Check out which furry scholar you are!
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Check out which furry scholar you are!
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August 26th is officially International Dog Day! So here are seven of the most heartfelt literary quotes to celebrate all our furry friends.
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
“You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.
“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.”
“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”
“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”
“A dog has the soul of a philosopher.”
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
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Man’s best friend holds that title for a reason. Dogs have consistently been our constant companions throughout life, offering kindness, support, and protection without asking for anything in return besides belly rubs, food, and lots of love. Its no surprise that dogs have been hugely popular throughout literature, from classical mythology to modern novels centering around our canine companions. In honor of these special, let’s take a look at 5 of the best books centering around furry friends. Cuddle up with your pet and take a look through these wonderful novels centering around them!
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein is a beautiful, poetic, and moving novel. This story doesn’t have an easy beginning, as its told from the dog’s perspective on the eve of his death. The dog in question is Enzo, the beloved pet of an up-and-coming race car driver. This is a captivating look at the joys of life as only a dog could tell it. The novel is funny, uplifting, and utterly heart wrenching. For any dog lover, its a must read and may even showcase how your dog views the world around him/her.
My Dog: The Paradox by Matthew Inhman is a volume of hilarious, on-point comics by the creator of The Oatmeal. These comics are laugh-out-loud hilarious, containing witty observations about how a dog functions while being backed up by goofy, over the top art that nevertheless manages to be adorable. But beneath the laughter, this a genuine heartfelt ode to a lovable little dog who is both a source of goofiness and joy.
In E. B. White on Dogs, his granddaughter and manager of his literary estate, Martha White, has compiled the best and funniest of his essays, poems, letters, and sketches depicting over a dozen of White’s various canine companions. This is a book for readers and writers who recognize a good sentence and a masterful turn of a phrase; for E. B. White fans looking for more from their favorite author; and for dog lovers who may not have discovered the wit, style, and compassion of this most distinguished of American essayists.
A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron is heartwarming, insightful, and often laugh-out-loud funny, A Dog’s Purpose is not only the emotional and hilarious story of a dog’s many lives, but also a dog’s-eye commentary on human relationships and the unbreakable bonds between man and man’s best friend. This moving and beautifully crafted story teaches us that love never dies, that our true friends are always with us, and that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London is a much more adult novel than the previous efforts, being full of brutal moments and a showcase of how hard the life of a dog can be.
Telling the story of a heroic dog thrust into the American Frontier unfolding in the Alaska Gold Rush, the dog is torn between two lives, the wild and the world of man, all the while forced to survive in the harsh environment around them. Adventure fans and dog enthusiasts will love this novel, which captures the perspective of the wild with memorable, beautiful prose.
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Libraries are wonderful places, so it’s no wonder these animals wanted to get in on the action. Maybe they wanted to finally find out why everyone loves Good Omens so much, or maybe they needed to make email accounts. Maybe it was just for the AC. We wouldn’t judge. Whatever their interest in the library was, these. animals. are. VALID.
Get this woman a library card. Though, she may be too tall and her horns too wide to get through the door, she’s a book lover in her heart, so bring them out to her if you have to. With all that lavender around her and the perfect photo lighting she’s looking good! What a friend.
These kits were actually born in the walls of the library and had to be gently extracted, but they don’t mind. They were just itching to start reading their first book anyway. Talk about goals! Their mom sure knows what’s up giving birth to them so close to all that knowledge. If she has any questions, she can just find them within the books of their local library.
Sure, he may have taken a detour into this tree, but it’s just outside the library. He’s doing his best people. Plus, this is a good place to perch and consider the last book he finished. Taking his time. We should all support him.
Racoons, a bear, and a moose, oh my! It seems like libraries are bringing more than just human beings together. Peace, unity, and books for all!
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Today, families in England, Ireland, and Wales are celebrating World Book Day (which, ironically, is not a worldwide holiday). Young readers are dressing up as their favorite characters from a delightful variety of children’s books, sharing, spreading, and thoroughly enjoying a love of reading!
Take a look at the best costumes from all over the web:
From the picture book Jampires, written by David O’Connel and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre.
Based on the beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar written by Eric Carle.
From the book series The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe, written by C. S. Lewis.
From the children’s book Fing written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.
From the book The Demon Dentist, written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross.
From the children’s book How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.
From the classic book Pinocchio written by Carlo Collodi and illustrated by Scott McKowen.
From the book The Christmasaurus written by Tom Fletcher and illustrated by Shane Devries.
And last but not least…
Based off the old fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.
Now this is parenting done right!
Happy World Book day to young and old alike.
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