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Angry Weather (2020, Greystone Books Ltd.) 3 stars

Interesting, but not what I was hoping for

3 stars

Maybe this is just my inner science nerd, but I was hoping for more of an explanation of how attribution science works. Instead, this is more the story of the creation of the World Weather Attribution project, and their ongoing work. Not a bad book, as such, but a bit unsatisfying.

Diary of a Young Naturalist (hardcover, 2021, Milkweed Editions) 5 stars


5 stars

Diary of a year in the life of a Northern Irish teenager, describing his (and his family's) close connection with the natural world, his keen observations, and their various expeditions, primarily in Fermanagh and County Down, interwoven with stories from Irish history and mythology. Also talks about his internal experience of autism in a remarkably evocative way. Highly recommended.

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Tintenherz (Hardcover, German language, 2003, Dressler) 3 stars

A twelve-year-old girl named Meggie discovers that her father, Mo, can transport fictional characters out …

Given that it took me more than two months to read "Das kurze Leben der Sophie Scholl", this feels like it might be a bit ambitious, but: a) it (or, more accurately, "Inkheart") has a special place in my heart as the book that took my eldest from being able to read a couple of pages at a time to being able to read whole chapters at a time, and b) when I mentioned to them that I was thinking of reading it, but was daunted by the length, they said "go big or go home" which... I think was meant as encouragement ¯_(ツ)_/¯