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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Book 146 of 500!

This book was called The Sweet By and By; by Sara Evans with Rachel Hauck. I actually thought this book was going to be about Sara Evans life, but it turned out it was just a normal book. So at first I was disappointed, but then I couldn’t put it down. It was such a good book, I loved it and definitely recommend it!

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Book 145 of 500!

This book was called The Groovy Chicks Road Trip to Peace by Dena Dyer & Laurie Barber Copeland. I wasn’t really sure what this would be about. It was actually a Christian book but these 2 author’s used stories from different people all over the world, so each chapter was only like 1 to 3 pages long. They were all very good, and most of them were super funny!! A great read!

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Book 144 of 500!

This book was called Who Was Anne Frank? by Ann Abramson. It was a very short book, probably written for kids, but it was still interesting. I just love reading about Anne Frank!

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Book 143 of 500!

My dad surprised me with another Holocaust book!! It’s called The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the impossible became possible on Schindler’s  List. A memoir by Leon Leyson with Marilyn J. Harran & Elisabeth B. Leyson. This book was actually about a boy who survived the Holocaust because he was actually on Schindler’s List!!! I’ve seen the movie and it always fascinated me, I’ve never actually read a book about someone who was on the infamous list!!! It was such an interesting book!!! He still had to go through horrors, and he still lost a ton of people in his family but thanks to a Nazi German Schindler, him, his parents and some of his siblings actually survived! It gives you hope, because it does show that there are some decent people in this world, at least back then, I hope there still are now-a-days…..

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Book 142 of 500!

This book was I Am A Star Child of the Holocaust by Inge Auerbacher. I love Holocaust books especially ones about children, even better if they survived as Inge did! I just can’t believe the horrors these people and children had to go through, but somehow made it out and were still able to live an almost normal life. I think people have changed I’m not sure people would be able to live through this type of horror and make it out on the other side. I’m not really sure I would be able to……

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Book 141 of 500!

I read the Bristol Palin book so I had to read her mom’s book as well! It was called Trailblazer An Intimate Biography of Sarah Palin by Lorenzo Benet. It was such an interesting book, definitely didn’t know a lot of this!! I really enjoyed learning about Sarah Palin! Most people wouldn’t agree with me, but I would have loved her to have been Vice President, and I”m still all for her as being our first female President!!! Maybe some day!

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Book 140 of 500!

Book 140 is The Illinois Road Guide to Haunted Locations. I had gotten it because my dad and I saw the authors speak at the Bensenville Library. The authors are Chad Lewis and Terry Fisk. It was definitely an interesting book, but this stuff freaks me out so I highly doubt I will be visiting any of these locations anytime soon!!! LOL

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Book 139 of 500!!

This book was Return to Earth by Vincent Tipre! It’s the sequel to the other Mars book I read! I loved this one too, read it so fast! However, I felt like the end left so many questions up in the air!? I couldn’t believe it because everywhere I read online said this was the final book in the series. So I found the author’s facebook page and wrote him, and was so surprised when he actually wrote me back! (He is from Chicago!) Turns out there is a 3rd book in the works, it’s just taking him longer to write because he had a new baby!!! I”m just so excited! I love this series, I”m so glad I stumbled upon it!

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