Reading is Fun'and'Mental

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


So one of my favorite airegirls, Maggie, tagged me today to tell you all about my favoritest books. Now since I'm still kinda a young doggin, I haven't done a lot of reading so I've asked my Mom to help me come up with a list of our 5 favoritest books. So here we go, Mom, hey, get over here...I need your help...puhlessseeee...

Hi Everydoggie & GirlGil, Michele here, here's the list of our top 5 favorite books...in no particular order...

1 - Anything Harry Potter by JK Rowling
So that would actually count as 6 books(7 on Saturday - Yay!) but I'll just list as a single topic. I have just loved sinking into these books and being whisked away to Hogwarts and everything magical. I'm really going to miss Harry and the crew!

Ruby: Who's this Hairy guy? All I keep hearing about is Hairy, Hairy, Hairy...go to the groomers already if he's so Hairy!
Ruby's Mom: Ruby...it's Harry not Hairy!
Ruby: What's so great about this guy? I hear no mention about any dogs and no dogs = no good!
Ruby's Mom: Well, there aren't any main characters that were dogs, but there is a dog named Fang and also a 3-headed dog named Fluffy!
Ruby: OK, that's so not real! There's no such this as a 3-headed dog! Silly hooman! What else do you have?

2 - Marley & Me by John Grogan
Great story about a very crazy lab. Story reminded me of my early trials & tribulations with Ruby.

Ruby: Hey, Marley kinda looks like Bob, doesn't he? And what trials & tri-blue-ate-tons???
Ruby's Mom: Well, yes, he does look like Bob and let's just say you were a bit of a handful when I first got you and so was this dog.
Ruby: Well, I never...um, uh, I just don't know what to say to that? I'm offended!!!! We're in a fight now Mom - 15minutes...no talking to me...I'm so hurt!
Ruby's Mom: Ruby!
Ruby: Talk to the paw!

3 - Kane & Abel by Jeffrey Archer
I read this so long ago, but I come back to it every few years. It's just a wonderful sweeping story. A great summer read.

Ruby: Sounds kinda boring if you ask me...
Ruby's Mom: I thought we were in a fight?
Ruby: I changed my mind.
Ruby's Mom: It's a great book, but I guess you are just too little to understand.
Ruby: I am not! It's just boring and again, doesn't sound like there are any doggins involved so I'll pass. And I am not too little! OK, back to being in a fight - 15 minutes - no talking.
Ruby's Mom: You were the one who asked for some help on this.
Ruby: Talk to the paw!

4 - Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen
I love anything Jane Austen, but this one is my favorite. I just love all the crazy entanglements and the movie wasn't so bad either.

Ruby's Mom: What, nothing to say about this one?
Ruby: Are you talking to me? Did I hear something?
Ruby's Mom: OK, moving on.

5 -The Only Dog Tricks Book You'll Ever Need: Impress Friends, Family--and Other Dogs! by Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz
OK, maybe not one of my favorites, but this was a great book in helping me do some trick training with Ruby. Remember her crawl...got it from this book. Things are really explained clearly and made learning fun. It was a good bonding book for me and Ruby.

Ruby: Oh, I liked this book.
Ruby's Mom: Why?
Ruby: Because every time you looked at it and we started working, I got snackies!
Ruby's Mom: Oh I see, it's all about the snackies!
Ruby: Of course it is! That and spending time with you!
Ruby's Mom: Does this mean we aren't in a fight anymore.
Ruby: No more fight...can I have a snackie?

I have tons more books I love that I could go on and on, but I'll leave it at this. And remember, Reading is Fundamental! I'll turn this back over to Ruby now...

OK, Ruby here. Thanks Mom for your help and for the snackie. I think I'll tag Suki, Balboa, my Stanny , Sitka, and Marvin...what are you and your hoomans 5 favoritest books?

Comments

25 Responses to "Reading is Fun'and'Mental"

rpm said... 7:17 PM

Hey Ruby, thank you for the sweet comment about my Chichi...I sure miss her so much. I loved holding her at night and talking to her and in her old age she liked to be held and would let me hold her for a long time.

You sure a cutie pie! You have a beautiful name, too.

Lorenza said... 7:49 PM

Hi, Ruby.
My mom has heard about Marley & Me but she can't get it here, but sure she will look for it.
Have a good night
Lorenza

Ronin_The_Pug said... 9:33 PM

Hi Ruby!!! Oh my human loves Harry Potter series, although everyone says it’s a children’s book… My human even called the store to reserve the book for Saturday morning… yup!
And Jane Austen’ books are on top of her favorites… especially “Mansfield Park”.
Cool game Ruby! I loved your discussion with your mommy.
Hugs!

Amber-Mae said... 10:21 PM

Oh Ruby, your mommy's like my mommy's brother. He Luuuuurrrrvves Harry Potter books A LOT! And the movies too... He can finish reading one Harry Potter book within a week, I know so fast! And the movies, he'll watch them again & again & again for a bout a week. No other movies except Harry Potter! He's nuts! Oh & the Marley & Me, mommy said that story's very very sad... She remembers the part in the book when he was put to sleep due to his old age. She cried & cried non stop. I think she'll cry as much too when it's time for me to go... *sigh* Sad.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said... 1:08 AM

The only dog tricks you'll ever need???? I bet thats a short book. I only need one,sad eyes = treat.

Simba xx

Oscar Airedale said... 1:29 AM

Nice book choices there you two! I have a cool dog trick book too. I got tagged for this so will post my list later!

Licks
Oscar x

Sophie Brador said... 2:02 AM

hey Ruby, I'm a little behind, but that Wallymelon pic is priceless! Your mom forgot to add your blog to her list of favourite reads.

Maggie said... 2:43 AM

Boo lent mom Marley and Me and mom kept it FOREVER before returning it! What a wonderful book!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Girl Girl Hamster said... 2:50 AM

That's alot of books you're reading Ruby. You sure are a smart doggie


` girl girl

Suki said... 5:26 AM

Yes, finally something to blog about! Thanks, Ruby...my Mom has been sooooo lazy lately. Hmmm...favoritest books...

I think I'll need her help on this one, too :)

Puggy kisses
Suki

umekotyan said... 6:06 AM

The book of jeffrey Archer is translated with Japanese. Certainly, itwas the funny book.
Of course, forgetting also harry potter,
it is good.:)

from loved ume tyan

Clover said... 6:27 AM

Hi Ruby!
Interesting list of books... I haven't read any yet, but I have heard talk of this Hairy Potter book too, I'm sure my mom will share it with me. My mom says she liked Kane and Abel also. I will tell mom about that trick book - I want to earn snackies too!
Love Clover xo

Maggie said... 9:05 AM

Hey Ruby,
You have another award coming your way from me! Check out my blog for the specifics!
And thank you so much again for my birthday box! We had the blueberry bone cookies this morning and boy oh boy were they ever delicious!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Marvin The Dog said... 9:18 AM

Thanks for the tag Ruby! I am behind in my tag games, I still have about three more to do 'cos I been away from the blog with my relatives staying here.

Jeannie posted her books on Blue's Blog today 'cos Blue had tagged her too! The link for Blue is on my Hollow Hound blog, Jeannie posted it in the comments section, except she put 10 books 'cos she couldn't choose just 5!

love and confused licks, Marvin xxxxx

Duke & Gidget said... 12:09 PM

Wow Ruby, you sure are a smart doggy. Usually, we just pee on books.

~Pug Hugs~
Duke & Gidget

Momo :) said... 12:57 PM

Hi Ruby, my mom has read some Jane Austin stuff and has visited her house in UK. She said it was raining hard and she didn't get to see much. :(

Momo xoxo

fig said... 1:11 PM

Ruby - it's a CRAB?!?! My girl told me it was a LOBSTER!!!!!

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said... 2:15 PM

Wow Ruby.. those are some cool books. Mom likes the harry potter books too! Humm.. Tia and I will get to work on our 5 favorite books!!! Thanks for tagging us :)
Hugs,
Sitka

In Pug We Trust said... 2:45 PM

Hi Ruby! I'm glad you guys cleared up the Hairy/Harry Potter thing. Mommy's been talking about it for months now, and she and Daddy left me at home alone on Sunday to see something called the Order of the Phoenix. I have no idea what that is, but Mommy sure was excited about it!

Newton :)

Balboa & Mommy said... 5:14 PM

WOOOOHOOO<

I love being tagged, I'm so excited, Mommy reads all her books to me, so we'll have to get that list together ASAP.

Thanks for the ideas on the caption game.

Frenchie Snorts
Balboa

In Pug We Trust said... 7:37 PM

Hi Ruby!

I'm so happy you're putting me on your friends list! That's pawsome. I wasn't wearing my seatbelt was I! That's very terrible of me. We were driving through Kansas, and there wasn't anybody on the road for miles. That's why Mommy let me drive for a little while. If they had let me drive some more, we might have gotten there earlier!!!

Newton :)

Joe Stains said... 7:55 PM

hmm a handful? a boston? NO WAY! we are perfect from day 1!!!

Stanley said... 9:06 PM

Ruby Bug!!

Sounds like your mama and my girl have the same pawsonal library...
anything about the Hairy One, and anything by that Jane Pawsten chic (not to mention the bookshelves upon bookshelves of non-dog books she has).

Let me think about my fave books. It may take a day or two, but I'm on the job!

Goober love and kisses,
Stanny

Reina the Doxie said... 3:31 AM

I love Harry Potter too!!!

I can't wait for the latest book to be out!

Love,
Reina

Bruin said... 7:35 PM

Oh Ruby! I can't get my mom to STOP with the Harry Potter!

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