Is a nice story. Enzo is a great narrator and I read the book in a flash. Nevertheless is a predictable story and I am not a fan of racing so....
This is the next book for our book club. I‘ve heard I need to buy a box of Kleenex to use as I read this book . It‘s already starting to make me cry as it opens with a quote from Ayrton Senna. One of the best Formula 1 🏎 racing drivers ever. His death in 1994 at the Sam Marino Race in Italy was truly a sad day for racing fans. He was ONE of the best.
Yes you can like 📚 & 🏎 .
I love, love, love books that involve dogs! This one is my favorite.
Are there any books you‘ll pick up simply because of what is on the cover without much thought to what it is about?
When all my #bookmail comes at once that means I have to hurry and put them on my shelf before my husband comes home 😂 He DID witness me selling/swapping about 8 books the past two weeks so maybe he'll forgive me 😏
A good quick read. Engaging story, but wasn‘t very enjoyable for me. The lawsuit was very stressful and hit a little too close to home (but hey that‘s good writing). Also I was constantly wondering why Enzo was so excited to be human all while noting flaws of humans. I got a little resolution on that front during his thoughts in the final chapters! I cried a lot and this book was emotionally draining for me. #BFLS
Okay, I cried my eyes out. I may be biased because I am a big animal lover, especially dogs. And I know some may think this book is silly because it‘s in the POV of a dog. But, I don‘t care. This book made me laugh and cry. It made me appreciate my little buddy even more and for that I am grateful. If you love dogs, animals or just want to read about love, I recommend! My heart is full. ♥️
Rain, wind, cold - I haven't read the tagged book, but not losing my hat and keeping my hood on my head while walking uphill against the wind made me think of this book.
Now it's sunshine and puffy clouds outside, but physiotherapy wiped me out. (Further improvement of my walking style is needed - got the rolling, now I need to concentrate on the tilt in the pelvis and not drawing my shoulders up to my ears.)
1. Florida ☀️
2. Neil Gaiman ✍🏼
3. Physical books, about 30... what I want to read but haven‘t bought, over 100. 😅
4. Curled up with my fuzzy blanket in the corner of my couch 🛋
This is a beautiful book. It‘s narrated by Enzo a dog. A very wise dog. It‘s sad but it‘s funny and heartwarming too. Simple and profound. I laughed and I cried. I read it in 2 sittings. The photo is of Archie my doggy, who is sleeping on my bed where he shouldn‘t be..on my patchwork quilt😬I didn‘t have the heart to remove him after reading this book..highly recommended😍
Day 24 of #adventrecommends @emilyrose_x
Happy Christmas Eve Littens. Hope you have a wonderful day planned which involves fun times & maybe a few chapters.
I love this book & be warned it is a tear jerker. A complicated family life told from the perspective of the Dog.
Thought I would share pictures of the best dogs EVER - Boson (top) & Maverick (bottom). Miss them every day
#HappyChristmasEve #HappyReading #BookNerd #Bookaholic #DogsofLitsy
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The first book to make me cry!
This was truly a remarkable book that had me experiencing joy, anger, sadness, excitement (I love racing, so knowing some of the places and the terms was cool!) all in one great story. There are so many great lessons to be learned from Enzo, the dog who narrates the story, and his family. Highly recommend!
And sometimes an old soul of a dog can perhaps teach us more than humans do. In this sad, beautiful and wonderfully written tale one finds a solace that resonates within you. A terribly touching story of love, kindness, family, loss, perseverance and of course racing in the rain. A perfect read for quiet, quiet afternoons.
P.S: Be ready with a box of tissue.
#enzo #garthstein #loss #racing
Library book sale today! These are my lucky finds. My husband had me up early, waiting in line for the library doors to open this morning.
This book was required summer reading for my student‘s son who is in high school. She passed it on to me.
I‘m kind of meh about this book. I mostly listened to the Audible version with narration by Christopher Evan Welch, which was mostly good, with a pointed exception for the godawful Italian accents in the last chapter. The story is poignant with moments of humor, and I did like the central conceit of a dog narrator. But there is more I hated than what I enjoyed- animal death, a brush with statutory rape, false rape accusations. Would not recommend.
“[On TV] I learned about other cultures and ways of life. They talk a lot about Darwin. I don‘t understand why people insist on pitting the concepts of evolution & creation against each other. Why can‘t they see that spiritualism & science are one? That bodies evolve and souls evolve and the universe is a fluid place that marries them both in a wonderful package called the human being. What‘s wrong with that idea?”
Did anyone get through this without tearing up?
Enzo watches from his furry POV as his owner & friend, Denny, marries Eve, who births Zoe, and he tries/fails to alert the family of disaster brewing in Eve's body. Enzo's musings frequently curse his inability to speak (& lack of thumbs) which may have kept him from saving her.
The idea is so simple/sweet: to get an in-depth look on relationships between man & wife, man & child, and man & dog. 🤧
Audio-crafting & absolutely loving this sweet book. 🐶💜
I‘m happy to have Enzo as my companion while I intermittently burn my fingertips with the hot glue I‘m using to affix ribbon to these little candle jars. It‘s a wedding project I‘ve been putting off for weeks but it‘s much more fun than I thought it would be.
Lazy #caturday here! Not sure I'm loving this book like so many others.
I begrudgingly read this book after it was recommended to me because I was told it would make me appreciate my dog more than I already do. I swore off books like this after I read Lily and the Octopus. I didn‘t completely break down with this read, like I feared. I really enjoyed the dog as narrator and it definitely makes me wonder what mine is thinking. I really want the perspective portrayed in this book on dog death to be true. 🐾❤️🐾
"He died that day because his body had served its purpose. His soul had done what it came to do, learned what it came to learn, and then was free to leave."
Such a bittersweet story ???
@BethM he has a fabulous signature 😍