Weekend Reading List: H is for Hawk

Here at Casa Feathers n Beak, reading is a flock-wide tradition.

While some of us like to focus on the words on the page, while others of us prefer to focus on the crispiness of those pages, it is safe to say no book entering this household lacks for attention.

So Pearl thought it would be a great idea to combine his literary knowledge with his mommy’s typing skills to offer a “book o’ the week” review – just in time for your weekend reading list!

This week, the book is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald.

A certain feathery literature expert poses with (on) the "book o' the week."
A certain feathery literature expert showcases why grey and white beings make for much more visually striking cover art than brown beings.

Pearl’s review: Hawks are scary. And they are not cute (even though they have feathers). This book would have been much better if the author had selected a parrot for the main character. In fact, here is a great book with a parrot star!


His mommy’s review: A multi-award-winning book, “H is for Hawk” is part memoir, part falconry how-to, and all parts moving and heartfelt. The cover is, well, covered in prize announcements, which speak for themselves. If you love all kinds of feathered beings and powerful stories about courageous featherless beings, you might really enjoy this book!

Happy reading!

With love (& feathers),

Shannon & Pearl


2 thoughts on “Weekend Reading List: H is for Hawk

  1. Mary Dulgeroff

    But what about the crispiness of the pages, the review of their texture? Did the picture of the hawk offend Pearl so much he refused to review past his short statement above?


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