It's Dog Day! Here's 8 Quotes About Dogs to Melt Your Heart

It's Dog Day! Here's 8 Quotes About Dogs to Melt Your Heart

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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.   Image via Santansun.com   1  – Milan Kundera, author of The Unbearable Lightness of Being   “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.”   2 – Josh Billings, Author of Old Farmer’s Allminax   “A dog is the only thing on earth that …

5 of Literature’s Most Epic Pets

5 of Literature’s Most Epic Pets

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Everybody loves animals, even fictional ones. Whether they’re surviving fires or starting them, biting or putting up with the protagonists, or really good sports about villainous mistreatment, these animals are in it for the long haul. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order.   1. Buttercup – The Hunger Games   Gif via Giphy This cat’s been through a lot. Bombings, attempted murder, living underground. I’ve never even known a cat who could stand a closed door. Nothing impresses Buttercup. All he wants is to have his head pet and maybe some fresh entrails.     2. …

5 of Literature's Most Epic Pets

5 of Literature's Most Epic Pets

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Everybody loves animals, even fictional ones. Whether they’re surviving fires or starting them, biting or putting up with the protagonists, or really good sports about villainous mistreatment, these animals are in it for the long haul. Here are some of our favorites, in no particular order.   1. Buttercup – The Hunger Games   Gif via Giphy This cat’s been through a lot. Bombings, attempted murder, living underground. I’ve never even known a cat who could stand a closed door. Nothing impresses Buttercup. All he wants is to have his head pet and maybe some fresh entrails.     2. …

This Author Rewrote Books Where The Dog Dies,  So The Dog Doesn’t Die

This Author Rewrote Books Where The Dog Dies, So The Dog Doesn’t Die

Humor writer and essayist Riane Konc took to the internet to bring the joy of living dogs back to classic novels. Thanks to her, it is now safe to read Old Yeller, Marley & Me, and many others without crumbling into bits and pieces after the dog dies.    It came clear to me that Mama was right. And from everything I had heard, I knew that there was very little chance of Old Yeller’s escaping the sickness. It was going to kill something inside me to do it, but I knew then I had to shoot my big yeller …

I Heart Donna Tartt: 10 Facts About Mysterious Author of ‘The Goldfinch’

I Heart Donna Tartt: 10 Facts About Mysterious Author of ‘The Goldfinch’

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Donna Tartt has written three books in her thirty-year writing career—each intricate, fascinating, and hugely different from one another. She broke out in 1992 with her debut The Secret History, a tale of ritual, murder, and intrigue among an insular, intense group of college students at a small college in Vermont. She followed this almost a decade later with The Little Friend, a divisive tale of childhood and revenge which asked more questions than it answered. Her third novel, The Goldfinch, won the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, and is now being adapted for the big screen. Tartt is without question one of my …