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Reviews
Archie vs Predator by Alex de Campi
Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti by Bailey Cates
Bookplate Special by Lorna Barrett
Carson Crosses Canada
Fifteen Dogs by André Alexis
Giant Trouble by Ursula Vernon
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
I'm Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid
It Might Have Been Worse by Beatrice Larned Massey
It's a Book by Lane Smith
Kleine Katze Chi #1 by Kanata Konami
No Place for Magic by E.D. Baker
Nooks & Crannies by Jessica Lawson
Lumberjanes, Volume 1: Beware the Kitten Holy by Noelle Stevenson
Mystery of the Midnight Rider by Carolyn Keene
Paper Girls, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughan
Proven Guilty by Jim Butcher
Road of Her Own: Women's Journeys in the West by Marlene Blessing
A Safe Girl to Love by Casey Plett
Shopaholic & Sister by Sophie Kinsella
Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman
There Are No Cats in this Book by Viviane Schwarz
This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
Winnebago Graveyard #1 by Steve Niles
Winnebago Graveyard #2 by Steve Niles
Woof by Spencer Quinn
Yours Truly by Heather Vogel Frederick

Miscellaneous
August 2017 Reading Sources
August 2017 Reading Summary
Books on Books
Crossing the Cornfield and Saving the World: The Neddiad by Daniel Pinkwater
Greenglass House by Kate Milford: A road narrative deconstruction
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 04)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 11)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 18)
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (September 25)
The maze isn't for you — except when it is

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Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Woof: 09/24/17

Woof by Spencer Quinn

I've been reading a ton of books about dogs or from the point of view of dogs. Woof by Spencer Quinn is a middle grade mystery told from the point of view of a bloodhound fallen on hard times. At the start of the book, Bowser, is adopted by a girl and her grandmother and is immediately thrust into a mystery of a missing stuffed fish and the possibility of a treasure map.

The book is set along the bayou. Birdie, that's Bowser's adopter, lives with her grandmother because her mother works on an oil rig. I believe it's the second or third book I've read recently with a parent who works off shore.

The heart of the mystery is the missing stuffed marlin. The grandmother swears the marlin is of sentimental value only. Birdie, and by extension, Bowser, expect more. Evidence seems to suggest there's more to the missing fish as well.

Bowser makes for an affable narrator. Birdie is headstrong and smart. They make a good team and it's a decent start to a new series. The second book is Arf and I will be reading it as soon as I move and get my books out of storage.

Three stars

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