My favorite picture book is Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond, illustrated by Diane deGroat. Oh how I laughed at this story about an adorable short-legged pioneer dog named Charlie. Breakfast is his life, especially when bacon is involved. Charlie has dangly ears, floppy skin, and big, fat paws. He describes just how hard he has to work everyday, and of course he has to get a few naps inbetween. The illustrator did an amazing job as well. I love this book and am just upset that I didn't write it!
Not only do I love reading the big famous authors books but even more so, I love reading books that my author friends have written. Last year, I think my favorite friend authors book that I read was Courtney Rene's A Howl in the Night. This is a great paranormal book with fascinating characters, some of which turn into wolves. Not werewolfs, but wolves, which are such cool beings. I felt myself wanting to be one while I was reading about them! Courtneys voice is unique and comes out with such wit in all of her books. I sure hope she is busy working on a sequel to A Howl in the Night because I know myself and her fans want to see one!
ts that. I not only enjoyed their book tremendously, I also love reading their blog posts each week. Take a peak when you get a chance and show your support by joining their blog. You can read about my mothers difficult journey writing with macular degeneration. She actually has to type in the computer and use a software program that speaks what she writes back to her because her eyes can't read what she writes. Anyway, check it out when you get a chance SwopeParente .
That's it for me. What was your favorite book you've read so far this year?