Weekend Update #45


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.


What I have been watching



I have been really enjoying this series on Cinemax.  The series is through book 2 so far.  Even though Cormoran Strike isn’t how I imagined him from the books, I am loving the tv version of his character.



If you didn’t get a chance last week, check out my daughter’s YouTube channel.

My daughter and her friend make these funny videos for their YouTube channel.  They are called the Rootin’ Tootin’ Scootins.  PLEASE watch and share to help boost their stats.  I promise it will put a smile on your face.  There are 5 videos. CLICK HERE TO WATCH!!!




Book Blurb

Alaska, 1974.
Unpredictable. Unforgiving. Untamed.
For a family in crisis, the ultimate test of survival.

Ernt Allbright, a former POW, comes home from the Vietnam war a changed and volatile man. When he loses yet another job, he makes an impulsive decision: he will move his family north, to Alaska, where they will live off the grid in America’s last true frontier.



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


There were two main focuses of this book. One is Lily’s fear that she will eventually show signs of having schizophrenia like her mother and other relatives in her family tree.  The second focus is the plight of a baby elephant, Swifty, whose mother rejected her.  Swifty and Lily’s lives become intertwined when Lily decides to help Swifty.  There were some short, disturbing scenes of elephant abuse and readers are forced to learn the positive and negative sides of zoos and circuses.  I did like Lily’s character growth through out the book.  She went from a self-absorbed teen focused on her future to a teen risking her future to help out a helpless baby elephant.


If you want a quick, heartfelt read for the summer, then grab this book.  It is a wonderful coming of age story that follows the main character, Willa, at age 11, 21, 41, and 61.  Willa’s life at these ages encounters a life changing moment. I was so interested in where her life was headed especially at 61. A great story about how you can be needed at any age and what it means to be apart of a family even if you are not related to them.



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 received this from NetGalley.


Book Blurb

How do you stop a murder that’s already happened?The Hardcastle family is hosting a masquerade at their home, and their daughter Evelyn Hardcastle will die. She will die everyday until Aiden Bishop is able identify her killer and break the cycle.But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up each day in a different  body as one of the guests. Aiden’s only escape is to solve Evelyn Hardcastle’s murder and conquer the shadows of an enemy he struggles to even comprehend. But nothing and no one are quite what they seem.

I received these two from First to Read.


Book Blurb

Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it’s pretty overwhelming–especially when he’s also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, and a chronically anemic social life. In Iran, he gets to know his ailing but still formidable grandfather, his loving grandmother, and the rest of his mom’s family for the first time. And he meets Sohrab, the boy next door who changes everything.


Book Blurb

It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat—by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for “A Room to Talk”), they discover it’s safe to talk about what’s bothering them—everything from Esteban’s father’s deportation and Haley’s father’s incarceration to Amari’s fears of racial profiling and Ashton’s adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.


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…

Do you have an Instagram account? If so, do you only follow book folks?

My answer…

Yes! I have an Instagram account.  I don’t only follow book folks.  I also follow several dog folks.  However, most of my posts are book related. Here is my Instagram Link.



22 thoughts on “Weekend Update #45

  1. Greg Hill says:

    The 7 1/2 Deaths sounds really good and kinda different, I like the sound of that one. The Great Alone sounds interesting too, I like off-the-grid stories sometimes, and set in the 70’s? Hmm…

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  2. Jennilyn 🇵🇭 (@RurouniJenni) says:

    I watched all the 5 YT videos and I was literally laughing out loud. Your daughter is hilarious! Please tell her. 🙂

    Clock Dance is also on my TBR this month. Looking forward to reading it. 🙂

    Oh and I came here from the BBH linky. To answer the question, No I don’t have an Instagam account but if I ever have one I think I will post book-related posts only. 🙂

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      I am so glad you liked her videos. I think they are hilarious too. Feel free to share or subscribe.
      I didn’t have an IG account for the longest time. But I did like the idea of bookstagrams. There are some very creative people out there.
      Have a great week and thanks for visiting!


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