Scenes from this year’s reading pile: Flying Dinosaurs


Flying Dinosaurs: How fearsome reptiles became birds by John Pickrell. This fascinating book by the editor of Australian Geographic is a surprisingly entertaining and informative summary of the various research into the similarities between theropod dinosaurs and birds. I spent most of my teen years as a dinosaur nerd, but for various reasons set it aside. In the last year I’ve started reading up on the topic again and am utterly dumbfounded by the sheer volume of research that’s gone on in the meantime. I’ve discovered that my local library has a brilliant selection of recently published dinosaur books for adults, not just kids, and I look forward to reading my way through the collection!