Mention a dog in a book and instantly it’s that much better! Do you agree?
Here MACSBOOKS311 revisits us with another great book review…
Does the threat of a book being banned ensure that it’s among the finest books written? Check out the fantastic examples cited by the smart folks in this 29-second video (and pat yourself on the back if you smile when “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is discussed — *see end of this post for why)…
* Whereas the girl in the video remembers the story as happening in South America during the 1920s, here’s how Wikipedia tells it: “The story takes place during three years (1933–35) of the Great Depression in the fictional “tired old town” of Maycomb, Alabama, the seat of Maycomb County.”
Once my novels-in-progress are published, I hope they’re not banned! How many potentially banned books have you read?
My husband and I agreed to adopt a dog. This was followed by months of discussion. What type of dog would harmonize best with our two cats?
We settled on these dog requirements:
The list at the forefront of our minds, we rushed to the nearest pound.
After an hour of walking up and down aisles and aisles of sad eyes, we selected a pair!
The two Labrador mix puppies, a sister and a brother, were too adorable to split up.
What were we thinking?! Labrador-mix-anything is bound to grow at least fifty pounds! And two of them?! Even the shelter employee said we were crazy…
Cute, cute, cute! What puppy isn’t cuteness incarnate?!
Within a week, their heart-melting charm, was frozen over by their unbounded annoying-ness.
They trampled the garden, gnawed carpets, ate towels, and slobbered over everything.
They pounced the cats and barked at the people.
They chased away domestic bliss.
Enraged, the kitties soiled our bed and sofa multiple times. Our home stank of impossible to wash out angry-cat pee.
They made my husband laugh.
Gentleman dog taught himself to pee while squatting.
About the illustrator of these wonderful pictures: Mr. Wolf is an English freelance cartoon illustrator and an author of funny children’s books which adults seem to love too. I met him at Goodreads (a sort of Facebook for book lovers).
Sure this is a reblog — of a reblog! — it’s that good!!! …
When Toastmasters challenged me to tell a fable, I chose, “The Enchanted Mule,” an old tale set in Spain…
Do you have any favorite fables?