Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday - Dog Days of Summer Edition


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight highly anticipated books.  It is based on the Waiting on Wednesday meme which used to be hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

So guess who's back?  It's me, Booker T!  And my brother Cassius is also helping out today.  Who better to preview some new "Can't Wait" dog books than us, especially since it's the Dog Days of Summer?  We hope you like our picks!




FROM GOODREADS:
When a woman unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the unwanted dog he has left behind. Her own battle against grief is intensified by the mute suffering of the dog, a huge Great Dane traumatized by the inexplicable disappearance of its master, and by the threat of eviction: dogs are prohibited in her apartment building.

While others worry that grief has made her a victim of magical thinking, the woman refuses to be separated from the dog except for brief periods of time. Isolated from the rest of the world, increasingly obsessed with the dog's care, determined to read its mind and fathom its heart, she comes dangerously close to unraveling. But while troubles abound, rich and surprising rewards lie in store for both of them.

Elegiac and searching, The Friend is both a meditation on loss and a celebration of human-canine devotion.



FROM GOODREADS:
Every dog has its day…

And for Lineker, a happy go lucky mongrel from Peckham, the day the world ends is his: finally a chance to prove to his owner just how loyal he can be.

Reg, an agoraphobic writer with an obsession for nineties football, plans to wait out the impending doom in his second floor flat, hiding himself away from the riots outside.

But when an abandoned orphan shows up in the stairwell of their building, Reg and Lineker must brave the outside in order to save not only the child, but themselves…


WHY BOOKER T AND CASSIUS CAN'T WAIT:  Mom found "The Friend" the other day and we're no fools, we know she's always secretly wanted a Great Dane.  Thank heavens Dad has some sense and realizes we can't very well accommodate  one.  We also know she's been waiting FOREVER for "The Last Dog on Earth" and with a tagline of "The world is going to the dogs..." we know she'll never resist this one.  


WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU WAITING FOR THIS WEEK????

38 comments:

  1. I am always amazed with how many books you find featuring dogs lol. I hope you enjoy these when you get your hands on them! My WoW

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Eve. I'm sure I'll love them both.

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  2. I hope you boys enjoy the books as I'm sure your mum will! She can never have too many dog books!

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  3. Cute dog! I don't tend to read many dog books, but I hope you enjoy these!

    CWW
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Thanks Sandy...I'm off to check out your post now.

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  4. I'd love to read The Last Dog on Earth. I think The Friend may be a little too serious for me, but really these are both great choices.

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    1. I know but...it has a dog on the cover. AND it's a Great Dane.

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  5. These both sound great. I don't know how you find so many book about dogs, but I like it! :)

    Jenea's Book Obsession's Can’t-Wait Wednesday

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    1. Sometimes it's a hard thing to do. In fact, I'm pretty much out until 2018 unless they come out with some cute ones around Christmas! Oh, and you can always count on Bruce Cameron to release some.

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  6. These both look great! I really like the sound of The Friend and admit that I secretly would love to have a Great Dane. Good picks Booker T & Cassius!

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    1. One summer, I left post-its around the house in places my husband would find saying "Cooper wants a Great Dane" and "Get me a cow, Love Barkley." I always wanted a black and white one and would joke it could be my very own cow! Needless to say, the notes didn't convince him!

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  7. Hey, there, boys!! I see you've taken over this post again!! Well, I KNOW Mom LOVES your picks!! And these two are no exception! They both look great, although I must sheepishly confess that they sound a bit too emotional for me....lol. Especially the first one. I don't think I could handle that one.... As for "The Last Dog on Earth", maybe I could, but I would have to know FOR SURE that it has a happy ending. :) :)

    I remember reading "Lassie Come Home" and "Big Red" when I was a pre-teen (before my horse obsession hit!), and DESPERATELY wanting either a collie, or an Irish setter! Those are still my two favorite dog breeds, although I do prefer my horsies.... No offense, boys!!

    Thanks for featuring these two books, and I hope you all enjoy them!! Also, please thank your nice Mommy for commenting on my CWW post!! Have a GREAT day, all of you!! WOOF, WOOF!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

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    1. I love Lassie. My Mom used to have a quarter horse and show it before I came along. When she got married, she kind of got out of it. I do love horses but I'm only 5'2" so they tend to REALLY tower over me.

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  8. Both of these sound like really moving books. I love inspiring animal stories. Thanking you for bringing these to my attention! Have a great day.

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  9. Love this dog-ish books. ;) I'm reading one right now called Paws for Love by Dana Mentink in the inspirational romance genre. Anyway, hope you love these!

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    1. I own all three in that series on my Kindle. Can't wait to hear your thoughts.

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  10. These both sound tempting to me. I hope you and the boys enjoy them when they arrive!

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  11. My heart broke a little thinking of that poor dog in The Friend.

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    1. I know. I hope it has a happy ending.

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  12. Both of these sound like wonderful reads!

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  13. Great picks! Hope you enjoy them both. I'm drawn more to the second one.

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    1. Yea, the first one sounds pretty sad.

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  14. They both sound like good books.

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  15. Both sound great, but The Last Dog on Earth sounds fab. Love that tagline, and the ideas of the guy hiding out and he and the dog risking all to rescue the kid.

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    1. I love the cover too - it's very catchy.

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  16. What a gorgeous dog you have! I have a labrador so I'm always interested in books about dogs. Thanks for recommending these.

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    1. Thank you. When we got married, we actually intended on getting a lab and then I saw the boxer puppy who would become our first - Cicero - and it was all over!

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  17. You always manage to find such great sounding dog books. The Last Dog on Earth sounds like such a great read. I hope you enjoy them both!

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  18. Oof, stories about dogs left behind when their owners pass away are tough for me to read. I don't know if I could do The Friend!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. I know. People always laugh about rich eccentric people who leave their fortunes to their pets - that would totally be me if I had the money!

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  19. Dog stories usually make me cry! Hope you can get your hands on these soon! Thanks for visiting my CWW on Lisa Loves Literature earlier.

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    1. I know. I STILL can't read A Dog's Purpose or watch the movie because I know I'll end up sobbing.

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