Today is book club day. It’s our day to discuss our latest book The Dog Lived (and so will I) by
I have to say I was so happy when I knew from the very-very beginning that the dog was going to live. I know many of you are like me and just knowing the dog is going to die leaves you knowing you’re going to need a box of tissues. I’ve loved some great books that the dog dies in but I wasn’t up for that kind of story.
I was immediately attracted to this book because there was a dog and not only a dog but a beagle dog. Thing #2 that got me, this is a memoir from a lady who is diagnosed with cancer.
So did I like it…YES!!
Ever since I read the last book club book, Everything Beautiful in its Time by Jenna Bush Haegar where Jenna writes about how her Grandmother said to be well-read and read books from different genres I’ve been trying to do that more. That’s one of the reasons I picked this book.
Rather than me go on and on about what I liked about the book, I’m going to give you a chance to talk. Leave a comment in the comment section. I’ll comment back. I’d love to hear what you think!!
Feel free to write anything you thought about the book. I’d love to hear your thoughts on May/December relationships, the dog’s behavior, spending so much on vet bills, the not so nice vet, the awesome cancer doctor, or anything else that made you think in the book.
For those of you who didn’t read the book, here is Amazon’s review of the book:
“Teresa Rhyne vowed to get things right this time around: new boyfriend, new house, new dog, maybe even new job. But shortly after she adopted Seamus, a totally incorrigible beagle, vets told Teresa that he had a malignant tumor and less than a year to live. The diagnosis devastated her, but she decided to fight it, learning everything she could about the best treatment for Seamus. Teresa couldn’t possibly have known then that she was preparing herself for life’s next hurdle – a cancer diagnosis of her own.
She forged ahead with survival, battling a deadly disease, fighting for doctors she needed, and baring her heart for a seemingly star-crossed relationship. The Dog Lived (and so Will I) is an uplifting and heartwarming story about how dogs steal our hearts, show us how to live, and teach us how to love.
A heartwarming, hilarious book about dogs, relationships, and surviving life’s challenges with humor and grace is perfect for fans of Marley and Me, The Middle Place and A Dog’s Purpose will love this touching memoir.”
Here is a trailer the author did about the book… Just push play to watch. I’m putting this here so those of you who didn’t read the book can get an idea of the author and her sweet, mischievous, beagle.
Amazon gives the book 4.5 stars…I am going to give this book a 4.8. Having been diagnosed with cancer, the author does a great job sharing the feelings of a cancer survivor. I loved that…also being the owner of a dog that acts up some…I can totally relate!
I was able to find my copy in my library, Hoopla Digital. If you are intrigued by our comments and would like to read it, you can find it HERE in this Amazon link.
If you have a book you would like to suggest for the book club, please leave a comment in the comment section. You don’t have to have read the book…it can be one that caught your eye. I can’t wait to read your comments.