Thursday, March 22, 2018

Book Beginning: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYS

THANKS FOR JOINING ME ON FRIDAYS FOR BOOK BEGINNING FUN!

MY BOOK BEGINNING



Forty-five minutes northeast of Cambridge as a landscape I’ve come to love very much indeed. It’s where wet fen gives way to parched sand.

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. I'm listening to the audio edition, which is read by the author. I generally enjoy that experience with non-fiction books, but she is a particularly excellent reader.

I finally got around to this popular book because I am working on the list of Costa Book of the Year winners. H is for Hawk won in 2014.





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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.

YOUR BOOK BEGINNING




16 comments :

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Lovely excerpt! Thanks for sharing...and for hosting.

Anne Bennett said...

I read this book last year, actually I listened to the audiobook. I kept asking myself why, why are you reading this book? I have no interest in hawk training. I wonder if you will like it better than I did. I did find the TH White stuff interesting. Here is my review of the book, if you are interested: H is for Hawk

Breana M. said...

I love the writing of the beginning, particularly the descriptions.

BooksPlease said...

I really wanted to love this book, but but I found it difficult to read and draining. I'm not comfortable with keeping wild creatures in captivity and in my naivete I hadn’t realised just what training a hawk entailed. Heavy reading, I thought.

Ronnie said...

It's nice that the author reads the audio book. Especially if the author is a great reader. They convey something that is completely theirs and yet everyone's since the book was published. Enjoy!

Ronnie @ Paradise Found

Sassy Brit said...

Hi!

I've seen this before and wondered if it was Cambridge UK!

Here's my featured book for this week: http://bit.ly/CherylButlerFF

Happy weekend! ;)

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

I love it when the author reads the audio! I hope that you continue to enjoy this one. :)

Katherine P said...

This book is on my TBR and the audio sounds wonderful. I need to move it up the list. I love the beginning!

Kathy Martin said...

Sounds like an interesting story. I haven't heard of the book before. Happy reading!

Bookish Michelle said...

I've never seen this book before. Not sure if this book will be my cup of tea. Hope you enjoy reading it! :)

William Stanger said...

I've always wondered about this book, but never got around to picking it up. Hope you enjoy it.

Jo-Ann Dziubek-MacDonald said...

I haven't seen this one before, but it sounds like a great excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Jo-Ann at Inspiration Pie

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

Ooh, I just got this as a kindle ebook deal! The opening sounds wonderful and I'm really looking forward to reading it. Hope you enjoy it!!

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

I think this would be interesting to listen to.

Nicki J Markus said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying your current read/listen.

The Book Sage said...

I know this was a popular book. And I tried to read it for a book club. Couldn't get past the 1st few pages.

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