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Today's Craigslist Gig: Read Some Fiction in The Company of Two Dogs

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How desperate are you for cash? You cool with some dog slobber?

Then here's a, uh, golden opportunity for you, via Phoenix Craigslist:

Do you enjoy reading fiction? Would you be interested in reading novels and getting paid to do it?

A local publishing company here in north Phoenix is looking for readers starting at 9 a.m. Friday, September 24.

Since the reading will be done in their home, the ad says you must be okay with two, friendly, medium-size Australian Shepherd dogs.

Um, ok.

If you're interested, they ask you to send a resume, phone number, three references, and a list of five books you have recently enjoyed reading by some of your favorite authors of modern commercial fiction.

New Times hasn't been to this place so can't one-hundred-percent verify that this opportunity is on the real. However, a woman named Leslie, the person presumably behind the listing, responded to our e-mail inquiry with the following:

"Of course this post is legit. You and ten other people come to my home, read a manuscript, give me an emotional response to each chapter, answer some questions at the end, get paid and go home."

Here's a link to the ad.

Read at your own risk.

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