January’s Reading Round UP

I can’t believe it is the start of Februay already.  January seems to have whizzed by.

So here I am, already into month two of my year of challenges and trying new things.  One such area is reading.  You can see more about the two reading challenges I have set myself here, and here.

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H is for….

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…High-Intensity Reading.  And what a read indeed.  I could not put this book down, even when I was not reading.  It became for me like my very own hawk – always watching and waiting in the room, ever present, until I could next pick it up again.

Helen Macdonald’s award winning book, H is for Hawk is the story of how she comes to terms with the death of her father, while also, and because of her time spent, training a goshawk.  It is a magnificent account of the intricacies of falconry, as well as a highly personal confession about one of the most difficult things someone can experience.  A complete page turner, I recommend this book unreservedly.

Read on if you would like to know more detail about my thoughts.  I have tried to avoid plot spoilers, but have included quotes and references to material throughout the book.

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