Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Art of Racing In The Rain

If you love dogs, this book is a must read.  I read it for my book club & all of us who have dogs absolutely loved it.
It is a story written from a man's best friend's (Enzo) perspective. It was a quick read - but had a lot of meaning.
At first, the book can be a little difficult to get into because it compares a lot life meanings to racing cars... but if you read through it, it all starts to make sense.  It's a story of a man's journey through adulthood - meeting a woman, having a baby... and then all of it unraveling.  Enzo stays by him through it all.  While I was reading the book, I kept Maximus & Zeus close so I could cuddle them and give them love. ;)
It is touching, meaningful, and I loved it!  

I hope you had a good weekend!  A couple of my girlfriends came into town & we had a blast - I am waiting to get some of the pics and then I'll post them :)

11 Days until Christmas!

22 comments:

Jenni said...

Ohhh!!! So excited!! This book is on my must-read list and i'm sooo excited to read it! Right now i'm reading, The Book Thief, which is about a girl in Nazi Germany during the halocause. GREAT book so far. :)
LOVE the new header too! I just redesigned mine and it's like a breath of fresh air!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

As long as it doesn't end like Marley and Me....I don't think I can handle another tear jerker like that!

Tay Talk said...

I'm pretty sure this is what the big guy was just reading. I say 'pretty sure' because he is reading up to 10 books at a time and I tend to lose track.

I'll have to check when I get home. And if I'm wrong, well, then I'll go buy it! haha

I can't believe 11 days until Christmas! Hurray!

Tamela said...

I must read this then! I will be checking it out at the library and reading it over Christmas break!!

{av} said...

I've been eyeing this book for awhile...and I think you've finally tipped me over the edge to put it on my Christmas wish list! Thanks for the recommendation :) xoxo {av}

Paula said...

I LOVED this book!!! So glad you read it!!

Simone said...

I must check out that book. Did you see the YouTube clip I posted recently with James Stewart reading the poem about his dog Beau...if you haven't you must!!!

Loving the new header :)

Hope all is with you sweetie! xx

Jess said...

Looks like a book I would love! I am currently researching how to create a bloggy button! Stay tuned! 11 days and I am not finished shopping aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh hahaha

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

I loved this book! :)

Jenn @ West Sac Honey said...

Awww lets trade books! I don't know what I have you might like but I'd love to read this one with my pups!

Rachel said...

I read this book last December and felt the same way...I absolutely loved it! I've passed it on to several friends. Makes me love my own puppy even more!

Jessica said...

Gaah! Don't remind me I have only 11 days til Christmas! LOL! More shopping needs to be done. ;)

Lori said...

I always love book recommendations Tracy so I will put this on eon my list!

Frances said...

i've been looking for a new book to read! i'll have to pick it up! and on another note 11 days till xmas?! yay! I hadn't realized it was so close!!

Simone said...

Hi honey!
April in Paris and London would be lovely, the weather is usually nice then - not hot but springlike and pretty - does that help?
Simone :)

PS I ordered the Rain book :)

Stephanie said...

So good to know! I heart reading and have picked this book up a few times and have always, ultimately, put it down! I will make sure I pick it up for our up coming travels!

Jamie Pickle said...

I was just talking to my boss about this book yesterday. She is going to let me borrow her copy!

Jax said...

I have really wanted to read it, but I dont know if I could handle it. I read the first few pages online and was bawling! haha!

OceanDreams said...

This book has always looked so great, glad you enjoyed it! I must check it out!

Anna Elder said...

i LOVE this book. it's so sweet and bittersweet. great read.

Anna
andeverythingniceblog.com

Chelle said...

Excellent book! And one I end up suggesting to everyone who is willing to listen! Happy Holidays!

stuckinmypedals said...

I'm not a dog person or a racing fan, but I loved this book! So glad you featured it so more people will pick it up.