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Women are equal and dogs are great

Monday, August 26, 2013

That’s what I love about reading: one tiny thing will interest you in a book, and that tiny thing will lead you to another book, and another bit there will lead you onto a third book. It’s geometrically progressive – all with no end in sight, and for no other reason than sheer enjoyment.”
Mary Ann ShafferThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
gold book

It is the last week of August! Has the summer flown by for you or crawled endlessly? Time to shift from summer reads to fall reads.


Happy Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. This special day was created by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. On this day in 1920 women were granted the right to vote as a culmination of decades of effort by women suffragettes and other groups dating back to the first women’s rights convention in 1848 in New York.

all the cool dogs read

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, and acknowledges family dogs and dogs that work selflessly each day to save lives, keep us safe and bring comfort. National Dog Day has two goals: to honor dogs, and to rescue dogs from homelessness and abuse. In addition to giving love and companionship, dogs help us out in countless ways. They are watchdogs for our safety. They lead the blind.

Dogs aid in search and rescue, and they seek out bombs and drugs. National Dog Day was created by the pet lifestyle expert and author, Colleen Paige, and the National Dog Day Foundation in 2004. Their motto is “Saving 10,000 Dogs – One Day at a Time”. President George W. Bush, a dog owner himself, sent a letter to the foundation in support of National Dog Day. Millions of dogs are euthanized each year because they are unwanted. They are wonderful and viable sentient beings that deserve compassion and respect. Please consider adopting on National Day!

original dog bible

We have a very big book for you today. The Original Dog Bible: The Definitive New Source To All Things Dog, which is edited by Kristin Mehus-Roe, is a 752 page coffee table book. This is the essential dog compendium; a complete and comprehensive overview of everything dog. Get it while you can!


Happy Birthday!

Some of the writers born August 26th include:

William Joseph Behr (1775), Herbert Booth (1862), Zona Gale (1874), John Buchan (1875), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Jules Romains (1885), Eleanor Dark (1901), Caroline Pafford Miller (1903), Christopher Isherwood (1904), Aubrey Schenck (1908), Otto Binder (1911), Julio Cortázar (1914), Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921), Irving R. Levine (1922), Alain Peyrefitte (1925), Pyotr Todorovsky (1925), Naïm Kattan (1928), Nikky Finney (1957), Stephen J. Dubner (1963), Allegra Huston (1964), Michael Gove (1967), and Melissa McCarthy (1970).


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