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For the Love of a Book, Week 14

It’s time for another installment of “For the Love of a Book!” And I know you’re super-duper excited. I’m going to attempt to keep this one short because I have a zillion errands to run today (I’m hunting all the Goodwills in a 30 mile radius for camo cargo pants for my time traveler costume) so here we go! 

Today’s book recommendation is actually another Goodwill find. I swear, I cannot go into a Goodwill and not come out with at least 5 books. According to my records on LibraryThing, I have 549 books in my classroom library. Now, I know that’s probably not accurate because my books tend to grow legs and walk away and it doesn’t include my nonfiction books but some people would think that at 549, it’s time to stop buying! 

Not me. My latest book recommendation comes because I continue to add books to the library! I found this one at Goodwill earlier this week and read it in a couple of hours. It’s the first in a series and it’s totally cute for sixers!

Now, I am automatically drawn to any book that has a dog in it. The fact that this one was a mystery was just icing on the cake! I’m usually safe buying books from Scholastic (they tend to be age-appropriate) but I wanted to read this one to be sure – and for me! It’s about a girl named Cassie and her retired German Shepherd K-9, Dodge. They solve mysteries together! The chapters alternate between Cassie’s POV and Dodge’s. They work together to solve the mystery of a dead rich guy and his missing will. Of course, some of it is implausible – what dog knows to hide clues in his mouth and then hand them to his owner hours later – but it’s very well-written and super cute. I actually really enjoyed the chapters that were from the dog’s POV and ‘hearing’ him refer to people as The Boy and The Mom. The plot is engaging and I also liked the fact that Cassie worked at an animal shelter! It’s a very good book and was totally worth the $0.50 at Goodwill. Definitely recommending it to the sixers!

So what are you reading lately? Anything new and awesome? Do you think there’s such a thing as too many books? Wanna take bets on how many books I buy today while I’m shopping for pants at Goodwill? I’d love to hear your comments! 

For now…that’s a wrap!