Blog Post #116


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.

Currently Reading




LA LA IN THE LIBRARY and I are participating in the DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Reading Challenge. We will be reading books about dogs and we are going to be doing dog themed activities on our blogs for the entire month of August! I may even have a GIVEAWAY at the end of the challenge! Here are the books I will be reading.  Be sure to check out the dog books La La will be reading.  Need more ideas? Check out the DOG BOOKS page on my blog.



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


My Review

This was such an uplifting and fun read. I was expecting a book about an abandoned dog that races across China with the author who is an ultra marathon runner. Even though this does happen, there is so much more to the story. As you can guess from the title, Gobi gets lost, in a crowded, dangerous part of China. The author, Dion, goes to amazing lengths to find Gobi. I love that the author bonds with this stray after only a few days and spends countless time and money to get her back. Not only does Dion fall in love with Gobi, so do the other runners in the race. Gobi soon becomes famous in China. The story goes back and forth from the past to the present. The author talks about how he got into running, his previous races, and the death of his father. All these examples of challenges and perseverance help Dion on his quest to find Gobi and bring her home.



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.


Goodreads Summary

Everyone has a story . . . but will they get the happy ending they deserve?

Emilia has just returned to her idyllic Cotswold hometown to rescue the family business. Nightingale Books is a dream come true for book-lovers, but the best stories aren’t just within the pages of the books she sells – Emilia’s customers have their own tales to tell.

There’s the lady of the manor who is hiding a secret close to her heart; the single dad looking for books to share with his son but who isn’t quite what he seems; and the desperately shy chef trying to find the courage to talk to her crush . . .

And as for Emilia’s story, can she keep the promise she made to her father and save Nightingale Books?



Goodreads Summary

In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules.
Enter Mia Warren – an enigmatic artist and single mother – who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community.
When old family friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia’s past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.



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


This weeks prompt is…

Do you ever go “way back” to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now?



I have only been blogging for a little over a year. However, I did recently read my first few posts and they have nice long book reviews ha ha! They also seemed very serious and non personal.



Trixie is still doing amazing! She turned 12 in July. I love the first picture of her sleeping.  She always puts her paw over her nose.  So adorable.  My niece stayed with me this weekend and she loved cuddling with her.  My five year old niece begged to take Trixie on walks.  If you notice in the picture she is wearing her princess shoes and tiara haha!


9 thoughts on “Blog Post #116

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    I’m so glad I picked up the Gobi book when I saw it at Walmart last weekend. I put up my post for your challenge last week and am finding that several of the other books I plan on reading this month have dogs as side characters so now I’m super psyched. Love seeing Trixie.

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  2. Jovita says:

    The ladies at my library book club suggested dog books 🙂 I wasn’t sure because I didn’t want to read about any of them passing on. Awe Trixie 🙂 Enjoy your reads this week.

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  3. Greg Hill says:

    Hope your dog reads are turning out well! Finding Gobi looks really cute. How To Find Love In A Bookshop looks like a fabulous read.

    Happy birthday to Trixie!

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