Weekend Wrap Up #53

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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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DogDaysofSummer

Click HERE for my latest Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post. I did a buddy read with my co-host La La in the Library We read a great middle grade book, Missing Mike. Check out her review HERE!

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IF YOU HAVEN’T JOINED US YET IN THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE, IT IS NOT TOO LATE! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS A READ A BOOK ABOUT DOGS OR WITH A DOG IN IT.

AND FOR EVERY BOOK WE READ, I WILL DONATE $1 TO THE RESCUE I VOLUNTEER AT. (UP TO $100)

DOG BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!!

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Click below on the link (not the photo)  to win these amazing dog books! Giveaway ends September 2nd.

Click HERE to enter the Giveaway!

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CURRENTLY READING

little boy blue

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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.

lessonsfromlucy

I grew up reading Dave Barry’s newspaper columns and always found him funny. So I knew his book about his beloved dog Lucy was going to be good.  He talks about how  later in life, Lucy has taught him how to be a better person.  For example, he talks about how Lucy loves and befriends everyone and doesn’t hold a grudge.  Barry realizes that as he has aged, he isn’t that way and strives to finish out his years striving to be more like Lucy.  I highly recommend this light-hearted read.  I promise, it has a happy ending.

haatchi

This was a great heart warming story about a little boy, Owen, who has many physical disabilities and his three legged dog and how they relied on each other to live their lives to the fullest.  The story of how Haatchi lost his leg is sad but the story of all the many people who fought for him to survive and find a family is very happy.  The only thing I didn’t like about the story is that it focused a bit too much on Owen’s parents divorce and troubles.  But overall another happy story.  You can even follow Haatchi and Little B on Facebook HERE.

rescuingsprite

I picked this book because the author adopted a senior dog from the shelter and had to deal with the pain, guilt, and questions that come with having a senior dog and knowing when the right time to say goodbye is.  Since I had just recently gone through the same thing,  it was reassuring to read how the author dealt with it and had the same doubts and sadness I did but also joy in knowing you gave a dog the best last years of their lives.  Warning!!!This book will make you cry!

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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.

spacebornfew

I finally got this from my local library.  I was on the hold list.  I will be buddy reading this with Greg @GregsBookHaven, La La in the Library, and Annemieke  @ADanceWithBooks.

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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 Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews.

This weeks prompt is…

Where do you post your reviews besides your blog? Please list them all so perhaps we can find some new sites.

My answer…

I post on Goodreads.  You can see my reviews at the link HERE.

22 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #53

  1. La La in the Library says:

    I agree with the Haatchi book being more about other people and “things” than Haatchi and Little B. The author takes too long on nonessential elements, too. 🐶

    I would love to read so many of these dog books, but the sad endings are too hard. 😖

    I have read ten dog books so far, and I think there might be two more, maybe three, before the first! 👍✨

    Have a wonderful week. 💜

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  2. Barb (boxermommyreads) says:

    So do I need to link my books read somewhere or just a wrap-up? Also, if a book has a dog in it, but isn’t the central focus (it was an unplanned cozy) would it count? I’ve really had so much fun this month with you guys. I’m already looking forward to next year. Of course I think I’ll do my February Puppy Love readathon again too.

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      You can do either. If you want to let one of us know which books you read in one of our DDOS posts’ comment section that would be fine or a wrap up post would be fun too. And yes I think a books with a dog in it counts!!! I have had fun too and I look forward to your Puppy Love readathon. I will have to start lookin for more dog books cause I am running low after this month lol. Thanks again for joining us.

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  3. Jackie says:

    A book about a dog in it? I don’t typically read books about dogs but I just finished reading All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire, and the main characters dog had died. His name was Booger, and she was burying him in her backyard and having a little funeral with her dad, saying beautiful things about their dog. Does that count?

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  4. StackingMy BookShelves says:

    For your weekly prompt – I usually post on GR, Amazon and my blog. Sometimes if it is requested I will post it on B & N’s.
    Have a wonderful week!

    Mary

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