Book 283 of 500!

This book was called The War Orphan by Anna Stuart! It was another Holocaust book but it was a little bit different. Yes the characters were in Auschwitz, but it was more about what happened after they were liberated when a mother and daughter were separated, and the daughter had to try to move on, while the mother was doing everything in her power to find and be reunited with her daughter. I don’t want to say what happened, but it was a very moving book, and an amazing look at what Jews went through even after the war was over. In a way for them it wasn’t over, even though all other people got to just go back to their lives, almost like nothing had even been happening!

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Book 282 of 500!

It took me quite a while to read this next book, but because it wasn’t good but because it was super long and also I just haven’t had the time to read like I sometimes do! But I loved this book because it was another Elvis book! It’s called Elvis and the Memphis Mafia by Alanna Nash! These were the guys who were closest to Elvis and therefore knew so much about him!!! It was so interesting, and I just love learning new things about Elvis that I didn’t know. I think I know everything and then I find there are still so many things to learn!

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Book 281 of 500!

Kathryn is reading this book in her 3rd grade class, so I decided to get a copy and also read it! Obviously, it was a super fast read for me, but it was still good! It’s called The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill. It’s about a 1 room schoolhouse in Alaska and they get teachers from the states but because the environment is so hard, teachers don’t last more than 1 year if that much, until Miss Agnes! They are reading this book because we just went and saw a 1 room schoolhouse during their field trip to Naper Settlement!

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Book 280 of 500!

My dad read this book and told me that I should read it also. It was called The Spare by Prince Harry! I know my mom would have loved this book as she loved Princess Diana and everything to do with the Royal Family. I was a little surprise my dad was interested in it. But this book was AMAZING!!! It was so interesting and exciting to get to read all the littler tidbits and secrets of the Royal Family! It was also pretty sad how things are, and definitely makes me glad I never actually married Prince William, even though that was definitely a dream of mine as a little girl! I definitely recommend this book!

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Book 279 of 500!

This book was called Elvis: The Biography by Jerry Hopkins and it was a real book and it had 412 pages! I did not think I would be able to read this whole book, but I did! I love Elvis so much that it was no problem reading this! This book was literally his whole entire life! I definitely learned some new things I didn’t know! This just helped fuel my obsession for Elvis even more!!!

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Book 278 of 500!

I found this book in my bedroom at Bensenville. I’m sure I read it years ago when I was younger, but decided to read it again! It’s called Sabrina, The Teenage Witch: Good Switch, Bad Switch by David Cody Weiss and Bobbi JG Weiss. This was one of my all time favorite TV shows back in the day!!!! I love Salem, the black cat!

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Book 277 of 500!!

This book was called Destined to Die Young by Sally A. Hoedel, it was of course, another book on Elvis Presley! It discussed in detail his health history and his families health history, to show that even without his drug addiction, he would still have died young, just as many of his family members, including his mom, did. Although he may have been here longer without the drugs and his rigorous performance schedule, but we can thank the fake Colonel Parker for taking away Elvis way too early, in my opinion!

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Book 276 of 500!

This book was called The Midwife of Auschwitz by Anna Stuart. This was so good as I know a LOT about Auschwitz but I did not know that thousands of babies were actually born in Birkenau! Unfortunately made were killed or didn’t make it, but some did! Very good book!

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Book 275 of 500!

This book was called A Little Thing Called Life on Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner & Songs Inbetween by Linda Thompson. I read this book mostly because I’m jealous of her love affair with Elvis, but also because I used to watch the Kardashians and The Hills so also new a lot about the Jenner’s. Then was surprised to find out Linda had written many songs I’ve heard of as well as also other things I’ve heard of. I was pretty in awe of Linda’s life, having come form meager beginnings in Memphis. She also writes beautifully and I loved reading her stories about Elvis the most but also everything else about her life. I do wonder though what her life would have actually been like if Elvis had never wanted to date her, I feel like pretty much all of her opportunities came about because of Elvis. I wonder if she wonders the same?!

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Book 274 of 500!!

This was book 2 of another book a read. This one was called After Auschwitz: A Story of Heartbreak and Survival by the Stepsister of Anne Frank. It repeated some of the information in book 1, so made me and my dad think we had already read this book, but whereas the first book was more about before the war and during the Holocaust, this went further into detail before hand, and a lot more in depth after the war was over, and what happened to her after Auschwitz! It’s crazy to think that this girl ended up having Otto Frank as a step-dad.

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Book 273 of 500!

This was book 2 of Elvis Presley’s life called Careless Love: The Unmaking of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnaky. The 2nd part was as good as the first! I did not want it to end!! I loved reading about his entire life! Obviously it was sad, because I knew he would die. No matter how many times I read or see about his death, it makes me so sad every time, that no one close to him would help him get the help he needed to get better…..

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Book 272 of 500!!

This was probably my favorite book of all time now! Mainly because since this summer I have been completely head over heals obsessed with Elvis Presley!!!! This book was called Last Train To Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnaky. Normally I read books I love much faster than I read this book, but it took me a lot longer for a few reasons. 1 – I didn’t have as much time to read as I usually do 2- this book is way longer than most books I read 3 – and most importantly I just didn’t want this book to end!!!! The good thing I found out as I was reading this book is that it’s only part 1!!!!! So this was the story of Elvis from the time he was born until the time he went into the Army! Part 2 will be his time in the army until his untimely death in 1977. I can’t wait to read the rest, but I Know the 2nd book will be a much sadder read then the first part was.

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Book 271 of 500!

This book was called Hustle & Heart by Kailyn Lowry. This is the 2nd book of hers. Her first book was so much better and way more interesting, this one was super boring because it was more like a “self help” book, where she tries to dish out life lessons.

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Book 270 of 500!

This book was called Three Sisters by Heather Morris. About 3 sisters who were sent to Auschwitz during the Holocaust. It was so sad what they went through and what happened to their families, however, it also ended up happy and how they overcame everything to go on a live a beautiful life!

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Book 269 of 500!

This book was called Freedom: My Book of Firsts by Jaycee Dugard. I read her first book that talked all about her kidnapping and her life in captivity. This book was about her life after all of that, and what it was like to experience things she never got to, and that she thought she never would get to! Very uplifting book! Jaycee has such a positive attitude, and I’m happy for her! I know I wouldn’t have survived what she did, and if I did, I certainly wouldn’t be able to love life the way she does! Good for her!

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