Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post #3

Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 7.32.45 PM

This month, my Furs-day Features will be my Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Posts!

DogDaysofSummer

WELCOME TO THE 3RD ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS THAT HAVE A DOG IN THEM AS YOU WANT.

PLEASE LINK US IN ANY DOG DAYS OF SUMMER POSTS YOU DO. LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHEN YOU POST.

I WILL BE HAVING A GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE.

BE SURE TO JUMP OVER TO LA LA IN THE LIBRARY’S  BLOG FOR MORE  DOG DAYS OF SUMMER FUN.  SHE IS ALSO HAVING A GIVEAWAY AND DOING OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES ON HER BLOG AND INSTAGRAM.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 2.26.19 PM

Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 8.57.11 AM

GOODREADS

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

MY THOUGHTS

Even though I found the main character a bit annoying, the over all story is cute and heart warming.  Another fun dog read where no dogs die.

GIVEAWAY!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD AND BOOK.

 

Advertisements

Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

1aa25-photostudio_1470712744947

Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me!

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pm

WHAT I READ LAST

DogDaysofSummer

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF OFFICIALLY STARTED ON AUGUST 1ST.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AND POST ABOUT AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOGS (KIDDING) AS YOU WANT.  THERE WILL BE A COUPLE GIVEAWAYS AND  SOME FUN DOG RELATED BLOG POSTS AND CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AS WELL.

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS HERE AND OVER ON LA LA’S BLOG.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 2.26.19 PM

Screen Shot 2019-08-07 at 6.43.42 AM.png

GOODREADS

If you like to read books with dogs in them but are worried it will be sad, then no worries in this book.  There are five dogs and not one of them dies are gets hurt.  To be honest, this book isn’t really about dogs at all.  It is a story about family and forgiving those who have wronged you. It is beautifully written, and like Higgins’ other books, told with witty humor.  So if you are looking for a book to read for Dog Days of Summer, this one releases Friday, August 9th.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

CURRENTLY READING

Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 8.57.11 AM

GOODREADS

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

 WHAT I AM READING NEXT

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 3.11.43 PM.png

GOODREADS

The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in late middle age and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado’s highest peaks.

By the time life had finished hitting Rick Crandall from all sides, he was at the lowest point of his life, both personally and professionally. Depressed to find himself facing a mid-late-life age crisis and watching his finances crumble as the tech industry bubble burst, he hopes his future isn’t headed downhill. It was at this critical juncture in their new marriage that his wife Pamela made an astute and life-changing suggestion: “Let’s get a dog.”

GIVEAWAY!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD AND BOOK.

arrows

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 3.21.38 PM

Hermione Granger

luna

Luna Lovegood

Screen Shot 2018-11-19 at 12.07.49 PM

Louisa Clark

little house books

Laura Ingalls Wilder

spidersweb

Lisbeth Salander

3428885

Nancy Drew

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 3.27.10 PM.png

Arya Stark

Screen Shot 2019-04-03 at 10.11.43 AM

Calpurnia Tate

hungergames

Katniss Everdeen

janeyere

Jane Eyre

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

bookdate

IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pm

WHAT I READ LAST

DogDaysofSummer

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF OFFICIALLY STARTED ON AUGUST 1ST.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AND POST ABOUT AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOGS (KIDDING) AS YOU WANT.  THERE WILL BE A COUPLE GIVEAWAYS AND  SOME FUN DOG RELATED BLOG POSTS AND CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AS WELL.

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS HERE AND OVER ON LA LA’S BLOG.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 2.26.19 PM

Screen Shot 2019-08-07 at 6.43.42 AM.png

GOODREADS

If you like to read books with dogs in them but are worried it will be sad, then no worries in this book.  There are five dogs and not one of them dies are gets hurt.  To be honest, this book isn’t really about dogs at all.  It is a story about family and forgiving those who have wronged you. It is beautifully written, and like Higgins’ other books, told with witty humor.  So if you are looking for a book to read for Dog Days of Summer, this one releases Friday, August 9th.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

CURRENTLY READING

Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 8.57.11 AM

GOODREADS

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

 WHAT I AM READING NEXT

Screen Shot 2019-08-11 at 3.11.43 PM.png

GOODREADS

The uplifting story of two unlikely mountaineers: a man in late middle age and a fearless pint-sized pup who, together, scale Colorado’s highest peaks.

By the time life had finished hitting Rick Crandall from all sides, he was at the lowest point of his life, both personally and professionally. Depressed to find himself facing a mid-late-life age crisis and watching his finances crumble as the tech industry bubble burst, he hopes his future isn’t headed downhill. It was at this critical juncture in their new marriage that his wife Pamela made an astute and life-changing suggestion: “Let’s get a dog.”

GIVEAWAY!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD AND BOOK.

Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post #2

Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 7.32.45 PM

This month, my Furs-day Features will be my Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Posts!

DogDaysofSummer

WELCOME TO THE 3RD ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS THAT HAVE A DOG IN THEM AS YOU WANT.

PLEASE LINK US IN ANY DOG DAYS OF SUMMER POSTS YOU DO. LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHEN YOU POST.

I WILL BE HAVING A GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE.

BE SURE TO JUMP OVER TO LA LA IN THE LIBRARY’S  BLOG FOR MORE  DOG DAYS OF SUMMER FUN.  SHE IS ALSO HAVING A GIVEAWAY AND DOING OTHER FUN ACTIVITIES ON HER BLOG AND INSTAGRAM.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 2.26.19 PM

Screen Shot 2019-08-07 at 6.43.42 AM.png

GOODREADS

If you like to read books with dogs in them but are worried it will be sad, then no worries in this book.  There are five dogs and not one of them dies are gets hurt.  To be honest, this book isn’t really about dogs at all.  It is a story about family and forgiving those who have wronged you. It is beautifully written, and like Higgins’ other books, told with witty humor.  So if you are looking for a book to read for Dog Days of Summer, this one releases Friday, August 9th.

GIVEAWAY!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD AND BOOK.

Tell Me (Top Ten) Tuesday

1aa25-photostudio_1470712744947

Tell Me Tuesday is a weekly blog feature put on by La La in the Library.  It is where we discuss what we have been, currently are, and will be reading.  What are you reading? Tell me!

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pm

WHAT I READ LAST

DogDaysofSummer

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF OFFICIALLY STARTED ON AUGUST 1ST.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AND POST ABOUT AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOGS (KIDDING) AS YOU WANT.  THERE WILL BE A COUPLE GIVEAWAYS AND  SOME FUN DOG RELATED BLOG POSTS AND CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AS WELL.

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS HERE AND OVER ON LA LA’S BLOG.

Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 1.41.19 PM

GOODREADS

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

MY THOUGHTS

This book was more serious than I thought it would be.  I enjoyed the humorous and insightful perspective of the dog, Enzo, as the narrator.  The book wasn’t as sad as I thought it would be but it may make you cry.

I DECIDED TO READ THIS BOOK FIRST BECAUSE THERE IS A MOVIE BASED ON THE BOOK COMING OUT AUGUST 9TH.

Screen Shot 2019-07-31 at 10.46.39 AM.png

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILER.

TRAILER

GIVEAWAY!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD AND BOOK.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

CURRENTLY READING

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 7.42.17 PM

GOODREADS

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

 WHAT I AM READING NEXT

Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 8.57.11 AM

GOODREADS

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

arrows

toptentuesday

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

I am tweaking this weeks TTT to my favorite book covers.

It’s Monday! What are YOU Reading?

bookdate

IT’S MONDAY! WHAT ARE YOU READING? IS A PLACE TO MEET UP AND SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN, ARE, AND ABOUT TO BE READING OVER THE WEEK. IT IS HOSTED BY KATHRYN AT THE BOOK DATE.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pm

WHAT I READ LAST

DogDaysofSummer

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF OFFICIALLY STARTED ON AUGUST 1ST.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AND POST ABOUT AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOGS (KIDDING) AS YOU WANT.  THERE WILL BE A COUPLE GIVEAWAYS AND  SOME FUN DOG RELATED BLOG POSTS AND CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AS WELL.

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS HERE AND OVER ON LA LA’S BLOG.

Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 1.41.19 PM

GOODREADS

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

MY THOUGHTS

This book was more serious than I thought it would be.  I enjoyed the humorous and insightful perspective of the dog, Enzo, as the narrator.  The book wasn’t as sad as I thought it would be but it may make you cry.

I DECIDED TO READ THIS BOOK FIRST BECAUSE THERE IS A MOVIE BASED ON THE BOOK COMING OUT AUGUST 9TH.

Screen Shot 2019-07-31 at 10.46.39 AM.png

CLICK THIS LINK TO WATCH THE TRAILER.

TRAILER

GIVEAWAY!!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN A GIFT CARD AND BOOK.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

CURRENTLY READING

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 7.42.17 PM

GOODREADS

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

 WHAT I AM READING NEXT

Screen Shot 2019-05-10 at 8.57.11 AM

GOODREADS

Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling, and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him—only richer and with a different sense of humor. He doesn’t remember life being this confusing, back before everyone expected him to act like a grown-up.

When his brother asks him to look after his dogs, Jonathan’s world view begins to shift. Could a border collie and a cocker spaniel hold the key to life, the universe, and everything? Their sly maneuvering on daily walks and visits to the alluring vet suggest that human emotional intelligence may not be top dog after all.

 

 

Weekend Wrap Up #95

sunday

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.

DogDaysofSummer

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF OFFICIALLY STARTED ON AUGUST 1ST.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AND POST ABOUT AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS WRITTEN BY DOGS (KIDDING) AS YOU WANT.  THERE WILL BE A COUPLE GIVEAWAYS AND  SOME FUN DOG RELATED BLOG POSTS AND CHALLENGES THROUGHOUT THE MONTH AS WELL.

CHECK OUT MORE DETAILS HERE AND OVER ON LA LA’S BLOG.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pm

WHAT I WATCHED

Screen Shot 2019-08-02 at 9.02.44 PM.png

I thought this was a cute movie and I loved the soundtrack.  If you like the Beatles and their music, definitely go see this one.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-12-pm

What I Read Last

Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 1.41.19 PM

GOODREADS

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

MY THOUGHTS

This book was more serious than I thought it would be.  I enjoyed the humorous and insightful perspective of the dog, Enzo, as the narrator.  The book wasn’t as sad as I thought it would be but it may make you cry.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-33-58-pm

CURRENTLY READING

Screen Shot 2019-07-27 at 7.42.17 PM

GOODREADS

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-12-pm

stacking.png

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 from the library.

Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 8.29.49 AM

GOODREADS

For fans of All the Light We Cannot See, Beneath a Scarlet Sky, and The Nightingale comes an emotionally gripping, beautifully written historical novel about extraordinary hope, redemption, and one man’s search for light during the darkest times of World War II.

screenshot-2017-01-23-at-7-34-21-pmbookbloggerhop

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 Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer.

THIS WEEKS PROMPT IS…

Do you own more than one copy of a book?

MY ANSWER

YES!  I own the American and British versions of the Harry Potter Series and also have the illustrated editions and Kindle editions.  I have four different copies of The Fault In Our Stars.  I also have the paperbacks and hardbacks of The Little House on the Prairie books

 

 

 

Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Post #1

Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 7.32.45 PM

This month, my Furs-day Features will be my Dog Days of Summer Reading Challenge Posts!

DogDaysofSummer

WELCOME TO THE 3RD ANNUAL DOG DAYS OF SUMMER READING CHALLENGE HOSTED BY LA LA IN THE LIBRARY AND MYSELF.  THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE.  DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST, READ AS MANY BOOKS ABOUT DOGS, BOOKS WITH DOGS ON THE COVER, OR BOOKS THAT HAVE A DOG IN THEM AS YOU WANT.

PLEASE LINK US IN ANY DOG DAYS OF SUMMER POSTS YOU DO. LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS WHEN YOU POST.

I WILL BE HAVING A GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THE CHALLENGE.

Be sure to jump over to La La in the Library’s  blog for more  Dog Days of Summer fun.  She is also having a giveaway and doing other fun activities on her blog and Instagram.

Screen Shot 2019-02-12 at 2.26.19 PM

Screen Shot 2019-06-06 at 1.41.19 PM

GOODREADS

Enzo knows he is different from other dogs: a philosopher with a nearly human soul (and an obsession with opposable thumbs), he has educated himself by watching television extensively, and by listening very closely to the words of his master, Denny Swift, an up-and-coming race car driver.

My Thoughts

This book was more serious than I thought it would be.  I enjoyed the humorous and insightful perspective of the dog, Enzo, as the narrator.  The book wasn’t as sad as I thought it would be but it may make you cry.

I decided to read this book first because there is a movie based on the book coming out August 9th.

Screen Shot 2019-07-31 at 10.46.39 AM.png

Click this link to watch the trailer.

TRAILER

GIVEAWAY!!!

 

 

 

Click HERE to enter to win a gift card and book.