking with my reading and writing goals for the year?
The opening of Wool grabs you right away. Sheriff Holston knows he’s going to die, has in fact asked for it, but against all odds is hopeful he may somehow find his lost love and survive. You feel sorry for him, and wonder if he may not make it after all. It’s enough to get you invested in the story straight away, if only to see if he is right.
Title: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff Publisher: Random House Australia Publication Date: March 13th 2018 Genre: Science Fiction / Young Adult Kady, Ezra, Hanna, and Nik narrowly escaped with their lives from the attacks on Heimdall station and now find themselves crammed with 2,000 refugees on the container ship, Mao. …