I visited Christchurch a number of years ago, and it is a beautiful city. To see the pictures of the cathedral collapsing, for example, knowing that you have walked the steps that used to go up to a viewing area where you could look across the city of Christchurch seems somewhat unfathomable.
It has been a very strange few months in terms of natural disasters in the Southern Hemisphere when you consider floods, cyclones, fires and now earthquakes. Here's hoping this is the end of it now.
I missed last week's Teaser Tuesday because even the thought of doing a Teaser Tuesday post last week was a blog post too far, but I am back this week with a teaser from an e-galley that I am currently reading. The book is called Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away by Christie Watson and is set in modern day Nigeria. I always have a bit of a fondness for books set there.
We wanted to make play-dough models of ourselves and Mama; it held together well enough for us to make two figures holding hands, but then it became too gloopy to make any more. I watched the two stick men for a long time until one of them melted to nothing but the hand, which seemed to be reaching up from the earth.Please note that this quote does come from a galley copy and as such may change in the final copy of the book.
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