the dog die in the end. It feels very Marly and Me. Maybe this is a trick to sell books. So often the cover doesn’t match the story but if we stick to favourite dog breeds, maybe the cover can sell the book because the readers, like me, likes pictures of their dogs.
popular. Non fiction books that connect to spirituality in a mainstream way get gobbled up: The Book of Awesome for example.
We never stop talking unless it’s to read. Sometimes we discuss our books. Gisela Sherman’s reading one on world war II as research for the novel she’s working on. I’m reading a mystery set in the Kootenays, one of my favourite parts of the world, by Vicki Delany a writer who once took a course I taught (Creative Writing Its Realities–not my title). While I’m not a serious mystery buff, I like to follow her cast of small town characters, including Constable Molly Smith, as they fumble through and solve crimes.
As we strolled the beach, we met a lady enjoying the latest Harry Potter before she gives it to her granddaughter. Next door to us in a hammock lay a man who read his ebook for about four hours straight. One of the problems with those is the next door neighbors can’t tell what you’re reading!
Summer is one of the best times to relax with a great story, in whatever format.
Often in between writing scenes, I will walk the dog but in the summer Mortie gets too hot and must pause for a treat and water break. I now carry a book on the hike and here I am conveniently doing research for my latest project: Death on Track. The main character is a 14 year old adopted Chinese orphan and her best friend Jasmin is an Indian girl nervous her parents will discover her Canadian boyfriend.
Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee gave me lots of insight but I also went out for an Indian buffet lunch with a new friend Beena. Of course I watched Bend It Like Beckham.
This tree is close to the library so I could get a new book once I’m finished if only they allowed dogs.