Book Reviews Revisited

As my birding library grows, I've acquired a lot of books via trading sites like PaperBackSwap (PBS) and BookMooch (BM), or via thrift shops, used book stores, and festival fundraisers. Acquiring books this way makes the obsessive book-collecting part of this hobby a bit more affordable. Publisher review copies help, too! So far I've reviewed 19 books on this blog, most in 2010, and I thought it would be interesting to see where they all came from (and where they are now).

Purchased new or used [2/8 remain in library]:

Received from publisher [6/6 remain in library]:

Received via PaperBackSwap or BookMooch [1/5 remains in library]:

So that leaves 9 of 19 remaining in my library. That's not too bad - it means more room for new books - like the ones Santa brought the other day. :) How do you get your bird books?

Book Review: In the Company of Birds

In the Company of Birds by Linda Johns. First published 1995. As reviewed and pictured: hardcover, 122 pages. I've never had a pet bird, or had more than short...

Book Review: Wesley the Owl

Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and His Girl by Stacey O'Brien. First published 2008. As reviewed and pictured: Softcover, 237 pages. A few months ago, I was holding Pip, FCWR's education Barn Owl (pictured below), at a public program. A woman came up to...

Book Review: To See Every Bird on Earth

To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession by Dan Koeppel. First published 2005. In To See Every Bird On Earth, Dan Koeppel tells of his father's lifelong obsession with birds. It's a well-written biography of an average man who excelled within...

Book Review: The Birding Life

The Birding Life: A Passion for Birds at Home and Afield by Laurence Sheehan, William Stites, Carol Sama Sheehan and Katheryn George Precourt. First published 2011. As reviewed and pictured: hardcover, 240 pages. If birds are "God's nervous system," as someone once observed, bird watchers are their EKG,...