Saturday, April 12, 2014

Poetry Month and Introducing Pix

Here is a book spine poem I made in honor of April being poetry month:

That's about all I've done for poetry month so far. I should maybe, like, read some poems and stuff! Put that on the to-do list, I guess.

In other news, since I last blogged we got the sweetest dog in the world!

Pix was a rescue dog that my friend's wife adopted a little over a year ago. Sadly, his wife passed away last summer, and he has been looking for a home for Pix. We are so happy to have her here as part of our family. She has really bonded with both of my boys. Even the cat kinda likes her.

(A friend of mine told me that when a cat turns his back to you, it means he trusts you)

Currently Reading: Behind the Beautiful Forevers, by Katherine Boo. It's a fascinating and heartbreaking look at a slum inhabited by garbage-pickers near the airport in Mumbai, India. I'm reading it for book club, where we were assigned to read about something (anything) we know nothing about. I tried to get book club to read this one last year, but we had too many good books to choose from and this one didn't make the cut (it also might have been a tad bit depressing for some of them at the time). 

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  1. Pix is such a cutie! Is she a terrier mix?

  2. Yes, she's apparently part terrier and part pug. She's got terrier looks and pug personality. :-)

  3. Your book spine poem is fabulous- I love seeing those. Your new dog is certainly cute- glad you could make a new home for her.

  4. Ali,

    Thanks for stopping by Ripple Effects. I've enjoyed reading your blog. From you photo here, I see you've A Fine Balance by Canadian author Rohinton Mistry. I've this book on my shelf for so long, but still haven't the chance to read it. Have you written a review on it?

    1. It has that same "permanent" spot on my shelf, Rippleeffects! It's a favorite book of two of my friends, so I definitely intend to read it at some point, but so far I haven't gotten past Chapter 3.

  5. Oh my gosh, Pix is the cutest thing ever!

  6. Love your book spine poem. That last one really pulls it together nicely!

    Pix is adorable!

    Joy's Book Blog

  7. What a cute dog. I think when a cat turns his back on you, he is showing that you aren't worth his time. Here's Mine

  8. That dog is adorable! And I've heard of that book, can't wait to read what you think of it!