Monday, April 29, 2013

June 2013 #Readpawty

Hi Pals! I hope you can join us for the next #readpawty on Tuesday, June11. We're reading No Buddy Left Behind by Terri Crisp and Cynthia Hurn. Mom read this one on the plane flying back from Meowsachewsits. It's a good thing she always carries tissues with her - this one will have you eyes leaking like a faucet! Hers sure did!

I'd like to create a page where pals can suggest books to read. I can't decide whether to do separate ones for pet books and not pet books, or just one page. Also can't decide how to make it work. Maybe a page with a Goodreads widget? But would that allow multiple pals to post to it? Not sure I want to have all the suggestions emailed to me for me to post. I'd like to design something where pals can add the books themselves, but I can remove anything inappropriate (like if someone snuck a naughty book on the list). Not that I have anything against naughty books, but this isn't the forum for them. MOL! Anyway, if you got any ideas, send them to readpawty at gmail dot com.

See you next #readpawty!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Duplicity Dogged The Dachshund by Blaize Clement

Here's the second of three book reviews by guest blogger, Amy Palmer. It's 'Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund' by Blaize Clement.

"Duplicity Dogged the Dachshund is the second installment in the Dixie Hemingway Mystery series by the late Blaize Clement. In the series, Dixie, a former law enforcement officer is now a pet sitter in Sarasota, Florida. During her pet sitting duties, she finds herself discovering dead bodies and subsequently involved in the investigation.

In this installment, Dixie is walking a dachshund when the dog finds a body. Dixie is once again in the middle of the case, at times alongside Lieutenant Guidry who is handsome and a bit mysterious. Dixie, not able to fully escape her law enforcement past, begins asking questions and ends up in the sights of a psychopathic killer.

I enjoyed this book a bit more than the first. I felt like Dixie's character was changing a bit and for the better. She was becoming more aware of how she was running away from people emotionally. Toward the end, there were definite improvements in her outlook on life. I hope that this positive change carries on to the next book.

Speaking of the next book, I plan on reading the entire series. There is going to be one more Dixie Hemingway Mystery published (the seventh installment) that Ms. Clement wrote before her passing. After that, it is planned that her son will carry on the series."

Pumpkin here. If you haven't read any of the Pet Sitter series, you should read them. They're lots of fun! I've read the first six books and can't wait to read the seventh!

Reminder - the next #readpawty is next Tuesday, April 9. See you then!