Monday, October 10, 2011

Good Read

I used to like to read but eventually found that I would fall asleep after reading just a couple of pages so I haven't picked up a book in quite some time.
A couple weeks ago I ran across one in Walmart and it said "buy me"

A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family, love, loyalty, and hope - a captivating look at the wonders and absurdities of human life...as only a dog could tell it.

I think it was the dog lover in me that made me buy the book. The words heart-wrenching, funny and uplifting are perfect descriptive words for this story. I laughed out loud, I even cried in some parts. The best thing I've read in a long time. After reading this book though, I wonder even more just what is going through Duke's mind.

27 comments:

  1. LOL Those Golden eyes will get you every time! Looks like a good book. :D

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  2. Besides being a stress reliever,reading is lot of fun too..This must be something like Black Beauty-the story told by a horse..

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  3. I love to read but have a hard time reading anything animal related. It has something to do with that heart wrenching part! :)

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  4. It sounds like a must-read, and the title is really good. Is the dog the narrator of the story?

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  5. This sounds like one I would enjoy....I know what you mean...so often...I wonder what is going on in the minds of Chloe and LadyBug!

    I think I'll have to look for this book!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Does the dog die? I hate books that end with the dog dying. Ruins the whole darn thing for me.

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  7. I know what you mean about wondering what is going through Dukes mind. I wonder the same about Claudia. Sometimes I can look at her and see things in her eyes. I might have to get that book for my wife.

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  8. I am a sucker for any book with a dog on the cover, when I go to the library, i look for mystery, if i pull it out and their is a dog on the cover i get it. this one sounds great. did you read Marley and Me?

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  9. I like the photo of the dog peeking over the edge of the book. So cute!

    Erika
    Artful Rising

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  10. I read best in the loo.. *LOL* that is why i am there in my hideout longest.

    Gotta get this book :) Thanks for the review Ann.

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  11. Who is the publisher of this book, please? I would like to read it to Sadie the German Shepherd, she is bored with television.

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  12. Sounds perfect, Ann... I'll bet the picture of that doggie on the cover drew you to that book... Glad you enjoyed it. Dogs are just so special!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  13. It sounds like a wonderful book. So glad you took time for yourself and enjoyed a good book. I'm all about doggies and if it has a doggy on it...I look at it! I might have to look for this book as a treat to myself. I just ordered Clark Howard's "Living Large in Lean Times". But I think I would enjoy your book more. :)

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  14. sounds wonderful but like you I fall asleep after a few chapters, Maybe we're not getting enough rest or something?

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  15. Thank you for recommending this book ~ I'm going to look for it. I Love dogs and stories about them. I caught part of a PBS Nova show on dogs yesterday. They are simply amazing.

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  16. When you finish you will have to do a book report on it and let us know if we should get it. sandie

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  17. Sounds like a good book indeed. I often wonder what our Little Bit is thinking too.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

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  18. I adore dog stories! Thank you for the recommendation!

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  19. Oh how could ya resist those eyes that just scream...take me home!!!

    Thanks for the great review, I checkin' this out for my snowed in winters list!

    God bless ya sweetie and enjoy this beautiful week!!! :o)

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  20. That looks awesome! My Mommeh will have to download it to her Kindle to read.

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  21. That does sound like a good book. Might make a great Christmas present for a friend that has tons of dogs.Thanks for telling us about it. Hope you have a great day or evening.

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  22. I have the same problem! Reading makes me so drowsy.

    I can read while on the ellptical though so maybe I'll look into that book. Who could fall asleep during torturous workouts?

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  23. Ditto what Lin said...

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  24. I've heard lots of great things about this book, but for whatever reason I've yet to read it. It's definitely on my TBR list though!

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