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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Roam

Thought I meant Freddie didn't ya?  No I finished the book Roam by Alan Lazar that I won back in December from Bocci's Beef.  First I have to say that I have never read this type of book before as I tend to be a Stephen King, John Sandford kinda girl.  That being said, I actually loved the book!  Nelson is a half beagle, half poodle who stole my heart!  I don't know if it's from the cover picture or what but I pictured a male version of Sophie (From Sophie's View)  in my head for Nelson.  We all know Sophie is an adorable Labradoodle!

                                                         

This book touched on all my emotions making me sad, making me angry and making me smile.  Your heart goes out to Nelson who through all of his years hardships and heart aches manages to seek out the one true love he lost, his human!  It comes complete with links to music which was written by Alan for specific parts in the book.  I really think this is a Walt Disney movie waiting to happen; without the doggie sex scene of course. (hee!hee!)
I finished Roam 4 days ago and find I am still thinking about it which tells me it was a great book.  The book was very well written.  Alan Lazar is not only an accomplished composer but has proven he also has a talent for writing stories.  If nothing else this book will make you want to hold your furry friends even closer and be so thankful you have them! It definitely puts you in that  "awwwe" awareness mode!  Roam is definitely worth the read!

Freddie update: Tempatures have dropped blow freezing again and the lawn is frozen.  Freddie is once again allowed to "ROAM"!  Okay, only in our yard!


Yes, that is slobber on his ear!

24 comments:

  1. Nice slobber there! That is a quality slurp-residue indeed!

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  2. Sounds like an awesome book! I will tell Mom to get it! Glad freddie can be outside again!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  3. Woof! Woof! Golden Thanks for the review ... will check it out. LOVE the cover. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    FYI: Please check out the giveaway tab on my blog and send us an email. Golden Thanks

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  4. I'll have to borrow your book!! You've been Tagged! Check out my blog to play along...only if you like! :)

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  5. We all know that slobber on an ear is a sign of greatness!

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  6. Sounds like a great book - and Freddie will be happy to be out again. Have fun ! Love from Magic xx

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  7. Looks like a must read. Sounds like you got winter with a vegence. Ugh.

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  8. I agree with your review of "Roam". I really enjoyed it. you should look into reading "A Dogs Promise" if you like Roam.

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  9. We will have to check this book out. Have you read a Dog's Purpose yet? I heard great things about that book, but I had a heard time following it.

    Oh, the famous dog slimmed ear. :)

    Sniffs, The HoundDogs

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    1. Will have to check out Dog's Purpose, thanks!

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  10. I will have to check this book out.... Freddie remember -- Drool is cool!

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  11. Sounds like an interesting book. I wish I had time to read...sigh...

    Hooray for Freddie. Glad he gets to explore his yard again.

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  12. That's one of the ways I judge if a book is meaningful to me...if I'm thinking about it days later. This sounds like a wonderful book. If you read A Dog's Purpose, please review. I've been thinking about reading that one. Freddie...adorable as always, even wearing slobbers.

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  13. Read an excerpt from Roam though your link - I am hooked! Gotta check the library. Oh, I loved A Dog's Purpose - it is a bit metaphysical but when he finally....no spoilers here.
    and yes, I did think it was Freddie who roamed - whew!

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  14. LOL @ "Yes, that is slobber on his ear" at the exact moment I had noticed it. ;)

    Will be adding this book to my queue - sounds right up my alley. (Oh and consider this another recommendation for "A Dog's Purpose" and here's a new one for "You Had Me at Woof" by Julie Klam <- my favorite book from last year's reading.)

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  15. Our ground goes from frozen to muddy as the day progresses. I don't know how much more rain I can take. Mommy keeps wiping my paws when I come in.

    Doggy Kisses,
    Tanner

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  16. Lucky Freddie! Our yard is frozen at night but mushy and wet during the day. Hugs♥ The emptynester spaniels

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  17. I wish our yard looked like yours today! Glad Freddie and Gloria can get out and have a good run.

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  18. Thanks for the book review. We will add it to our reading list. Our temps have been unseasonably warm and we are afraid that the snakes may be out and about. Today we had to walk on a leash and not run freely. Lucky Fred! :)

    Nina, Myshka, Sasha, Betsy, Lucy, Phoebe and Lily

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  19. Sounds like an amazing book. BM. If I do get to see that book, I'll definitely grab it.

    And true, the fact that you're still thinking of it until now, it just means it'd grabbed your interest.

    Huggies and Cheese,

    Haopee

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  20. My mom would probably cry if it's at all Disneylike. I might put it on her list though because she would read it in the summer on the dock while we are sunbathing.

    Glad Freddie is back to roamin (the yard!) Slobber on the ear still beats goop IN the ear. Just Sayin'

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  21. Actually, when I saw the title of your post I was hoping you were talking about the book. I keep forgetting about it but I think I would like it very much. Thanks for the reminder and the great review.

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