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The Bedside Book of Birds by Graeme Gibson
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Mar 10, 2011

bookshelves: nonfiction, did-not-finish
Read in March, 2011

I wanted to like this book, I really did. I borrowed it from the library to consider purchasing it for my own bird book collection. I love books and bird books. However, I ended up not being able to read this book (which is why there are no stars).

It is a collection of readings about birds, so I skimmed through, reading some of them, but there were too many sad passages about birds slaughtered by the thousands and one awful story about a bird being plucked alive (by a Saint, no less). I enjoyed the art in this book, but I will keep Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds with illustrations by David Allen Sibly by my bedside instead.

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message 1: by Maia (new)

Maia i got it for my mother in a charity shop because it is beautiful, but it's true, every single story, anecdote or quote is about death, torture or suffering, bird or human, it's horrible!

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