Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Emily's unfortunate taste in novels

Emily is choosy about her reading material. From the pile of books and magazines at my bedside table, she bypassed the mystery, the book about dog training, the Kindle (maybe the leather cover isn't real leather), and the magazines. She chose the one literary novel, a signed copy of the highly praised  The Dismal Science, by Peter Mountford.
 Peter lives in Seattle. Although this is only his second novel, he has already amassed a list of awards and favorable reviews and appearances as long as--well, longer than Emily's leg.

Within the space of a few minutes, she enjoyed it thoroughly.
As much as I'm in favor of reading, especially reading early and often, I shall do my best to terminate Emily's reading habits.

The other dog did it.


  1. Oh.My.Dog.
    Emily, gurl, now it is okay to shred periodicals, catalogs, and the occasional paperback, butts you can start makin' the peeps cranky when you start to go after the hardcovers...especially if they are SIGNED COPIES!!! OMD!! You are SO lucky you are cute!! BOL Butts, nice save blamin' Miro. Thou, I thinks it would be betters if you blamed the chickens. Just sayin'
    Ruby ♥

  2. Katy has a taste for library books. I've had to learn not to leave them in chewing distance.

  3. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Emily, that is very nicely done! I wish my people would let me eat books! I like eating papers and toilet paper tubes and envelopes and even my littlest person's homework. But I have never tried a book! Perhaps I will try one tonight!

  4. Wow, Emily, you certainly have some high reading standards!

  5. She is just so cute!. Sorry about the book.

  6. Who wants to read dog training books? This was a much better choice, Emily! We hope your mom has forgiven you. oops!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  7. Well, off to the bookstore for a new copy. Maybe Emily can go with you to track down the author for a new signature. Who could turn down Emily!!