Wednesday, February 20, 2013

"Creature Features" Book Tour"

When Tim Rowland’s earlier book of his animal essays, All Pets are Off, was published, readers immediately clamored for more. Their preference for animal stories over the political columns Tim’s also known for is understandable: animals are way more fun to read about than politicians. Especially now.

So here’s a new volume of over 75 columns, from the introduction to the farm of bovines Cleopatra and Heifertiti, the Belted Galloway beauties, to the further antics of Hannah the English Bulldog and Juliet the tiny Siamese---and of course, more of the joyful bouvier des Flandres named Opie---that’s sure to provide loads of smiles and even outright guffaws.

My Thoughts...
This is the first time I've read a book by this author, Tim Rowland. I love books about animals and their funny antics. And I loved this book!  He brought back memories when we lived on the farm. We retired from farming almost 15 years ago. 

So many short essays about his pet capers were such a delight to read. I am not much of a re-reader of books, but I feel sure I will be reading my favorites often. I think that any pet lover will enjoy reading this book. I'm just sorry I missed his first book about pets, "All Pets Are Off." I can't seem to find it on my Nook or Kindle, so will have to visit the bookstore and see if they have one on their shelf.

About the author....
Tim Rowland is an award-winning columnist at Herald-Mail Media in Hagerstown, Maryland. He has written for numerous history and outdoor magazines and news syndicates nationwide.

He has also authored several books, most recently Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War, and including All Pets are Off: A Collection of Hairy Columns, Petrified Fact: Stories of Bizarre Behavior that Really Happened, Mostly, Earth to Hagerstown, High Peaks: A History of Hiking the Adirondacks from Noah to Neoprene and Maryland's Appalachian Highlands: Massacres, Moonshine & Mountaineering.

Tim is also keeper and lackey or a wide assortment of mostly non-useful, freeloading critters, aided as always by his trusty (well, mostly trusty) companion Opie.

This book was provided to me from Virtual Author Book Tours to read and give an honest review . Thank you so much for the invitation to be part of this book tour. 
I did not receive any type of compensation for reading and reviewing this book. While I receive free books from publishers and authors, I am under no obligation to write a positive review.


  1. Gigi ann, I hope we can both find a copy of All Pets are Off! :)

  2. Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm so glad you loved Creature Features!