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Drinking from the Trough by Mary Carlson
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bookshelves: pups-n-popculture, netgalley

Mary Carlson's memoir from life as a vet was entertaining and interesting enough, with stories about her horses, dogs and cats who were all part of her family.

However, there was a little something missing from this book for me. It might have been the back and forth time-line, which made it feel somewhat disjointed. Early on we learn of her husbands death and the story of how her dog Keli died, but then the book back tracks to stories when they are alive. This isn't necessarily bad, but isn't a particular style of storytelling that I liked.

The book is also billed as a vet's memoir, which, while there are plenty of animal stories that are a great read, there is also a lot about her personal life and family. Since these personal stories are included, I feel like a little more detail may have helped the reader engage more. Some insights felt untold, and I wanted more of the picture explained to me.

Overall a nice read and one I'm sure animal lovers will enjoy.
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Reading Progress

August 25, 2018 – Started Reading
August 27, 2018 – Finished Reading
September 4, 2018 – Shelved
March 12, 2019 – Shelved as: pups-n-popculture
March 12, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley

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