Sunday Lineup (03.07.2021)

Good evening!

I know I almost always start off my Sunday posts with this but…. sadly another weekend is over. I’ll be going to sleep right after I post this so I’ll make it short. I narrowly avoided a hangover and want to make sure I’m bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning since apparently our interim-manager has an opinion on our moods now also…… jk jk. Not really though. This past week has really shaken up my life. I have no idea what I am going to do moving forward. I won’t go into a lot of detail but I really have no idea. Even the idea of going back to Germany isn’t completely off the table tbh… But I digress. You are here for books so books I will give you!


The Well of Ascension // by Brandon Sanderson


Vin, the street urchin who has grown into the most powerful Mistborn in the land, and Elend Venture, the idealistic young nobleman who loves her, must build a healthy new society in the ashes of an empire. Three separate armies attack. As the siege tightens, an ancient legend seems to offer a glimmer of hope. But even if it really exists, no one knows where to find the Well of Ascension or what manner of power it bestows.

Why did I choose this:

It is the next book in our Cosmere Conquest read-along!

Current Thoughts:

It is great! I wish I would’ve had more time to read this week and finished it!

IncrediBull Stella // by Marika Meeks and Elizabeth Meeks


Marika Meeks fell in love with Stella the moment she saw her. The adorable pit bull puppy had been abandoned in a cold field in winter–but her warm, friendly eyes and boundless affection could melt anyone’s heart. Even so, Marika wasn’t sure she was ready to adopt a dog. As a busy entrepreneur, wife, and mother of two daughters, Marika’s life was crazy already. She was recovering from Stage 3 breast cancer, and her family was still reeling from her brush with mortality. But Marika couldn’t deny the way Stella made her feel–the pure joy of this sweet-natured dog’s unconditional love–and she knew in her heart what her family needed . . .

In a leap of faith, the Meekses welcomed Stella into their home, and thanks to this incredible dog, the daily pressures of work, stress, and Marika’s health problems seemed to slip away. As Marika’s cancer receded and her family found renewed vitality, she began sharing Stella’s story with the world. Now an international social media star, Stella helps Marika to spread their heartfelt message of advocating for pit bull breed awareness, explaining the benefits of pet ownership, and supporting shelters and other organizations that save animals’ lives.

If you’ve ever experienced the joy that only an animal can bring–or felt the healing power of a pet’s unconditional love–you’re going to adore Incredibull Stella.

Why did I choose this:

Kensington sent me four dog books to feature on my blog and this is one of them. We work with rescue animals so of course I was thrilled to receive these. Thank you!!

Current Thoughts:

I am not very far into it yet but it’s interesting so far. It probably wasn’t the best idea to start this during a super emotional week. Silly me thought that this would be a heart-warming, adorable story – and that’s probably going to happen later on – but it starts right out talking about abused dogs and battling cancer. So here I was sitting an hour before work just bawling my eyes out… I am going to finish WoA in a few days and then Stella will receive all of my attention!


Why We Can’t Sleep // by Ada Calhoun


It’s very interesting but I did not get to spend a lot of time with this book this week!

Living with Mochi // by Gemma Gene


I mean, look at it: It’s adorable!


All Things Bright and Beautiful // by James Herriot // narrated by Nicholas Ralph


Still adorable as ever. I was going to start another audiobook Monday, Malice by John Gwynne, but decided to stick with this one for now because I didn’t want to have to learn a bunch of fantasy names while reading a Mistborn book at the same time. One at a time right now!

My little crinkletail got adopted!

Groot, or Teeny or Crinkletail, was adopted this weekend. It was incredibly hard for me to give this one up. I love her so much despite the many frustrating times we had together. She was very scared at the adoption event and actually let me hold her for about 20 minutes, which is way more than she usually tolerates. She even purred and made biscuits. I hope she will be happy in her new home because I am really going to miss her attitude.

I love you all. Thank you to all the readers and reviewers that are always so supportive of me. I know I can be emotional and go on rants sometimes. I know I haven’t posted as much content as I used to. But I see you. I see what you do. And I see what you do for me when I do post my frustrations. And I appreciate it all. I even got to name a phoenix this week, which was oddly flattering and really brought a smile to my face. ❤

Enjoy your books this week, everyone!

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