https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Su5t7ACZL/ Book, coffee and blueberries in the park, just keeping up with my Book snap Sunday plans, this week a book I have been dying to start, Melissa Lucashenko's Miles Franklin winner; Too Much Lip, I have only read the first chapter but I am loving it so far. I have been feeling bogged down … Continue reading #Book snap Sunday
https://www.instagram.com/p/B1AeukTA8Xh/ I used to be really engaged with book blogging, for a few reasons that fell by the wayside; at the time I worked with organisations that frowned on social media use. Social media demands trust , something many organisations find very difficult. I also just kind of lost motivation. Memes were a bit of … Continue reading Book snap Sunday: a book photo meme.
I have not done a book post for a while, but I have just read Timothy Bottoms' well researched Conspiracy of Silence:Queensland's Frontier Killing Time, as suggested by the title, Bottoms thesis has as much to do with the active obscuring of the history of Queensland's frontier violence, as with documenting the violence itself. He … Continue reading Conspiracy of silence
The quest to find yourself and your place in the world might be a cliche but it is a quest many of us can relate to, quitting the unfulfilling job and embarking on a journey to answer fundamental questions of identity and belonging. Monica Tan’s Stranger Country, documents a personal 30,000 km solo journey around … Continue reading Stranger Country
And why kids books make great travel souvenirs.
Review of Raynor Winn's The Salt Path. What do you do when you lose everything? When overnight you become homeless, losing the home, the farm you made your life in, raised your family and had hoped to live out your days? What do you do when you find you are not only homeless, but your partner, … Continue reading What do you do when you lose everything?
So welcome to Gum trees and Galaxies, my return to blogging after an extended absence and the first time I have co-written a blog with my partner, GG. This our new adventure in joint blogging, is to act as a record of our joint adventures, but will also contain random tangents and some book blogging. Book … Continue reading So What’s it all about?