Tabby Tuesday: Wonderful Books Giveaway

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Here is some exciting news gang!  My friends at Crown Publishers sent me two wonderful books to give away, and let me tell you, both books are terrific.

Buddy.  How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man

BUDDY: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man by longtime Boston Globe columnist Brian McGrory (On Sale November 13, 2012) is a hilarious and heartwarming account of finding love in the second chapter. Buddy is about discovering what’s missing in life later in life and in committed bachelor Brian’s case, this meant a wonderful woman who happened to come with two young daughters and all sorts of other accessories, most notably a pet rooster that arrived via a grammar school science project and then never left. Buddy, the rooster, loves the kids and Pam (the wonderful woman), but absolutely despises Brian and everything that he represents. In the end, though, it’s not a story about a foil, but a guide in Brian’s new life of family and commitment after a painful divorce and the tragic loss of his longtime canine companion. With luminous writing and expert comic timing, McGrory brings to life a classic story of love, acceptance, and change as one man’s nemesis rooster becomes his madcap mentor.

“A book that makes us laugh and cry is precious…I know well that animals can change the lives of men, open them up, appear mysteriously as magical helpers as they sort out their lives, make us better and more loving men. That’s what Buddy did for Brian McGrory. Anyone who has ever loved an animal will want to go on this journey.”
–Jon Katz, author of Going Home, A Dog Year, and Dancing Dogs

A Christmas Home

A CHRISTMAS HOME by Greg Kincaid, the New York Times bestselling author of the beloved A Dog Named Christmasand its prequel Christmas with Tucker, is a heart-warming, holiday story of love and the unbreakable bond between a young man with developmental disabilities and his dog.

Todd McCray, hero of A Dog Named Christmas, as well as the Hallmark Hall of Fame movie hit, is now twenty-four years old and working at a local animal shelter, where he meets and quickly becomes best friends with Laura, a young volunteer. Life seems good for Todd, but all is not well in his hometown. Struggling families unable to make ends meet are abandoning more and more dogs and the shelter is swelling to capacity. Local governments are struggling to meet their obligations too, and in early December, on the cusp of another holiday season, Todd’s boss breaks the bad news.  Due to funding problems, the shelter will close its doors before the end of the year.  But what will happen to all the animals and where will Todd work? What will happen to his emerging relationship with Laura?

With the same reverence for classic storytelling tradition that distinguishes his last two tales, Kincaid’s A CHRISTMAS HOME (On Sale October 30, 2012) is a charming fireside read and sure to be another holiday classic.

If you would like to win one of these fantastic books simply leave a comment telling me that you would like to win.  You must leave a comment before midnight on Friday, November 16th.  All readers, regardless of where you live, are eligible.  I will use and the first winner will win the first book and the second winner will win the second book.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!


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Pat Hatt
10 years ago

Sounds like two great books today at your zoo, so nice of crowe publishing to do.

10 years ago

We would love to have either book. They both look terrific. Mom loves to read animal books. Hope we win. It would make a great Christmas present for her. Have a great day.

10 years ago

Well who doesn’t like to read animal books? Cute! Count me in.
Happy Tuesday kitties!
xo Catherine


Great books Brian – hope the lucky winner enjoys them.

The Island Cats
10 years ago

Those look like great books, Brian!!

easy rider
10 years ago

Thanks Brian – the first sounds yummy :o)…aaah and it is written by… BRIAN :o)

The Chair Speaks
10 years ago

These two books are interesting reads, Brian. Purrs!

Pepi, Xixo, Juja and Jujuba

Little friend Brian,
They must be lovely books
Thank you so very much for your kind words for Karol
Very sweet of you
Have a nice week and all the best
Lots of Purrs from
Pepi, Xixo, Juja and Jujuba

10 years ago

Thanks Brian, those look really interesting. Can you deliver them if I win?
We’d sure like to meet you!

Amber DaWeenie
10 years ago

Both of those books sound really interesting. Mom loves to read dog stories!

Katie Isabella
10 years ago

I would LOVE to win. My mommy loves paper books. She is not fond of ebooks. xoxox

Katie Isabella
10 years ago

But if they are ebooks, she said so be it..she’d STILL love to win. xoxox

Hannah and Lucy
10 years ago

We’d love to win one of the books for Mum – she reads lots and lots when she gets in bed even though we complain the light keeps us awake!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Susan Fields
10 years ago

What a nice giveaway! Unfortunately my TBR pile is about a mile deep right now, so I won’t enter, but good luck to everyone else!

10 years ago

We would love to win the books. Mommy likes to read and we like to sit by her when she does.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady

Peggy Frezon
10 years ago

Hi Brian! Those look like fun books. The first one can’t miss with a theme of dogs and Christmas! And the second one sort of reminds me of my second book Heart to Heart, Hand in Paw which also features a chicken and a farm of crazy animals!

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

We are doing the same giveaway at Cat Wisdom 101 this week (just reading the rooster one now) so don’t enter us but want to mention both would make nice gifts for the holidays.

10 years ago

Great tips!

Speedy Rabbit
10 years ago

Hi Brian,I would love to win one of those,mum can read to me cause they look good reads,xx Speedy

Ginger Jasper
10 years ago

Sound wonderful. I would love to win for mum.. Hugs GJ xx

10 years ago

Brian we have been over 3 times and haven’t been able to leave a comment..4th time lucky ( paws crossed ) Humom loves reading animal books, wez would like to win either one 🙂 Have a great day xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

10 years ago

We would love to win one of the books! We think it would make a nice Christmas present for Mommy. 🙂

10 years ago

I just came over to tell you that I gave you an award, but I’d love to win either book; they sound great! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
10 years ago

best fishes ta all de contestants N way awesum oh ewe ta share brian !

10 years ago

I don’t know if we would be elegible, but just want to say they both look great books 🙂 No need to enter us xx

sue brandes
sue brandes
10 years ago

I would love to win either book. Thanks for the giveaway.

10 years ago

Those sound like great books we bet whoever wins will really enjoy them

✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Mr. Black
10 years ago

Please enter me (well, the lady) for a chance to win one of these books. Thanks!

10 years ago

What a great giveaway Brian! I would like to win — those sound like very good stories for mom to read to me at bedtime 🙂

Adan & Lego
10 years ago

Thanks for introducing new books to us!!!
We want to read them.

Angel and Kirby
10 years ago

THose look like great books! Mom would love to read them both!

Eric and Flynn
10 years ago

Those both look like great books.

Emma and Buster
10 years ago

Hello kitties. How nice that you’re sharing these books with your friends. We would like to be entered into the raffle 🙂

Paws crossed.

Sherlock,Ash and Traveler

Awesome! What fantastic books 🙂
purrrs xx

siku marie
10 years ago

Oh, momma loves to read! Either of these books would make a lovely Christmas present for her! Thanks for offering to share them!

10 years ago

Hey Brian, Jet here.

Dude, Mom LOVES to read, and LOVES to read about fur family members! She has not been able to purchase as many as usual, so, if she turns up a lucky winner, she will enjoy for sure!

10 years ago

Hey that’s nice! The books sound awesome. Meow from all of us, Au, Target and Guido.

Fraidy Cats!
10 years ago

those sound like great books, Brian! thanks for sharing and offering the giveaway. we’d like a chance to win, please!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, HOllie

Deb Harvey
10 years ago

The books sound wonderful, and I would love to win one. Thank you!

10 years ago

Wonderful books, but don’t enter me Brian…Mom has so many she bought for her holiday get away, not sure she can read more right now, paw pats, Savvy

10 years ago

Dear BrianBoy! Those look like great books and the reviews is pawsome! Kisses

Oui Oui
10 years ago

Thanks, Brian! We would love to win a book cause our mom loves to read. Purrs!

Spitty the Kitty
10 years ago

Awesome books! But the Human gets too leaky reading animal stories so she will let somebuddy else win them! XOXOXOXO

10 years ago

Both books sound wonderful, and M said if we don’t win, we’ll buy them anyway. We love stories like that about animals. Please enter my name in the drawing