What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner? Well, we had cats a couple of weeks ago - so this week things are going to the dogs...
First up is Ask Anna by Dean Koontz.
From the publisher, Hachette Book Group:
"Dean Koontz is one of the world's biggest selling authors. Anna Koontz is Dean's remarkable dog who is poised to follow in her dad's footsteps with her first advice book for canines. She will soon become canine columnist to the world!
With her superior intellect, sharp wit, a warm and fuzzy heart, Anna Koontz debuts her talent as an advice columnist in her seminal work Ask Anna: Advice for the Furry and Forlorn. Some of her best advice: take time daily for ball-chasing and belly rubs - the keys (along with sausages) to true canine joy.
Learn more about the problems that plague Anna's clients and be inspired by how she counsels them. Also delight in Dean's just slightly skewed perspective on the importance of dogs throughout history. Without their advice, we humans would be in even worse trouble than we are today. They're heaven-sent (what is dog spelled backwards?!)"
Dog Shaming by Pascal Lemire. (Now, my library doesn't own this one, but I think we should - Lemire is Canadian)
From the publisher, PenguinRandomHouse:
"Based on the runaway web phenomenon (www.dogshaming.com), Dog Shaming features the most hilarious, most shameful, and never-before-seen doggie misdeeds.
Our dogs are our best friends. They are always happy to see us. They comfort us in our times of need. They also eat our shoes, stain our carpets, and embarrass us in front of our guests.
Dog owners everywhere have found their outlet in Dog Shaming, where they can confess their dogs' biggest (and often grossest!) sins, which turn out to be recognizably universal—complete with snapshots of ridiculously cute but shamed pups who don't seem capable of humping humans, pooping on pillows, or snagging steak straight from a grill.
So share in the shaming and laugh through your frustration as Dog Shaming reminds us that unconditional love goes both ways."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But... I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)