Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Book about Angus

This can't be avoided. As I'm working my way through older books I seem to want to hoard some of them to have a chance to read them before I try to sell them. Angus isn't that old yet. It was copyrighted in 2000 so only 9 years old now. But this tear jerking story is told from the Dog's perspective. The author (Charles Siebert) does an excellent job at making us humans think! Guys I like this book so much so far, I put up an Amazon link so that you might order it on the cheap! Amazon is a huge used book venue so that you can get what you want at a deep, deep discount. Just to compare my link, the book I'm reading right now still has the price on the dust jacket. It says $18.95 for the USA and $28.95 Canada. The Amazon link shows these starting at .01.....that's a penny plus shipping so you can't go wrong at these prices!

This little book is told from the dog's perspective. A young dog named Angus lies wounded at the edge of a dark wood. In the distance he sees the lights of his owners' cabin. As he starts the long valiant climb back to them, all the stirring sights, sounds, and scents of his brief but wildly episodic life begin to replay before him.

With Angus, Charles Siebert, (author) has performed a singular act of literary ventriloquism- the autobiography of a dog, a book that offers us a wry, poignant, ultimately redemptive view of life and death as perceived through the heightened senses of one very brave, winsome, unforgettable Jack Russell terrier.

Look, I joined the Borders reward club some time ago. I get coupons by email so that I can run over and get 20% to 40% off new books. I won't do much of that any more. Econonic times are harder now. Books that I got a coupon for and still paid $25 for....I can get used copies on Amazon much cheaper. You can too. But here's a tip that matters too.....If you have a local bookstore like Borders or Barnes and Noble, Books a million....see who they have as upcoming authors that will be doing a book signing in your location. If you want the book by that author, and you are willing to stand in line a little while to have the book signed, it could be worth a lot more than you invested in it 10 years from now just because the author signed it!

So your money saving, and money making strategy is this: Buy used books through Amazon. Then, get the schedule from your local book stores of who's coming to town to sign books. Then buy their book first edition and first printing if you can, stand in line and get their autograph. It will be worth your investment later to have the author's signature!

You can go through any Amazon link to get to Amazon (just like my link here to the Angus book.) Once you're at Amazon, you can search any other book or any other Amazon department that you want to. It's the same Amazon with the same prices no matter how you get there! I go over to my friend's link at whenever I order through Amazon. She's an affiliate for Amazon just as I am. She orders through my link when she orders anything there. We each get a few pennies when we order that way. I encourage everyone to become an affiliate/ associate with Amazon. If you have a blog...why not? It's a way to make a few extra bucks on the side!

Look, there's even a grocery link to Amazon. We're all trying to save money on groceries now-a-days! I've put up a link to the grocery department for you to browse through too. We're all trying to think of ways to earn extra money. If you save money ordering anything through my Amazon link and I earn money by having you click on my link,,,it's a win/win situation.

Well, I got off my original subject of Angus. It really is a great little book. You might enjoy it if you have some time to read. Take care and thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. Angus sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Marge, I just finished it an hour ago. Wonderful book! I'm like a kid in a candy store here. I found the Jaws book from 1974 and read the first short chapter. I'm sucked in already! I read that book in the 70's when it came out. I really need to walk away from it now. There are too many others here that I haven't read so I'm going to make myself back away from the Jaws book!