I don’t think that we have spent enough time touting one of the great benefits of this blog – the recommendations of our fellow bloggers. I love being part of my book club because it forces me to read books that I would never typically pick up. And now I feel that BGB is accomplishing the same thing.
RaeRae’s recommendation for The Wild Trees was so compelling that I decided to check it out even though I had absolutely no interest in the topic. Contrary to RaeRae’s first sentence, I wasn’t captivated by the redwoods and had never even thought about them. Since I finished the book – I can’t stop thinking about these trees to the point that we are now trying to plan a trip out to the Redwood forest in the fall. Furthermore, I am now compulsively staring at all the trees in my neighborhood and trying to figure out how tall they are, what type of ecosystem might exist on them and whether it is climbable or not.
This book is fascinating and really pulls you in. I was fully vested in the character’s quest to find and climb the Tallest Tree. I was also awed by the character’s passion for the redwoods. I admire anyone who is so dedicated and committed to their field/and or hobby that they pursue it to the highest level of success.
RaeRae – thank you for posting on this book. I thoroughly enjoyed the book from start to finish and have definitely learned a decent amount of botanical knowledge – who else knows what a lichen is?