Stacking the Shelves is a weekly book meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, The Sunday Post is another great site hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. The Sunday Salon is a Facebook page where great readers share what they've read this week and Mailbox Monday is a weekly roundup of the new books people have received.
What a weird week. Last weekend I took a few trips to the County Animal Shelter, just to "look". There are so many dogs there. In all breeds and sizes, in varying degrees of health and appearance. I really had not concrete thoughts about adopting, but then i came across this little mess.
She is quite possibly the ugliest dog that I had ever seen. She weighs in at a solid 5.4 pounds, and looks like a cross between Chewbacca and a large rat. She had goopy eyes, she was dirty and covered in ticks and too shy to even come forward until she saw a treat. Of course I had to have her. I couldn't adopt her or even hold her until Wednesday because they have to give the owner three days to come forward and claim her - even though she had obviously never had an owner. Then she had to stay until Thursday to get spayed. I paid for extra testing and found out that she has brown tick fever. So we took a trip to my vet Friday and started meds for pretty much everything.
But she is a total sweetie. She wants to be near me at all time - and since she can't be groomed for two weeks post op, she let me spray her with detangler and comb her for an hour. She's so skinny, you can feel every bone in her body. But in a few months, she will look like a new pup.
I've read some good books lately, and some not so good books. I'm always torn on the not so good ones. I hate to insult anyone's work - because I sure don't have the patience to write a book, but at the same time, I want to be honest. How do other bloggers handle this?
In the midst of all this craziness, I've only added one book from NetGalley, but I did get the first box of books from Booksparks for the Fall University.
Here's my add for the week.
The Survivor's Guide to Family Happiness by Maggie Dawson.....