Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Catching up on my reading

Max:   Ma....MA...eehumm...MAAAAA...I'm bored!
Me:   How about reading a good book?


Max:  But Ma...you're hogging the book I wanna read!!! And why can't I have my OWN Kindle?! 
Me:  Max you'll just have to wait for your turn!
But you're really gonna LOVE  Jackie Bouchard's book!
PLUS the writer is pretty darn pawsome...it even says this on her website:
 10% of proceeds on print sales goes to Best Friends Animal Society! Buy a book, have a laugh, help a pet in need!
Max:  That's definitely MY type of Human!!! Oh, AND she writes about Dogs?! Liking this human more and more by the minute!!!
Me:  Me too Max!! You can even get a signed book if you buy the book through her website (hint, hint for Ma's Christmas Gift Max!). Ma's always running around like a nut though so that's why she got the Kindle Version (4.5 Stars rating at Amazon), so she could read it on her iPhone and Kindle. 
Max:  Oh, in case any of you are wondering if Ma was paid to write any of this or if Ms. Bouchard even knows about this post at all, the answer is no. Ma would just not say anything if she didn't really like it..."if ya can't say something nice...don't say anything at all" (Yes, Ma you've drilled that into my brain), so yep, this is just an old fashion, honest review...Ma says BUY this book! It's got this cool blend going of funny, with some serious life events but ones that aren't over-played, has a pup we can all relate too and a lot of fun, love interests and intrigue that makes the reader want to flip the next page (or push the next button if you're a Kindler like me), it's a great read with very believable, "real people" sort of characters! We hope she does a sequel to see what happens next! Since Ma isn't a great book summarizer (and that's not even a real word) she cheated and copied this from Amazon....
Copied from Amazon:

Book Description

 March 18, 2012
The vet handed Maggie Baxter a plastic specimen bag containing a pair of size-tiny lavender thong panties extracted from her dog; but they were not hers. Or rather, they were hers now since she'd just paid $734 to have Dr. Carter surgically remove them from Kona's gut.

This is how Maggie Baxter, a practical, rule-following accountant, discovers that her husband of seventeen years is cheating on her. All her meticulous life plans are crushed. When he leaves her for the other woman, Maggie and her the-world-is-my-smorgasbord chocolate Lab, Kona, are left to put their lives back together. As Maggie begins to develop a Plan B for her life, she decides to be more like Kona. No, she's not going to sniff crotches and eat everything that isn't nailed down; rather she'll try to approach life with more ball-chasing abandon. Finding herself in situations where she begins to go through her usual over-analysis of the pros and cons, she stops and instead asks herself: What would Kona do? With Kona as her guru, Maggie begins her quest for tail-wagging joy.

"What the Dog Ate" is a funny, tender story of mending a broken heart and finding love and a new life right under your nose, with woman's best friend at your side. If you enjoyed Claire Cook's "Must Love Dogs" or Lolly Winston's "Good Grief," you'll love "What the Dog Ate" and be rooting for Maggie and Kona.


(Ma agreed with this Reviewer too)...
From an Amazon Reviewer:

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! May 23, 2012
By KViz
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
There are so many books to read that drain the energy from your soul...this book puts all the energy back!!! A real-life difficult situation is treated with wisdom and humor...and put into perspective by the love of a great dog. Fabulous summer read when you want drama...but drama that lifts your spirit. I loved this feel-good book and recommend it highly!
Max:  Hey Ma...are you seriously forgetting a picture of ME today? WTD?!?
Me:  Of course not Max, since I couldn't take your picture with MY book because it's on my Kindle, how about we take one of the book you're reading? Then once you're done, I have good news....Ma finished reading What The Dog Ate so it's all yours to enjoy!
Max:  Ok, well Ma also recommended Harlan Coben so I guess I'll trust Ma (since she has good taste in books) and often buys Harlan Coben and gets his books on Kindle too, and read this book while I wait.  Ma's read all of his books but this one is my first by him! Grandpa got Ma hooked on him, Grandpa has good book recommendations too! Can't wait though to get my paws on Ma's book...she SHOULD have let ME read it first since it is about my kind!! Urr...Moms!!

Have a beautiful today! Stay book thirsty my friends!

????Question of The Day????
????What's your favorite book and author????
???If you wrote a book about your pup, what might the title be???




33 comments:

  1. Looks good, I love reading dog books on my kindle. I want to read Pukkas promise soon

    urban hounds

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too,I've heard lots of great thing about it!

      Delete
  2. Woof! Woof! When my mom got some extra time she will definitely read Jackie's book. Happy reading. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Any favorite authors for you Sugar?

      Delete
  3. I will be reading it very soon! Can't wait!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This sounds like something especially good for Lab parents as Labs seem to be like goats and really eat everything :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Too true ;) but they're sooo lovable and really are great family pups!

      Delete
  5. This sounds like a fun book to read. I'll definitely have to remember it for when I'm finally on summer vacation.

    What's Max's favourite book? It doesn't look like he enjoys the Harlan Coben book. He looks like he's saying "Hey Ma, why are you forcing me to pose with this book? I don't even like it!"

    I'm an English major, so I've supposedly read a lot of great books written by amazing authors. I don't agree.

    I had a love/hate relationship with 50 Shades of Grey and I really enjoyed The Hunger Games.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree - lots of the greats aren't really so great :( Yep Max was still upset at not gettting to read What The Dog Ate first ;) I liked The Hunger Games too! Jonathan Carroll is another of my favs

      Delete
  6. Dakota and I reviewed "What The Dog Ate" on our blog...check out his review, that book remains one of our faves!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Your book review was great and I saw a few more there to add to my list! Thanks!

      Delete
  7. That looks like a good book. Love my Kindle. You are very clever reading those books Max.
    Lynne

    ReplyDelete
  8. I knew Miss Jackie wrote books but didn't realize that if you bought it at her site she gives some of the monies to animals. How wonderful!
    *high paws*
    Oz

    ReplyDelete
  9. Momz has been reading me Pukka's Promise lately, and What the Dog Ate is on our list too...Momz reads the Harlen Coben books herself...She sez I wouldn't "get" them

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So agree that I need to read Pukka's Promise too? Aw, Gizmo...is Mom just trying to get the good books first maybe? I'm sure you'd get it...you're a pretty smart AND adorable pup! :)

      Delete
  10. You can read Max?! Now that is a skill ;)

    Slobbers

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes, Max is multi-talented like that :)

      Delete
  11. WOW! How did I miss this?? (I've been SO crazy busy this week - painting and planting! I've hardly been online and have fallen behind in reading all my fave blogs!)

    Anyway, thank you so much for the lovely blog post!! I love it! :)

    I just won Pukka's Promise so I'm looking forward to reading that one too.

    Thank you again Max and Mom! You made my day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well we both loved the book :) any plans for a sequel for it? I don't want to say anything and spoil it for your new readers but I'm very curious :)!

      Delete
    2. No plans for a sequel... but I might write a book about her friend Helen. (But Helen will have to wait a while...)

      Delete
    3. (Not sure if my reply disappeared, or you'll get this twice...)

      Anyway...
      No plans for a sequel, but I have been thinking about writing a book about Maggie's friend Helen. But Helen will have to wait until I finish the other books I've got going!

      Delete
    4. Aw, I was really hoping for a sequel but Helen would be a cool character to work with and maybe she can update us on Maggie and Kona too! Ok, don't think I didn't notice...you used plural...bookssss...do tell! ?! :)

      Delete
  12. Oh, I forgot to answer the question of the day - one of my all-time favorite books is Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry. But my fave author is Ian McKuen - I loved Atonement, and his books On Chesil Beach and Enduring Love are both excellent as well. Atonement and E.Love were both made into pretty great movies as well.

    And I am working on a book about my last pup, Abby. It's a fictionalized version of her actually - and tells a story of a woman that finds her. Hopefully it will be out soon(ish).

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree...Atonement was great! Any idea when soon(ish) might be...months...weeks? Loved Abby's Peeps headband! :) by the way!

      Delete
    2. If you liked Atonement, you should read Enduring Love. It's SO good!

      Soonish = months. Hopefully not too many months!

      Delete
    3. Ok, will add Enduring Love to my ever-growing list because I really did love Atonement!
      Yes, I hope not tooo long!

      Delete
  13. Great review! This book is on my reading list!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sue-you'll like it!I did! :)

      Delete
  14. You have an excellent reading list my friend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sandy - what's on yours?

      Delete

Thanks for your comments!