Sunday, September 19, 2010

Readpawty Books - October/November

I have chosen 2 books for #readpawty. As usual. you will chose one and we will discuss at the next meeting. I will be doing reviews of the books in the Anipal Times. I am rolling over the 3 previous books in case someone didn't get time to read them.

The first is a new novel, Murder Past Due (Cat in the Stacks Mystery) by Miranda James. A librarian has this really cool Maine Coon cat who walks on a leash. The librarian solves the murder of a well known author, Godfrey Priest. The book had 2 things that mom loves - libraries and MC's! This is so new it probably is not available available in libraries. However, Amazon has reduced priced new and used copies. Mom's copy is available for loan.

The second novel is one of the best I have ever read for facing life's trials and joys. The Art of Racing in the Rain: A Novel by Garth Stein.
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm rides shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift. Denny marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoƫ, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man.

See you at #readpawty Tues October 5th at 8 pm EDT.


  1. Great choices! I just did a guest post about The Art of Racing in the Rain over at The Blab Labs ( - love that book!

  2. Good pics Maggie. We've read Racing in the Rain and it's another good one. M is going to choose Murder Past Due this time. So far, she's really enjoyed all of your picks. Good job.