Hi pals! It’s me, Dori. *wavy paws* Today we celebrate Weed a Book Day.
Herman: *ahem* It’s… Read a Book Day.
Dori: That’s what I said. Weed a Book Day. *rolls eyes* Pals, I’m hoping to inspire yoo to put down yoor phones and teevee remotes, and instead pick up a book. Papurr-back, hawd cover…even an e-book. It’s not mandatory for yoo to weed the whole fweakin story…just a chapter or two. Stimulating yoor bwain can go a long way toward making yoo smart. Inpurresting! And not a dwag on society cuz yoo only know stuff about them Kawdashy-ann bwroads wif da big booties.
Herman: Dori! That’s rude!
Dori: I’m not rood. I’m being troof-ful. They have big butts…and I cannot lie!
Herman: *paws over eyes* What is seen cannot be unseen.
Dori: I’m thinking our sisfur Candy is a Kawdashy-ann. She has a big bootie.
Herman: Big booties have nothing to do with Read A Book Day. Can we get back on topic?
Dori: Ohhh-kay. *blink blink* I got nuffin. What do you want me to say?
Herman: Nevermind! Pals, as many of you know, I’m my author mom’s writer mews. I inspired her to write books. In fact, she wrote a book called FINDING MYA starring me, with pictures drawn by @ItsMeDeaner’s furless, Mya. It’s a wonderpurr story with rave reviews on Amazon.com.
And here’s a fun fact about my mom’s books: I appear in every single one of them. Yup! I had the lead role in FINDING MYA, and in SHERLOCK HERMS: THE CASE OF THE DANCING GHOSTS. But I’m also in her romantical comedy, A MAD FLING, and in KRINGLE, her Christmas humor mystery about the real Santa Claus family. And of course, I’m in FOUR PAWS AND 31 TAILS, a book co-written by some wonderpurr Anipals to benefit FourPawsLifeline.org.
But I don’t want to push my mom’s books. I want to urge you to take time to escape the stress in your lives. Reading stories gives your brains a chance to simmer down. Cool off. Have fun! We can’t all physically escape the everyday stressors of life, but we can escape into another world through books.
Being a writer these days is challenging. Book sales have spiraled because Hoomons prefer to watch a 20 minute teevee show–fast forwarding through the commercials–or a 30 second Facebook video rather than turn off the teevee and spend the evening swept away by a good story. I feel sad because Life is only going to continue to pick up speed. And I bet someday even Facebook videos will be too slow to entertain hoomons.
Lately my Mom has been investigating Mindfulness, with the goal to slow down and return to the days before Social Media sunk its claws into her. And one of her goals is to…not only go back to writing novels again, but also to reading them. Just yesterday she downloaded several novels by Cathrine Garnell, @BionicBasil’s meowmy.
If you don’t know already, pals… Reading is Wonderpurr. With my mom’s books, you can laugh your troubles away.
Dori: Are yoo done yet? It’s almost time for Keeping Up with the Kawdashy-anns.
Herman: Please, ignore my little sisfur. Pals, if you want a good book to read, may I suggest the following novels. Thank you, and have a Wonderpurr Day!