Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Now THAT's a good book

Last week our 8-month-old foster puppy Chubby was left alone for a few minutes (I'm not blaming anyone in particular, such as The Husband, though I was in the shower at the time, so by process of elimination...).

I discovered him (Chubby, that is) happily eating a book I had been reading and had stupidly left on a low table next to the couch. At first I was kind of pissed, but then I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the title:



That's Resley C's--sorry, Kresley Cole's--A Hunger Like No Other, which just won the Rita for Best Paranormal Romance of 2006, among several other distinctions. The dude on the cover (what's left of him, anyway) is a Lykae (werewolf). So I guess Chubbers was just getting in touch with his supernatural cousins in the doggiest way he knew.

Thankfully, I was about 30 pages from the end and was able to finish it without having to reconstruct paragraphs from scraps of paper on the floor. The back cover didn't fare so well. Poor Resley Kresley's awesome author photo was lovingly mangled and ended up in the recycle bin, which is where the rest of the book is going. But since I plan to buy the rest of the series, I'll just pick up an extra copy of HLNO (the second, drool-free edition).

It was an excellent book, by the way. Chubby gives it two dewclaws up!




Another weirdly appropriate A-Z Update: "Skinwalker's Moon" by Robert Mirabal

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5 Comments:

I love it. LOL

Cecilia

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 8/21/2007 4:25 PM

Oi vey, Chubby steals my heart once again. Not only is he adorable, he has a taste for the supernatural!

I had the same experience when I rescued my kitten (I suppose I should stop calling him that, he just turned two). He thought a werewolf novel was perfectly to his liking and set straight to putting puncture marks in the cover and first four chapters.

Gotta love 'em.

Posted by: Anonymous Leslie at 8/22/2007 1:57 AM

So, you were in the shower and NOT watching him, eh? Very nice of you not to blame your innocent spouse.

Jim Young

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 8/22/2007 8:08 PM

As I was in the shower, I was not currently on Puppy Duty.

But I'll tell Chris you stood up for him. :-)

Leslie, I should post a picture of what my cat Misha has been doing to the cover of Scott Ritter's WAGING PEACE. I think The Boy is channeling Steven Colbert.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 8/22/2007 8:11 PM

That's too apropos.

Posted by: Blogger Ann Aguirre at 8/27/2007 11:25 AM

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