Things I Love: Author Roger Deakin

Sometime last year I downloaded the book Wildwood: A Journey Through Trees by Roger Deakin on my Kobo. I loved it so much I've since read it through two more times. Recently I downloaded Waterlog: A Swimmer's Journey Through Britain, and Notes from Walnut Tree Farm.

I finished Notes a week or two ago and am currently working my way through Waterlog.

I just love Roger's writing. It's fairly simple, although occasionally he does include some complex scientific and environmental information, and it's so vivid. Every time he describes something I can almost imagine myself in the exact situation. I love that in a book. It's something you see in fiction fairly frequently, but not that often in non-fiction. When you say non-fiction most people just about die of boredom just at the thought. But this is NOT boring work. It's fascinating and to me, it's like page turners. I will stay up way later than I should because I just can't put it down.

I love how easy it is to imagine myself in the places Roger describes.

I'd highly recommend reading any of his books, though Wildwood is probably my absolute favourite.