Monday, November 22, 2010

Don't Forget December #ReadPawty is Coming Up!!!

Our next meeting will be December 13, 2010. That is the 2nd Monday of the month. I have created a tweetup so that we all can be reminded. Here is the url:

Please check out Garth Stein's website. We will be using his Reader's Resources for discussing "Art of Racing in the Rain."

Books Chosen for February 2011 #ReadPawty

We have 2 choices for the deep winter months. A great mystery, "Dog on It" by Spencer Quinn, and "Dewey's Nine Lives" by vivki Myron. I have reviewed them for the Anipal Times. Excertps from my reviews are below:

“Dog on It”
Let’s get this straight upfront. I am a cat who doesn’t care for dogs. Mom brought home “Dog on It” by Spencer Quinn from Barkworld 2010, and all I could do was glare. A DOG book. I read the first page, and didn’t put it down. The book is told from the point of view of Chet, the dog, who brings a new meaning to hard-boiled detective lingo. He’s seems to be well trained, but didn’t pass the police dog exam due to some squirrel. Chet is absolutely loveable, his narration witty, and exhibits dog qualities such as not realizing he is barking until called on it. His human, Bernie, is a private investigator with a cash-flow problem, but a big heart and strong ethics.

"Dewey's Nive Lives"
When a best-selling author writes another book in the same genre, one never knows what to expect. In this case, Vicki Myron's second offering, "Dewey's Nine Lives" (D9L), is every bit as wonderful as "Dewey". "D9L" is a set of nine short stories that show the strength of the cat/human bond, the healing of each other.

There should be copies of "Dog on It" available to borrow from Barkworld 2010 attendees. I was able to "D9L" in our library.

Hope to see you for the February meeting, 2nd Monday, 2011 when we discuss these books!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Remembering @Ryker_Tyker

One of our founding members of the #ReadPawty was called unexpectedly to cross the Rainbow Bridge, @Ryker_Tyker. Ryker always made sure there was nip, nip tea, nip cookies, and maybe some more nip for us while we discussed books. He opened my eyes to the genre of science fiction, something this mystery lover never thought to try. Ryker's comments and thoughts about the books we read were always insightful and thought provoking. We will miss Ryker's earthly presence tremendously. However, I feel that he will continue to share his wisdom from OTRB.

All of us who participate in #ReadPawty will miss our friend very much. Our lives have been much richer because of you, dear friend. Thank you of the opportunity to get to know you.

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