This year I hope to read a lot more Non-Fiction and have already made a start. Having been brought up in the country and spent my childhood and early adulthood hiking and camping with my Dad, I have always had an interest in the natural world. Moving across the world, living in a town, children and various other things have stifled that interest to some extent and I want to reclaim it.
I was delighted to find some 'new' books today in a Charity Shop, one of which was on my Amazon wish list.
This book was on my wish list. So nice when you find something in a CS that you want!
I have always loved trees, and I remember when I first came to live in England, we were in Hatfield at the time and a friend asked me to describe the area we lived in - my description was all about the nature, or rather lack of it around us - there were no trees, and this had such an impact on me...whereas her description was more about the people, closeness to facilities etc... which hadn't even occurred to me. Looking back then it is no wonder I felt very much like a 'fish out of water' 'living in a goldfish bowl', if that makes any sense! I'd grown up on 25 acres with covenanted (protected) bush around us and hence an abundance of bird and insect life. Suddenly I lived in what seemed to me like a concrete jungle!
The next three look really interesting as well.
I have almost finished my current reading:
I have found this absolutely fascinating and have learnt so much - some of what I had a suspicion of, so good to have my thoughts confirmed, and some things that have astounded me! Some things that have made me raise my eyebrows... but the author has put links and references to all his quotes and information, so you can also refer to those which is good. A lot of food for thought that is for sure.