Nov 10, 2014

Memory Lane Monday #32 -- My Dog the Paradox Recap


This is a new weekly meme that Kristalyn over at The Sarcastic Palmtree and I, Amber at Paradise of Pages, came up with. We have been wanting to re-read some of our favorites but feel overwhelmed by all the other new books coming out that our re-reads get put to the side. That is how we came up with this meme, we decided we don't want to put them aside anymore, so we will be taking turns putting up our reviews on the re-reads we do throughout the month. This does not mean we won't keep up with recent releases as well, it just means we will make more time for those we have read before as well.

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So here is how this meme will work:

  • Each week the co-hosts will trade off with recapping when it is a re-read or what they have heard so far about the book and the other co-host will put up their review. 
  •  The participants can read anything that they remember reading in the past, or something that they have wanted to read that has been around for a while and just haven't gotten around to reading it yet for whatever reason. 
  • Participants can decide if they want to recap the book before reading it or just put up a review of what they read. 
  • Anyone can join in, just please link back to our blogs as well as add your name to the linky so we can hop around and see what everyone is reading. 
  • Please put our banner on your post as well, so we all look the same! 
  • We ask you kindly to follow BOTH of our blogs. 
  • Most importantly remember to just have fun! :)

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We will be providing each week a linky that you will be able to also link your posts for us to view. All we ask is for you to put up our banner as well as a link back to BOTH hosts on your post. 
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My Dog: The Paradox
By Matthew Inman


Synopsis: 

In My Dog: The Paradox, Inman discusses the canine penchant for rolling in horse droppings, chasing large animals four times their size, and acting recklessly enthusiastic through the entirety of their impulsive, lovable lives. Hilarious and heartfelt, My Dog: The Paradox eloquently illustrates the complicated relationship between man and dog.

We will never know why dogs fear hair dryers, or being baited into staring contests with cats, but as Inman explains, perhaps we love dogs so much “because their lives aren’t lengthy, logical, or deliberate, but an explosive paradox composed of fur, teeth, and enthusiasm.”

My Recap:
I decided to switch it up a little bit this week. I usually showcase actually novels, but this is a book that I learned to love here recently. I came across it in a bookstore and it reminded me so much of my puppy, Moose, that I just HAD to get it!

I remember the dog being afraid of people he should have liked and wanting to go to people that he shouldn't want anything to do with.

I remember how the dog did little thought bubbles of things he was thinking. He says things like friend beast and I think he also says she beast or something like that.

I remember how funny the book is. It is obviously a short book but it had me laughing through each page that I turned to.

I remember a dude with a needle sticking out of his neck as someone that the dog shouldn't try to go up to but he does anyway. I thought it was pretty funny.

I can't wait to re-read this and I'm sure I will want to go snuggle up to my puppy afterwards!!


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We will be back next week with our review or recap!

What about you? What do you remember about the time that you read this book/series?

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