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The Feather Thief
The Feather Thief: Beauty, Obsession, and the Natural History Heist of the Century | Kirk Wallace Johnson
A rollicking true-crime adventure and a thought-provoking exploration of the human drive to possess natural beauty for readers of The Stranger in the Woods, The Lost City of Z, and The Orchid Thief. On a cool June evening in 2009, after performing a concert at London's Royal Academy of Music, twenty-year-old American flautist Edwin Rist boarded a train for a suburban outpost of the British Museum of Natural History, armed with a pair of latex gloves, a miniature LED flashlight, and a diamond-blade glass cutter. Home to one of the largest ornithological collections in the world, the Tring museum was full of rare bird specimens whose coppery orange, emerald, and iridescent blue feathers were worth staggering amounts of money to the men who shared Edwin's obsession: the Victorian art of salmon fly-tying, in which exotic feathers are fastened in intricate patterns around fishing hooks. Over the next few hours, the champion fly-tier grabbed hundreds of bird skins--some collected 150 years earlier by a contemporary of Darwin's, Alfred Russel Wallace, who'd risked everything to gather them--and escaped into the darkness. Two years later, Kirk Wallace Johnson was waist high in a river in northern New Mexico, fly-fishing for trout, when his guide told him about the heist. He was soon consumed by the strange case of the feather thief. What would possess a person to steal dead birds from a museum? Had Edwin paid the price for his crime? What became of the missing skins? In his search for answers, Johnson was catapulted into a years-long, worldwide investigation, infiltrating the underground network of fly-tiers and feather smugglers, and tracking down the thief and his suspected accomplices in a single-minded search for the missing birds. The gripping story of a bizarre and shocking crime, and one man's relentless pursuit of justice, The Feather Thief is also a fascinating exploration of obsession, and man's destructive instinct to harvest the beauty of nature.
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arlenefinnigan
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#ReadHarder challenge 18: a book of non-violent true crime

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#7covers7days #coverlove Day 5

Post 7 covers in 7 days, no explanation. Join in!

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Pandalibrarian
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Who knew there was such drama in the fly fishing and fly tying worlds? The author did a fantastic job bringing all the research and interviews into a great story.

Lauram My book club voted to read this book in November. I‘m really looking forward to reading it. 4w
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Auntynanny
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This was such a bizarre story. It would be difficult to believe if it weren't a true story. A man broke into a branch of the British Natural History Museum in order to steal rare bird skins. He sold these to fellow fly-fishing lure-making enthusiasts, as well as using some in his own work.

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Auntynanny
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Library haul! Which one should I read first?

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bookishbitch
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Another one seen, then purchased, because of the beautiful cover. It also sounds quite interesting.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
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Finishing up this one this weekend for the book challenge prompt *Non violent true crime*
It is a wild ride and really educational to boot.

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 2mo
ChaoticMissAdventures Thank you! I am excited to find the community, the site and people seem like so much fun 😻 2mo
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slightlyfoxed
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Coming in at the eleventh hour, after radio silence all day. I‘d like to thank audiobooks, for making it possible to read while grocery shopping, and Overdrive, for making it possible to read during long Sunday afternoons at the reference desk. Maybe one day I‘ll make it through #24in48 #readathon without accidentally resetting my timer, but don‘t hold your breath.

julesG 👏👏👏👏 3mo
Megabooks 🥳🥳🥳🎉🎉💃🏻💃🏻🍾🍾 3mo
Eyelit 🎉📚👏📚🎉 3mo
Librarybelle Great job! 3mo
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Shuga
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I really enjoyed this book. My Daddy is a master fly-tyer so I completely understand the obsession of wanting the most perfect specimen for fishing. I just can‘t see my Daddy breaking into a museum to steal the feathers for such perfection. Thought the book was very well written but it left a lot of unanswered questions in my mind Looking forward to discussing in my next library bookclub meeting

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slightlyfoxed
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#24in48 Hour 12 Challenge: I don‘t listen to a ton of audiobooks, but when I do, they‘re non-fiction. I‘ve tried listening to fiction and (with the exception of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, because Neil Gaiman), I just can‘t do it. I‘ve also been a Scribd user for years now, and their audiobook selection is well worth the price.

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PurpleyPumpkin
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This nonfiction account of the 2009 theft of irreplaceable preserved bird skins from the Tring museum near London had me hooked from the beginning. Kirk Wallace Johnson wrote this story in such a captivating way that it reads very much like fiction. And the audio version of the book was great. I was surprised at just how interesting I found the world of fly-tying to be! 4/5⭐️

Jennifer3 I want to read this one!!! 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @Jennifer3 I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! I hope you do too. 👍🏽 3mo
UwannaPublishme I must check this one out! Hope you‘re enjoying your summer. 🤗💕 3mo
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PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme I am enjoying this hot weather after the cold winter we had. Just wrote you a letter and I‘m hoping it gets to you soon! Hope you‘re enjoying your summer too. 💜 3mo
UwannaPublishme The sun is finally peeking thru the clouds, so summer is officially here! Thx for writing. More happy mail to look forward to! 🙌🏻💌Are you doing the #24in48 Readathon next weekend? I just signed up. Gotta catch up with my TBRs. 😊📚 3mo
PurpleyPumpkin @UwannaPublishme Yes, I‘m doing the 24in48 as well! I‘m in the same boat, way behind on my tbr and reading challenges. Glad to hear that we‘ll be readathoning together! I haven‘t reached the 24 hour mark before, but it‘s still a good way to make a dent in my reading. 3mo
UwannaPublishme Yay! I‘ll look forward to your #24in48 posts. Maybe we‘ll even get close to 24. It could be our year. 😃👌🏻📚📚📚 3mo
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Lcsmcat
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I disagree with the adjective “rollicking” given by his publisher, but it was an interesting book. I‘d heard him speak about it on NPR so there was no mystery as to what happened, but I liked getting all the details of how he got there.

Aimeesue That is such a weird story. Fishing lures, for goodness sake! 4mo
Lcsmcat @Aimeesue And ones that won‘t even be used! (edited) 4mo
arubabookwoman I enjoyed that one. I like NF on quirky or offbeat subjects. 4mo
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Lcsmcat
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“Dinner” and a book in this hot, rainy 4th of July. #currentlyreading

TheBookAddict Nice! What‘s on your cucumbers? Looks yummy 😋 🥒. 4mo
Lcsmcat @TheBookAddict They‘re just soaking in salted ice water. It‘s a nostalgic treat from childhood when my grandparents always had bowls of them sitting around in the summer. 4mo
Texreader Great book!! 4mo
Megabooks Loved this book! 4mo
TheBookAddict Ah, ok. They look so yummy and refreshing. I may have to try that. 4mo
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Schnoebs
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4.75⭐️

The story of a young fly tier who became obsessed and stole countless bird from a nature museum in hopes of using and selling the feather was one I never knew about before seeing this book. The author did such a good job telling the history and importance of these birds, the reported events of the theft and then the background and research he did into trying to understand the missing pieces of the case

#audiobook #scribd #mpls #twincities

SamAnne Loved it! I tie flies but do not use endangered bird feathers! 4mo
Schnoebs @SamAnne I had no idea this was such a thing and now I‘m so interested in the idea 😂 4mo
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 using this as the true crime prompt for #52booksin52weeks 4mo
Birdsong28 @Schnoebs How many have you got to do now? I have got 26 to do 📚📖 4mo
Schnoebs @Birdsong28 I think I have maybe 27-28 mow that I have to do 4mo
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Really enjoyed this book!! The narrator was great. The story was super interesting and the outcome was bizarre and unbelievable!

Addison_Reads The outcome of this one still irritates me, but this was such a surprisingly good read for me. 4mo
Kelican17 @Addison_Reads yes! I couldn‘t believe his sentence and his diagnosis! I don‘t think he feels any remorse to this day. Unbelievable. 4mo
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Kelican17
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Audio-walking on this hot, hot afternoon. Needed a break from the sun for a few minutes, but the breeze and shade is so nice that I think I have been sitting here for close to 45 minutes! Also- this book is fascinating! 🦆🐓🦃🦜🦢🦚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Wife I told you! We have another for our list of likes-in-common. Maybe we‘re the Nonfiction Girls? 4mo
Kelican17 @Wife maybe!! I just started The Soul of an Octopus 🐙. Have you read it? 4mo
Wife @kelican17 Yes, it was good, but I felt so bad for the octopus. Uncomfortably bad. And sad. 😢 4mo
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Schnoebs
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The maintenance staff at my building fixed the bar on the treadmill so that I can continue reading my book 😭 Such quality!

#appreciate #exercise #audiowalk #nonfiction #audiobook #mpls #twincities

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Wife
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Great True Crime! I really liked this one! Who knew that a book about stolen feathers and the obsession of fly tying (for fly fishing) could be so interesting! It covers the history of the commercial trade in feathers too. I recommend the audiobook!🎧 4/5🦜s

Sorry for all the “catch-up” posts today. I‘ve been semi-unplugged for a few weeks. I also want to thank all the #litsylove and #jb for the lovely birthday cards. Replies in progress. 💌❤️💌

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Happy Birthday sweet friend!! 💗💗💗💗 4mo
Wife @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you Misty🌹 4mo
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Lcsmcat
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So my work conference today was held in the upper room at McIntyre Books, and I couldn‘t come home empty handed. 😀 #bookhaul

Megabooks The Feather Thief is great! 4mo
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VictoriaB
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The fly-tying underworld? Who knew? This book was fascinating and disturbing because of what people would do to acquire the feathers of protected and endangered birds just to tie a fly that won‘t even be used.

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glitterkitty459
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Read this one in only about a day! Super fast moving and so interesting to learn about something I'd never heard of.

It was pretty sickening to read about the extinction of birds in the past, and today the usage of feathers for such (I think) silly things

#nonfiction

nelehelen I know, right?? Broke my heart reading this... poor birdies.. 😭 5mo
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GinaKButler
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Reading more non-fiction is one of my 2019 goals, and this one has been on my TBR for a while now. The jury is still out on it...

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wallacereads
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I bought this audiobook on the strength of the reviews and was not disappointed. Who knew there was such a market for feathers?!

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shaynarae
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The true crime art heist‘s book‘s natural history cousin. I found this book to be quite interesting, particularly in the exploration of a natural history theft (rather than art) and the motives and deals behind it. I had no idea feathers could be so captivating.

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SamAnne
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What a great read! It combined my love of natural history, conservation, personal story, fly fishing and fly tying. If you don‘t have time for the read (but it‘s pretty quick) listen to the excellent This American Life podcast on the Feather Thief!

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silentrequiem
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What an amazingly fantastic talk! The author is a great and engaging speaker.

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silentrequiem
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Book talk tonight at UNM! I'm excited.

BookishMarginalia Such a great book! Enjoy! 6mo
silentrequiem @BookishMarginalia It was such a great talk! 6mo
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GinaKButler
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Current #Bookstack

OnlyYoo That‘s a beautiful edition of war and peace 😍 6mo
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Lizpixie
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#BookMail Pt5 This is yet another #BlameItOnLitsy purchase, which admittedly over half of my #MountTBRStacksOfDoom are! A non fiction, it‘s about a 20yr old musician who steals 100s of rare bird specimens from a museum so he can use the feathers for his fly-tie obsession & the pursuit by an investigator after justice. It‘s also about how we destroy nature just to catalogue it. Can‘t wait to read it🦜

LeeRHarry Thought this one was great 😊 6mo
Suet624 Wow! 6mo
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GerardtheBookworm
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Author Kirk Wallace Johmson does an event of his true crime novel.

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thea-block
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Pickpick

An interesting read. Really just an exploration of the world of Victorian fly tying and strange obsession, tied in with the author‘s own interest in the case. My favorite quote came from a once-mentioned character who was convicted for a similar crime, who said that he thanked the justice system for curbing his obsession and ignorance. This story is ultimately fascinating, disturbing, and disappointing, but it‘s true to humanity.

⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

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Addison_Reads
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I finished this book last week, but I've been behind on posting my reviews on Litsy.

Before randomly finding this at my local library, I knew nothing of this book or the crime it was written about. However, I really enjoyed reading it. To think that people just steal artifacts, such as birds, from museums, baffled me. I was frustrated by the outcome in the end, but I still learned a lot from this well researched, well written book.

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Laughterhp
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Wow, what a crazy story. What blows my mind is people buy all these rare bird feathers and spend thousands of dollars and then don‘t do anything with them!!

Such a weird, intense, frustrating story. I don‘t read much nonfiction, but really enjoyed this book.

#ReadHarderChallenge - Book of nonviolent true crime

Redwritinghood I loved this book! Truth really is stranger than fiction in this case. 7mo
Addison_Reads Great review! I just finished this one too and loved it. 7mo
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Addison_Reads
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Perfect weather out at our pond today. My nephews were playing in the water and I got in some much needed reading time. 💚

NatalieR Beautiful pic! 7mo
Kaye How are you liking the book ? I was on the fence with this . Wasn‘t sure if I‘d like it or not and haven‘t seen many reviews on it. 7mo
Addison_Reads @kaye Thank you for reminding me that I hadn't reviewed this one yet. I found it fascinating. There's more about natural history of birds in the beginning, and then the author moves into details about the crime and the outcome. I thought it was well done and I learned a lot about a topic I wouldn't normally read about. 7mo
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Hooked_on_books
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The feather heist and the author‘s attempts to learn the rest of the story are just fascinating, but the author takes too long to get to them. Instead of weaving the history of human collection and use of feathers through the narrative, he blobs them in the first section in an uncompelling way that nearly made me bail. This would have benefited a great deal from editing.

Texreader I really liked this one but I did the audiobook. It may have worked better in that format 7mo
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rubyslippersreads
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My latest thrift shop finds. (Don‘t tell my kitties I bought a book about Scotties!😹)

zsuzsanna_reads ♥️♥️♥️ Scotties! 7mo
LeahBergen Oooh, nice! And good score on The Feather Thief (it‘s still TBR for me). 7mo
LeahBergen I just noticed the Beverley Nichols! I‘ve never read him before but I recently bought a pretty little vintage edition of Merry Hall. 7mo
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SharonGoforth But I see Yoga Cats-maybe that will distract them!! 😺😺 7mo
Crazeedi I love thrift stores! Awesome! 7mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen I bought it because I remembered your posting about it. 😊 7mo
rubyslippersreads @LeahBergen What I really want to read are his cat books. 7mo
rubyslippersreads @Crazeedi You never know what you‘re going to find. 😊 7mo
rubyslippersreads @SharonGoforth I think it will. 😹 7mo
Crazeedi @rubyslippersreads I know great!😍 7mo
batsy That's a great Maugham edition. And I need to read Jane Gardam at some point! 7mo
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Pedrocamacho
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This is a fun, quick read. I enjoyed learning about the birds. Edwin Rist should be in jail.

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Laughterhp
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Happy National Women‘s Day!

I had to walk or run a mile today in order to get the Women‘s Day Award on my Apple Watch!

It‘s still not safe to walk on the streets, 15” of snow and no sidewalks. It hasn‘t been warm enough to melt any yet. So I listened to my audiobook and trudged through my backyard, pictured above.

Exhausting! I think walking in snow is more tiring than walking in sand.

#LitsyWalkers #LiteraryLuck

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Cinfhen
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Don‘t let the beginning of this book throw you off. The Feather Thief is very much a true crime mystery with a cast of characters and motives that seem too ridiculous to be true. A fascinating read about ornithology, fly-tying, naturalists, museum preservation, criminal investigations and psychological evaluations. It took a little while to fully connect with the narrator but by the end I grew to appreciate his intonation.

wordzie 😎 8mo
Crazeedi Sounds intriguing! I'll have to check this one out! 8mo
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Cinfhen It‘s good @Crazeedi ~ I think I can send you a link to have a free listen through Audible 8mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen awesome! I was going to check overdrive, if I don't find I'll let you know 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sound like how I felt after reading about a book thief, some things just seem to crazy to be true. 8mo
Jennifer3 Is this about a true story? @Cinfhen I heard about a story like this on a podcast and the whole thing sounded so crazy but intriguing! 8mo
CSeydel @Jennifer3 yes, it‘s nonfiction 8mo
Jennifer3 @CSeydel I figured it had to be since it is too eerily similar to the story on the podcast but I hadn‘t had a chance to google it yet. 8mo
Crazeedi @Cinfhen I found it on overdrive!! Whoohoo! I put a hold on it! 8mo
Crazeedi @Riveted_Reader_Melissa I've heard of this one, it sounds very good too, going to have to look for it #somanybooks ! 8mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad you could find it via OverDrive @Crazeedi My library didn‘t have any copies in their system 🤬I need to check out your recommendation @Riveted_Reader_Melissa sounds good and this definitely was a case of Life is Stranger than Fiction @Jennifer3 this book was 🍌👖READ IT you won‘t believe it‼️ (edited) 8mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oohhh!!! Can I suggest squares??? By a Woman: The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey or River of Doubt by Candice Millard and Something from Another Country: Siddharth Singh‘s !!! 8mo
Cinfhen Thanks for the suggestions @GlassAsDiamonds I need #somethingUplifting #somethingUnexpected #somethingInspirational please, share your thoughts 8mo
rohit-sawant So intrigued by your review! 5mo
Cinfhen I forgot how bunkers this was @rohit-sawant There׳s a whole seedy underworld for strange and rare creatures. If you‘re already going down the rabbit hole check out this one too 5mo
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Simona
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If you like bizarre true-crime stories, this one is the right one. You will be drag down to the feather underground, exploring the fly-tie art. Boring? Not at all! Author has successfully combined his personal story with natural history, humans nature - obsession with the birds (well, obsession with the feathers) into the very coherent and readable story.

#Nonfiction2019 #SomethingWithAnimals

RachelO Sounds fun and strange 🤔 8mo
Simona @RachelO The guy stole 299 bird skins from British Museum of Natural History, sold them and he is totally remorseless ... 8mo
wordzie So 😎 ❤🐦 8mo
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Laughterhp
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1. Probably once a week.
2. Only 8!
3. All print books, all fiction.
4. No, my library renews them for me unless there‘s a hold on them.
5. 10, but 3 of those are ready for me to pick up. And 5 Audiobooks on Libby.
6. Tagged book. That one is on hold via Libby.

#LibraryLove

monalyisha What library is that? That‘s so nice! 8mo
Laughterhp @monalyisha The Fiske Public library (Wrentham, MA). My RI library didn‘t do that for me! 😂😂 8mo
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Cinfhen
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Absolutely fascinating 🤓Who knew?!?! I‘m listening on audio 🎧and I‘m ready to join the Audubon Society 🦚🦜

emilyhaldi I bet @Mdargusch would love this!! 🦜 8mo
Cathythoughts It does look fascinating ... beautiful birds 🦢 🐦 🦅 8mo
LeahBergen I have this waiting on my shelf 👍🏻 8mo
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Cinfhen Aren‘t they stunning @Cathythoughts I‘m obsessed!!!! This book is so riveting , I‘m mesmerized🥰Bump it up @LeahBergen and @Mdargusch you would LOVE THIS 8mo
Cinfhen Hi @emilyhaldi welcome home ~ how was Hawaii!!?! 8mo
Weaponxgirl I‘m choosing between this one and one about a butterfly thief for my read harder prompt this year 8mo
sk888888 One of my favorite books last year, and not just because I am a birder. Have been lucky enough to visit the skins at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia; so when I read of his destruction in just pulling out as many skins as he did, I almost fainted. 8mo
Cinfhen The audacity and reason for his thievery is mind blowing 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 @sk888888 what‘s the title of the butterfly book @Weaponxgirl ??? I just saw another book that looks interesting 8mo
sk888888 @Cinfhen I know The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (good book!) and I think the butterfly book is Winged Obsession by Jessica Speart (I had to google that one) 8mo
Weaponxgirl @sk888888 yup, you are correct. I got it slightly wrong too, butterfly smuggler! 8mo
Weaponxgirl @sk888888 imagine them opening a big coat and butterflies just appear! (I know that‘s not the reality but I like the imagery) 8mo
sk888888 🙀 8mo
Laughterhp I have been waiting since November for my library hold to come in so I could listen to this on Audio!! 8mo
Cinfhen Sometimes Audible allows you to share books @Laughterhp If the opportunity arises I‘ll let you know 😄 8mo
Redwritinghood I enjoyed this book so much! It‘s crazy, but fascinating. 8mo
emilyhaldi Hawaii was incredible!!! I am still working through withdrawals 😜 It‘s a beautiful place, definitely worth it!!! How are you?! I‘ve been so behind on Litsy the last few weeks 😩 8mo
Mdargusch I‘ve wanted to read this since it came out! 8mo
Cinfhen I can send you a free listen through Audible @Mdargusch I just need your email. Tell Steph she can email it to me if you‘re interested. Also have a wonderful time in London - safe travels 😘😘 8mo
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nelehelen
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4/5
Such a fascinating read about birds and one‘s obsession with them that ultimately led him to a museum heist. As someone who had no prior knowledge about birds or fly-tying but as a lover of animals of all kinds, I found this book captivating and haunting. I realized how little I know what goes on in the world with wildlife trade.🙁 Recommend for those who want non-violent true crime mixed with history and a bit of ornithology.

#ReadHarder2019

PurpleyPumpkin Great review! Sounds really interesting. 👍🏽 8mo
nelehelen @PurpleyPumpkin it really was! 8mo
PurpleyPumpkin I put the audiobook on hold on Overdrive and I‘m next on the list!🙌🏽 8mo
nelehelen @PurpleyPumpkin can‘t wait to hear what you think! 8mo
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nelehelen
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Who immediately thought of the scene of the birds of paradise doing their mating calls/dances on Planet Earth? 🙋🏻‍♀️ 😂

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howjessreads
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Pickpick

This was awesome! If you liked the Island of Lost Maps it‘ll be right up your alley. #howjessreadsin2019

Schnoebs I was trying to pick this up the other day at the store! Sadly they didn‘t have it in stock 🙈 8mo
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janeycanuck
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Completely unputdownable. Who knew the story of a museum being broken into for rare feathers would be so enthralling??

Laughterhp I have been waiting for 4 months for this hold to come in from the library so I can listen to this book on audio! 8mo
janeycanuck @Laughterhp it‘ll be worth the wait! 8mo
Coleen Loving that cover! 8mo
janeycanuck @Coleen it‘s stunning, isn‘t it? 8mo
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CSeydel
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1. Mystery short stories: Miss Marple, Ellery Queen, Sherlock - love them
2. Color Guard competition with my daughter
3. 🎣🦆🕵️‍♂️
4. I can fit my whole hand inside a Pringles can
5. 👋🏻👏🏻
#friyayintro

donnalyy Yay, colorguard! Good luck to your daughter ✨ I was in drumline many years ago, totally understand those competition weekends 8mo
Susanita 🖐🏻#1 8mo
LeahBergen # 4! 😆😆 8mo
BiblioLitten 4. Very useful 😁 8mo
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janeycanuck
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“You‘re going to Whistler but you don‘t ski or snowboard? Are you crazy?”

I‘m sitting with a glass of wine and my book while I wait for my golden beet salad at the start of my self-guided lunch (six restaurants!) with a book. Who‘s crazy now?

mcipher That is my story every time we go to Killington - the only non-skiers for miles around! 8mo
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Mitch
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One of the birds of paradise that Edward Rist didn‘t steal....#booksonlocation,

Aimeesue Such a crazy story! 9mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow 😮 beautiful 9mo
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Mitch
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Today I walked in the footsteps of Edward Rist..I went to Tring by train, walked the road into town ( I could almost hear the wheels of his suitcase on the pavement), took the footpath to the museum and spent the afternoon looking at the Birds of Paradise.. #booksonlocation

Tamra How fun! 9mo
WanderingBookaneer What an experience! I love that book and want everyone to read it. 9mo
LeahBergen Cool! 9mo
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5280reader Loved that book- what an adventure!! 9mo
Mitch @WanderingBookaneer it was so compelling, I really enjoyed it! The museum building storing the birds had huge CCTV signs all around it! And the museum bookshop wasn‘t stocking The Feather Thief! @5280reader @Tamra (edited) 9mo
Christine This is amazing! Loved this book, and loving these posts - you‘re helping us all to live vicariously through your visit! 9mo
Texreader That is so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing! Also I‘m not a bit surprised the museum didn‘t stock the book. 😁 9mo
LauraBeth Oh this is amazing! Now I‘m going to have to move this one up on my list! 9mo
Nebklvr Very cool! 9mo
krismlars I always enjoy a book-based field trip! 9mo
BridgetteM I‘m jealous! 9mo
iread2much How cool! What a fun trip; I‘ve always wanted to do a book trip 9mo
DGRachel I wasn‘t a fan of the book, but how fun! 9mo
Maude I am sure that was amazing, I love to see the real places I've read about. 9mo
Mitch @krismlars me too! 9mo
Mitch @DGRachel it was fun...seeing it all - especially the birds. X 9mo
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