Saturday, November 23, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

W. Bruce Cameron's A Dog's Purpose

My mom found the second book in this series in a book exchange.  She read the first line and fell in love.  She devoured the book.

When she moved on to the first, I decided to read it at the same time.

Yes, it's sentimental.  Some might even call it sappy.  But it was exactly what I needed at the moment. 

So charming, heart-warming, heart-breaking.  Just a beautiful book.

I did rather question at first whether the point of view would work, since the point of view character (a dog) relates things that he himself doesn't understand.  But…it totally worked.

It did get a bit repetitive with regards to the theme at the end, but that's about the only criticism I can even think of.  

I rarely give five stars to novel.  This deserved it.  And I am absolutely going to read others in the series.

Warning: it may be too sweet for some readers

Saturday, November 9, 2019

NaNoWriMo Rebel

This year for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I'm being a rebel.  Instead of writing a new novel, I'm revising one of my previous novels that I really like but haven't been able to finish because of the difficulty of weaving the two timelines together. 

I really like the novel.  It's probably my favorite so far.  By the end of November, I hope to have a finished product (or at least a penultimate draft that just needs a bit of line editing and polishing).

Good luck to all you NaNoWriMo writers--and rebels--out there!