Book Reviews Revisited 2011

My birding library grew by leaps and bounds in 2011, with a high number of books acquired and a very short list of books traded out. In 2011 I only managed to review 11 books (out of a goal of 20) and got rid of less than that. *gulp!* Here's where those 11 came from, and where they are now.

Purchased new or used [1/3 remain in library]
* Flyaway (new) [January blog giveaway]
* The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds (new) [remains in library]
* Wesley the Owl (used) [March blog giveaway]

Received from publisher [4/4 remain in library]
* The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds [remains in library]
* The Birding Life [remains in library]
* Hawks at a Distance [remains in library]
* The Atlas of Birds [remains in library]

Received via PaperBackSwap or BookMooch [1/4 remain in library]
* The Feather Quest (PBS) [traded out via PBS]
* Pigeons (PBS) [signed book remains in library]
* Dial B for Birder (PBS) [traded out via PBS]
* A Supremely Bad Idea (PBS) [traded out via PBS]

Book Review: Birds of Australia

Birds of Australia: Eighth Edition by Ken Simpson and Nicolas Day. First edition published 1984; eighth edition published 2010. I'm cuckoo for bird books*, although my recent focus has been more on tales of birdwatching and less on field guides. I have several field guides from different parts...

Book Review: Birds of the Middle East

Birds of the Middle East by Richard Porter & Simon Aspinall. Second edition published 2010. As reviewed and pictured: Softcover, 384 pages. This new title from Princeton Field Guides covers over 800 species found in the Middle East (defined for this book as the Arabian Peninsula, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon,...

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....

Book Review: A Rant of Ravens

A Rant of Ravens by Christine Goff. First published 2000. As reviewed and pictured: softcover, 207 pages. The last time I tried reading a birder-themed mystery novel, I was sorely disappointed. With that in mind, I honestly didn't expect too much out of Christine Goff's A Rant of...