Wednesday, November 3, 2010

book review

I was contacted by Anne with AuhtorsOnTheWeb, asking if I would like a free copy of a book. I won't ever turn down the chance to read a new book :-). She sent me a copy of Dewey's Nine Lives to preview!

(Taken right from the website).
The cat that captured America's hearts returns, to share more of his special brand of magic.
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World was a blockbuster bestseller and a publishing phenomenon. It has sold nearly a million copies, spawned three children's books, and will be the basis for an upcoming movie. No doubt about it, Dewey has created a community. Dewey touched readers everywhere, who realized that no matter how difficult their lives might seem, or how ordinary their talents, they can-and should-make a positive difference to those around them. Now, Dewey is back, with even more heartwarming moments and life lessons to share.

Dewey's Nine Lives offers nine funny, inspiring, and heartwarming stories about cats--all told from the perspective of "Dewey's Mom," librarian Vicki Myron. The amazing felines in this book include Dewey, of course, whose further never-before-told adventures are shared, and several others who Vicki found out about when their owners reached out to her. Vicki learned, through extensive interviews and story sharing, what made these cats special, and how they fit into Dewey's community of perseverance and love. From a divorced mother in Alaska who saved a drowning kitten on Christmas Eve to a troubled Vietnam veteran whose heart was opened by his long relationship with a rescued cat, these Dewey-style stories will inspire readers to laugh, cry, care, and, most importantly, believe in the magic of animals to touch individual lives.

Even before I started this book, I immediately thought of my late Grandma Davis. She loved her cats and I am sure she would have loved this book. I think this book could have easily been titled Chicken Soup for the Cat Lover. Dewey's Nine Lives reminded me alot of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Each chapter features a humans relationship with their cat. Some of the stories are heartwarming and some were just plain ole sad. The underlying theme throughout Dewey's Nine Lives book was that these cats, these pets brought immense happiness to the lives of those who loved them the most.I am going to be honest...I am not a cat lover...Gasp!!! Even though I am not a huge cat fan, I did enjoy the short stories and the joy that these cats shared with their owners.

I rated this book a 3(liked it) on Goodreads.
It was a feel good, easy read.
A HUGE thanks to Anne for the opportunity to preview/read this book.

For my cat loving friends, here is a link for you to check out. They are having a contest, check it out!