Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Good Read



I have just finished reading a good book I could really relate to called " What the Dog Did - tales from a formerly reluctant dog owner". Despite the beautiful cover picture it is not all about beagles but rather a collection of stories about the author's pets (one of which is a beagle), and of dogs of family and friends. It is an easy read and quite funny - just perfect for those early morning commutes on the packed Tokyo Subway!

15 comments:

Girasol said...

That cover picture is great! but the doggie looks sad...ummm what the dog did? eat the homework? ha ha ha ha ha.

e said...

Hey J & D
Thanks for linking TokyoPups. I really enjoy writing for that site too.

Are you interested in a book swap? (but we return each other's book after we're done. so not really a swap).

I have just finished this book called
Dogs of Dreamtime by Karen Shanley.
If you go to Amazon you can read the first page and it was so powerful i had to buy the book.

If you're interested, we could exchange books. I love reading anything about dogs but sometimes dont want to buy and keep ammassing things in our tiny flat!

E

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I think Jazz and Dixie would make a great front cover.

I loved your info about the coming of age day on the 14th Jan. Thank you for that.

Have you seen that I have passed on the thinking blogger award to you both?

Pippa

snoutbeagle said...

Yes, yes! This is a great book! I very much enjoyed it too. I read it over a year ago and now that you've reminded me of it I'll have to read it again.

Another book I would recommend is "A Three Dog Life" by Abigail Thomas. Don't let the title fool you ... it's not all about her dogs but her dogs are her stability in living with the outcome of a brain injury her husband suffered. It's such an inspirational (and sad and funny) book and the author is a truly gifted writer. Short chapters and an easy read ... I finished it and read it all over again right away I loved it so much!

And then of course there is "Mama Pajama Tells a Story" by our fellow DWB friend, Patience. I haven't read it yet but I absolutely can't wait! It's clear she's an amazing storyteller just by reading her blog http://patience-please.blogspot.com

Diesel and Marvin's dog mum :)

Ricky Pepper said...

very cute! figures a beagle is on the front...haha!

Nano Frontera. said...

Qué bonito!!!!

Lorenza said...

Looks like a good book. My mom is going to see if she can get it here.
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

River said...

Sounds like a great book and the dog on the cover is adorable!!

River

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That looks like a good read. I'm gonna look out for that book

~ Girl girl

Truman Tales said...

I will definitely check out that book! I just can't get over how pretty your girls are. It looks like they're holding paws in this shot. They should hook up with Diesel and Marvin over at SnoutBeagle. They would make dashing couples!

Have a great day!

~ Angela

Ferndoggle said...

Hey! Our Mom read that book & thought it was great! I guarantee that Sasha is nothing like the pawfect Jazz & Dixie.

Lola

The Army of Four said...

You two look SO pretty in that picture! You're better than the book cover! REALLY!
Love,
Amber

Xsara ... said...

looks like a very nice book - and I'm not just saying that because of the beautiful cover :)

MONA AND THE MOMMY! said...

it's Mona

me wants ya to come over & tell me what kind of breed Copper is.

Bet can't guess!!

Eddie N Peaches said...

What a cute biggle! Thanks for sharing that with us. We will have to get it. Maybe Momma will read it to us for bedtime stories.
Whoofs & Baroos,
Eddie, Peaches & Bella