Monday, May 21, 2012

Puppies and ARCs Don't Mix!

As I wrote in my bio, I am a dog walker. This includes dog/pet sitting. I am currently staying at a house for 12 days with two doodles (lab and poodle.. love them to death!) While I am here, my aunt, who I currently live with/work for had a couple of dogs at the house with her. One of them was a 4 month old black lab puppy named Bella.

I went home during the day to get some stuff done and as I walk up my back steps, what do I find in shreds on the back porch? My ARC copy of "Something Strange and Deadly" by Susan Dennard. I freaked. I had finished the book already but I haven't completed my review and I am a little upset because I wanted to reference the book for a few things. On top of that, I have read 10 books since I finished SS&D so I don't want to screw anything up when I'm writing the review.

It's not really her fault, she's just a puppy and I had left it on the bedside table.. my aunt made the mistake of thinking that she was just "sleeping" while in the room and this is what has now happened. I thought it was a cute story and I felt like sharing.

Now the question, what do you guys think I should do about my review? Give a brief overview of what I liked/dislike and not give any examples of things from the story? Not write the review at all? Send the publisher what I do have done and explain to them what happend? Any advice would be appreciated and let me say with absolute certainty, I will NOT be leaving any books around my house anymore.


  1. Ouch Cass, that sucks!

    I would write a brief review to get something up so you don't forget to much & then write an email to the author/publisher with the link to the review explaining what happened...

  2. I'm sorry to hear about your shredded ARC, that really sucks! :( I think you still should write a review about what you liked and didn't like about the book even though you won't be able to reference specific parts. Maybe once you start writing those parts will come back to you. :)

  3. So sorry to hear that the puppy really did eat your homework. Since you read the book I would write a review with as much detail as you can remember and let the author/publisher know what happened. Best of luck!



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