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Writing, Reading, and Rural Life With a Border Collie

‘Knows-ing’ Into Books, Kimber Style

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I nosed my way into Mom’s ‘bookish’ blog awhile back. Kind of like the way I nose into a New York steak. Top sirloin. Meatloaf.

Nobody’s perfect.

Anyway, Mom says a whole raft of new readers have recently joined us. I’m not sure what that means. But if Mom’s happy, I’m happy. See my tail wagging?

I just want to say Thanks for joining us and Welcome!

Now then. Mom thinks some “introductions” may be in order. So here goes:

My name is Kimber. I’m a “rescue dog.” Part Golden Retriever. Part black Lab. A lot Border Collie. That accounts for my smarts and my speed. Mom says both are Off The Charts. Whatever that means.

By way of background, I joined my forever family in August 2016. I was about ten weeks old. I turn two years old later this month. (Not that I’m keeping track. But Mom is. You know how moms are.)

Mom calls me “Kimber the Magnifcent.” I don’t know why. She just does. But you can call me Kimmi. All my friends do.

I love pretty much everybody. Mom and Dad. My four brothers. The neighbors. Even the postal carrier. And The Powder Puff. She lives down the street. Well. I guess I just tolerate her. I mean, how can you take a dog seriously when she wears those stupid ruffly dress-up thingies? Can you blame me for barking at her? (Some humans have no sense.)

Where was I?

Oh yeah. Speaking of loving stuff, Mom loves reading, writing, and books. She also enjoys “blogging.” But doesn’t always have time. That’s where I come in. I’m nothing if not helpful. Always ready to curl up on her lap when she sits down to “knows” into a new book.

Sometimes Mom reads aloud. Or laughs out loud. Tells me what’s going on in the story. So I get to tell you. From a diffetent perspective. About some of our adventures. Favorite authors and titles. Book reviews and recommends. Stuff like that.

Knows-ing into books and writing isn’t quite like nosing into a New York steak. But it’s close.

You gonna eat that?

UPDATE: Last week Mom told you about how all her Reading Challenge data on Goodreads had been wiped out. (See Reading Challenge 2.0: Why I’m Going Back to Square One.) She got this message from Goodreads about it late last week. Most of her book titles have been restored. Whew!

Hi there,
I’m so sorry about the trouble, and I can understand how it might be alarming! Rest assured that this is only a display issue, and that all of your data is safely stored. Our developers are aware of this issue, and we hope to have it fixed shortly – we’ll make sure to reach out once the matter is resolved. In the meantime, I apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have any other questions about this, or anything else, feel free to reach out!
Best,
The Goodreads Experts

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