Bobbie M. (BobbiesZoo) - Reviews

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All About Parrotlets
All About Parrotlets
Author: Robert
Book Type: Ring-bound
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 12/18/2007


Good descriptions of the various types of Parrotlets, general care info, lots of contact info for P'Let clubs and groups.


Amazon Parrots (Barron's Pet Owner's Manual)
Amazon Parrots (Barron's Pet Owner's Manual)
Author: Werner Lantermann, Susanne Lantermann
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 1/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 8/2/2010


This book is way out of date w/a lot of bad info. It's a funny read for more experienced bird people though!


Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 145
Review Date: 6/14/2010


Well, typical Sheldon, a pager turner. Two problems though...again, typical Sheldon...ENOUGH W/THE WORD DARLING! Ugh, really?? And come on, if your husband is killed by his boss are you really dumb enough to trust ANYONE in the company? STOP calling other employees when the boss is out to kill you!!!
O.K., it was a good read all in all.


Australian Shepherd: A Comprehensive Guide to Owning and Caring for Your Dog (Kennel Club Dog Breed Series)
Review Date: 6/11/2008


Very vague. Only really talks about getting pups from breeders. What about shelters, rescues, second hand? What about a bit on telling people why NOT to buy from pet stores? Diet section pointless..."do what the vet says"...bad advice for the most part. Some nice pics and general history of the breed, that's about it.
Also, doesn't mention the very important subject of Lethal Whites which needs to be addressed so people can be educated about this very sad state of affairs.


Australian Shepherds: Everything About Purchase, Care, Nutrition, Behavior, and Training (Complete Pet Owner's Manual)
Review Date: 6/19/2008


One of the better Aussie books out there. Brings up the topic of Lethal Whites and why to avoid breeders putting out these pups. However, it goes on to say to avoid L.W. Lethals in rescue need homes too.
As always, chapter on food is vague and pointless.


The Best Laid Plans
The Best Laid Plans
Author: Sidney Sheldon
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 139
Review Date: 7/25/2008


Overall, a good, quick read. Ending was a little rushed. Also, one character seemed to not fit w/the whole story line (could have probably evolved into her own book though). Her part seemed pointless to the story and w/out her, he could have not rushed the ending.


Betta: Your Happy Healthy Pet
Betta: Your Happy Healthy Pet
Author: John H. Tullock
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 11/16/2007


Pretty good book, nice pics. Deals w/keeping Bettas in a community tank rather than your typical Betta set up.


A Big Little Life : A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
A Big Little Life : A Memoir of a Joyful Dog
Author: Dean Koontz
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 87
Review Date: 6/27/2012


If you love dogs, you will love this story, even knowing how it ends. What a dog. What a lucky man for finding this dog.


A Birdkeeper's Guide to Cockatoos
A Birdkeeper's Guide to Cockatoos
Author: Alderton
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2
Review Date: 12/27/2006


This book is worth it for the pictures alone. However, the majority of this book is geared towards aviary birds, rather than a pet situation. Author has some sort of "issue" w/adopting adult birds. I can say w/experience that adopting an adult is easier than adopting a young bird! Also, author seems to think anyone can and should be breeding 'Toos. Considering they are one of the most abused and abandoned big parrots, breeding is NOT an option if you truly love birds. And do NOT follow the wing clipping advice! NEVER trim only one wing...this is very old, very out dated information and can lead to injury w/your bird.


Birdkeeper's Guide to Parrots and Macaws
Review Date: 4/24/2008


Just a funny look back on the way things used to be. Don't use as actual reference guide for care.


Boomerang - A Miracle Trilogy: The Tale of a Remarkable Boston Terrier
Review Date: 7/12/2013


A great disappointment. Writer does not write well, repeats herself again and again and again. Badly written, hippy dippy story, don't waste your time.


Canine Caper: Real-Life Tales of a Female Pet Vigilante
Canine Caper: Real-Life Tales of a Female Pet Vigilante
Author: Rose Block, Delilah Ahrendt
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
 10
Review Date: 4/10/2006


I was really prepared to like this lady. However, I found her to be a complete weenee. She fretted around w/the first dog she found, not willing to help it herself, HAD to have help...in the meantime, the dog suffers even more. And another time, she stands by and does nothing while a dog is killed in front of her. She wants to take all the glory, but most of this stuff she does, she always has to have help.


Carrie
Carrie
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 428
Review Date: 1/21/2016


I am a serious King fan, LOVE his work. Was not thrilled the first time I read this. The second time, it got better. So, if you didn't like it, give it a few years and read it again. If you're going by the movie only, this was one of the better adaptations of his work, but still, nothing compares to the real thing.


Cat Magic
Cat Magic
Author: Whitley Strieber
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 27
Review Date: 11/13/2009


Pretty good, one spot was oddly written but it's still worth a read if you like this genre.


Cat's Eyes
Cat's Eyes
Author: Lee Jordan
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1
Review Date: 12/16/2005


A nice little "quick read" thriller. A little predictable towards the end, but good all the same.


Cockatoos Complete Owner's Manual
Review Date: 12/27/2006


Book was o.k., some outdated info. Do NOT think breeding a 'Too is something easy that anyone can and should do. 'Toos are one of the most abused and abandoned of the large parrots and there are enough in shelters. And, you will loose any pet qualities they will have. This book does very briefly mention why you shouldn't breed, then goes on to tell you how. Also, it mentions if you want to add a second 'Too to your home, you should get opposite sex and same type of the one you already have...that is just asking for trouble in a pet situation. This book is probably not good for someone just starting out w/'Toos as it gives a lot of false information, but is a little funny for those who know what they're doing.


The Colorado Kid
The Colorado Kid
Author: Stephen King
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 309
Review Date: 7/23/2006
Helpful Score: 1


I am an avid King fan, this one was very disappointing. My King books are like gold and I do not give them up to ANYONE, but had no problem putting this one back in the system. The plot was boring and didn't go anywhere. If you are a King fan, don't bother w/this. I can't say if this is a good book for the genre, but if it is, then what an "anti climatic" genre.


The Company of Dogs: Twenty-One Stories by Contemporary Masters
Review Date: 9/29/2014


This would fall under "how in the hell did this get published". The intro is 30+ pages long!! Just a bunch of useless stuff, couldn't finish the whole intro. The stories are bad, most confusing and hard to follow. And they don't end, they just stop. Seems like young writers using lots of big words and fancy descriptions, just way, way to many in one paragraph. Sometimes simpler is better. And really, it's more of a book for dog haters, many of the dogs die. Not sure I even want to repost it, would hate for someone to waste their credit on this junk like I did.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pugs
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pugs
Author: Liz Palika
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 4/29/2007


BEST dog book EVER! Not just one of those generic ones that is really a sales pitch for NylaBone. This is the real deal! Only one thing I did not agree with and that was NOT letting your Pug sleep w/you. We may be crowded, but my bee-u-ti-ful PigDogs and I are just fine w/them sleeping w/us. This book will tell you what is what, from shedding to farting and snorting (a Pug's charms), to how to feed your dog RIGHT!


The Conure Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)
The Conure Handbook (Barron's Pet Handbooks)
Author: Anne C. Watkins
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3
Review Date: 8/21/2008


One of the best bird books out there.


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