Weekend Update #52


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.



Click HERE for my latest Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post. It is about children’s books featuring dogs.



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Book Blurb

Owen-known to his family as “little buddy” or “Little B”-has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends.

Haatchi-an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy-was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks. He was struck by an oncoming train, and although his life was saved, his leg and tail were partially severed. Haatchi was left massively disabled and totally dispirited.

But kind-hearted Will and Colleen Howkins, Little B’s father and step-mother, decided to introduce the big dog and the little boy to each other, and an unbelievable bond was formed that transformed both boy and dog in miraculous ways.


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 a very hard book to read.  Even though the story of Peter and all the other volunteers that tirelessly work to get dogs out of kill shelters in the south and safe in the north is inspiring and heroic, the huge number of dogs that are abused, abandoned, and euthanized in the south is staggering!  These statistics are mentioned many times throughout the book as Peter and the author visit various shelters and their volunteers on their travels.  If you are interested in any type of rescue work, I highly recommend this book.  It is full of great advice and heart warming stories among tragic stories.


This book interested me because I have done some dog fostering before.  There is also great advice in this book about rescue work.  The author does a great job of being open and honest about her successes and failures as a foster parent to dogs and puppies.  She talks about how having these dogs come and go in her house affected not only herself, her three teenage kids, and husband, but also their resident dog, Gracie.  These are all things to consider before fostering animals.  Overall, this a great book with mostly happy endings and funny moments as the family deals with having sometimes up to 12 puppies in their house.  If you are thinking about fostering, this is a great read.



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 at a rummage sale for a dollar.  I enjoyed the other two books I read by this author.  This is one of her earlier works.


Book Blurb

When her husband announces that he wants a divorce after 20 years of marriage, Anne Colwater retreats to her childhood home in Mystic, Washington, where she rediscovers love, but also emotional hardship.


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…

Do you follow other book blogs and if so, who are your top 3 bloggers?

My answer…

Yes I follow several blogs but my top 3 are La La in the Library , Greg @GregsBookHaven, and Barb @BookerTsFarm.

La La in the Library reads lots of great YA and middle grade books. We co-host the Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge together.  Greg posts about movies and adult fiction and sci-fi books.  Barb is a fellow dog lover like me and reads a lot of mystery and dog books.


15 thoughts on “Weekend Update #52

  1. Greg says:

    haatchi and little B- goodness the dog is bigger than he is! What a heartwarming tale that looks to be though! How are you finding all these awesome looking dog books- especially the true stories? And rescue Road- yeah I can see where that would be hard to read…

    And thanks for the mention! Wow I’m honored to be in your top three *woot*!!!!

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    Haatchi and Little B. looks so good! ☺

    I think I told you about the member on MyLeaky whose sister was a driver for rescue travel?.She was constantly talking about all the small dogs her sister was bringing North and I was telling her that our shelters here in NY get almost zero small dogs, so they go very fast. Has anyone put their finger on why there are so many more abandon dogs in the South? I think it was Michelle from In Libris Veritas who posted about the low cost spay/neuter program in Georgia. The prices were only about 25% of what the Humane Society clinic costs here, so I couldn’t figure out why there were so many unwanted puppies. 😒

    My sister fosters bottle fed kittens, but they get put into the local Petco adoption center as soon as they are weaned, so she doesn’t get too attached. She did, however, hijack my patronus kitten, and I am not going to forgive her for that. Ha ha. 😏

    Thank you for the blogger love. 😘 Have a wonderful new week. 🌞

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  3. MsArdychan says:

    Animal stories are great, but also get me very emotional. I think that stems for my childhood reading of Where The Red Ferns Grow. I had to re-read it a few years ago with some students, and I was traumatized all over again!

    Have a wonderful week.

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  4. Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    Man, I’m in some great company in your top 3. Thanks so much (blushing)! On Mystic Lake has such a serene and beautiful cover. I may need to check it out. I posted on my blog today that Booker T has another UTI and was passing blood. Daddy is taking him for an xray tomorrow to see what is going on. Thus, I have substituted some of my TBR for light fluffy dog reads – I don’t think I can handle anything heavier right now. Looks like you’ve been reading some good ones though,


    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      Oh Poor Booker T! It is hard when our pets are suffering and in pain. Hopefully, it will get cleared up soon. But yay for reading more fluffy dog reads. The rescue I volunteer for has been busy trying to trap dogs that have been dumped in a state park here in Iowa. They have caught about 8 so far. Have a great week!


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