Monday, January 20, 2014

Oz the Great Reviews Recovered!

Welcome, Oz the Great, and thank you for being my first canine reviewer. I hope you didn't consider the biscuits I sent to you a bribe. That was not my intent.

OZ: No, not at all.  Now, had you sent a pound of bacon, that would have been considered a bribe.

Amber: Oz, the Great and Powerful Blogger, tell me a little about yourself.

Oz: I am a Cairn Terrier like Toto from the movie The Wizard of Oz.  It was Ma's favorite movie as a child, and it remains her all-time favorite, hence my name.  I am 9 years young and true to my terrier nature, I love to chase everything.  I also love to go camping, hiking and canoeing and you can read about some of those adventures on my blog.

Oh...and I fancy myself a poet.  My friends like it when they inspire one of my limericks but I think my best poem to date is my "Ode on Bacon."  It is drool-worthy. - just in case you would like to read it)

Amber: I did read that poem and found it the best bacon epic poem ever. That's makes me even more thrilled that you enjoyed my book Recovered. I wonder did you identify with the dog-shifters? Who was your favorite character?

Oz: I can identify with the shifters when they are in their dog form, sure, but not when they are in their human form. I do love that the dog-shifters are the guardians of all books. If I was a character in your The Shapeshifters' Library series, I believe I would be the librarian in the poetry section.  I would love to be able to share some of my favorite poets, like Walt Whitman or Longfellow, with visitors to the library.

My favorite character was Harry.  As a terrier, I can be loyal and kind but like most terriers, I am very independent and have a killer nature.  It can be a struggle to be a "good dog" some of the time which is why I really identify with Harry.  He struggles to fight his werewolf nature and be a "good dog" too;  I was rooting for him through the whole book!

Amber: Have you ever met a dog-shifter?

Oz: No, I have not. I would love to though. Maybe I need to visit my local library. *wink, wink*

Amber: What would you do if you met a werewolf?

Oz: Well, I am afraid I would probably pick a fight.  I have a tendency to start arguments with big dogs because they usually just want to ignore me and I will not be ignored.  Though, if I met a werewolf and it went in for a kill, well let's just say that werewolf might be surprised at the size of the fight in this little terrier.

Amber: Well, Oz you are one brave terrier!
And I hope besides your great blog someday I'll have a chance to review a book of your poetry.

What Oz said about Recovered:

Recovered - The Shapeshifters' Library: Book 3 has a little bit of everything for the reader (and dog lover) - wonderful characters, animal rescue and conservation, lost ancient places and artifacts, a quest for knowledge and a love story.  Once I started reading, it was hard to put it down (except at mealtime, because you know I will not pass up food).  The story grabbed me from the first page and at the end, left me begging for more!

Check out Oz's blog:  
poet, humorist and traveler...
living the good life in South Florida.  
Finalist for Petties 2013 "Funniest Blog"
Oz's the Great's Poems and limericks
Helping dogs & cats find forever homes
Reviewer of doggy pet products & treats
Bacon aficionado

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  1. An excellent interview with the great and powerful oz ....we enjoyed reading it greatly

  2. Excellent interview and Oz we so remember your ode to bacon. A master piece, it really is. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    1. No one loves bacon like Oz. Inspirational!

  3. EXCELLENT..... We LOVE OZ and his Bacon Poem is truly Epic.

  4. I clicked over from Oz's post today! Great interview!
    Oz you did so well! We are so PAWroud of you!!!
    ((Husky hugz))
    "Love is being owned by a husky"

  5. That Oz is first class! Oz really did a great review and we have it on our gotta read list.

  6. Oh Oz is my buddy and friend! Oz did a wonderful review he is so intelligent. Why after his review I recommended the book to my book club.
    Sweet William The Scot.

  7. Excellent interview. Oz is one of my best buds!

    Momma says I would not make a good guardian of books, since I have a tendency to eat them.


    1. Oh Garth, you would get along with my friend's Brussels Griffin Evy. Evy has eaten lots of excellent romance novels.

  8. We Golden LOVE Oz and of course the BACON poem. Oz did a PAWsome review. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  9. Pawsome interview - aroooooroooooo!!!
    Wally & Sammy

  10. What a great interview! Love it. Always, V

  11. Bravo, what a great interview. Love Oz!