Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Homer's Odyssey

Sorry for the lateness of today's post. I listed at Mom's all day on eBay today, and then it was my nephew Bryce's third birthday party. And you can't disappoint a three-year-old! Especially when he's this cute! He received a mini-chain saw, and after he opened that not another gift mattered. He was head over heels in love. All he wanted to do was head outside to start cutting branches. Too cute!

Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper is a heart-breaking and hilarious look at the life of an eyeless cat. Cooper undertook the care of wee Homer when he was just a few weeks old and a life-threatening infection had already taken his eyes from him. But rather than become a fearful, cringing scaredy cat, Homer embraced every single moment of life as the blessing it is, teaching both Cooper and her friends important lessons. Cooper has a unique talent for capturing feline behavior with such perfection, every scene comes to life. This is one of those rare books that had me telling everyone around me about, and even reading scenes out loud that were absolutely too good not to share. Homer teaches Cooper to look at the people around her differently, and he changes her as well. I dare you to try and not fall in love with this bundle of energetic love. And God bless Cooper for not ending the book on the bittersweet note that so many of these pet memoirs do! It was a joy to read from the first to last page!

You still have one more day to sign up for the chance to win a copy of Bruce Wilkinson's new book You Were Born for This. Just send me an email before 10pm tomorrow night!