In no particular order, we are compiling a list of about 150, well maybe 50, books we would like to read this year, some of which we’ll add to our home library. Others we’ll read at the online library or purchase an inexpensive Kindle version. Topics will range from anything and everything about animals, self-development, bird watching, home decor, biographies, vegan and vegetarian cook books, crafts, art, psychology, business, etc.
Our first, “Unlikely Friendships” by Jennifer S. Holland, a National Geographic writer, has come highly recommended by Grace Hall of Adopt-A-Dog/Save-A-Life who we posted about last month. We adopted our dog Harley, pictured in that post, through the non-profit in 1998. We have spread awareness about the rescue whenever we have the opportunity through our various websites and now this blog. We are so pleased she still sends us their annual Winter newsletters with updates on all the dogs and their new lives in loving homes. Through the tireless work of Grace and her volunteers, dogs from puppies to seniors who used to live mostly in crates or at the end of a 6 foot chain outside with no shelter or are rescued from puppy mills have a wonderful new life. If you’re in Canada and looking for a new canine family member, check out their website at ADOPT-A-DOG/SAVE-A-LIFE (I believe they adopt only locally, but you can check it out.)
See “Unlikely Friendships” at the below link where you can review the impressive Table of Contents and take a peek inside. For someone like me who has been introducing feral cats and dogs and baby raccoons and birds and squirrels to each other for years, this book is a must-read and so inexpensive – less than $12. If you’re in Canada, I would compare prices to Indigo or in the U.S. perhaps Barnes & Noble. Wherever you get it, if you adore animals, this one looks like a real humdinger! I know that any animal lover would be thrilled to receive it as a gift as well. A companion 2014 calendar is also available. So here’s our No. 1 and hoping to add a new book to our list every day. Perhaps you’ll find a book in our list that you’d like to read.