Monday, March 25, 2013

Dogs That Talk And Other Stuff

1. Easter is coming up! Natty and I spent yesterday working on three dozen eggs for our baskets. My husband's eye was twitching because we made such a huge mess. But we had a great time.

If you're looking for something sweet and silly and different for your kids' Easter baskets this year, why not order a copy of LUCY THE WONDER WEENIE? You could add a small plush weenie dog, too, just for fun!

2. As you all know, I love ridiculous movies. Somehow I missed the sheer excellence that is HOT TUB TIME MACHINE, starring John Cusack and assorted other hilarious actors. Dear Lord! It was utterly fabulous, set in the 1980s, and chock full of delicious gems like this...(my favorite quote)...

"I write Stargate fan fiction. I think I know what I'm talking about."

Penelope Highly Recommends watching this movie if you have fond memories of the 80s, like John Cusack, asinine humor, and lots of cocktails. A winner!

3. First I read a book with a cat's POV (The Girl With The Cat Tattoo by Theresa Weir). Then, I read a book with a dog's POV---The Love Dog by Elsa Watson. The premise for this novel is really cute. A tabloid reporter goes undercover on a reality TV show that features a "love dog" who brings together fractured couples. The suspense portion of this story was high...the entire time you're worried that Samantha's cover will be blown. Watson did a good job wrapping up this difficult conflict at the end.

I'm not gonna lie. My favorite character, by far, was the dog Apollo. He was super sweet, loving, and adorable, and I was stressed out thinking he would not get his HEA. (I was more worried about Apollo and his HEA than the human characters in the story). Well, the ending was PERFECTION! True love and happiness for all, human and canine alike. I do think the H/h of this book took a back seat to the dog and his quest to make people happy. But the magic of this story was the dog, and getting his charming POV added the pop into this book.

Grade: B+

I think I am now addicted to books with animals' POVs and must find more!

All righty folks...time for another exciting Monday! Hope y'all have a great week.