Hurrah, the day I have been waiting for, as the year is almost up and I had to get on with completing what I set out to do, which was the Franklin level – read 10 and review at least 6.
The books I read and reviewed were:
The People Smuggler by Robin de Crespigny
All the Rivers Run by Nancy Cato
Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Am I Black Enough For You? by Anita Heiss
Me of the Never Never by Fiona O’Loughlin
The Young Widow’s Book of Home Improvement by Virginia Lloyd.
The books I read but didn’t review were:
Playing With Water by Kate Llewellyn (yet again!)
Hannah and the Tomorrow Room by Libby Gleeson (and Hannah the Famous)
A Fig at the Gate by Kate Llewellyn
Tiddas by Anita Heiss
Writing and reading is so often a one-way street, author writes the book and you the reader reads it, and never the twain shall meet – especially if the author is late. But this year I was blessed with some form of contact with almost all the AWWs on the list (with the exception of Cato (deceased), Gleeson and Kent). This was in the form of emails or twitter conversations, and one face to face meeting when Fiona O came to Quorn last Thursday.
But the most surreal moment of the year was turning up in A Fig at the Gate by Kate Llewellyn!