Weekend Wrap Up #42


Last week was a very hard week.  Most of you probably know that I started fostering senior dogs last year.  A year ago I brought Trixie home after her owner of 12 years passed away. I adopted her in December.  Trixie was a foster fail because she was the sweetest thing and I couldn’t imagine her not being a permanent part of my family. Last Saturday I had to say goodbye because Trixie’s liver was shutting down and I had promised her from day one that I would always take care of her and so that meant making sure she wasn’t in pain. I am so extremely sad but also so extremely happy she was part of my family even for such a short while.

With that said, I am sorry for not commenting on your blogs or replying to your comments on my blog last week.  But I read every one and grateful for all of you.



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.




This movie was better than I thought it would be.  Seemed to stay true to the book.




Book Blurb

Amanda Hardy is the new girl in school. Like anyone else, all she wants is to make friends and fit in. But Amanda is keeping a secret, she’s transgender and she’s determined not to get too close to anyone.



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


This was my first experience reading a Manga book.  The illustrations were so beautiful and the author did a great job of capturing the story and spirit of Jane Eyre.


Another great mystery book by Ruth Ware! Even though it lagged a bit in the middle, and maybe the ending might be predictable for some, I enjoyed this suspenseful story set in a gothic setting. It reminded me of the old Victoria Holt books I used to read about 20 years ago.  There were some creepy parts that gave me goose bumps and made me turn on a couple extra lights in the house.  Ha!



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 these at my local library.


  Book Blurb

Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor—voluntourism—and it might just be the future of travel. Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they’d made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones.


The first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie books


I received this from NetGalley.

Book Blurb

Boob Job: Confessions of a Professional Bra Fitter details Natalee Woods’s experience working in the lingerie department of a well-known department store, fitting women for bras for over a decade. Woven into the humor are subtle and profound insights into larger issues, such as the relationship between women and their bodies, evolving ideas about women’s breasts and their sexual, social, and cultural implications, and how women negotiate all these influences and pressures as they stand before the mirror in the dressing room.


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 author have you read the most in the past two years?

My answer…

Diana Gabaldon.  I started reading the first Outlander book about this time in 2016.  I have read seven of the eight books published.





22 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #42

  1. Greg Hill says:

    Oh no I’m so sorry to hear about Trixie. You gave her a great year though, full of love, I have no doubt so you were a blessing to her! All my condolences.

    I didn’t realize Fahrenheit 451 was out already! Glad it was good…

    I love it when a book makes me jumpy… 🙂

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    Hugs, and more hugs again. You and Trixie were both lucky to have each other. ❤ ❤ ❤

    Oh, so happy you have Prairie Fires! I didnt know what If I Was Your Girl was about. I had no interest in it because I thought it was a YA Contemporary Romance with maybe some low-key issue elements and after reading When Dimple Met Rishi, that type of book was the last thing on my radar, ha ha. Now that I know I'll be looking out for your review. Boob Job, ha ha, I worked in a high-end boutique for a couple of years in my 20s that catered to older women and I had to learn how to do bra fittings. Some of those older women were hilarious. I hope I am like they were. Ha ha. I should read that book. 😝

    Have a wonderful week. 🌞

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  3. InkBlottings says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, though it’s wonderful that you were able to give her such a loving and caring home. I’m sure she cherished every moment with you, and you’ll always have those memories to hold dear. At least she is no longer in pain.

    As for your BBH answer, I actually haven’t heard of that author, though I’ve heard of the series, and I’ve seen some good reviews for it, so perhaps it’s something to look into further.

    Feel free to check out my own answer if you wish.

    Once again, I’m very sorry for your loss and I’m sending my best wishes and love to you in this tough time.

    – Charlotte (InkBlottings)

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words Charlotte. If you enjoy historical fiction, then you might like the Outlander books. They are very long and I sometimes have to skim through some of the historical stuff. I really enjoy the show too.


  4. Barb B (boxermommyreads) says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Trixie but am so glad that you guys found each other and that you were able to make her last year so awesome. That is a lovely picture of her as well. I miss our first three boxers each and every day. Sending good thoughts and hugs your way. It’s a loss we never really get over huh?

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