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October 28th, 2018 Posted 7:57 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2017 – #36, BOW WOW, third in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available at no extra charge to adults with fake ID). As with the Chet and Bernie series, the B&B’s can be read in any order.

[“Spencer Quinn speaks two languages — suspense and dog — fluently.” – Stephen King]

A car beeped outside our house at 19 Gentilly Lane. Beep beep. The beep beep of a horn hurts my ears in a way you probably wouldn’t understand, since my sense of hearing is a lot different from yours. I didn’t say better than yours, so don’t be upset. But just between you and me, it is better! I hear sounds humans don’t hear all time! For example, that drip drip drip, right now, under the kitchen sink? Down in the cupboard with all the cleaning supplies, including some tasty sponges? But never mind the sponges. The point is someone should do something to stop that drip drip drip – except they won’t because they don’t even hear it. There’s going to be a big puddly mess, and soon!

 

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October 21st, 2018 Posted 8:22 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2016 – #35, ARF, second in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available at no extra charge to adults with fake ID). As with the Chet and Bernie series, the B&B’s can be read in any order.

[“Spencer Quinn speaks two languages — suspense and dog — fluently.” – Stephen King]

I awoke to the smell of bacon. Could the day have gotten off to a better start? Not to my way of thinking, even though I knew right away that this bacon was of the distant kind, not sizzling in our own kitchen here at 19 Gentilly Lane, but somewhere in the neighborhood. Certain smells – bacon, for example – have the power to pull you toward them. What with your tiny nose – compared to mine, that is – this may be news to you. Not your fault! Don’t feel bad!

I sprang off the bed, glanced back at Birdie. She was fast asleep, hair all in a tangle, crust in the corners of her eyes, and a bit of drool leaking from the side of her mouth. No one was more beautiful than Birdie. There are times when I can just gaze at her for what seems like forever. This wasn’t one of them.

 

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October 7th, 2018 Posted 7:58 am

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. Here from 2015 – #33, WOOF, first in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series (available to adults with fake ID). This is actually the second middle-grade series that Pete’s done, the other being the Echo Falls series (covered in earlier editions of Beginnings).

[Utterly charmed by a spunky girl and her charismatic canine, mystery fans will find themselves looking forward to a return to the little bayou town of St. Roch.”
– Kirkus Reviews]

Two humans stood outside my cage, a white-haired woman and a gum-chewing kid. Gum-chewing is one of the best sounds out there, and the smell’s not bad either. I liked the kid from the get-go.

They gazed in at me. I gazed out at them. The white-haired woman had blue eyes, washed out and watery. The kid’s eyes were a bright, clear blue, like the sky on a cloudless day. I hadn’t seen the sky in way too long.

“How about this one, Grammy?” the kid said.

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WOOF

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September 15th, 2018 Posted 9:19 am

Here’s something interesting – a review of WOOF (first in the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series) from the Amazon page. It’s by Orson Scott Card, writer of ENDER’S GAME:
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