The remarkable true story of three young girls who cross the harsh Australian desert on foot to return to their home.
Following an Australian government edict in 1931, black aboriginal children and children of mixed marriages were gathered up by whites and taken to settlements to be assimilated. In Rabbit-Proof Fence, award-winning author Doris Pilkington traces the captivating story of her mother, Molly, one of three young girls uprooted from her community in Southwestern Australia and taken to the Moore River Native Settlement. At the settlement, Milly and her relatives Gracie and Daisy were forbidden to speak their native language, forced to abandon their aboriginal heritage, and taught to be culturally white. After regular stays in solitary confinement, the three girls scared and homesick planned and executed a daring escape from the grim camp, with its harsh life of padlocks, barred windows, and hard cold beds.
The girls headed for the nearby rabbit-proof fence that stretched over 1,000 miles through the desert toward their home. Their journey lasted over a month, and they survived on everything from emus to feral cats, while narrowly avoiding the police, professional trackers, and hostile white settlers. Their story is a truly moving tale of defiance and resilience.
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This was a great chance to get through all the books I got out from my Australian library app but it did mean that I didn’t have a lot of physical books to read! I listened to more audiobooks this week than anything, which definitely affected how many books I read. This readathon ran from the 12th to the 19th October.
I’ve started three other books that aren’t on this wrap up, but decided only to include one.
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A book blogger meme hosted by Bookshelves and Paperbacks blog where the three main categories are:
- A diverse book you have read and enjoyed
- A diverse book that has already been released but you have not read
- A diverse book that has not yet been released
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October is the home of spooky reads and I thought I would do a post recommending my favourite spooky reads in the middle of the month, and then one on Halloween at the end of the month with all the books I’m hoping to have read through the rest of the month!
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This is another readathon that fits in well with the O.W.Ls and N.E.W.Ts readathons. When I was looking for a readathon to bridge the gap between the beginning of October and the last two weeks, when all the readathons started, I looked at this one and signed myself up for it last minute.
I’ve been trying to get more organised at readathons because the books I put on my TBRs are books that I have been wanting to get to for a while and these readathons are a great reason to shove them to the top of my TBRs. So you might actually get some wrap ups where I read the books on my TBR!
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I love doing Spookathon and I was extremely happy to see it up again this month! It overlaps with a couple of other readathons but I’m hoping things will be a little more organised than they have been in the past, especially since I’m doing Blogtober (we’ll see how well that’s going by the middle of the month).
This readathon runs from the 15th to the 21st October and the twitter is here.
- Read a thriller
- Read a book with purple on the cover
- Read a book not set in the current time period
- Read a book with a spooky word in the title
- Read a book with pictures
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Preston believed he would never find his mate. When he finally does, he’s in for a surprise. His mate, Dylan, is a rare omega wolf-shifter, but he’s still a child himself. Due to the unusual circumstances, the families agree to keep Preston and Dylan separated, only allowing monitored emails to be exchanged between them. Six years later, Dylan returns to the wolf-shifter town of Barton, and Preston. With Christmas just around the corner, it’s the perfect time for Dylan to meet the Callahan Pack, reunite with his mate, and figure out exactly what his omega status means for his future with Preston.
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