Book Review: Wild Notes by Mike Lubow

January 14, 2016

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Disclosure: I received this book for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.

I am a firm believer in the power of observation. We can learn a lot by just watching and observing life in general. Bird watching has been a common interest with me and my father, dating back to when I was much younger and is a wonderful way to remember to slow down and take life in, all while enjoying the beauty of the bird. Mike Lubow's Wild Notes has inspired me to rekindle this joy.

Wild Notes - Observations over time about birds and other fleeting things chronicles several years worth of daily observations written in a logbook type style and is a most enjoyable book to pick up at any time to enjoy the thoughts and ideas of a man who has a wonderful way with words.

I have really enjoyed reading Mike's observations and reflections from his bird watching walks, I have learned lots of new birds that I looked up online for a visual. Birds like the Cormorant, Tanager, and Gnatcatcher to name just a few. He knows his birds!

I have also enjoyed his great sense of humor in his writings and observations. Mike has been a lifelong bird watcher and "would be the first to tell you that it isn't always about birds. But it's always about watching."


Mike Lubow is an ad executive, journalist, writer and a guy who wanders the wild places. He is the author of "In a Chicago Minute", a book of his columns that ran in the Chicago Tribune. He is also the author of "Paper and Ink", a collection of his stories from national and international magazines. Pieces in Wild Notes appeared within the online journal "Two-Fisted Birdwatcher". They celebrate the rugged pursuit of observing both birds and ideas.

Find it on Amazon:
Amazon: /Wild-Notes-Observations-fleeting-things/dp/1499624468.

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