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I have taken the opportunity afforded by my convalescence to finish reading Raptor, by James Macdonald Lockhart. My mother in law GlassLady gave it to me as a birthday present earlier this year. The book covers the fifteen British bird of prey species, interweaving them with the life of the great naturalist William MacGillvray. It took me a little while to get into the book, but I am pleased that I persisted with it. Thank you, GlassLady.

I am, of course, reading several books in parallel; but I have now taken our new Folio Society copy of The Norse Myths, ed and trans Kevin Crossley-Holland, off the shelf. I have only read his introduction so far.

Others on the go include Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising (nope, never read it before) and The Knight in Medieval England, 1000 - 1400 by Peter Cross; and, just finished, The Natural History of Orkney by RJ Berry (part of my anniversary present to [livejournal.com profile] adaese earlier in the year.

Date: 2016-11-12 12:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hhimring
I hope you're enjoying Susan Cooper!
I don't know this particular book by Kevin Crossley-Holland, but I'm sure it would be good.

Date: 2016-11-12 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Yes, I am, thank you; and yes, it is.

Date: 2016-11-12 05:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] timetiger.livejournal.com
Are you enjoying The Dark Is Rising? It's a good book for winter; there's a certain scene I think of every year when the snow is heavy.

Date: 2016-11-12 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Yes, I am, thank you. (And, Oh! to live somewhere with heavy snow ... )

Date: 2016-11-12 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heliopausa.livejournal.com
What a lovely mix of convalescence reading! A lovely mix, but nonetheless with a discernible common thread running through them all. :)

Date: 2016-11-12 08:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
It is suiting me very well (except for the knight, which is rather heavy going).

Date: 2016-11-12 10:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rustica.livejournal.com
Are you reading The Dark is Rising sequence (all 5 books) or just Book 2 of that sequence, which is titled, The Dark is Rising? Book 2 is my favourite book of the sequence, but either way, it's all good :)

I'm pleased to hear of someone else who reads multiple books at once, because most people in my life who have expressed an opinion think I am really weird for doing that.

Date: 2016-11-13 06:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wellinghall.livejournal.com
Just book 2 at the moment (as it is the one we had on our shelves). And likewise on the reading habits!

Date: 2016-11-25 11:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jane-somebody.livejournal.com
Glad to see you're giving (gave, by now?) tDiR a go, and also pleased to see that three-quarters of your previous comment-posters picked out that book especially, it's lovely to see it being appreciated :-)

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