Friday, July 8, 2011

Feature Friday: Pug at the Beach Book Review


And, the winner is:  Kat F!!!!

This past Tuesday I introduced you all to Diana Taylor, author of Pug at the Beach in my Spotlight on Mommy feature.  If you missed my interview with her, click here to read it now.  Today, I wanted to share my review of her book, and offer one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader a chance to win an autographed copy of their own.  


Pug At The Beach It's not about a breed. It's about a lifestyle. What do you get when you combine the Dahli Lama, Jimmy Buffett, and the turquoise blue waters of a tropical island? Why Pug At The Beach, of course! His name is Pug and he's a common dog with uncommon wisdom. He's got a dorsal fin for an ear and a really nice collection of surfing shorts. His calm and wise insights combined with his playful attitude make for some very interesting adventures from his home at the beach. Travel with Pug At The Beach and find out how Pug learns to make new friends, overcomes his fear of the unknown, and successfully adapts to change. Find out why learning to surf helped him overcome adversity or how flying a kite can lead to great scientific discoveries. This innovative and thought provoking book is a whimsical yet philosophical look at life. Tropical drawings along with short verses of text promise to inspire readers of all ages through subjects such as: being mindful, the importance of taking time for ourselves, overcoming any adversity, and remaining true to our authentic selves. Whether a kid or a kid at heart, readers of all ages have benefitted from Pug's simple wisdom and playful attitude. Books with similiar concepts: The Secret Michael Beckwith Jack Canfield Louise Hay Ernest Holmes Pema Chodron 

My Review:

5 Stars out of 5

If you like spiritual or philosophic books, but not to heavy on the preaching, then you need to pick up Diana's book today.  I just love how she used Pug to help provide daily inspiration for those looking for a pick me up, or just want to be reassured that even though you will hit bumps in the road, you are bound to find greener pastures and happier days ahead  Being a dog lover, I especially loved the illustrations in this book.

Being a busy mom entrepreneur, mom to an almost 1 yr. old, and pregnant with our second child, there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.  At times, I get frustrated at the lack of things I accomplish in a day.  But, after reading Paula's book, I am finding myself taking a step back and taking a few deep breathes, enough to enjoy the beautiful things I am surrounded by.  With our crazy work schedules and life demands it is hard to find time for yourself and really treasure those precious times with your family.  If you are finding yourself caught up with work or life's demands, you definitely need to pick up Pug at the Beach today.  It will not only help you unwind, but will help you put a new perspective on your life.

About the Author, Diana Taylor:

Diana Taylor, who uses the pen name Jackson Dunes, is an innovative, inspirational writer of the Pug At The Beach books. She teaches people how to pursue their dreams and live a life of joy.

Her own journey has brought her from being a stay at home mom, through a difficult divorce, to a life altering decision to leave her home of 25 years and chase her dream of living "at the beach." In 2008 she moved from rural New Hampshire to South Florida.

The character "Pug" was created in Key West and developed while her children were young. Pug's calm manner, playful attitude, and insightful wisdom appeals to both adults (for whom it was written) and children (who know a good thing when they see it.)

Taylor's unique approach to writing, whether the Pug books, or her short stories and essays, has garnered much attention and respect as well as a legion of devoted followers who speak of being consistently motivated to make positive changes in their own lives after reading her work.


Win your very own autographed copy of Pug At the Beach by Diana Taylor!!!!!

You must be a follower of this blog to enter the contest.  To enter, simply leave a comment below with a tip on how you de-stress.  Do you exercise, use deep breathing techniques, etc.?  Make sure to include your email address with your comment, so that I can contact you if you win.

The giveaway will run until 11:59PM EST, July 31st.  I will then use to draw a winner.  The winner will have 48 hrs. to respond to my email, or I will draw another winner.

Good luck!  Note:  This contest is only open to US residents.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. I follow you via GFC. Yesterday I de-stressed by taking my grandson to a local in-door play area where he could run around doing all sorts of fun kid things. Now you may ask how did this make ME de-stress. Well just looking at him smile & have a good time & come running to me with a big hug was what I needed. thanks for the giveaway.

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