Ok, full disclosure- I didn’t finish reading the whole book. A rare occasion for me and a part of myself that I question- is it OK to leave a book unfinished? Often, I would say, No- power through! I find this especially true, at least for myself, when reading fiction. Nonfiction is a different kettle of fish, though. I was very excited about this book! It just came out in April. I am pretty bird obsessed- they are my favorite creatures. I started reading this and it fell flat for me. It’s just too dry. Too dry during the current boring, grey weather of Central Pennsylvania. I will pick this up again some other time, but for now it sits.
The writing is not bad, but there’s just not enough juice to keep me interested. I have quelled my disappointment in myself by concluding, life is too short to finish a book you don’t wanna.
The author continually focuses on telling the reader how awesome birds are, how amazing they are. I don’t need to be convinced and it’s overdone. In the first hundred pages she must mention the term bird brain and how untrue it is at least half a dozen times. Just didn’t compel me to continue.
Hope everyone out there is enjoying their own book of the open reading season!