Weekend Wrap Up #2

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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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I am still working on my ARC pile for #ARCAugust.  I have read 2 and my goal is 4.  I should finish my 3rd ARC this week.

Currently Reading

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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! Be sure to check out our DOG TAG post and La La’s Dog movie post HERE!!!!’

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I read Saving Sadie. It was a wonderful book about a dog who was left for dead in the mountains of Kentucky.  She had been shot twice, once in the head and once in the back.  Because of this, Sadie couldn’t walk on her back legs.  Sadie was at a shelter when Joal Dauer noticed her. Joal took Sadie home so that she wouldn’t have to live out her life in a shelter.  After a recommendation that Sadie should be put down, Joal decided that Sadie deserved more. “Sadie did not deserve the cruel and she’d been dealt in life.  I assumed her only ‘crime’ was to continually give birth to litters of puppies for her owner, until she was no longer needed, and then they shot her in the had and abandoned her in the woods to die.  Sadie desperately deserved a second chance in life, and I was determined to be the one who gave it to her.”

I was amazed at Joal’s dedication to helping Sadie not only walk again but gain confidence in herself and humans again.  Because of Sadie and Joal’s hard work and determination, Sadie soon became a beacon of hope for other animals and humans that needed a second chance.

“I often felt that Sadie understood the fate she had been saved from, and having that awareness allowed her to appreciate life so much more than most humans do.  Animals, especially animals like Sadie, have so much to teach us about our own lives, if we would only listen.”

This was a great book about friendship, sacrifice, and love between a dog and her owner.  I have been keeping up to date on Sadie through social media.   She is on Facebook and Twitter. Or you can go to her website SavingSadie.com

Saving Sadie releases at the end of September.

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saturdaysituation

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

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This was a great coming of age story about Lucy, who recently discovers that her mom’s cancer has returned.  Lucy is angry and feels betrayed by God.  Her dad is a pastor and her family owns a Christian summer camp where she is a camp counselor every year.  However, this summer, Lucy’s mom insists that she be a camp counselor at the other camp across the lake.  It is a camp for troubled kids and teens.  Lucy doesn’t want to go because she wants to spend as much time as she can with her mom.  In the end, Lucy does go and not only discovers who she is but uncovers a 20 year old secret that reveals who her mother really is.  There are such a diverse group of characters, that I think everyone can relate to this book.  I highly recommend this book about love, sacrifice, friendship, and forgiveness.

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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.

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When I was at the movies a couple weeks ago, there was a trailer for Murder on the Orient Express. It looked very good and the cast was amazing so I decided I better read the book before the movie comes out in November.  I grabbed this book from my local library.

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bookbloggerhop

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 Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books!

This weeks prompt is…

 When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table?

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MY ANSWER…

I don’t get disappointed when I walk into a house without books or bookshelves. HOWEVER, if there are books and bookshelves, I have a hard time focusing on the hosts and conversation until I get a chance to look at the books and bookshelves.

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PUPDATES

 Trixie is still doing well and has been enjoying our cooler temperatures outside.  I also took a photo of her sleeping because she always looks so peaceful and relaxed which makes me feel like she is happy here.

 

 

 

16 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #2

  1. Greg Hill says:

    Aw Trixie does look like she’s comfortable there! And I saw that same trailer- I definitely want to read Murder on the Orient Express now. And maybe see the movie. 🙂

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  2. Ginger Mom says:

    I wish I had found your blog earlier in the month because a month of dog books would have been amazing! I hope your enjoying it 🙂 I’m stopping by from the Book Blogger Hop to say hi! Have a restful Sunday 🙂

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