Thursday, January 5, 2012

Cover Love

If you're a regular follower of the blog then you likely know I have two adorable and sometimes ridiculous dogs named Annie and Molly whom I adore. They couldn't be any more different from one another and yet they both fit in so well with our family.

So it's no surprise that I have a soft spot for books about dogs. Heck, one of my fav reads from last year was The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and I've raved about Stay by Allie Larkin. (You can read my Q & A with her on the blog here in case you missed it.)

I just recently stumbled upon another dog book entitled You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam that was just too cute to walk away from. Don't you agree?

Not only is the cover so adorable but the title kinda rocks too! It's a perfect marketing marriage and, for a sap like me, insurance that this lands smack into my TBR list.

Here's what it's about: Julie Klam was thirty, single, and working as a part-time clerk in an insurance company, wondering if she would ever meet the man she could spend the rest of her life with. And then it happened. She met the irresistible Otto, her first in a long line of Boston terriers, and fell instantly in love.

You Had Me at Woof is the often hilarious and always sincere story of how one woman discovered life's most important lessons from her relationships with her canine companions. From Otto, Julie realized what it might feel like to find "the one." She learned to share her home, her heart, and her limited resources with another, and she found an authentic friend in the process. But that was just the beginning. Over the years her brood has grown to one husband, one daughter, and several Boston terriers. And although she had much to learn about how to care for them-walks at 2 a.m., vet visits, behavior problems-she was surprised and delighted to find that her dogs had more wisdom to convey to her than she had ever dreamed. And caring for them has made her a better person-and completely and utterly opened her heart. Riotously funny and unexpectedly poignant, You Had Me at Woof recounts the hidden surprises, pleasures, and revelations of letting any mutt, beagle, terrier, or bulldog go charging through your world.

What books won you over at first sight?

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