Weekend Wrap Up #78

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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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This will be my last post for March!  I am going on Spring Break for a couple weeks.  I will be visiting my son in Tokyo, Japan.  He is studying over there for 11 months.  He left in September so I haven’t seen him for 6 months!   I will not be able to respond to blog comments but I thank you for visiting.  See you in April.

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SINCE, I LIKE TO READ BOOKS ABOUT DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS, I DECIDED TO BLOG ABOUT THEM IN A SEPARATE BLOG POST ON RANDOM THURSDAYS.  IF YOU HAVE READ A GOOD BOOK ABOUT A FURRY FRIEND OR WITH A FURRY FRIEND IN A BOOK, FEEL FREE TO JOIN ME! DON’T FORGET TO LINK MY BLOG TO YOUR POST.

Check out this week’s Fur-day Feature HERE.

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CURRENTLY READING

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GOODREADS

After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees—wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift…and Paolo is gone.

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WHAT I READ THIS WEEK

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GOODREADS

I had high hopes for the second book by Angie Thomas, and for the most part it didn’t disappoint. Like most people, I loved her debut novel, The Hate U Give. This book addresses poverty, stereotypes, racial profiling, and staying true to yourself. It is just as wonderfully written as her previous book but I felt it was too long and dragged in areas. There were parts of the book that I just couldn’t put down and others that I would skim through because it would slow down too much. Overall, I highly recommend this book and look forward to more from Ms. Thomas.

 

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GOODREADS

Jo Knowles is one of my favorite YA/MG authors.  Her books are realistic and don’t sugar coat difficult situations.  This one made me cry. Twice! The book addresses poverty and sexual identity in a simplified way that is perfect for MG readers.  Rachel’s family doesn’t have lots of money so her clothes come from thrift stores and she feels so much shame that it broke my heart.  I connected with the main character, Rachel, and her love of animals. My favorite parts of the book were when she went to go take care of all the farm animals across the street. She fed chickens, horses, a calf, sheep, and a pig named Lucy. Rachel found comfort and solace talking to the animals about her troubles.  I loved her heart and empathy for the animals and also, her little sister. The ending is realistic which means it is sad yet hopeful at the same time. I believe it is good for young readers to know that even though things don’t go their way, it will be ok.

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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.

I received these from NetGalley.

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GOODREADS

Author Annie grew up having dogs throughout her life that helped her with her Autism. Her love of animals, specially dogs, helped her find her passion in life to help animals therefore became a veterinarian. After many years of working with dogs she researched how canine companionship can help children with Autism. She explains the benefits of dogs as alternative treatment to those on the autism spectrum.

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GOODREADS

Madeline Finn and the Shelter Dog centers on budding independent reader Madeline Finn, her newly adopted puppy Star (one of Bonnie’s puppies!), and their unique quest to help animals at their local shelter. This sequel was a natural leap for Lisa Papp. After spending time with so many library dogs writing the first Madeline Finn book, she became aware that many of them are former shelter dogs. Papp is a passionate animal lover and pleased these special pups are at the heart of this installment.

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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 Angelica @ Paperback Princess

THIS WEEKS PROMPT IS…

Do you buy all your books? If yes, do you keep it all? If no, where do you source them?

MY ANSWER:

I get my books mostly from NetGalley and my local library.  I only buy books from my favorite authors.  I have five bookshelves where I keep my books. When I go through my books, I donate them to thrift stores or put them in little libraries in my neighborhood.

My bookshelves.

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