Weekend Wrap #9

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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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CURRENTLY READING

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screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pmHAPPY OCTOBER!!!

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I haven’t signed up for any Halloween Reading Challenges but I have decided to try and read two or three books that have a Halloween/Spooky theme this month.  Actually, they are books that I have been wanting to re-read for some time.

 

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AWESOME FREE BOOK ALERT!!!

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 A classmate of mine from high school wrote this amazing book a few years back but unfortunately was unable to get it published.  So he has decided to put it up on Wattpad.  Click on the link

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to start reading.  Please share this with others if you enjoy the story.

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Trixie, my senior foster dog, is still here.  I think the couple that were interested in her have backed out.  If that is the case then I am going to adopt her.  I will keep you posted!

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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.

I read two books excellent books this week.

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My Thoughts

A great book for dog lovers and to educate everyone about the rewards, triumphs, and sometimes heartbreak of adopting a rescue dog.  The author did an excellent job of keeping my attention by sharing lots of short stories and anecdotes of family, friends and strangers that have rescued, fostered and/or adopted a rescue dog.  The challenges that some of these adopters had to go through are truly awe-inspiring.  Many of the dogs from shelters or that are found abandoned have medical needs and emotional needs.  This can cost thousands of dollars to fix but the adopters know that it is worth the sacrifice. “My dogs don’t care what people look like, or the religion they practice, or their sexual orientation…we are bombarded all the time with anger, rage, and hate in the world.  No matter what happens, dogs just love you.  When you think of what they give back to you, love and unfettered devotion, it’s a chance to understand what it means to be patient and compassionate. “   Isn’t that a great standard to try and live up to?  One of the many other messages told throughout this book is that if humans acted like and loved like dogs, the world would definitely be a better place.  “Dogs are happy with what they’ve got.  They are in the present.  They don’t worry about the future.  You miss the good things happening right now if you are always worried about what’s going to happen after.”

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My Thoughts

I adored Me Before You, mostly because of the main character, Louisa Clark.  She is so well written.  Louisa is smart, unique, funny but also struggles with self-esteem and self-doubt. I was reluctant to read the sequel, After You, because I had heard it wasn’t as good as the first book.  To be honest, the first book is better but I think After You is worth the read.  I had many laugh out loud moments and the author did a great job introducing a whole new plot and story for this book.  There is a third book in the series coming out next year called Still Me.

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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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I bought this one to add to my Harry Potter collection.  It is just as stunning as the first two.

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This is a middle grade book but I have heard a lot of great buzz about this one.  The ebook was on sale for $1.99 on Amazon.

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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 Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.

This weeks prompt is…

Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein are both considered classics. Have you ever read either of them?

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MY ANSWER…

Unfortunately, no I haven’t.  I tried to read Frankenstein last year for Halloween but I just couldn’t get into it.

 

9 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap #9

  1. kozbisa says:

    I agree, after you can not compare to Me Before You. It could not possibly have the same emotional impact, but I think it was a good story to tell. To let us see how Will’s death affected everyone, and I love Lou. Can’t wait to catch up with her in book 3.

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    I think I mentioned this before, but I had no idea there were so many Da Vinci Code books. I thought there were only three. 🙂

    I still need to read The Graveyard Book. I keep waiting for it to go on ebook sale and I even looked for it on Book Outlet. I guess I will have to borrow it from the library. Ha ha. I have quite a few Gaiman ebooks. I should read one soon.

    I did get Rescued, but I think I am going to save it for next year’s Dog Days Of Summer. I am happy you loved it. I hope I will too. 🙂

    The Prisoner of Azkaban is beautiful. I’m choosing to have Baz buy me the illustrated Fantastic Beasts for my birthday the next time we get to B&N, which will have to be after November 7th because that is when it releases (I did not realize this) and have him get me PoA for Christmas. I need to get over to the Scholastic page and look at some of the illustrations. Do you have any pics up on IG?

    I have read both Dracula and Frankenstein. I read Frankenstein a long time ago and remember liking it. I want to re-read it sometime to see what I think now. I listened to Dracula either last year, or the year before for Halloween, and was glad I had the audiobook because I don’t know if I would have finished it. There was a lot of history and political content in it that bored me to death.

    Have a wonderful week. 🙂

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