Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Cover Attractions~!

If I could get my hands on this one! LOL! This cover pic is SO CUTE- I would love to have this book!

About the book ~~

Some pairings are just meant to be: peanut butter and chocolate, yin and yang, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. So it was only a matter of time before the stars in the universe lined up and suggested the collaboration between New York Times best selling author Bradley Trevor Greive and award-winning photographer Rachael Hale.
Teaming up on their first collaborative effort, Greive and Hale explain once and for all Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats. Now, before all you cat lovers find your fur standing on end, Greive is quick to stress that he is simply "prodog, not anticat. The purpose of this book is not to criticize cats or their owners, but to champion the many exceptional virtues unique to dogs."
What are these unique attributes that make canine companions superior to their feline fiends? (Oops, we meant friends.) Consider the following:
Put simply:
* Dogs are social. Cats are sociopaths.
* Dogs match up to people. People must match up to cats.
* Dogs teach us patience. Cats test our patience.
* Dogs give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting.
The bottom line is this: Dogs want love. Cats want fish.
Although Greive admits that there is something to be said for "soft, warm, and sleepy" (a.k.a. cats) as captured in Hale's cuddly feline photographs, he concludes that dogs would be the only ones with character enough to admit this fact, thereby once again positioning themselves as the superior pet, confidant, admirer, and friend.

You can gift this one to me too LOL!

Another one that caught my attention was from Serena's book additions on GoodReads -

Thank you Marcia for hosting this! What covers are you attracted to this week?!


Anonymous said...

The cat on the cover doesn't look like a sociopath. :-D

Kals said...

The cat is hilarious :D

But if I were buying a book for its cover, it would definitely be the second cover. So very beautiful =)

Anna said...

The Girl would love the first cover. I've had several sociopathic cats LOL!

Diary of an Eccentric

Laughing Stars aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I love both these covers too!

Suko said...

I'm a dog person, but also a cat person. So I vote for the second cover.

Beth F said...

The cat on the cover is soooo cute.

Poppy Q said...

I'd have to put my vote with the cats, but the book does look cute. I love rachel Hales pictues.

Oh, and the Rose of Sebastopol, I bought it based on the cover alone. It is still sitting in my to be read pile.

Julie Q

Kals said...

I have an award for you! :)

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