My goal is to read at least one book per library check-out period. I usually check-out my books from Overdrive, so my download period is two weeks, that has me reading at least 26 books per year. I don’t stick to a particular genre; I usually look for whatever book on my list is the most different from what I have just finished. So, if I just finished a non-fiction on current social issues, I might follow that up with a funny satirical memoir. My reading list tends to look like a random selection of popular books from the last ten years with the occasional classic mixed in. I will try not to include spoilers. Please join in the conversation!
the feather thief by kirk wallace johnson
This was recommended to me by my amazingly talented and insanely smart hair dresser, or as I call her, my “hair boss”. The premise of this book is so bizarre, that I was instantly intrigued. Apparently, there is a worldwide community of Fly-tiers, that obsessively make salmon fly ties using the feathers of rare, protected and endangered birds. This is the story of how one of those fly-tiers broke into the Tring Museum of Natural History and stole irreplaceable bird skins to sell and support his hobby. This is a very strange tale and it is all true!
Favorite line from this book:
(This is part of the Tring Museum’s history) Lucky visitors caught glimpses of Rothschild astride Rotumah, the 150-year-old Galapagos tortoise he’d sprung loose from an insane asylum in Australia.
Yep, that happened…
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