Summer Reading List
July 18, 2013
The Dog Days of Summer are nearly upon us. They are considered the hottest, most sultry days of the year. They received their name from the Romans who marked their beginning each year when Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major (Big Dog) rose in the east with the sun. By tradition, they last 40 days. Currently The Old Farmer’s Almanac lists their start in the Northern Hemisphere on July 3 and their end as August 11.
Webster says the dog days are a period of inactivity. Why not take advantage of these days of natural lassitude to curl up, your dog at your feet, and read a good book—or even a few good books? In light of the season, we have a few suggestions of books for our dog-loving friends.
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July 25, 2012
Every summer DogWatch brings you our list of summer reading suggestions to help you while away the hours spent lounging at the beach or by the pool, and we think this year’s list is our best yet. With a mix of lighthearted, comical, and emotional reads, there’s something on here for everyone. If you see a book you’d like to check out, just click on the title and it will take you directly to our Amazon store where you can purchase the book in print or Kindle (when available) versions. Also, we encourage you to share your dog-themed summer reading recommendations here on our blog, or via Facebook and Twitter.
Happy reading, and have a great summer!
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July 22, 2011
It’s summer time, which (hopefully) means vacations and lazy days at the beach or in the hammock. Here’s DogWatch’s list of some dog-related summer reading to help you pass the time!
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July 15, 2010
A trip to the beach is not just a chance to soak up some sun and dig your feet in the sand; it is also a place where you can relax and finally catch up on your pleasure reading. Even if you are not headed to the beach, these books are a good addition to your summer reading list.
While individual tastes in books may differ, the DogWatch Hidden Fence team loves good beach reads, especially those that feature our favorite subject – dogs! So for this week, we are sharing with you our favorite dog-themed books. Check out our list below, and visit our own Amazon store to purchase any or all of the titles!
The Dogs of Babel, by Carolyn Parkinson
A tragic yet redemptive tale of love and loss, Parkinson’s novel is a best-seller and a New York Times Notable Book. The book centers on Paul, a linguistics professor who is mourning the recent death of his wife Lexy. Lexy’s death was ruled an accident, but Paul is suspicious. To find out the truth, he attempts to train his Rhodesian Ridgeback Lorelai – the only witness to his wife’s death – to speak. This emotional mystery is sure to draw you in and keep you engrossed until after the sun sets.