- Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Teaser Tuesday -- Sharing Great Reads
Teaser Tuesday is described by its host Miz B over at Should be Reading as a "weekly bookish meme" open to any reader who wants to play along. If, like me, you're always curious about what people are reading or always on the lookout for the next great read, then this may be your meme.
The rules are simple:
--Grab your current read,
--open to a random page,
--share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on the page,
--be careful not to include a spoiler,
--share the title and author--and a very brief synopsis--so that other Tuesday Teaser participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teaser, and
--post your link in the comments on Miz B's webpage.
ONE GOOD DOG by Susan Wilson
Adam: "Doesn't matter. I told you: I'm not keeping him."
Gina: "Give him a chance. Haven't you ever needed someone to give you a chance?"
Adam: "I have always made my own chances."
Synopsis: Arrogant self-made businessman Adam March has everything that money and power can buy. Then in one afternoon he loses everything in an office meltdown--job, status, family. He is sentenced to a year of community service serving lunch in a homeless shelter to men he would never have had anything to do with in his old life.
In another part of the city a pit bull mix lives out his life in a cellar as fighter in dog fighting ring. They are thrown together through mistaken identity. One Good Dog is the unsentimental, but deeply moving, story of how man and dog saved each other. If you liked Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain for the way the dog has its own narrative in the story, you will love One Good Dog.