Sunday, January 9, 2011
January 10th, Blue Monday and What R U Reading?
This week for Smiling Sally's "Blue Monday" blog meme I am sharing a picture of my Mom
and Dad this christmas at a local holiday train display they went to see. My Dad
is a big time model railroader and train collector. One whole room in his house
has a train layout in it. The grandkids and great grandkids just love it!
Another meme that I participate on Mondays, is at Sheila's blog,
and "What are you reading?" I haven't done this in a couple weeks as both kids are on break from college and with the holidays just haven't had time for reading but now I am trying to get back into the grove. This is the book we are reading in a couple weeks at my library book club,"The Art of Racing in the Rain" by Garth Stein. Can't wait to see what other bloggers are reading!
From Publishers Weekly
If you've ever wondered what your dog is thinking, Stein's third novel offers an answer. Enzo is a lab terrier mix plucked from a farm outside Seattle to ride shotgun with race car driver Denny Swift as he pursues success on the track and off. Denny meets and marries Eve, has a daughter, Zoë, and risks his savings and his life to make it on the professional racing circuit. Enzo, frustrated by his inability to speak and his lack of opposable thumbs, watches Denny's old racing videos, coins koanlike aphorisms that apply to both driving and life, and hopes for the day when his life as a dog will be over and he can be reborn a man. When Denny hits an extended rough patch, Enzo remains his most steadfast if silent supporter. Enzo is a reliable companion and a likable enough narrator, though the string of Denny's bad luck stories strains believability. Much like Denny, however, Stein is able to salvage some dignity from the over-the-top drama. (May)
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