Weekend Wrap Up #82

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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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What I Watched

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Like most of the world, I watched the first episode of season 8 of Game of Thrones.  After a 20 month wait, I was not disappointed.

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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.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WHAT MY FURS-DAY FEATURE BOOK WAS.

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CURRENTLY READING

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GOODREADS

What I Read This Week

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GOODREADS

I think this book is considered magical realism combined with historical fiction and for some crazy reason, it worked.  This story really has it all, love, sacrifice, death, adventure, hope, and even a mythical creature created from the earth.  Interwoven brilliantly, the story follows three Jewish women trying to survive during WWII. It is told honestly, lyrically, and beautifully and will make you question what it means to have a soul.  Some of the most breathtaking scenes involve a golem and a heron. If that doesn’t pique your interest, I don’t know what will.

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I TRIED SO HARD TO FINISH THIS BOOK. SO VERY, VERY, VERY, HARD! But after 200 pages I finally had to give up.  HOWEVER, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good book. It just means that it wasn’t a good book for me. I am not much of a fantasy reader.  There were tons of characters and setting and plots and I just didn’t have the patience to follow it. Also, the story moved too slow for me. I loved the parts about the dragons and the characters training to be dragon riders. I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s writing style and descriptions and the world she created.  If you enjoy reading the Game of Thrones series and the Lord of the Rings series and any other type of epic fantasy stories, then I truly believe you will love this book.

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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 checked this out from my library.

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GOODREADS

Poe has vowed to annihilate the river raiders who robbed her of everything two years ago. But as she navigates the treacherous waters of the Serpentine and realizes there might be a traitor among her crew, she must also reckon with who she has become, who she wants to be, and the ways love can change and shape you. Even—and especially—when you think all is lost.

I received these from NetGalley.

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GOODREADS

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

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GOODREADS

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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…

Do you check how many views your posts have received?

My answer:

No, it is too depressing lol.

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19 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap Up #82

  1. *Flora* says:

    It’s funny, I love watching fantasy films and TV but can’t really stand reading them; I get too lost in the world building, character names, etc. Same with sci-fi actually.

    Your reply to the Book Blogger Hop prompt/question made me chuckle; I’m with you!! Lol! XxXx

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    • jolenewilsonblog says:

      It amazes me how some bloggers have so many views and followers! But I just don’t have the time to read as many books. I can maybe read two a week. But I have enjoyed meeting many people through blogging.

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  2. La La in the Library says:

    How is Dig? I keep forgetting to look to see if Hoopla has it. 📚

    I am so glad you posted about The World That We Knew! I was approved and I cannot wait to read it! 👍✨

    Pumpkin Heads looks and sounds wonderful. I’ll have to add it to Goodreads. 🎃

    I look at my stats to see how posts are doing, so I can discontinue the weak ones and try to figure out how to do more content (like the Harry Potter posts) which bring in more views. That way I don’t have to post as much. Ha ha. Lazy. 😏

    Happy Easter. 🐇✨ Have a wonderful week! 🌞

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  3. Beware Of The Reader says:

    So you are one of the very few who did not like The Priory of the Orange Tree? LOL I must confess that even with all the hype I did not want to read it so far.

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