So, here’s a tip for you readers: before buying a book, take a gander at the cover. Even if it does have pictures of donkeys and elephants and that chick from Wonkette, check to see if it says “a novel” on the front if you’re expecting a political commentary or stories from the Hill.

That being said, Dog Days was pretty good, even if it wasn’t what I was expecting and was the literary equivalent of a chick flick.

Just know what you’re getting into.