It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

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IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

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WHAT I READ LAST

rescueroad

This was a very hard book to read.  Even though the story of Peter and all the other volunteers that tirelessly work to get dogs out of kill shelters in the south and safe in the north is inspiring and heroic, the huge number of dogs that are abused, abandoned, and euthanized in the south is staggering!  These statistics are mentioned many times throughout the book as Peter and the author visit various shelters and their volunteers on their travels.  If you are interested in any type of rescue work, I highly recommend this book.  It is full of great advice and heart warming stories among tragic stories.

anothergooddog

This book interested me because I have done some dog fostering before.  There is also great advice in this book about rescue work.  The author does a great job of being open and honest about her successes and failures as a foster parent to dogs and puppies.  She talks about how having these dogs come and go in her house affected not only herself, her three teenage kids, and husband, but also their resident dog, Gracie.  These are all things to consider before fostering animals.  Overall, this a great book with mostly happy endings and funny moments as the family deals with having sometimes up to 12 puppies in their house.  If you are thinking about fostering, this is a great read.

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CURRENTLY READING

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

 

DogDaysofSummer

I am co-hosting the 2nd annual Dog Days of Summer Reading challenge with La La in the Library during August.  Check out the details to join us HERE!  Basically you read as many books about dogs as you want in August. Here is the next dog book I am going to read.

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DOG BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Click below on the link (not the photo)  to win these amazing dog books! Giveaway ends September 2nd.

Click HERE to enter the Giveaway!

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Weekend Update #52

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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DogDaysofSummer

Click HERE for my latest Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post. It is about children’s books featuring dogs.

DOG BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Click below on the link (not the photo)  to win these amazing dog books! Giveaway ends September 2nd.

Click HERE to enter the Giveaway!

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CURRENTLY READING

haatchi

Book Blurb

Owen-known to his family as “little buddy” or “Little B”-has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends.

Haatchi-an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy-was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks. He was struck by an oncoming train, and although his life was saved, his leg and tail were partially severed. Haatchi was left massively disabled and totally dispirited.

But kind-hearted Will and Colleen Howkins, Little B’s father and step-mother, decided to introduce the big dog and the little boy to each other, and an unbelievable bond was formed that transformed both boy and dog in miraculous ways.

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Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.

rescueroad

This was a very hard book to read.  Even though the story of Peter and all the other volunteers that tirelessly work to get dogs out of kill shelters in the south and safe in the north is inspiring and heroic, the huge number of dogs that are abused, abandoned, and euthanized in the south is staggering!  These statistics are mentioned many times throughout the book as Peter and the author visit various shelters and their volunteers on their travels.  If you are interested in any type of rescue work, I highly recommend this book.  It is full of great advice and heart warming stories among tragic stories.

anothergooddog

This book interested me because I have done some dog fostering before.  There is also great advice in this book about rescue work.  The author does a great job of being open and honest about her successes and failures as a foster parent to dogs and puppies.  She talks about how having these dogs come and go in her house affected not only herself, her three teenage kids, and husband, but also their resident dog, Gracie.  These are all things to consider before fostering animals.  Overall, this a great book with mostly happy endings and funny moments as the family deals with having sometimes up to 12 puppies in their house.  If you are thinking about fostering, this is a great read.

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Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

I grabbed this at a rummage sale for a dollar.  I enjoyed the other two books I read by this author.  This is one of her earlier works.

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Book Blurb

When her husband announces that he wants a divorce after 20 years of marriage, Anne Colwater retreats to her childhood home in Mystic, Washington, where she rediscovers love, but also emotional hardship.

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The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Amber @ The Literary Phoenix.

This weeks prompt is…

Do you follow other book blogs and if so, who are your top 3 bloggers?

My answer…

Yes I follow several blogs but my top 3 are La La in the Library , Greg @GregsBookHaven, and Barb @BookerTsFarm.

La La in the Library reads lots of great YA and middle grade books. We co-host the Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge together.  Greg posts about movies and adult fiction and sci-fi books.  Barb is a fellow dog lover like me and reads a lot of mystery and dog books.

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Dog Days of Summer – Giveaway!!!

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I read a great children’s book about dogs this week.

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It’s the Festival of Lights in Nepal, and today is the day to honor dogs! Brothers Alu and Bhalu wander the streets of Kathmandu, passing by twirling kites and bamboo swings, looking for a dog to feed. But as night falls, their task begins to feel hopeless, until they spot a small black dog who is in need of a friend. This sweet story presents an important Hindu holiday through the eyes of two young boys, making it relatable for both those familiar with the holiday and those reading about it for the first time.

I thought this book was just beautiful.  The illustrations are gorgeous!  My favorite thing about this book is that it shows kids looking for a dog to help that is in need.  This is something that needs to happen more.  Kids need to grow up learning to help others including our animal friends.

This book got me to thinking of children’s books I liked reading growing up that had dogs in them.

 

 

What were some of your favorite books as a kid with dogs in them?

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DOG BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Click below on the link (not the photo)  to win these amazing dog books! Giveaway ends September 2nd.

Click HERE to enter the Giveaway!

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Can’t Wait Wednesday

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Can’t Wait Wednesday, is hosted by Wishful Endings  to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. 

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The sequel to VICIOUS, V.E. Schwab’s first adult novel.

Sydney once had Serena—beloved sister, betrayed enemy, powerful ally. But now she is alone, except for her thrice-dead dog, Dol, and then there’s Victor, who thinks Sydney doesn’t know about his most recent act of vengeance.

Victor himself is under the radar these days—being buried and re-animated can strike concern even if one has superhuman powers. But despite his own worries, his anger remains. And Eli Ever still has yet to pay for the evil he has done.

I enjoyed the first book, Vicious, and have been waiting for the sequel for a long time.  It publishes September 25th.

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Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.

Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up to his old friend (now foe), aided by a young girl whose reserved nature obscures a stunning ability. Meanwhile, Eli is on a mission to eradicate every other super-powered person that he can find—aside from his sidekick, an enigmatic woman with an unbreakable will. Armed with terrible power on both sides, driven by the memory of betrayal and loss, the archnemeses have set a course for revenge—but who will be left alive at the end?

Tell Me Tuesday

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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WHAT I READ LAST

unlikelyfriendships

This book had some great stories about canines and different animals they befriended.  These are quick short stories which make them perfect to read if you don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read a long time.

dogcopilot

Like the previous book, this book also has a grouping of short stories.  The stories in this book start out a little sad but all end happily.  I received this book from the founder of the rescue organization, AHeinz57, I volunteer for.  In fact she has a story in the book.  The stories in this book are about the many volunteers and pilots that are a part of the organization, Pilot N Paws.  Pilots all over the country rescue and fly dogs to new homes.  My husband has his pilots license and I would love to do this someday.

followthedog

I did not enjoy this book at all.  The author repeatedly buys dogs from breeders for hundreds of dollars even though he says he can’t afford it.  Many of the dogs have tragic accidents because of negligence and the one dog that lived for a long time, he just dropped off at the vet to be put down.  He didn’t even stay to hold it!  I am not sure why this family wrote this book.  I almost didn’t finish this book because it was so bad.

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CURRENTLY READING

rescueroad

Book Blurb

The extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love.  For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

bookdate

IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

WHAT I READ LAST

unlikelyfriendships

This book had some great stories about canines and different animals they befriended.  These are quick short stories which make them perfect to read if you don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read a long time.

dogcopilot

Like the previous book, this book also has a grouping of short stories.  The stories in this book start out a little sad but all end happily.  I received this book from the founder of the rescue organization, AHeinz57, I volunteer for.  In fact she has a story in the book.  The stories in this book are about the many volunteers and pilots that are a part of the organization, Pilot N Paws.  Pilots all over the country rescue and fly dogs to new homes.  My husband has his pilots license and I would love to do this someday.

followthedog

I did not enjoy this book at all.  The author repeatedly buys dogs from breeders for hundreds of dollars even though he says he can’t afford it.  Many of the dogs have tragic accidents because of negligence and the one dog that lived for a long time, he just dropped off at the vet to be put down.  He didn’t even stay to hold it!  I am not sure why this family wrote this book.  I almost didn’t finish this book because it was so bad.

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CURRENTLY READING

rescueroad

Book Blurb

The extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love.  For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.

Weekend Wrap Up #51

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @The Caffeinated Book Reviewer It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Here is what I have been up to this last week.

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DogDaysofSummer

Click HERE for my latest Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post.  I focused on my favorite Dog movies.  What are yours?

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CURRENTLY READING

rescueroad

The extraordinary story of one man who has driven more than 1 million miles to rescue thousands of dogs from hunger, abuse and neglect and give them a second chance at life and love.  For years, Greg Mahle struggled to keep the last of his family-run restaurants afloat in Ohio. When it finally closed, he was broke and unsure what to do next. Then a stranded van-load of puppies changed his life forever.

missingmike

I am buddy reading this with La La in the Library.  Look for our review soon.

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Saturday Situation is put on by Pure Imagination. It is were we review our latest reads. Be sure to check out theirs as well.

unlikelyfriendships

This book had some great stories about canines and different animals they befriended.  These are quick short stories which make them perfect to read if you don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read a long time.

dogcopilot

Like the previous book, this book also has a grouping of short stories.  The stories in this book start out a little sad but all end happily.  I received this book from the founder of the rescue organization, AHeinz57, I volunteer for.  In fact she has a story in the book.  The stories in this book are about the many volunteers and pilots that are a part of the organization, Pilot N Paws.  Pilots all over the country rescue and fly dogs to new homes.  My husband has his pilots license and I would love to do this someday.

followthedog

I did not enjoy this book at all.  The author repeatedly buys dogs from breeders for hundreds of dollars even though he says he can’t afford it.  Many of the dogs have tragic accidents because of negligence and the one dog that lived for a long time, he just dropped off at the vet to be put down.  He didn’t even stay to hold it!  I am not sure why this family wrote this book.  I almost didn’t finish this book because it was so bad.

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Stacking the Shelves is put on by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves. Here are the books I have added to my TBR list this week.

I grabbed this from my local library.

aplaceforus

A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia’s, wedding – a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son’s estrangement – the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from.

I received this from NetGalley

lessonsfromlucy

Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades—and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

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The Book Blogger Hop is put on by The Coffee Addicted Writer . There is a weekly prompt featuring a book related question.

THIS WEEK’S QUESTION IS SUBMITTED BY Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews.

This weeks prompt is…

Can you say this about yourself? Nothing makes me happier than sitting down with a good book.

My answer…

I am most happy when my kids are home safe and then I can sit down with a good book.

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Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post #3 Movie edition

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Still thinking about joining me in the Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge? It couldn’t be easier! Check out how HERE! Also, be sure to check out all the fun things La La in the Library is doing over on her blog for Dog Days of Summer.

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There are 3 dog movies coming out this month!

This got me to thinking about past movies that have dogs in them that I have enjoyed.  What about you? What are your favorite dog movies? Here are a few of mine.

Alright, back to dog books.  Here are the books I have read so far for the Reading Challenge.

lessonsfromtara

 Like his book, Dog Tripping, the author talks about how he got into rescuing dogs and what life is like living with 30 dogs in his home.  It is an incredible story told with heart and humor.  I liked Dog Tripping better but if you need a quick read, this is a good choice too.

unlikelyfriendships

This book had some great stories about canines and different animals they befriended.  These are quick short stories which make them perfect to read if you don’t have a lot of time to sit down and read a long time.

dogcopilot

Like the previous book, this book also has a grouping of short stories.  The stories in this book start out a little sad but all end happily.  I received this book from the founder of the rescue organization, AHeinz57, I volunteer for.  In fact she has a story in the book.  The stories in this book are about the many volunteers and pilots that are a part of the organization, Pilot N Paws.  Pilots all over the country rescue and fly dogs to new homes.  My husband has his pilots license and I would love to do this someday.

followthedog

I did not enjoy this book at all.  The author repeatedly buys dogs from breeders for hundreds of dollars even though he says he can’t afford it.  Many of the dogs have tragic accidents because of negligence and the one dog that lived for a long time, he just dropped off at the vet to be put down.  He didn’t even stay to hold it!  I am not sure why this family wrote this book.  I almost didn’t finish this book because it was so bad.

 

CURRENTLY READING

rescueroad

missingmike

I am buddy reading this with La La in the Library  It is a middle grade book.

GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Next week I will have the Rafflecopter up for my giveaway!!!

And don’t forget…

for each book we all read for the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE, I will donate $1 to the rescue organization I volunteer at in honor of my dog, Trixie, that I adopted from there.  She passed away in June.

 

Can’t Wait Wednesday

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Can’t Wait Wednesday, is hosted by Wishful Endings  to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. 

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DogDaysofSummer

In keeping with  the Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge, I chose a book that is of course dog related.  Don’t know what the Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge is? Click HERE to find out and join in the fun.

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Faced with the obstacles and challenges of life after middle age, Dave Barry turns to his best dog, Lucy, to learn how to live his best life. From “Make New Friends” (an unfortunate fail when he can’t overcome his dislike for mankind) to “Don’t Stop Having Fun” (validating his longtime membership in a marching unit that performs in parades—and even Obama’s inauguration), Dave navigates his later years with good humor and grace. Lucy teaches Dave how to live in the present, how to let go of daily grievances, and how to feel good in your own skin. The lessons are drawn from Dave’s routine humiliations and stream-of-consciousness accounts of the absurdities of daily life, which will leave you heaving with laughter and recognition.

This publishes October 23rd.

Tell Me Tuesday

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Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me.

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WHAT I READ LAST

These 3 books were ALL very good.  Check out my reviews HERE!

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CURRENTLY READING

So far one of these is awesome and one of these is awful!

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WHAT I AM READING NEXT

 

DogDaysofSummer

I am co-hosting the 2nd annual Dog Days of Summer Reading challenge with La La in the Library starting August 1st.  Check out the details to join us HERE!  Basically you read as many books about dogs as you want in August. Here is the next dog book I am going to read.

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Dog Is My Copilot tells the story of Pilots N Paws, a high-flying animal-rescue operation founded “accidentally” in 2008 when a private pilot offered to fly a mission of mercy to save an abused dog for a friend. Once on the ground, the pilot asked his friend if there was a big need to transport shelter animals from one part of the country to another. She responded, “You have no idea.” Since that time, Pilots N Paws has grown to include thousands of pilots who have transported tens of thousands of “death-row dogs” (and a fair amount of cats and other animals), sometimes more than 1,000 miles away to new homes or no-kill shelters, where they have a much higher chance of adoption.