Despite the fact that the New York Times review called it only "reasonably diverting," it seems that "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" is No. 1 at the box office this holiday weekend.
If you're a dog lover and want an alternative, here are a few suggestions for your Columbus Day reading pleasure. Ever since "Marley & Me" there have been dog books everywhere, but here are some recent ones that are good bets.
– "Stanley & Sophie" by Kate Jennings (A real-life account of the dogs that change us. If you're a dog person you'll relate entirely.)
– "The New Yorkers" by Cathleen Schine. (You could also wait for the movie – because if they're not making one they should be – but why deprive yourself of the pleasure of a good read in the meantime?)
Happy reading and enjoy your holiday!