Weekend Wrap Up #36

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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 will be participating in this for the first time.  The info for this event is HERE!!!

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CURRENTLY READING

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BOOK BLURB

Jess and her ten-year-old son William set off to spend the summer at Château de Roussignol, deep in the rich, sunlit hills of the Dordogne. There, Jess’s ex-boyfriend—and William’s father—Adam, runs a beautiful hotel in a restored castle. Lush gardens, a gorgeous pool, delectable French food, and a seemingly never-ending wine list—what’s not to like? Jess is bowled over by what Adam has accomplished, but she’s in France for a much more urgent reason: to make Adam fall in love with his own son.

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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.

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FIVE STARS!

I absolutely loved this book. It is about three friends who met at fat camp as young girls.  Twenty years later, one of them dies and leaves a note in her will for her friends.  It is a list of things to do, even though they are still overweight.  I loved the message in this book which is basically, live your life to the fullest no matter what your dress size.  Don’t wait for the “perfect weight” to do the things you want to do in life.  There were many laugh out loud moments with heart felt and gut wrenching moments too.  An excellent well written read!

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This book made me cry! Richard, a famous pianist, is diagnosed with ALS.  I wasn’t familiar with exactly how this terrible disease attacks the body but the author does an excellent job describing it through Richard’s story.  I love piano music and even took lessons for 11 years.  Throughout the story, Richard named some of the music he would play by Schumann, Back, Mozart, etc. so I would look them up on iTunes and listen to small snippets  of the songs while I read.  It really immersed me into the story.  This was a quick read and I would have liked more but overall a great read.

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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 have never listened to the Harry Potter books so I decided to start listening to them on CD on my commute to work.  I checked this audio book out from my local library.

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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 Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books.

This weeks prompt is…

Have you ever thought of writing a respectful, but angry letter to an author to ask them WHY they killed off one of your favorite characters in a novel?

My answer…

No, however, I really wanted to when J.K. Rowling killed off Dobby and Hedwig in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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22 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #36

  1. InkBlottings says:

    Definitely seen quite a few people pinpoint JK Rowling this week! She has a talent for causing infuriating character deaths. Authors have their reasons, however, and sometimes we need to remember that, despite being attached to a character and completely being able to be mad over their treatment, there’s usually good reason (to some extent at least).

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

    – Charlotte (InkBlottings)

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    I cried about Hedwig worse than any other death in the books..😭

    I didn’t know you were doing Dewey’s! How did you like it? 📚

    How are you liking the HP book narration? I haven’t listened to mine yet.✨

    Have a stellar week. 💜

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  3. daniellepitter says:

    I know this is a big thing to do on social media, especially if the author already has an account to interact with their fans, only to get hate and death threats when they kill of a beloved character. But for me, I don’t take it personal. I really don’t care, in fact, I like it when someone important dies because that’s apart of life. The people we love die!! Don’t send authors hate and death threats just because you can’t handle their death. How do you think the author felt when they had to outline their fave’s death?!

    My BBH

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