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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

My Dog is My Hero















Anthologies are great for those of us who don't have large blocks of time to devote to reading. You can pick them up, browse a story or two, then put away the book until another day when you can steal some extra time. No worries about recalling complicated plot lines or characters.

I recently read an anthology called, "My Dog is My Hero", edited by Susan Reynolds. Some tales were funny while others easily planted a lump in my throat as fifty writers shared the true story of their personal canine hero. Most of the stories don't involve things like rescues from burning buildings or guiding help for Timmy-in-the-well. Instead, they detail the everyday things that make our four-footed canine friends important to us.

Linda O'Connell, one of my writer friends, has a story in the book about a lovable mischief-maker called "Goofy Willy". I think readers will particularly enjoy reading it. Linda is quite talented. Her work appears in more anthologies than I can count and let me tell you, I'm quite jealous of her success...especially since it's so well deserved!

If you get a chance, check out "My Dog is My Hero". You'll enjoy the gentle ride.

Note: Though I received a complimentary advance copy of the book, I received no monetary compensation for this review or its content.

14 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...
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Linda O'Connell said...

I should not type so early in the morning; my fingers can't keep up with the brain. My last post was full of typos. Sorry.

Thank you for this wonderful review and your kind comments. I think you rock as the best dog lover out there. I mean, sun glasses, bling and beer at the lake, no other dog is as lucky as yours!

Marg said...

That looks like the kind of book I would really enjoy. It is now on my list of books to get. It would be kind of like reading blogs.
Have a wonderful Wednesday.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Sounds like a great read!

Terri Tiffany said...

I once had a story in a book by this editor and she does an amazing job! Congrats again to Linda!

Peggy Frezon said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. I'll add it to my "to read" list!

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I love stories about heroes. :-)

Tammy said...

Sounds like a great book! I plan to get one. And that Linda can make me laugh, cry, or both. She is talented!

Lynn said...

I'll have to get that one and have Linda sign yet another book that she is in!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Hi Pat! Over from Mimi's blog, and I hope you will be joining us for our Queen Lessons!!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Pat,
Love your post!! I will look for that book in the library!! I love to read about animals. In fact that is all that interests me now a days!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Will definitely check it out. We love reading DOG books. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Jenny said...

This would be a great Christmas gift for our daughter and daughter-in-laws! Thanks for the cool review.

road-dog-tales said...

Mom loves to read - we'll have to tell her about this one. BTW - are we mentioned in this book? :)

The Road Dogs