Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Book of the month
My November book of the month is The Shepherd, the Angel, and Walter the Christmas Miracle Dog, a new book of fiction by Dave Barry. Now, I rarely read Dave Barry's columns, and have never read one of his books. I picked this book up at the library for my husband, thinking he would like it. He read it in one sitting, and thought it was great. He laughed out loud and read several passages to me, and said I really should read it. Well, I just loved it! I bought it for our Christmas book collection, and now my husband is reading it aloud to his junior high students. I was about the same age as the main character in the early 1960s, so everything was familiar to me. He had some terrific, evocative drawings and photographs of the period interspersed throughout the book. It was very funny, very warm-hearted, and simply lovely. I gave it an A+ in my book journal.