The book exchange at the Novotel in Suva provided me with Worth Fighting For by Mary-Anne O'Connor. This book takes place during World War II, but rather than touching upon Europe it focuses on the war in the pacific (Pearl Harbor, Australia, etc.). I really liked O'Connor’s writing. The story was well told and the … Continue reading Book Review 18: Worth Fighting For
The bookshelf at Beachouse had moths fly out…literally. When you moved a book you also moved the moths and the book selection was equally sparse. My only option was Toys by James Patterson and Neil McMahon. I never thought I would find myself reading a James Patterson novel, but here I was. Even more surprising though … Continue reading Book Review 17: Toys
I picked The Brighton Mermaid by Dorothy Koomson up at the Radisson along with Big Little Lies, but don’t worry I left two in their place. I was drawn to this book for a couple of reasons. Firstly, mermaid is in the title so that grabbed my attention immediately. Second, one of the main events occurred my birth … Continue reading Book Review 16: The Brighton Mermaid
I’ve never been good with moderation. So when I finished my “Fiji book” on the plane ride over from Melbourne that should have been a warning sign. Now less than two weeks into being in Fiji I’ve read four books. I’ve had activity filled days and I have been socializing constantly so I’m not sure … Continue reading Book Review 14: Talk of the Town
My friend had finished Who Did You Tell? by Lesley Kara whilst in Fiji and passed the book on to me. It’s a crime/thriller-esque book. This isn’t my go to genre and I have a bad habit of wanting to know what happens before finishing the book. I usually can guess the endings or shocking things … Continue reading Book Review 13: Who Did You Tell?
Beachcomber was the last stop on the island-hopping portion of my Fiji trip. Below the Yasawas are the Mamanucas. This is the closest chain of islands from Nadi, accessible by a 25-30 minute boat ride. Given their proximity from the main island it’s possible to do day trips to these islands and go back to … Continue reading Beachcomber – Fiji
The next island stop is Mantaray Island Resort. The resort is located on Nanuya Baklava Island in the Naviti group of the Yasawa Islands, but it's nicknamed Manatay Island because of the abundance of sea creatures during the appropriate season (May-October). I unfortunately didn’t see any mantarays, but that’s all good because everything about the … Continue reading Mantaray Island – Fiji