Just a Bunch of Pictures of Dogs and Books. That’s It, That’s the Post.

On October 15, my fellow Book Riot contributor Abby Hargreaves published an ode to cats and books. Yes, we can all agree that adorable fuzzy felines paired with stacks of books is a winning combination. And society tells us that the Venn diagram of cat lovers and book lovers has a large area of overlap. But Abby, did you really need to hate on dogs to glorify cats and books? Sure, dogs need walks. But isn’t that the perfect opportunity to listen to an audiobook? And dogs are just as likely as cats to be a calm, quiet companion while you read, especially old dogs. Haven’t you ever had a kitten bat at your page corners as you try to focus? And you’re right, dogs may try to sneak a bite of your reading snack. But aren’t snacks better when shared with a furry friend?

So with that in mind, I see Abby’s pictures of cats and books, and I answer it with a list of dogs and books. You’re welcome.

Oh, can your cats pose like models with books? Probably not.

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Speaking of…Pink🎀! ⠀ .⠀ #onwednesdayswewearpink and show off our #pinkbookstack. While this is totally in reference to the resident favorite Mean Girls, wearing pink is even even more important during October because it Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even Sadie is repping her pink collar! ⠀ .⠀ 🎀 Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women only behind skin cancer. ⠀ 🎀 On average in the US 112 women die everyday. 😢⠀ 🎀 Men can get breast cancer too⠀ 🎀 Currently 1 in 8 US women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their life. ⠀ 🎀 Female breast cancer represents 15.2% of all new cancer in the US. ⠀ 🎀 Over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors are alive in the US today! ⠀ .⠀ This is just an important reminder to make sure you get your yearly check ups ladies! When it’s detected early and is in the localized stage, the 5-year relative survival rate is 100%. Getting your regularly scheduled clinical breast exams & mammograms could save your life! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #speakingof #speakingofbooks #speakingofblog #booksanddogs #ladysadie #alwaysreading #breastcancermonth #breastcancersucks #thinkpink #pinkbooks

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Can your cat politely visit your local indie bookstore? I doubt it.

Will your cat wear silly outfits for the ‘gram? Didn’t think so.

Not to mention THERAPY DOGS that let you READ TO THEM. I mean, come on. They’re human’s best friend for a reason.

Okay, enough with the cat shade. Let’s just get to the cute dogs, shall we?

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🐾Bailey’s First Bookstagram Post🐾 . . If you watch my stories then you know I got a puppy a few weeks ago. Bailey is now 10 weeks and 4.3 lbs (gained .5 lbs every week so far)! We rescued him so we still have no idea what he is (although we have heard everything under the sun). . . But seeing this little boy grow is so fun! I love him so much and can’t believe he is mine to care for. . . I’m still training Bailey on how to let me read. And I don’t think he will master that anytime soon. But maybe in a year I will be reading 10 books a month again. 😂 . . Give Bailey your warmest welcome! I will read all comments to him. 😉 . . #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #chicagobookstagrammer #books #bookworm #bookish #bookaholic #ilovebooks #reading #ilovereading #moodreader #dogsofbookstagram #booksanddogs #dogscanreadtoo #rescuemutt #baileyboyreads

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Tall dogs demand tall book stacks!

Looks at these outdoorsy, bookish doggos. So good!

Life hack: Use your dog as a bookmark. A barkmark? Maybe.

Big dogs need big books. That’s a fact.

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The Need by Helen Phillips is a beautifully written novel about a mother trying to balance two young kids, work, and her relationship with her husband. The story has some sci-fi and fantasy elements which makes is a very unique but interesting read. Being a mother of two young kids myself this story resonated with me. We give this 🐄🐄🐄/5 moo's 😘 Thank you @simonschusterca ( #parrner ) for sending us a copy ❤❤ . . SYNOPSIS: When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it’s the sleep deprivation. She’s been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It’s what mothers do, she knows. But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement. Suddenly Molly finds herself face-to-face with an intruder who knows far too much about her and her family. As she attempts to protect those she loves most, Molly must also acknowledge her own frailty. Molly slips down an existential rabbit hole where she must confront the dualities of motherhood: the ecstasy and the dread; the languor and the ferocity; the banality and the transcendence as the book hurtles toward a mind-bending conclusion. . . #sailorreads #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookish #booknerd #booksofinstagram #booklover #bookreview #simonschuster #helenphillips #theneed #greatdane #greatdanesofinstagram #dane #danesofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #petsofinstagram #instagrampets #puppy #harlequin #harlequindane #gentlegiant #giantbreed #lovemydog #dogsandbooks

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Book stacks make excellent pillows.

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When the tbr starts piling up🙄 . .. ¶ this isn't my actual tbr, I don't even know if I actually have a list. I just know that there's a world of books I haven't read yet and it makes me want to gather them all up and love them…except I don't, so they pop in and out of my head and I just sit here like, "oh yeah! I want to read that one!" Then it goes into hiding for a few days while I discover more that I haven't read. . .. Q• are you a list…er? Is that how you say it? If not, how do you keep track of the things need to do/read? . .. ¶ I am definitely a lister and my feels a little upside-down because I haven't been able to write a functional list in months. It's ever changing, growing, shrinking (growing more than shrinking) and never seems to make any sense anyways so I haven't really paid attention to it. Perhaps it's something I need to just sit down and do in order to organize my mind. . .. #tbr #tbrlist #bookstack #inkareads #dogstagram #dogsandbooks #ilovedogs #read #literature #getlit #books #bookstore

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That knowing gaze. I can’t.

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Our weekend is booked📚🐾 Finishing up The Only Plane in the Sky and then I’ve got a few on the Kindle to get to (one of the only downsides to Kindle…not as photogenic) before finally getting to The Chelsea Girls. Thanks to @cbender1984 for the pillow cover! •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• #literature #bibliophile #booksofinstagram #rbcxhs #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booktography #booklover #bookworm #booknerd #books #bookishfeatures #igreads #bookgeek #bookphotography #igreads #booklife #bookobsessed #booknerd #bookstagrammer #bookreview #allthebooksoct19 #stacksofcoloroct19 #dogsandbooks #booksanddogs #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram

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Have you ever seen a good boi more excited to hear about your latest read?

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[unbezahlte Werbung] . Einen wunderschönen Mittwoch meine Lieben 😊 🍁 Da es seit Längerem kein Foto von Luna gab, dachten wir uns: das müssen wir ändern 😏 und wie ihr sehen könnt, hat Luna sich das Posen sehr gut von Loki abgeschaut 😜. 🍁 Dank euch Lieben sind wir ja unter die Finalisten in der Kategorie Bester Newcomer beim #buchblogaward gevotet worden 🥰. Und wir wollten euch nur kurz mitteilen, dass jetzt auch ein Interview mit uns online gegangen ist 🤩, den Link dafür findet ihr in unserer Bio. 🍁 In dem Sinne ein großes Dankeschön an euch alle & einen schönen Abend 😘 . ~Kimi~ . 📷: @valeera.photography . . #bookstagram #germanblog #germanbookstagram #blogger #buchblog #leseliebe #lesen #bücherwurm #bookstagram #instabook #booklover #buch #bücher #booklove #bookworm #bookfeaturepage #booknerd #lesenmachtglücklich #book #buchempfehlung #blogger_de #bookshelf #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookishlove #bookish #leseratte #lovebooks #dogsandbooks #bubla2019

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Gotta learn to read and scratch bellies at the same time.

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Oh look it's Cuba and every book I read in September 🐶⁣ ⁣ Thought I would switch up my wrap-up format as I purely read audiobooks, ebooks, and (returned) library books last month. Thankfully, Cuba was happy to help.⁣ ⁣ Last month I read my favourite bookstagramer's favourite books and no surprise, they all have fantastic taste. There wasn't a single book I didn't enjoy. You know, reading 5 star rated books isn't a bad way to set up your TBR.⁣ ⁣ From best to still pretty great:⁣ ⁣ Skyward: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣ An Enchantment of Ravens: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣ A Woman is No Man: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣ The Mere Wife: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣ The Secret History: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⁣ Verity: ⭐⭐⭐⁣ Sometimes I Lie: ⭐⭐⭐⁣ ⁣ Was September a great reading month for you too?⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #bookstagram #septemberwrapup #wrapup #dogsandbooks #booksanddogs #bookpile #bookwormsunite #booksbooksbooks #aussiereaders #bibliophile #bookworm #lotsofbooks #readandrelax #bookgram

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Okay, so maybe sometimes they can be difficult reading partners. But still cute!

This doggo is ready to get spooky.

Always down for a seasonal photo shoot.

The cutest smile I’ve ever seen!

This dog is having an existential crisis about never finishing his TBR.

“These books is too scary! Just pet my belly!”

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Barney wants to know if you are intending to read any Stephen King books this October! 🎃 . Truly this is just an excuse to post this outtake from a Barney shoot I had a couple of months ago 😏 . Both of the Kings I’m reading are in this stack – Doctor Sleep and ‘Salem’s Lot! 🧛🏼‍♂️🦇 I think there are two authors that are crucial for the perfect October, King is one of them and Ray Bradbury is the other 🎃🍁 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #stephenking #bookstack #horrorweek #goodreads #pennywise #funkopop #horrorbooks #horrorfan #bibliophile #bookstagram #reading #igreads #bookworm #booknerd #booklover #booklove #lovebooks #bookish #bookaddict #read #fiction #dogstagram #cockerspaniel #booksanddogs

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A furry Queer Eye fan.

Lil sleepy reading companion.

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💐 Happy Sunday, Readers! 📖. . Can you tell my #bookstagram assistant is absolutely no help?? 😂🐶 Sophie said her beauty sleep was more important than my picture!. . 💐 READING UPDATE 💐. . I had been going through a dreaded #bookslump 😭 but LUCKILY, I finished a few books this weekend and I’m back on my reading 📖 game. . 💐 I finished my ARC of VENDETTA ROAD by @authorcfeehan 👏🏼, y’all, it’s SO GOOD. January can’t come soon enough! . 💐 I just finished a quick reread of DARK LOVER by @jrwardauthor because Wrath and Beth’s instalove always makes me swoony! . 💐 Started THE MATCHMAKER’S MISTLETOE MISSION by @jaciburton because I just adore 🥰 a snowed in story. . QOTD – What do you do to get out of a book slump?? 😭📖. . . . #historicalromance #paranormalromance #contemporaryromance #readerlife #readromance #romancenovel #romancebookstagram #romancestagram #booksanddogs #instapup

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File under “photos you can hear.”

That’s the face of a dog ready for a nap.

“What happens next? The suspense is killing me!”

That underbite. I’m crying.

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Do your pets have any odd quirks? ⁣ ⁣ This dog. She’s hilarious and so weird sometimes! She is also like a child 🤦🏻‍♀️ We’ll tell her to go to bed (she usually whines 🙄) and then she’ll let out a HUGE sigh 😂 I can all but hear her say “oh FINE, I’ll go to bed but I am NOT happy about it” 😆⁣ ⁣ What do your pets do? ⁣ ⁣ ❣Don't forget to join the fun by tagging #createexploreread 📷⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #booksanddogs #dogsandbooks #dogsofinatagram #dogandbook #goodreads #currentlyreading #bookclub #igbooks #fiction #bookporn #booklovers #bookreview #bookdragon #bookgram #bookaesthetic #instaread #bookgeek #bookblog #ilovereading #novel #library #bookstack #bookishlove #lovebooks #bookphoto #booklife #tbr

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“Holiday romance is my favorite!”

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QOTD: Who is one of your auto-buy authors? ⁠👑 ⁠⠀ It's time to get your nose in a good book because it's the pub day of Royal Holiday! ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Seriously, I adore everything @jasminepics writes but this may be my all-time favorite. I posted a full review on August 19, go check it out and see why I gave this book FIVE STARS. (I very rarely give all five stars but I read it in two days!) ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Plot: Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Malcolm Hudson has worked for the Queen for years and has never given a personal, private tour—until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Big thank you to Berkley Publishing Group for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest and voluntary review. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Tags: ⁠⠀ #BarkingAboutBooks #BooksAndDogs #PuppiesAndPages ⁠⠀ #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #booktography #reading #booknerd #readerlife #booksaremylife #bookishthings #igbooks #booklove #readingstyles #bookstafam #bookcommunity #BookShark #Sponsored #Berkley #BerkleyBooks #Romance #JasmineGuillory #RoyalHoliday #TheWeddingDate #TheWeddingDateSeries

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Nothing better than a dog matching a book cover.

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Book 3 and the final book of my Banned Book Week series for our #petsonlybookclub is "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Presents: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" by Marlon Bundo, Jill Twiss and EG Keller. It is the second most challenged book this past year according to ALA. My favorite line from this book is "Stink bugs are temporary. Love is forever." ❤🧡💛💙 Might I add Marlon the bunny really knows how to wear a bowtie! My bowtie collar is by @bigbowcollars. Use my code GEORDI10 to get 10% off! . . . . #corgisofinstagram #corgi #corgis #corgipuppy #dogfollowforfollow #followforfollowdogs #petfollowforfollow #followforfollowpets #cutepuppy #puppy #puppiesofinstagram #bannedbooks #bannedbooksweek #bannedbooksweek2019 #readbannedbooks #ireadbannedbooks #censorshipleavesusinthedark #freedomtoread #booksanddogs #storytime #dogsinbowties #bookstagram #dogsandbooks #booknerd #bookclubs #dogswithbooks #loveislove

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THOSE EARS.

The fancy paws!

Official library book inspector.

And last, my very own good dog/reading companion, Waffles.

They’re all good dogs. I give 12/10 to the lot of them.


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