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Read-athon: 3rd Post

Read-athon Stats:

  • Total reading time: 2 hours
  • Total pages read: 100 pages (30 pages since last posting)
  • Total books read: 2 (both started prior to the Read-athon

I just finished Dean Koontz’s book, A Big Little Life. I have never read any this author’s works before, but I am very anxious to start reading him now. Not only is this book a loving tribute to Trixie, the Koontz’s faithful, compassionate, and intelligent Golden Retriever, but this book also gave me insight into this talented author. I believe you can learn a lot about a person’s character through their relationship with their pets, and Dean Koontz is an amazing man of character.

While I plan to write a more in-depth review at another time, let me leave you with just one of the many memorable quotes from this book:
No matter how close we are are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish – consciously or unconsciously – that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown. (page 264)
I am not sure which book I will begin for the next hour of the read-athon. I think I will do some skimming and see which one entices to me to read more.

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