Reading Animals

The following post is a repeat of one from a year ago–part of the International Anita Brookner Day festivities. You may not like Brookner, but you would have to be a heartless person not to love animals reading Brookner.

When I was thinking up prizes for IABD I thought a photo contest might be in order. But I thought such a contest needed a little, um, focus. And so the pictures of your pet reading Brookner category was born. And the irony is not lost on me. I can’t really think if there were ever any pets in an Anita Brookner novel–I rather doubt it–but doesn’t it seem like her characters could all use the unrequited love of a pet?

So, here are the entries. If I am missing yours, please let me know. I feel like there is at least one more swirling around out there that I am forgetting.

My favorite blogging Boarder Collie, Deacon dresses up to read Brookner.
Roses Over a Cottage Door
This species of bear is generally fun lovinng but is also known for its quiet intensity.
Rupert is clearly mesmermized by Verity’s copy of The Bay of Angels.

Unlike the typical Brookner character, Charles has an appetite.
The Reading Life

Ritchey and Hops obviously read at different speeds. But it looks like
they are both close readers. No doubt they assist Julia with her reviews.

Sandy comes to a particularly good bit in The Bay of Angels.
Michelle Foong
Roger takes a break from Lewis Percy
Chip contemplates eating the page once he has read it.
Luvvie’s Musings
And, of course, Lucy. (And her indifference to Providence.)

6 thoughts on “Reading Animals

  1. Tiffany Norris July 15, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    Brookner is still on my TBR list, but these photos make me want to move her closer to the top!


  2. skiourophile July 15, 2012 / 6:08 pm

    Ah, yes, Roger is quite happy to read almost anything put in front of him in a sunny spot. Nice anniversary re-run – I really enjoyed IABW.


  3. michelle July 15, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    Lovely to see all the furry fans of Brookner gathered here again! It was a good event. Both Sandy & myself had a good time. :)


  4. Darlene July 16, 2012 / 9:30 am

    I was thinking of you yesterday, Thomas, while browsing the Brookner section of a second-hand shop in Toronto. No doubt I always will!

    Such adorable photos and definitely a pleasure to enjoy once again. It has been so hot here this summer that Deacon prefers running around as nature intended and has been staying out of my closet.


  5. Ti July 16, 2012 / 5:36 pm

    Cute post. Perhaps Lucy prefers the audio book.


  6. Thomas at My Porch July 19, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    Tiffany: Oh, you should move her up your list. But gauging from your sunny picture, you might find her a bit of a downer?

    Skiourophile: They do love their sun don't they?

    Michelle: I had forgotten that I got as many pet pictures as I did. They were fun to see again.

    Darlene: We have never tried to put clothes on Lucy. Unless her floatation device counts. She does look so cute in that.

    Ti: She would really enjoy the book if it were on the back of a squirrel.


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