It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

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IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS BOOK BLURB

For some, family comes with four paws.

When Cecilia Chandler kills a house intruder, she claims it was to save a life — but not her own. It was the life of her golden retriever, Ferris, a dog she’s only warming to after her husband’s death. If it had been up to her, they would never have gotten a pet.

Police Chief Holden Owens thinks Cecilia acted lawfully, but few agree. The law says that pets are property, and that one can’t use lethal force to protect property. Is his attraction to Cecilia clouding his judgment?

The prosecutor sees Cecilia’s case as his ticket to a better job. He has the law on his side, and a more personal reason to want to win as well.

Now, as the case draws to a close, Cecilia is finding she needs Ferris as much as he needs her. But will she be able to stay out of prison?

Saving Ferris is a story that makes us consider what, exactly, pets mean to us.

MY THOUGHTS

I feel this book is important and needs to be read by everyone, especially those who think animals don’t have feeling, personalities, or matter.  It is well written and brings the point across in a suspenseful, yet heartwarming, and at times, funny way.  A must read for dog and pet owners.

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Weekend Wrap Up #100

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I read this last week.

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS BOOK BLURB

For some, family comes with four paws.

When Cecilia Chandler kills a house intruder, she claims it was to save a life — but not her own. It was the life of her golden retriever, Ferris, a dog she’s only warming to after her husband’s death. If it had been up to her, they would never have gotten a pet.

Police Chief Holden Owens thinks Cecilia acted lawfully, but few agree. The law says that pets are property, and that one can’t use lethal force to protect property. Is his attraction to Cecilia clouding his judgment?

The prosecutor sees Cecilia’s case as his ticket to a better job. He has the law on his side, and a more personal reason to want to win as well.

Now, as the case draws to a close, Cecilia is finding she needs Ferris as much as he needs her. But will she be able to stay out of prison?

Saving Ferris is a story that makes us consider what, exactly, pets mean to us.

MY THOUGHTS

I feel this book is important and needs to be read by everyone, especially those who think animals don’t have feeling, personalities, or matter.  It is well written and brings the point across in a suspenseful, yet heartwarming, and at times, funny way.  A must read for dog and pet owners.

Furs-Day Feature #22

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS BOOK BLURB

For some, family comes with four paws.

When Cecilia Chandler kills a house intruder, she claims it was to save a life — but not her own. It was the life of her golden retriever, Ferris, a dog she’s only warming to after her husband’s death. If it had been up to her, they would never have gotten a pet.

Police Chief Holden Owens thinks Cecilia acted lawfully, but few agree. The law says that pets are property, and that one can’t use lethal force to protect property. Is his attraction to Cecilia clouding his judgment?

The prosecutor sees Cecilia’s case as his ticket to a better job. He has the law on his side, and a more personal reason to want to win as well.

Now, as the case draws to a close, Cecilia is finding she needs Ferris as much as he needs her. But will she be able to stay out of prison?

Saving Ferris is a story that makes us consider what, exactly, pets mean to us.

MY THOUGHTS

I feel this book is important and needs to be read by everyone, especially those who think animals don’t have feeling, personalities, or matter.  It is well written and brings the point across in a suspenseful, yet heartwarming, and at times, funny way.  A must read for dog and pet owners.

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

bookdate

IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS

The story of a dog, his human, and the friendship that saved both of their lives.

When Ben Moon moved from the Midwest to Oregon, he hadn’t planned on getting a dog. But when he first met the soulful gaze of a rescue pup in a shelter, Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship with Denali was born. The two of them set out on the road together, on an adventure that would take them across the American west and through some of the best years of their lives. But when Ben was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 29, he faced a difficult battle with the disease, and Denali never once left his side until they were back out surfing and climbing crags. It was only a short time later that Denali was struck by the same disease, and Ben had the chance to return the favor. Denali is the story of this powerful friendship that shaped Ben and Denali’s lives, showing the strength and love that we give and receive when we have our friends by our side.

MY THOUGHTS

I knew when the main character when in and adopted a shelter dog, I would be hooked.  The bond between and Ben and Denali was inspiring to read about and I loved hearing about their care free life style.   The author is brutally honest when talking about his diagnosis and battle to beat colon cancer.  Denali and many others help him get through some dark times and when it is Denali’s turn to fight for his life, Ben knows what it is like.  This is an easy but deep read that I recommend for anyone who loves dogs.

The author talks about a video tribute he does for Denali at the end of the book.  I found the video on YouTube.  Here is the link to watch it.  Have tissues handy.

Weekend Wrap Up #99

sunday

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS

The story of a dog, his human, and the friendship that saved both of their lives.

When Ben Moon moved from the Midwest to Oregon, he hadn’t planned on getting a dog. But when he first met the soulful gaze of a rescue pup in a shelter, Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship with Denali was born. The two of them set out on the road together, on an adventure that would take them across the American west and through some of the best years of their lives. But when Ben was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 29, he faced a difficult battle with the disease, and Denali never once left his side until they were back out surfing and climbing crags. It was only a short time later that Denali was struck by the same disease, and Ben had the chance to return the favor. Denali is the story of this powerful friendship that shaped Ben and Denali’s lives, showing the strength and love that we give and receive when we have our friends by our side.

MY THOUGHTS

I knew when the main character when in and adopted a shelter dog, I would be hooked.  The bond between and Ben and Denali was inspiring to read about and I loved hearing about their care free life style.   The author is brutally honest when talking about his diagnosis and battle to beat colon cancer.  Denali and many others help him get through some dark times and when it is Denali’s turn to fight for his life, Ben knows what it is like.  This is an easy but deep read that I recommend for anyone who loves dogs.

The author talks about a video tribute he does for Denali at the end of the book.  I found the video on YouTube.  Here is the link to watch it.  Have tissues handy.

Furs-Day Feature #21

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS

The story of a dog, his human, and the friendship that saved both of their lives.

When Ben Moon moved from the Midwest to Oregon, he hadn’t planned on getting a dog. But when he first met the soulful gaze of a rescue pup in a shelter, Ben instantly felt a connection, and his friendship with Denali was born. The two of them set out on the road together, on an adventure that would take them across the American west and through some of the best years of their lives. But when Ben was diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 29, he faced a difficult battle with the disease, and Denali never once left his side until they were back out surfing and climbing crags. It was only a short time later that Denali was struck by the same disease, and Ben had the chance to return the favor. Denali is the story of this powerful friendship that shaped Ben and Denali’s lives, showing the strength and love that we give and receive when we have our friends by our side.

MY THOUGHTS

I knew when the main character when in and adopted a shelter dog, I would be hooked.  The bond between and Ben and Denali was inspiring to read about and I loved hearing about their care free life style.   The author is brutally honest when talking about his diagnosis and battle to beat colon cancer.  Denali and many others help him get through some dark times and when it is Denali’s turn to fight for his life, Ben knows what it is like.  This is an easy but deep read that I recommend for anyone who loves dogs.

The author talks about a video tribute he does for Denali at the end of the book.  I found the video on YouTube.  Here is the link to watch it.  Have tissues handy.

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

bookdate

IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS

A Dog’s Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog’s Purpose and continued in A Dog’s Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.

This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life’s inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron.

MY QUICK THOUGHTS

Another wonderful book in this series. I loved how this book focused on dog rescue and therapy dogs. There was also a lot of different family conflicts and resolutions that were interesting to read and as always, the dogs’ thoughts about humans and their habits and actions are very funny to read.

This is the third book in the series.  I have liked all three books even though they make me tear up at times.  The books always make me wonder what my dogs think of my habits and antics.  Below are the first two books in the series.

 

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CURRENTLY READING

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S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.

Then Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies–from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim’s loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis–fail to cure Big Jim’s debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity’s extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.

Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.

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 WHAT I AM READING NEXT

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GOODREADS

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.

Weekend Wrap Up #98

sunday

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS

A Dog’s Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog’s Purpose and continued in A Dog’s Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.

This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life’s inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron.

MY QUICK THOUGHTS

Another wonderful book in this series. I loved how this book focused on dog rescue and therapy dogs. There was also a lot of different family conflicts and resolutions that were interesting to read and as always, the dogs’ thoughts about humans and their habits and actions are very funny to read.

This is the third book in the series.  I have liked all three books even though they make me tear up at times.  The books always make me wonder what my dogs think of my habits and antics.  Below are the first two books in the series.

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WHAT’S COMING UP NEXT

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Furs-Day Feature #20

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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GOODREADS

A Dog’s Promise continues the story of Bailey, the good dog whose journey started in A Dog’s Purpose and continued in A Dog’s Journey (both major motion pictures). This time, Bailey is joined by Lacey, another very special dog, who helps Bailey fulfill his promise over the course of several lives.

This charming, wise canine soul brings joy, laughter, and comfort as he unites a family fractured by life’s inevitable obstacles. The love and loyalty of these two memorable dogs shows us the incredible power of hope, truth, and unending devotion in this moving novel by award-winning author W. Bruce Cameron.

MY QUICK THOUGHTS

Another wonderful book in this series. I loved how this book focused on dog rescue and therapy dogs. There was also a lot of different family conflicts and resolutions that were interesting to read and as always, the dogs’ thoughts about humans and their habits and actions are very funny to read.

This is the third book in the series.  I have liked all three books even though they make me tear up at times.  The books always make me wonder what my dogs think of my habits and antics.  Below are the first two books in the series.

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

bookdate

IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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WHAT I READ LAST

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WELCOME TO FURS-DAY FEATURE. SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

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I found this book enjoyable and thankfully not sad.  This book does a great job of showing us how dogs live life to the fullest and never complain and that we can all learn from that same attitude.

“When you cry about losing a dog, it means the dog did its job.  It means the dog made a connection. You got him.  He got you.  The bond could involve one person.  It could be a million.  The number doesn’t matter. A dog is proof you don’t need an opposable thumb to grab and keep hold.”

Book Blurb from Goodreads

A single mom learns that her disabled son can communicate with a very special dog—and the lessons this dog teaches can shape the future and transform their lives.

Dr. Kate Blunt will do anything for her son, Jasper. Well, almost anything.  Since Jasper has the incurable lung disease cystic fibrosis, Kate’s always told him he couldn’t get a dog, It’s a tough call, but she’s a single mom taking care of a kid who has to fight for every breath he takes. The daily medical routine that keeps Jasper alive is complicated enough without adding a mutt to the mix. Worse still, as the veterinarian in charge of a Cape Cod animal shelter, Kate’s life is wall-to-wall mutts in constant need of forever homes.

Kate must live with the fact that every abandoned dog is on a two-week deadline to find a human – and the scarred, mistreated wreck that turns up doesn’t stand a chance. Named Whistler, he’s too old, too ugly. But the dog forms an instantaneous, almost magical connection with Jasper. The dog never makes a sound, let alone a bark, yet he speaks to Jasper in a myriad of mysterious ways, forging an indelible bond with the boy. The clock’s ticking, the dog’s future hangs in the balance, and Jasper would do anything to find him a home; but Whistler has chosen them — for a reason.

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CURRENTLY READING

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S.T., a domesticated crow, is a bird of simple pleasures: hanging out with his owner Big Jim, trading insults with Seattle’s wild crows (those idiots), and enjoying the finest food humankind has to offer: Cheetos ®.

Then Big Jim’s eyeball falls out of his head, and S.T. starts to feel like something isn’t quite right. His most tried-and-true remedies–from beak-delivered beer to the slobbering affection of Big Jim’s loyal but dim-witted dog, Dennis–fail to cure Big Jim’s debilitating malady. S.T. is left with no choice but to abandon his old life and venture out into a wild and frightening new world with his trusty steed Dennis, where he discovers that the neighbors are devouring each other and the local wildlife is abuzz with rumors of dangerous new predators roaming Seattle. Humanity’s extinction has seemingly arrived, and the only one determined to save it is a foul-mouthed crow whose knowledge of the world around him comes from his TV-watching education.

Hollow Kingdom is a humorous, big-hearted, and boundlessly beautiful romp through the apocalypse and the world that comes after, where even a cowardly crow can become a hero.

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 WHAT I AM READING NEXT

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GOODREADS

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure lost for centuries-and she is the only creature who can break its spell.