Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

Reckless by Andrew Gross (Review #3)

RecklessReviewed by Julie Moderson

Andrew Gross doesn’t disappoint readers with this page-turner. From the first page you won’t put this book down.

The financial world is collapsing and large banks are losing and going bankrupt. Financial officers are ending up dead. Is it murder or suicide or something else?

Ty Hauck’s friend is murdered in a home invasion and Ty will risk everything to try to solve the crime. The problem is Ty now works as an international financier not the ex-cop he used to be. Ty hooks up with a beautiful US Department of Treasury employee Naomi Blum and together they try to solve the riddle and figure out why someone is trying to ruin US banks and will stop at nothing to do so even murder.

Your Dog: The Owner’s Manual: Hundreds of Secrets, Surprises, and Solutions for Raising a Happy, Healthy Dog by Marty Becker

Your Dog:  The Owner's ManualReviewed by Caryn St. Clair

Dr. Mary Becker, a regular on the Dr. Oz Television Show and Good Morning America, has written an overall source book from dog owners. Divided into four parts, the book covers everything from choosing a dog to caring for your senior dog and pretty much everything in between.

Part One takes readers through the process of evaluating whether dog ownership is a good choice for their household and then offers tips and guidelines on matching the type of dog-both age and breed-to their families. After the selection is made, there are lists of things to consider before bringing your new family member home, supplies that are necessary and lists of things that while not necessary are nice to have.

Part Two takes readers through the basics of daily life with a dog. Guidelines for choosing the best food, what grooming needs to be done and when and how to make the caring of a dog fit into your household’s schedule are covered.

Part Three is probably the most important for developing a long term relationship with your pet. This part is all about dog training and socializing your dog so that the dog is a joy to live with, is welcoming of your visitors and is welcome other places. While the topics covered in Part Three seem like no brainers, they are the things most overlooked by dog owners.