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Roommates and Raw Diets: Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion and Michael Schaffer’s One Nation Under Dog

Dear Reader: Ahhhh, a few days of warmer, sunny weather!  Lots of folks out hiking with dogs tonight and last night – Gus and Zoe made new friends and got to see some old ones. 498) Easily Amused by Karen McQuestion, 2010 (kindle) Last year Amazon put Karen’s kindle books A Scattered Life and Easily …

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Lost in Dogland: Zoë the Puggle+

Dear Reader: We’ve gone from January to July in a week – with several days in 70’s (F) up here on the shores of Lake Superior.  Several feet of snow have melted rapidly (yea!) and my yard is nearly free of snow about a month earlier than usual. Dog-related post alert…  So, I’ve been AWOL …

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Woodswoman III by Anne LaBastille

Dear Reader: And now for something completely different! As an upstate New Yorker who was both a Girl and a Boy Scout (my father was a Boy Scout leader making me an honorary Boy Scout) and who spent most vacations backpacking in the Adirondacks as a girl, I’m a big fan of stories coming out …

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Blood and Love and Dickens

Dear Reader: I’m going to kill two memes with one post today, participating in Fig and Thistle’s 200th Dickens birthday read and Broke and Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday by answering the question: What Top Ten Books Would You Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read Romance Novels? #151) A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens …

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The New Work of Dogs by Jon Katz

Dear Reader: I have just finished Jon Katz’s The New Work of Dogs (#55 ADE). I have read most of his dog books: Katz on Dogs: A Commonsense Guide to Training and Living with Dogs (HC, very good); Izzy and Lenore (library, about his lab pup and one of his border collies?); A Good Dog: …

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Willard and Honeybear: Remembering to Breathe

Dear Reader: I mentioned in an earlier post that I was reading the first in a two book series by Willard Bailey (Remembering to Breathe: Inside Dog Obedience Competition).  Due to a bookstore’s mailing error, I ended up with his second book (OTCH Dreams) first.  I devoured OTCH Dreams (described in an earlier post) quickly …

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The List

Dear Reader: These are the books that I will read this year. Once I have begun reading them, I will link to blog posts about them. When I have finished them, I will indicate this with a “Yes!” (this is my reinforcer word for training Gus – I use it to tell him he’s done …

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Teaser Tuesdays

Dear Reader: Should be Reading is sponsoring another Teaser Tuesday where folks grab their current read, randomly open to a page and pick 2 lines to share, along with the author and title.  You can have fun clicking the Teaser Tuesday badge above and following the link to the list of participating book blogs. So, …

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Starbuc’s Dream Come True

Dear Reader: I’ve been reading Remembering to Breathe: Inside Dog Obedience Competition by Willard Bailey (#53 Hard Copy). This is the first in a two book series about training and competing his golden retriever, Starbuc’s Dream Come True (call name Honeybear) and, in the second half of Otch Dreams, he describes the same (but less …

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