The Dog Year

When I was a kid, I read a book a day. Finally, the Parental Units got through to me that I was shirking my kid-duties. I needed to put down the books and get some work done. Well decades later I’m still the one everyone else depends on and still wishing I could just go read a book. So I did. I sat still long enough to read a book. This one. And when I did… I found myself in these pages. I found my own driven spirit, my own failure to take care of myself, my own lone-wolf style, my disdain for platitudes, and my sarcastic bent. Even my preference for dogs over most people… there it was on the page, so beautifully written, so intoxicating in every aspect. I didn’t just read it, I devoured it. And when it was finished and I wiped my tears, I wanted more. I’m so glad “I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around” is out, I’m going to devour that one next. When I find writing this good, and characters this complex and believable… it challenges me to challenge my own thinking, and take care of myself.

Thank you, Ann Garvin… for a book that moved me.  I became an overnight fan.  Actually, I was only a few paragraphs in when I knew this book was something special.  It doesn’t happen that often, but sometimes I come across an author and I know that whatever she writes… I will read.  I’m sure we will all see much more from Ann, and I’m looking forward to every last bit!

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