Monday, February 9, 2009

ON BOOKS ~ Dewey...

MizB asks you to:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page.
  • Share the title of the book the teaser comes from…that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you’ve given!
  • Please avoid spoilers!

From pg. 104 of DEWEY: THE SMALL-TOWN LIBRARY CAT WHO TOUCHED THE WORLD by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter (non-fiction)...

"Half the time I immediately spotted the back half of a long-haired orange cat. For Dewey, hiding meant sticking your head in a bookshelf; he seemed to forget he had a tail."

I have had cats for pets since I was 6 years old. So I am a sucker for cute kitties. Have you seen the cover of this book? How could I turn away from that face? This was a super speedy read since most of the material was "fluffy" but there are meatier subjects about the author's life, the culture of Iowa and Dewey's effect on it all. Sweet memories that provide more chuckles than tears.

11 comments:

sherry said...

I really liked this book. It's about more than a community's reaction to a cat in its library. It's about what has happened to small farming towns and cities in our country. And, it's about the empowerment of a women who raised a daughter on her own while struggling with serious health challenges. Cheers to Vicki Myron! (And the old soul Dewey.)

Sandy Nawrot said...

I have this book on my shelf, waiting for me in my time of need (that would be when I have read way too many Holocaust stories or murder mysteries). Maybe I will read it next. I love cats...had dozens of them as a kid, and even though I don't live on a farm anymore, still have four with the threat of more since I can't say no to a stray!

Erika Lynn said...

I like this teaser, it made me smile.

Betty said...

I've heard so many good things about this book, and I've become so curious to read it for myself. I promised myself I wouldn't buy any more books until I've read the ones I already have, but I may break my rule for this book!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

LOL - kind of reminded me of my two-year-old son, who seems to still think that if he can't see you, you can't see him. He just sits there and giggles thinking you are looking for him!

Here's my Teaser! I'm also giving away 15 galley copies of this book via the publisher, so stop by and see if you want to enter! :) ~ Wendi

Margot said...

I haven't read this book yet but I'm hearing so many people who like it that I'm going to have to find it. We lived in Iowa for a few years so I think I'd like it from that angle too. Thanks for a fun teaser.

Kaye said...

Thank you for the link lesson, maybe maybe I can figure it out. I'm definitely a technologically challenged Granny, former Hingham Ma resident. Saw you live in Natick. Did you get a chance to sign up for the contest? It's over at 6pm today. Thanks again I really appreciate your help. I think I will write it out like you did and test drive it on a post on my own blog so I can delete it if I mess up.

Margot said...

Now I know something else about you - you are a tech genius. Thanks for the lesson on how to include links in comments. Wow! I tried it and it works. Thanks for taking the time to do that.

Jacquie L Reaville said...

This made me laugh. Not just cats that forget the rear end, my dog does too.

thornesworld said...

That is a teaser for a must read. Love it!
My Teaser

Jo-Jo said...

I love kitties also as I have 2 of my own at home...Cordelia Cole and Coco Chanel...why my cats both have 2 names that start with a C is beyond me!