Weekend Wrap Up #35


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.



My husband, son, and I went to this movie last week. It was my son’s 19th birthday and he loves Japanese culture and we all like dogs so this was the perfect movie for us to see.  It is rated PG-13 so it is meant for adults. It was funny but definitely unlike any animated movie I have seen before.


This author spoke at the university in my town so I was excited to go and hear what he had to say about writing Science Fiction.  I had just finished reading his book, The Windup Girl, and enjoyed it very much.  He has written other books and they are all dystopian type books that take place in a world where climate change is a big factor in the book’s  plot.   Bacigalupi also read a chapter from his latest book, The Water Knife.  I think it is cool to hear an author read their own words from their books.




This book is surprising me! It much more thought provoking than I thought it would be.

Book Blurb

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.



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


It seems to be a trend to have books written by numerous perspectives because I think this is my third one in a row.  This story is told by Zac, a ten year old boy who is overweight and bullied relentlessly at school.  Those parts were horrible to read because I know things like that really do go on in schools.  The story is also told by Zac’s mom, Juliet, and his grandpa, Mick.  Zac was told his dad left him and his mom before he was born so Zac and his best friend, Teagan decide to find him because Zac overheard his mom say she still loved his dad.  When Zac’s grandpa finds out about this, he is worried because he knows the real reason Zac’s dad left and it could cause a lot of heartache if the truth gets out.  I loved the relationship between Zac and his mom.  They were so supportive of each other.  When Zac decides to try and lose weight, his mom joins him at the gym.  Even though it could lead to disappointment, Juliet helps Zac in his mission to find his dad.  This was a sweet and endearing book about love and family.



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 book at Half Price books.  I read it a few years back and loved it! So when I saw it in hardback on the shelf, I nabbed it.

Goodreads Book Blurb

Adrift after her sister Bailey’s sudden death, Lennie finds herself torn between quiet, seductive Toby—Bailey’s boyfriend who shares her grief—and Joe, the new boy in town who bursts with life and musical genius. Each offers Lennie something she desperately needs… though she knows if the two of them collide her whole world will explode.


I received this book FREE from Amazon for their Celebrate World Book Day.  Here is the link to get your free book.

Celebrate World Book Day!


Goodreads Book Blurb

Inspired as a boy by the multiple meanings to be found for a single word in the dictionary, Kohei Araki is devoted to the notion that a dictionary is a boat to carry us across the sea of words. But after thirty-seven years creating them at Gembu Books, it’s time for him to retire and find his replacement.



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…

How do you organize your books for review? Does it work for you or have you had to change it?

My answer…

I make a list of books on my phone in order of when they need to be read and reviewed.  If I get a book from the library, I insert it into the list, usually at the top, because I will have to have it read before it is due in three weeks.



22 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #35

  1. Greg says:

    I think climate change is one of my favorite methods of causing dystopia lol so that book sounds really interesting, and I’ve heard his name around. Sounds like a cool event! And I’ve never heard of Isle of Dogs but it looks interesting?

    Little Big Love sounds great!

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  2. the (book) supplier says:

    I also use the list method of organizing books for review. I am known, however, for renewing a library book online, which you can only do once. Then I return it to the library and ask for it back. It might take me a while to get through books, especially if I don’t also have an audiobook (for my 1 hr commute), but luckily most people don’t put books on hold. Happy reading!

    eli @ the (book) supplier
    My Blogger Hop Answer

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  3. La La in the Library says:

    Promos for The Isle of Dogs kept popping up on IG and it looks like something I would like, but I’ll wait for the DVD. 🐕

    I want to read Little Big Love. I just need to find the time. I nabbed six free books. I am so greedy. 😜

    I need my ARC schedule page, my Goodreads shelf for ARCs and review books, and the Netgalley shelves to keep me on track. I am really scattered when it comes to that. 😱

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  4. Jenea says:

    Happy Birthday to your son! Good Luck with That is one I am looking forward to reading, I’m glad to hear it was really good. Enjoy the new books and your week ahead.

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  5. InkBlottings says:

    That’s a good way of keeping organised and keeping an eye on the books that you want to/have to read next. I have a list on my laptop with the books that I have review requests for because some of the reviews need to be completed by specific deadlines, and that allows me to generally get an idea of what should be read by when. Apart from that, though, I just read what I want when I want because I think it makes the experience more enjoyable than having to read something at a certain time.

    Feel free to check out my Book Blogger Hop answer if you wish! 🙂

    – Charlotte (InkBlottings)

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      Isle of Dogs is about an island where all dogs in a city in Japan have been banned to. A little boy crash lands there on his plane to find his dog. It was a different kind of movie. Definitely not Like Disney.


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