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 adaese
earlier in the year.