Love at First Bark is as cute a read as the doggy on the cover :)
“Love at First Bark” is a really sweet collection of the author, Julie Klam‘s, experiences with dog rescues (and in some cases mishaps and escapades!). This heart-warming little book is a quick and cute-as-a-button read. I found myself laughing and
fighting allergies crying and starting to care about the dogs myself as I went through the book. I thought it was incredibly cool that she was able to tell her life story through the dog rescues. How creative a way is that to write a memoir?! I would definitely recommend this well-written book to all ages whether you are an animal lover or not; There is something in it for everyone. Make sure to visit the BlogHer Book Club page for Love at First Bark!
I was compensated for this BlogHer Book Club review but all opinions expressed are my own.
I enjoyed reading How To Be an American Housewife, the latest slection I have read for the BlogHer Book Club. The book’s author Margaret Dilloway writes well, imbuing her characters with an interesting voice. The characters are the center of this story and rightly so. Although the surprises and plot twists are revealed in the first section of the novel, the author creates such vivid, flawed, and human characters, especially the character of Shoko, that the reader is compelled to forge ahead.
The story is told in two voices, that of Shoko and of her daughter Suiko. It deftly explores the cultural divisions, and surprising similarities, between a mother and daughter who have grown up in two different worlds, WWII Japan and modern-day America. Shoko has worked hard to become as American a housewife as she can be, even referring to a handbook of the same title as the novel, while Suiko is disenchanted with her life as an American single mother. Excerpts from the handbook are presented as an organizing tool at the beginning of each chapter. Well worth reading, providing an interesting look into the intersection of Japanese and American cultures.
This was a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.
"Faithful Place" Tana French
Head over to BlogHer’s Book Club to check out my review of Faithful Place by Tana French. This enjoyable, light read is a mystery novel set in Dublin, Ireland that I think you will definitely have fun reading. Stop on by!
My latest read...
I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing the novel Rules of Civility by Amor Towles for the BlogHer Book Club. It is a nod to the old school with the feel of The Great Gatsby and other novels chronicling that period. Check out my review of this awesome historical fiction: Rules of Civility Has Old School Charm.
"The Kid" Sapphire
Head over to BlogHer’s book club to read my review of “The Kid,” by Sapphire. The Kid is a follow-up to the heart wrenching “Push,” the book behind the cinematic smash Precious. It tells the story of Precious’ son and his life struggles after the death of his mother.