Come on. Mindy just wants to be liked. She confesses to being an imperfectly proportioned, quirky semi-star and is so eager to dish up all sorts of hilarious episodes of her life — and actually lets you know how she feels about them. You'll like her, all right, and maybe even go so far as to love her just a little.Recommended by Mark I.
In his final novel, Haruf once again casts an aura of spiritual resonance over the small town of Holt, Colorado. When an elderly woman proposes to her equally old male neighbor that they spend their nights together in conversation, chastely, yet sharing her bed in slumber, the talk among townsfolk begins to stir. Neither Addie Moore nor Louis Waters will allow slurred observations to impact what, for them, has become a blessing encompassing... (read more)Recommended by Mark I.
What must these canines endure to ensure our love for them is absolute? Just a wholesome bath every once in a while replete with facial expressions of shock, humility, anger, and somber stoicism. Gamand's photographs showcase the amusing and endearing extent to which dogs will go and then gaze at you as if to say, "I guess I love you too."Recommended by Mark I.