Thursday, February 7, 2013

Blog tour and review of Tim Rowland's Creature Features

TIM ROWLAND'S CREATURE FEATURES may be purchased here.

From the book blurb:

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 warm and funny essays, 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, along with assorted donkeys, pigs, goats, horses, chickens, geese-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 review:

This collection of essays, mainly about animals, brings a smile to this animal lover's face.  Mr. Rowland captures, what every animal lover knows, each animal has his own unique personality.  From a rambunctious bouvier des Flandres named Opie to a dirty, but affectionate pig called Magellan, Mr. Rowland captures the character of all the animals in his menagerie.  TIM ROWLAND'S CREATURE FEATURES is a heart-warming collection of animal-centered essays, that most animal lovers will find entertaining.

NOTE:  I was given this book in return for an unbiased review.

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 for a wide assortment of mostly non-useful, freeloading critters, aided as always by his trusty (well, mostly trusty) companion Opie.

How to find Tim Rowland online:  website, twitter, facebook

Please check out the other stops on the tour.

Rowland's Creature Features Web Friendly Tour Schedule

Alexia's Books and Such... Feb 1                Review                                
Thoughts in Progress Feb 4 Review                                                         
Thoughts in Progress Feb 5 Interview
So Many Precious Books  Feb 6 Spotlight & Giveaway
Reviewing Novels on Line   Feb 6 Review                                                            
Dogs Rule Cats Drool Feb 7 Review                                         
Dogs Rule Cats Drool Feb 8 Guest Post & Giveaway
Book Lover Feb 8 Review                                         
 Raging Bibliomania Feb 11 Review                                                          
Buried Under Books Feb 13 Review                                       
City to Country Life Feb 14 Review                                                         
City to Country Life Feb 15 Guest Post & Giveaway
Booksie's Blog   Feb 15 Review                                                
Suko's Notebook Feb 18 Review                                                             
Ann's Reading Corner Feb 21 Review                                                    
Wall to Wall Books Feb 22 Review & Giveaway                                                
My Devotional Thoughts Feb 26 Review                                              
My Devotional Thoughts Feb 25 Guest Post
Eclectic Books & Movies                Feb 26   Review                                               
Bassgiraffe's Thoughts   Feb 27 Review                & Giveaway
Allison's Book Bag Feb 28 Review                                                             
Allison's Book Bag Mar 1 Guest Post
Library of Clean Reads Mar 1            Review & Giveaway
A Book Lover's Library Mar 4 Review                                                      
A Book Lover's Library Mar 5  Interview
Sweeps 4 Bloggers Mar 6 Review & Giveaway
Mochas, Mysteries and More Mar 7 Review                                                      
Mochas, Mysteries and More Mar 8 Guest Post & Giveaway
Luxury Reading Mar 8 Review & Giveaway
She Treads Softly Mar 11 Review & Giveaway
Joy Story Mar 12 Review                                                            
Over A Cuppa Coffee Mar 13 Review & Giveaway
Peaceful Wishing Mar 14 Review                                                             
Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf   Mar.15 Interview & Giveaway
Tabula Rasa Mar 18 Review                                                        
Tabula Rasa Mar 19 Guest Post
Broken Teepee Mar 19 Review & Giveaway


Teddy Rose said...

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