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Monday, September 5, 2016

Furry Friends and Favorite Fiction - Part 1

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This is first in a series of posts highlighting our favorite books and showcasing our furry friends. Many of our pets have no problem jumping on our books when we're reading, but when we pull out a camera to snap a picture of them with our books, they're nowhere to be found. We learned to be very stealthy! Enjoy these pictures and try out our favorite books!

Susan C.: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J. K. Rowling (with YOLO)


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth Harry Potter story and the first to be presented on stage. This rehearsal edition script is based on a story by J. K. Rowling and presented as a play by John Tiffany and Jack Thorne. It was premiered in Lindon July 30 2016.

The script describes scenes for the reader, then places the characters into them. The reader then interprets their unvoiced thoughts and emotions into a unique experience. The readers imagination and visualization of the scene descriptions make for a personalized experience. Each reader may indeed see the story differently.

Obviously, YOLO just thinks the book is a good prop.

Cary H.: IT by Stephen King (with Clio)

Clio is excited about the remake of Stephen King’s IT as a new series, though nothing is quite like reading the book. If you want to read it again, or for the first time, before the new movie comes out, Clio recommends trying the audio CD version with Steven Weber as the narrator – fantastic! This book is about way more than a scary clown! 

Devin G.: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien (with Pippin)

 A classic adventure of epic proportions. Frodo Baggins must destroy the Ring of Power that will enable the Dark Lord Sauron to destroy all that is good in Middle-earth.

Ever since I was a teenager I have loved this series. So much so that I named my cat after my favorite character from the books! The world building is incredible. Unbelievable amounts of detail and thought are put into every location, character, and history. Its plot is fun and engaging until the very end. Definitely a must read for fantasy fans!

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