I thought I had a blog tour on these two wonderful books but I never received the assets folder, so I guess not. But anyway, let the summer reading begin!
Pug Actually by: Matt Dunn
As someone who grew up watching Disney’s 101 Dalmatians this book is right up my alley. The premise of this book fits right in line with my favorite spotted movie. The dog sets out to find love for his owner. It was a nice change of pace to have a book written from the dog’s perspective. Doug, the dog, is quite entertaining on his quest to find his owner, Julie, love. Pug Actually is a fun change of pace read perfect for the dog days of summer.
Author: Matt Dunn
Publication Date: June 29, 2021
Publisher: MIRA Books
Matt Dunn’s romantic comedy novels include The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook (shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance), A Day at the Office (an Amazon #1 bestseller across several categories), Thirteen Dates (shortlisted for the Romantic Comedy of the Year Award), and Kindle #1 Bestseller At The Wedding. He’s also written about life and love for The Times, Guardian, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Company, Elle, and The Sun.
Doug’s human, Julie, has been adrift since she lost her mom (which is strange, because she’s usually pretty good with directions). Doug just wants Julie to be happy, and he doesn’t think she’s going to get there while she’s seeing her married boss, Luke. What’s worse, she’s saying if things don’t work out with Luke, she might end up like her lonely cat-lady neighbor. Horrified by the prospect of a sad Julie and untrustworthy feline companion, Doug decides it’s time for an intervention.
Despite his short legs and some communication roadblocks, Doug sets out on a quirky, sweet, and hilarious mission to find his rescuer the love she deserves. Though he doesn’t totally understand the strangeness of human relationships, he knows he can’t give up on Julie – after all, being a rescue dog works both ways…
It’s Official: We Have Created A Disney Monster
I love my kiddos with all my heart and I have loved making Disney Memories with them. I never dreamt when I told the youngest we couldn’t go to Disney until “No Dippers at Disney” (she was fighting potty training bad and kept asking to go to Disney) what we were about to create. She is the one that asks all the time when are we going back. And talks about what rides she will and will not ride next time. We have one of the blankets from Disney that has park icons on it, one day she put it over our heads and said “it’s like Disney World at night”. She will randomly show up at dinner with her Minnie ear headband on, I think we have created a Disney Monster.
Back In Business
Last week I got a new phone and I feel like I am back in business now. My old phone was giving me so many problems I couldn’t have the app downloaded to post and I couldn’t have pictures to upload. But I am locked and loaded now so to speak.
Last week I took my first step toward sailing with Mickey again. I got my first round of the COVID Vaccine. Castaway Cay I miss you and I hope to be back as soon as I can.
Missing Holiday Tradition During to COVID
This weekend would probably have been the weekend we were on our now annual Disney Christmas Cruise (until COVID and 2020 of course). Which means today would have been our Castaway Cay Day. I am actually missing cruising more than I thought I would. I can’t wait to set sail again once all this is over. I never dreamed I would be a person to love the open sea but on a Disney Cruise I do. I love falling asleep with the waves hitting the side of the ship. And to top it off Castaway Cay is amazing. Hopefully next year I can sail again with Mickey, Santa, and all their friends.
Yet Another Loss for the Grand Ole Opry
The Grand Ole Opry lost another great yesterday, Charley Pride. Rest In Peace Charley.
Christmas Movies, Music, and Reads
We are roughly a month into the Christmas Movies so I thought I would share with you the ones I have liked so far.
🎄 Never Kiss A Man In A Christmas Sweater
🎄 Christmas With The Darlings
🎄 One Royal Holiday
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries:
🎄 The Christmas Doctor
🎄 Deliver by Christmas
🎄 The Christmas Ring
I am not completely sold on the Lifetime Movies but I did like The Yule Blog one.
On a side note: I love White Christmas but have not watched it yet this holiday season. But I have never seen Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life. Maybe 2020 will have to be the year. 😷
I am not a huge fan of Carrie Underwood’s but I have been listening to her new Christmas album some and I will admit she can belt out the hymns. On a side note nobody sings White Christmas like Bing Crosby. Guess you know my favorite Christmas song and album now.
⛄️ Current Car Read: Wrapped Up In Christmas Joy by: Janice Lynn
⛄️ Current Read: Temptation at Christmas by: Maureen Child
⛄️ On Deck Read: Christmas on Peach Tree Lane by: Jules Bennett
⛄️ Already Read: The Long-Awaited Christmas Wish by: Melissa Senate and Their Christmas Baby Contract by: Shannon Stacey
Congratulations Chase Elliott
Congrats to 2020 NASCAR Champion Chase Elliott.
The Friendship List by Susan Mallory
While I am not completely done reading this book yet. It has been a great summertime read. I’ve enjoyed the characters and their friendship, and the adventure of this book. I’m really looking forward to see how it finally ends.