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.|
|Roger takes a break from Lewis Percy|
|Chip contemplates eating the page once he has read it.|
|And, of course, Lucy. (And her indifference to Providence.)|