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The Dog Book Tag

I found this tag on its creator’s blog, What the Log Had to Say. Here are the rules:

  1. Squee over the dog pictures
  2. Answer the questions
  3. Link back to the creator, whatthelog
  4. Tag someone else!

As always, my answers are weighted toward books I’ve read recently. Now onto the hounds!

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Pitbull: a book that seemed scary but was actually great

I read One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez for Classics Club. I almost decided not to read it because it was big and multigenerational and Important, but it turned out to be a melancholy delight.

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Beagle: a high energy book that never stopped moving

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King. This is a weird choice because through the whole book I kind of felt like nothing was happening, very little progress was being made, and yet I was absolutely transfixed the whole time as if it was a pageturning action thriller. Which I guess at some points it was… It’s very strange.

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Sheepdog: a book that was made of fluff

Star-Crossed by Barbara Dee, which was made of super happy comfy queer feels. I also recently read Drama by Raina Telgemeier, another queer middle-grade book about theater, but it was more fluff in a “filler” type of way. For me, anyway — excellent material for middle-graders.

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Mutt: a book that was a strange mix of genres

I Am Scrooge: A Zombie Story for Christmas by Adam Roberts. Like, it’s a parody of A Christmas Carol, but it’s also a kinda scary zombie horror, and the main plot is sci-fi in the vein of The Time Traveler? It didn’t fully work for me but it sure was interesting.

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Chihuahua: a favourite short story or poem

I just read Beyond: The Queer Sci-fi & Fantasy Comics Anthology and although a lot of the stories felt more like fragments than short stories, I loved “Of Families & Other Magical Objects” by Reed Black. It’s a cute animation-style story about two dads going to save their toddler from a Labyrinth sort of situation. And he’s got a webcomic that follows the family’s adventures afterward!

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Basset Hound: a book with a bad cover but a great story

The Privilege of the Sword by Ellen Kushner. Queer swashbuckling, yes. That cover that looks like it was made in Paint with an unhappy model, no thank you.

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Golden Retriever: a book that (pretty much) everybody loves

Gardens of the Moon by Stephen Erickson? Seems like either you love it to an unreasonable extent or you’ve never heard a whisper about the series, and more the latter than the former. But still.

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Daschund: a book that was just a little too long

Jetpack Dreams: One Man’s Up and Down (But Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention That Never Was by Mac Montandon. It’s a really interesting topic with some fun content, but a lot of it ended up being Montandon talking about himself. Which I guess is right there in the title, but still.


I tag Nevillegirl, but anyone is welcome to do it!

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