Friday, April 5, 2013

Animal fiction

Lately I've been reading some animal fiction: 
Black Beauty by Sewell; 

Shiloh by Naylor; 

Tennessee Rose Horse Diaries by Kendall; 

And Old Yeller by Gipson. 
In each instance I struggled to finish these titles, and they took me way too much time to complete. Why? 

I've discovered that I am a great big cry-baby when it comes to reading animal fiction. Animals such as horses and dogs are at the mercy of events, circumstances, and people. Most people are kind, but some are cruel.  I can't tolerate cruelty. 

So what am I reading this weekend?
Because of Winn-Dixie by DiCamillo.

So far, so good!

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