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The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

This was another really nice read, it was written from the dogs prospective. If you have recently lost a dog, you will really like the message.
I was literally bawling by the end of that one ... GREAT book. Must-read even if you're not interested in car racing (I'm not).

Our raw food provider just recommended the Bloodhound mystery series by Virginia Lanier ... haven't read them yet but apparently involve tracking.
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I was literally bawling by the end of that one ... GREAT book. Must-read even if you're not interested in car racing (I'm not).

Our raw food provider just recommended the Bloodhound mystery series by Virginia Lanier ... haven't read them yet but apparently involve tracking.
The racing parts put me off a little at first, but they were well-integrated into the story. I've been recommending The Art of Racing... every day since I read it.

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I haven't read Marley and Me . Just not interested . I have watched a whole season's worth of dvd's of cesar milan, have read many books on cats& dogs , different breeds,birds&parrots,etc...
As far as fiction ,when I was a teenager I read this book called "Blitz Cat" About a little black cat during the World War. He/she got lost and it was as if it was written by the cat itself, during it's journey finding it's home again. I really liked it and seemed very realistic (not fake) even though no one really knows how a cat thinks,etc...

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Am presently reading The Art of Racing in the Rain. The philosophy applied to how one approaches racing a car in the rain successfully is a good lesson in how to approach life in general and quite well-integrated into the story as told from a dog's point of view. I definitely recommend it. And the first chapter is a huge tear-jerker.

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I just finished China Mieville's "The City & The City", and will be starting up Cherie Priest's "Boneshaker" next.

And I just realized this is animal-specific! Whoopsie; the only book I've been reading is a refresher - "Puppies for Dummies". Been using that as a guide to help my husband know what's coming.
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My favorite dog novel is: Call of the Wild by Jack London.

I'm a big Jack London fan. I've read at least six of his novels and recommend his works.
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I am reading Tuesdays with Morrie. It is an inspirational book about a teacher and a student. Read it and you'll learn a lot about life.
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I highly recommend "A Walk in the Woods" on CD, read by the author Bill Bryson. I didn't like his voice at first, but it grew on me, and by the end of the book, I couldn't imagine anyone else reading it.
His "Short History of Nearly Everything" is a great book too.
OMG... not really a dog story but flat out the funniest book I've ever read. Was reading it on the treadmill at the gym and was cracking up.... the woman on the treadmill in front of me turned around (maybe she thought I was laughing at her?) and saw the book.... Her face lit up.... "I understand" she said.
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"Chosen by a Horse" by Susan Richards, I could not stop crying towards the end of that one.... Really a wonderful book.

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Just finishing up Cesar's Be the Pack Leader so I can then read The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnel.

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I'll have to look for that one.
I highly recommend "A Walk in the Woods" on CD, read by the author Bill Bryson. I didn't like his voice at first, but it grew on me, and by the end of the book, I couldn't imagine anyone else reading it.
His "Short History of Nearly Everything" is a great book too.
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the series of books- sort of mytery romance and intrigue at the dog shows-- by susan conant all with catchy titles like "Paws before Dying" and "A New Leash on Death" Easy funlight reading and you'll laugh at the dog show characters.
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Read as a kid:
Max: The Dog that Refused to Die
Mystery Cat
The Cat Who Came for Christmas
The Cat and the Curmudgeon
White Fang
The Call of the Wild
Watership Down
Rabbit Hill
The Wolf King


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Cesar's Way
The Other End of the Leash
Wild Minds: what animals really think


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The Lost Dogs

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The Power of Positive Dog Training
Control Unleashed
(finally! I had to order it, no bookstore in town carries it.)

I'm sure I'm omitting a lot. Also, though I need to update it, and I certainly don't have this older stuff on there either, I'm also on Goodreads.com as Leliel


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James Herriot books
Marley and Me
101 Dalmatians
Black Beauty
King of the Wind
Puppy Chow is better then prozac
Wesley the Owl
Christian the Lion
Dogs never lie about love
The horse Whisperer
secretariat
thats all I can think of right now

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Merles Door, Lessons from a Free Thinking Dog by Ted Kerasote

I loved this book, it made me look at dog ownership a bit different.

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GREAT book!! I mourned that dog for a couple weeks after putting that book down - I'd think about him and his great life and tear up!!


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Sigh... Currently reading business reports and my American Lit textbook. Much needed break from school in 2 weeks.
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Whooo, Schooooolllllssss out for SUMMER!!!

So now I'm reading....

The 9/11 Commision report! (aren't I fun for a mid-20s lady? damn right I am!)

When I get back from NYC on Tuesday I'm gonna start one of the two Jeffery Deaver novels I bought mid-semester and have yet to open.
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Right Now I'm reading "The Spellman's Strike Again" by Lisa Lutz. It's part of a kind of funny series of books that I like because it's somewhat similart to the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Next up on the list will either be "The Rhino with the Glue on Shoes" or "The Forsaken" I have a whole bunch I need to read but haven't gotten around to. Once I do my paperback swap bookshelf will be full again!
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Aryton Senna, Christopher Hilton. It's a bit 'Senna can do no wrong', but still a great book about the great man.

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Just read The Search by Nora Roberts. About a gal who does S & R with her labs. Typical Nora Roberts, but a pretty good read. She did her research well with the S & R and training parts. A no-brainer book, but fun to read.
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