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I read Micheal McCarthy’s delightful memoir The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy after Julia Baird referred to it in her memoir; Phosphorescence: On awe, wonder and things that sustain you when the world goes dark. While I enjoyed McCarthy’s book I think I enjoyed Julia Baird’s book more.
Does anyone else remember the days when car windscreens would be covered in moths and other bugs as you drove? I do, I have been intensely aware of the declining presence of insects in our world over recent years and as annoying as bugs can be, their absence rings alarm in my mind, Michael McCarthy’s too. This is not a doom and gloom book, there is still joy to be found in the world and the reminder of it might help us appreciate and preserve what we have.
The other book is Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour, a novel I have been meaning to read for some time. A novel that addresses climate change, the spectre that hangs over all life on this planet. I picked up a second-hand copy at the lifeline books shop at the range shopping centre, my favourite second-hand bookshop in Toowoomba. I have previously loved Kingsolver’s writing, really must get around to reading Flight Behaviour soon.