Book 178 of 500!

This book was Pride Over Pity by Kailyn Lowry. She is one of the Teen Mom’s from the show 16 & Pregnant and then Teen Mom 2. Darrell and I have been watching these shows since the beginning, and most of the girls wrote books, so I’m trying to read them all to really go further and see what their lives were like and are like! It was a good quick read!

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Book 177 of 500!

This was another book in the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore. This one was called The Legacy Chronicles: Chasing Ghosts. This story is just so good, it’s so hard always having to wait for the next book in the series! And then when I have it, I read it so fast when I just want it to last! I really can’t say it enough that everyone should read this entire series!

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Books 175 & 176 of 500!

Both of these books are short stories by Gwen Cooper. But about cats! They are titled: Fanny Trouble and Spray Anything! Honestly it’s been awhile since I read these, so I don’t quite remember the details, but I do remember they were funny! And they are true! And I love that I get another free cat story every month written by her about her cats thanks to my dad buying me a year subscription!!!!

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Books 173 and 174 of 500!

I’m putting these 2 books in the same post because they are both by Gwen Cooper. They are called Cat Carrier Tango and Them!! I love Gwen Cooper and her stories about her cats! Cat Carrier Tango was HILARIOUS! It was about trying to get 3 cats to the vet in NYC and all the mishaps! Them was about being overtaken in their apartment by moths!! Also very funny!!

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Book 172 of 500!

Fugitive Six: Lorien Legacies Reborn by Pittacus Lore. This is another book in the I Am Number Four series my dad and I read!! I can’t believe this series is still going on, but so glad that it is! It’s hard to believe that my mom introduced the 2 of us before she died, and we still get to read them! I can’t stress enough how great this book series is!!

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Book 171 of 500!

This book was I Am, I Am, I Am: 17 Brushes With Death by Maggie O’Farrell. I don’t know where I got this book or why, but it was VERY interesting! This person Maggie, has actually had 17 brushes with death in her lifetime!! Some of them were and could have been VERY severe too! It’s really hard to believe all these things happened to her and yet she is still alive and well!!

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Book 170 of 500!

This book was Bulletproof by Maci Bookout. Maci was one of the original OG girls from the MTV series Teen Mom, which stemmed from the show 16 and Pregnant. Believe it or not, Darrell actually has watched this show with me from day one!! I’ve always wanted to read all of the girls books and finally got this one. Definitely a quick and interesting read for me!

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Book 169 of 500!

This book was The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister, by herself. I read through this book very quickly. If you know my interest in the Holocaust then you know that all of these types of books definitely interest me. But I love the ones by the actual survivors so that we can really try to feel and understand what they all went through. I highly recommend this book!

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Books 159 through 168

I’m putting 10 books in this post because they are from the I Survived series. They are:

  1. Sinking of the Titanic
  2. Shark Attacks of 1916
  3. Hurricane Katrina
  4. Bombing of Pearl Harbor
  5. San Francisco Earthquake
  6. Attacks of September 11, 2001
  7. Battle of Gettysburg
  8. Japanese Tsunami
  9. Nazi Invasion
  10. Destruction of Pompeii

These books were awesome, even though technically they were written for teens! Obviously I real through them VERY quickly, but these are my favorite types of books!! I was very sad when I finished all 10 however I  just found out that there were actually 18 books but my set only came with 10! So I’m glad there are 8 more I can read, but bummed that my set didn’t include them all, guess I need to go find the rest of them now!!

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Books 156, 157 & 158 of 500!

These 3 books are all by Gwen Cooper. I Choo Choo Choose You, The Picasso of Pee and Stop Trying To Make Fetch Happen. They are all short stories all about her cats she has had in her life and the ones she still currently has. They are all well written, fast reads, but very entertaining! They are sweet and funny!! It’s a year long series my dad purchased for me for Mother’s Day. I get 1 every month! These were the first 3! I’m so excited to see what the rest of the year/subscription brings!!!

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Book 153 of 500!

This book was Love Saves the Day by Gwen Cooper. She is the author of the Homer book, about a cute little blind black kitty! It’s one of my favorite books and she is a great author! Homer was a real kitty, he passed away, I never met him but was so sad when he did. This book isn’t real, but it is about a kitty and her human family. It was such a great book!! I definitely recommend it!!

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Books 154 & 155 of 500!

Another 2 books in my dad’s and my favorite series. The Legacy Chronicles: Into The Fire AND The Legacy Chronicles: Up In Smoke BOTH by Pittacus Lore. I wonder how long this series will be?! I don’t want it to end, but I am curious how it will some day. I just wish the books came out faster because I forget what happens in between!!!

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Books 149, 150, 151 and 152 of 500!!

These 4 books are all one series once again, so I’m going to lump them all into one post! The books are called: Book 149 Go, Girl, Go – Book 150 Fight, Bulldogs, Fight! – Book 151 Ready, Shoot, Score! – Book 152 We’ve Got Spirit! All of the books are by Jeanne Betancourt. One thing I liked about these books were they were all put together in 1 physical book! So that was nice! All of these books were about girls trying out for a junior high cheerleading squad, some of them making it, and some not. Then trying to navigate thru JH, cheerleading, trying to keep your friends who didn’t make the squad, going to nationals etc. I thought it was a very good book series, and definitely a very quick read for me on all 4 of the books. Even though I never was a cheerleader, nor never wanted to be one, because I played sports, I enjoy reading things about this and also watching movies about cheerleaders as well.

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Books 147 & 148 of 500!

These are from the same series so I’m putting them in 1 post. They are called Generation One (Lorien Legacies Reborn) & The Legacy Chronicles: Out of the Ashes both by Pittacus Lore. These books are somewhat of a continuation from the I Am Number Four series my dad and I both read. This is now after the big war and has pretty much all new characters. Although some of the same ones do pop up here and there, although they definitely follow certain old characters more than others. My dad isn’t really sure he likes these ones as much as the other ones, but I’m excited to see where the story continues and see who all they bring back in future books!!

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Day 29 – Maggie Moo’s

So yesterday I woke up at 3am, and just felt completely sick, and it’s been coming and going ever since. I still took a really nice long walk around Bensenville, played w/ my 3 kitties there & took a nice long hot bath as well! Then I came home and just relaxed! After work my friend Anjeanette came over and we went to Maggie Moo’s in Naperville. It used to be a Coldstone! The ice cream was very good, the cone was nasty, and it was expensive, but I’d still go back! I want to try their ice cream cupcakes someday!

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