Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge


I just happened to stumble across a new-to-me blog recently and what perfect timing!  Seems there is a "DOG DAYS OF SUMMER" reading challenge going on.  This was put together by Jo's Book Blog and LaLa in the Library.  I just happen to have a few dog-related books on my COYER Summer Reading List Challenge so I thought I'd join in here too.  I mean who am I to miss a chance to showcase dogs?  So I'm going to show you the books I'm going to be reading and showcasing.

THE LUSTER OF LOST THINGS - Walter Lavender Jr. is a master of finding. A wearer of high-tops. A maker of croissants. A son keeping vigil, twelve years counting.

But he wouldn’t be able to tell you. Silenced by his motor speech disorder, Walter’s life gets lonely. Fortunately, he has The Lavenders—his mother’s enchanted dessert shop, where marzipan dragons breathe actual fire. He also has a knack for tracking down any missing thing—except for his lost father.

So when the Book at the root of the bakery’s magic vanishes, Walter, accompanied by his overweight golden retriever, journeys through New York City to find it—along the way encountering an unforgettable cast of lost souls.

Steeped in nostalgic wonder, The Luster of Lost Things explores the depths of our capacity for kindness and our ability to heal. A lyrical meditation on why we become lost and how we are found, from the bright, broken heart of a boy who knows where to look for everyone but himself.

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EINSTEIN - When Charlie wakes in the middle of the night to discover an alien in his house, he is more than a little alarmed. But that fades into insignificance when the alien tells him that a) it is the end of the world, and b) he has come to rescue Einstein from destruction.

Einstein is Charlie's pet dog.

Only Einstein refuses to leave without his master. So the alien offers Charlie a deal. If he can prove that he has performed one worthwhile act in his life, then he can be saved.

Einstein is an outrageous comedy of high anxieties and low morals embracing everything from modern art to motherhood, from battery hens to the meaning of life. It is a comedy classic from one of Britain's great humorists.


PLUS, YOU CAN LOOK FORWARD TO INSIGHT AND REVIEWS OF THESE FEATURING BOOKER T AND CASSIUS THEMSELVES!


 

12 comments:

  1. That challenge of course has your name written all over it! Nice pics of your boys!

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    1. Thanks Auntie Chuckles. We send you lots of sloppy puppy kisses - Booker T and Cass!

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  2. The challenge was totally made for you! I love the sound of The Luster of Lost Things -- it's so magical and emotional too, but mostly I want to see how it all comes together. And of course, the aliens would come for the dogs first!

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    1. Yea, these aliens seem to know what they are doing so I can't wait to read it.

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  3. Puppies!!!!!! So dang cute! And totally the challenge for you. That's great :)

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    1. Yep, so glad I stumbled across it.

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  4. Oh my gosh, what an awesome challenge!! I need to see more photos of your dogs!! :) My fiancé and I really want to adopt a dog, but we're just not in a place that would make it doable financially. Just to HAVE the dog here is $200 a MONTH! Plus a downpayment to add to our security deposit... phew. Once we have a house, hopefully we'll have a fur baby! :)

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    1. We were lucky and when we got married, the landlord didn't care that we got a puppy. However, I won't lie and one of our motivating factors in buying a house was because we needed a yard. It wasn't fair to keep a large dog in an apartment. That's a lot of money extra. I hope you definitely get one once you get a house!

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  5. Perfect challenge for you and the boys! I am looking forward to reading The Luster of Lost Things as well.

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    1. It sounds like a great read to cap off the summer! Of course, I may just be ready for fall - haha.

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