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Swordbird
by Nancy Yi Fan | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by wingAzukiwing of Miami, Florida USA on 12/29/2017
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by YogiSchoko): travelling


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2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by wingAzukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Friday, December 29, 2017

7 out of 10

This book first caught my attention several years ago, when the author was interviewed on the radio. Born in China but immigrated to the US and living in Florida, Nancy Yi Fan, then twelve-year-old, wrote this story in response to the wars and terrorism she saw in the world around her.

The story of warring birds is interesting, but it is also something you would expect written by a younger author, and enjoyed by a younger reader. It's not the type of children's book that would enchant readers of all ages.

While I won't want heavy editing to take away the true voice of the author, but at least some inconsistency should be fixed. One bird has scrubbed itself clean after an attack and then a few scenes later appeared again, dripping in mess. Also, it's easy for a bird to say "I'll use your hides to make boots" when they obviously don't wear boots... These birds use wings to fly and claws to hold swords, arrows, goblets of wine, and everything. Using the hides to make belt or vest would make more sense.

Reserving this for the BC Con in Bordeaux. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAzukiwing at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Thursday, April 19, 2018

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Released 4 mos ago (4/21/2018 UTC) at Bookcrossing Convention Bordeaux 2018 in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Journal Entry 3 by wingYogiSchokowing at Quelque part à Bordeaux in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (4/22/2018 UTC) at Quelque part à Bordeaux in Bordeaux, Aquitaine France

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Released during the release walk at the end of the Convention.

Enjoy reading! 


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