Opening Eyes. "How to Play Netball" by Jodie Clark and Kirsten Moore, "How to Play Cricket" and "How to Play Footy" by Garrie Hutchinson, "Dr Karl’s Collection of Great Australian Facts and Firsts" by Karl Kruszelnicki, "Alternative Pets: From Budgies and Yabbies to Rabbits and Rats" by Robin Stewart, "Iron in the Blood" by Alan Tucker and "Endangered! Working to Save Animals at Risk" by Rick Wilkinson. [review]
Stella Lees was given these books for review just as she was finishing W.G. Sebald's novel "Austerlitz". Its combination of fictional characters, information about language, architecture and war, and visual images reminded her that reading has so many functions. We read in order to imagine, to learn, to make discoveries.