Enter to WIN - Loves Saves The Day by Gwen Cooper
We all love the book Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper, right?! If you're one of the unfortunate souls who still hasn't read that amazing book, what are you waiting for (click here to get it at a bargain price - I'm selling one of my two copies)?!! It is one of the best books I've ever read... Well that was until the book I just read, also by Gwen Cooper. Love Saves the Day is her newest book, this time a fiction story told from the point of view of a cat. (Today you have the chance to win a copy - keep reading to find out how!)
The last 100 books or so that I've read have been non-fiction, so I wasn't too sure about the idea of the cat telling the story, but the very first paragraph had me hooked! I was lol-ing on the train on my way to work, when I read Prudence the Cat's view on humans and their 'two ways of not telling the truth':
"The first used to be hard for me to understand because it doesn't come with any of the usual signs of not-truth-telling. Like the time Sarah called my white paws 'socks'. 'Look at your adorable little socks', she said. Socks are what humans wear on their feet to make them more like cats' paws."
The second sign? Well you'll just have to read the book to find out what Prudence thinks!
The novel goes on to tell the majority of the story from Prudence's point of view, and teaches us about love, loss, change, as well as the subtleties cats notice in humans such as our energy and body posture. Its also a lesson in good manners and the foolishness of humans. Though this book is fiction, all of these things are true in our all too consumed lives, and we should all take a page out of Prudence's book and apply it to the way we live each day. Especially if we live with cats.
"I've learned ... that if I roll onto my back and pretend to be deeply asleep, Josh isn't as likely to make me move. 'She looks so comfortable', he says to Laura. 'I feel guilty'. Whenever he says this it makes me feel sorry for humans, who are forever doing the wrong thing and then having to be guilty about it."
This unpredictable story will make you cry, it will make you look at your cat and wonder if they're really a lot smarter than we give them credit for, and it will make you laugh til it hurts!
"Now Josh is talking to a type of human called a 'headhunter'. This sounds like a strange thing to be, because why would somebody only hunt heads? Even if you could catch just a head, that's the least-good part to eat!"
I won't give too much more away, but instead, to celebrate Valentines Day today, myself along with the lovely Gwen Cooper, are giving you the chance to WIN a signed hard-cover copy of Love Saves The Day! Read carefully to find out how to be in the running:
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This competition is open to readers everywhere, and will be randomly drawn next Thursday, 21st February. Happy Valentines Day and good luck!