They're Good Books, Brent

December 20, 2017 | M. Elwood

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I'm a cat person but about 18 months ago I stumbled upon a Twitter account called We Rate Dogs and it changed my life. The account was created about two years ago by then-college student Matt Nelson. Nelson began posting pictures of dogs attaching a caption and giving them a rating out of ten. Now with more than four million followers, Nelson has taken a break from school to manage the Dog Rates empire which now includes a mobile game and merchandise such as clothing, stickers and mugs. Dog Rates' first book, #WeRateDogs: The Most Hilarious and Adorable Pups You've Ever Seen, was released this fall and to celebrate, I've asked library staff members' dogs to review their latest reads. 



Ellie read 101 Magic Tricks: Any Time, Any Place by Miles Bryan because she's looking for a way to make her cat housemates disappear, forever. She gives this book a 4/10 because it didn't help. Maybe next time, Ellie!





Dot, known to close friends as Princess Barks-a-Lot, gives Speak Up! A Guide to Having Your Say and Speaking Your Mind by Halley Bond, a 15/10 for being a daily inspiration. I promise to listen carefully to everything you say, Dot. 





 Zoey loves everyone. One of her favourite books is How to Make Someone Love You Forever in 90 Minutes or Less by Nicholas Boothman -- 12/10. It must be working. As soon as I saw this picture, I decided to quit my job and devote my life to Zoey and her menagerie.  


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Wallis Simpson has embraced the hygge trend ever since she read The Joy of Hygge: How to Bring Everyday Pleasure and Danish Coziness into your Life by Jonny Jackson -- 12/10. Looks h*ckin' comfortable. Teach me your ways, Wallis Simpson. 





Rufus is a sophisticated and elegant doggo about town. He swears he learned everything from the book How to Be a Man: A Guide to Style and Behavior for the Modern Gentleman by Glenn O'Brien which he rates 14/10. Who are you kidding, Rufus? We know you're a natural. 




Taco read The Zen of You and Me: A Guide to Getting Along with Just About Anyone by Diane Musho Hamilton because he knows that even though roommates can be very different, they sometimes have to share their stuff. Taco might want to share this book with Ellie.