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?

New Book! Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds

Author and prolific blogger Melissa Mayntz recently published her new book, Migration: Exploring the Remarkable Journeys of Birds. The illustrated book is available in hardcover (linked here) or for Kindle. The book covers a huge variety of topics related to migration, including different reasons that birds migrate, how they...

Giveaway: Crossley ID Guide to Britain & Ireland

The Prairie Birder is giving away a copy of the newest bird guide in the fabulous Crossley ID series: The Crossley ID Guide: Britain & Ireland. Enter by commenting on the contest blog post; leave your comment by December 19th to be in the December 21st drawing.

January 2011 Giveaway: Flyaway

Yesterday I posted a 5/5 review of Suzie Gilbert's book about her adventures in bird rehabilitation, Flyaway: How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings. In the first of what I plan to be monthly giveways or contests, I'm giving away my copy...

Kindle Deal Alert: Life List ONLY $1.99

Life List: A Woman's Quest for the World's Most Amazing Birds is the story of Phoebe Snetsinger, the record holder for largest life list at over 8500 species. This best-seller was written by acclaimed author Olivia Gentile. This unique biography of a birding obsession received tons of...