I don’t normally share personal family stuff on my book blog, but I want to explain my recent absence from this blogging life.
On the weekend, out of the blue, my wonderful, loving father-in-law died. He was a dynamic, fun loving, warm-hearted man. He loved life and everyone in it. We will miss him so much.
|Mr Books with his father, an ultra-light pilot at 81.|
This week is about family time – being together, supporting and loving each other as we prepare to farewell a man who so thoroughly lived every minute of his life right to the very end.
He flew his plane early on Saturday morning, called us briefly between meetings at his beloved ultralight club, before suffering a massive heart attack later in the day. His fellow pilots performed CPR which allowed all of us who were far away, time to get to Melbourne to see him one last time before he passed away on Sunday afternoon.
He was doing what he loved right to the last. An inspiration to us all.
Which is why I will post my AusReading challenge for this week. He wouldn’t want our grief at losing him to stop us from doing what we love to do.
This week will be a nice simple photo challenge. Post a photo (or ten) to show us where in the world you are reading your Australian books. Post on Insta, Litsy, twitter or your blog. Link back to the masterpost here.
I may not be around much this next week, but I look forward to seeing your photos and reading your posts when I come back on board.