Friday 56 & Book Beginnings: Of Bill Gates & a Dog

Inside the round conference room three advisors waited while Bill and Melinda, husband and wife, debated. "I thought it was a stupid idea in the first place," said Bill Gates. "Now you're telling me I should have more dogs?"
for Book Beginnings
p. 1, I Am Bill Gates' Dog by Jeffrey Zygmont

"What do you care what we're talking about. I don't go around asking you what you're doing, do I? 
for The Friday 56
p. 56, I Am Bill Gates' Dog by Jeffrey Zygmont

I always wondered what sort of dog a billionaire had. Anyway, I seem to be on a winning streak lately! I won this book over at Good Reads First Reads. Sounds like an unusual read, don't you think?
Quick synopsis: We once knew Bill Gates as a plundering businessman who became the richest guy alive. Today he's a noisy philanthropist. Let's pretend that, in between those two identities, billionaire Bill Gates runs a secret campaign to buff up his public image. Then let's pretend that some invading canines interrupt his plot to manipulate public opinion. It's a mess. Gates schemes above. The dogs battle below. These canines have ambitions too, you see. Each yearns to become Bill Gates' Dog, so each slyly maneuvers to undercut his kennel-mates and win the prize. Only one noble pooch deserves it. But he's just a mutt. His rivals are highfalutin aristocrats who slap down the no-status mongrel. But remember, Bill Gates rules the kennel. Surprises arise when his whims distort the dreams and schemes of every creature beneath him.
What are you reading? Anything interesting in the mail? Send me your blog link and I'll pay you a visit! Happy Friday!

13 comments

  1. We all have a natural curiosity to know what people do with their time.

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  2. What an appealing title! I hope the book can teach me anything.

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  3. Oh, I do enjoy speculating about the rich and famous...and how cute to read about their dogs!

    Here's MY FRIDAY MEMES POST

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    1. i'm not exactly sure if this is about bill gate's dog. we'll see :P

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  4. Good beginning and 56. Thanks for sharing.

    Here's my Friday Meme Post: http://tinyurl.com/d3nnp87

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    1. nice to have you here maria! :)

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  5. What a strange book! I'm curious! My Friday post:
    http://wcs53.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/book-beginnings-and-friday-56-abraham-lincoln-vampire-hunter-may-11/

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    1. i know! that's why i decided to put my name in for the giveaway.

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  6. yes, this is a uninteresting strange book.
    if applicable, Happy Mother's Day and have a great weekend
    http://sidnereading.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks sidne -- a happy mother's day to you too!

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  7. Unusual and interesting! May the best dog win! Happy weekend!

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    1. hahaha - and to you too, srivalli!

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