Weekend Update #25

sunday

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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The hubby and I went to see The Post this week.  I thought the story of the U.S. covering up details about the Vietnam War was fascinating but the movie was a bit underwhelming.  However, Streep and Hanks were amazing as usual.

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CURRENTLY READING

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This middle grade books is by one of my favorite authors.  It is fabulous so far.

BOOK BLURB

Starting middle school brings all the usual challenges — until the unthinkable happens, and Fern and her family must find a way to heal.

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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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BOOK BLURB

The uplifting and unforgettable true story of a US Marine, the stray dog he met on an Afghan battlefield, and how they saved each other. A poignant and inspiring tale of hope, resilience, and optimism, with a timeless message at its heart—”it is not what happens to us that matters, but how we respond to it.”

MY THOUGHTS

Loved this book! I have read a couple books about U.S. soldiers in the Middle East that were handlers of American military dogs and their efforts to bring them back to the states but this was the first book that I read about a marine finding a stray and his efforts to get the dog to the U.S.  The dog, Fred, provided tremendous comfort and companionship to the Marines in Craig’s battalion that they all decided to help Craig get him back to the states no matter what.  The book also talks about Craig’s service in Afghanistan and the terrible things he saw and experienced and then coming home and dealing with it all.  I loved the parts about how Craig could deal with his PTSD because he had Fred and they had experienced it together.  The book concludes with the story of Craig and Fred on a summer long road trip across the country with another Marine veteran.  It is a journey of healing and self discovery that highlights the special bond between Craig and Fred.  I highly recommend this fantastic book about how dogs continue to show that they are man’s (and woman’s) best friend.

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stacking

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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Checked this out from my local library.

Goodreads Book Blurb

In 1986, Eddie and his friends are just kids on the verge of adolescence. They spend their days biking around their sleepy English village and looking for any taste of excitement they can get. The chalk men are their secret code: little chalk stick figures they leave for one another as messages only they can understand. But then a mysterious chalk man leads them right to a dismembered body, and nothing is ever the same.

I grabbed both of these at The Dollar Tree!  They will be perfect for THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER CHALLENGE this year with La La in the 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  ELIZABETH @ SILVER’S REVIEWS

This weeks prompt is…

What authors have you met and where?

My answer…

Cheryl Strayed

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Margaret Atwood

Katharine McGee author of The Thousandth Floor

Kathleen Glasgow author of Girl in Pieces

Lara Avery author of The Memory Book
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Hank Green!

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Lauren Oliver

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Bethany Crandell

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Sarah J. Maas

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Corey Whaley

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Matt de la Pena

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David Rosenfelt author of Dogtripping.

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rainbow

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juliemurphy

davidarnold

adamsilvera

jamesdashner

davidlevithan

mattdelapena

maureenjohnson

allycarter

judyblume

christopherpaolini

cassiebeasley

19 thoughts on “Weekend Update #25

  1. Greg Hill says:

    The Post does sound interesting, subject matter- wise. Sorry it was a bit underwhelming. And wow- you’ve met a lot of authors! I even know some of them (pre- blogging I probably wouldn’t have known ANY of these authors).

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    You are a book event hopping mama! I am sooooooooo jealous you got to meet the Queen of Snark, Bethany! Goals! 🙌🙌🙌 #JazzHands

    I need that Haatchi and Little B book! I am going to look and see if the library has it as an ebook. I am also going to look at Dollar Tree because it would make a great giveaway prize for DDoS! 🐶

    Have a fabulous week! ✨

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