Sunday, October 2, 2011

A BOOK YOU SHOULD READ

Last week Mom and I finished reading a book called A Dog's Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron.  This was a totally excellent and wonderful book which I think should be required for all dog lovers to read.  What happens in the book is that a dog keeps getting born again and again as a puppy, and each time he remembers the lives he had before.  He decides that he needs to find his purpose in life and do whatever that purpose is, and after that, he won't have to keep coming back.

The whole book is told by the dog himself during his four lifetimes, and sometimes the book is funny, and other times it is sad.  But if you like dogs at all, you are sure to like this book.  Mom says that everybody thinks about what the meaning and purpose of life is.  Even humans do this.  And when you read A Dog's Purpose, it will help you think about what your life is all about.  Also, I will just mention that this book was on the New York Times bestseller list, and that means lots of people bought it.

There is a whole website just about this book, and you can find it here:  http://www.adogspurpose.com . On the website, you can watch a little video about the book.  The video is called a "trailer," which Mom and I thought only movies had, but this trailer is about a book, so go figure.

Mr. Cameron, who is the author of the book, is a journalist who writes humorous columns.  He has also written some other books, such as 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter.  This book was so popular that there was a whole TV show was made out of it.

The latest book that Mr. W. Bruce Cameron has written is called Emory's Gift.  It is about a grizzly bear that a 13-year-old boy and his father are trying to save.  I haven't read the book yet, so I can't really tell you any more than that.  Mom says maybe we can read it soon.  I think it will be good, but probably not as good as a book about a dog!

3 comments:

  1. Let me try this again....for some reason Google won't let me sign in!! Maybe it's too early for my blonde brain to think.

    Anyway, I have the book on my library list...although there's a waiting list for this book, so it must be as good as you say!! I look forward to reading it! Thanks.
    Love, AP

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  2. I think Google must be acting weird or something because my friend Zest, the basenji superstar-in-training, has not been able to leave comments on my blog lately. She had to resort to emailing me personally last night! Anyway, I'm glad you were finally able to sign in, and I hope you get to read that book sometime.
    Love, Piper

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