The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: YA Fiction

I really enjoy the movie with Anne Hathaway. So I decided to give this a go. Mia Thermopolis is your average weird teen. She’s an akward nerd whose terrible at algebra, her mom is dating her algebra teacher and then she gets the shock of a life time: she is heir to the throne of Genovia. Making her a princess. Madness ensues as she starts getting princess lessons and gets a makeover. Life shouldn’t be this hard right? 



I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading the rest in the series. I did feel that I may have liked this better if I were younger. Still really enjoyable though. πŸ™‚

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Women and their Quilts

Women and their Quilts: A Washington Centennial Tribute by Nancyann Twelker 
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Non Fiction

This seems to be my year for Non Fiction. I like to quilt and found this at the library. 

Dating back to the early 1800s, this is a book that not only shows the beautiful quilts, but the women who made them and it’s generally a history book on Washington quilting. I found it very interesting and I enjoyed looking at the quilts. All of which are hand pieced and hand quilted. The detail that went into these is incredible and the different types of fabric available at the time they were sewn. It also described different techniques and the immense amount of work they put into their quilts. 

I took a couple pics of my favorites. πŸ™‚

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Jingo

Jingo by Terry Pratchett 
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Scifi/Fantasy, Series: Discworld

One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual.

I’m on a mission to finish the books I started with. I figure I’ll finish Discworld sometime during my life time. 

This is the 4th ‘Watch‘ subseries book. It follows after Commander Vimes and Carrot and Co. as they head overseas to overthrow a plot of sorts and save the world. Ventinari was as brilliant as ever. ❀ 

I really do like the series as a whole. And highly recommend it.

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Dark Matter

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Scifi/Fantasy

I can’t help thinking that we’re more than the sum total of our choices, that all the paths we might have taken factor somehow into the math of our identity.

I picked this one because it was highly recommended on some forums. 

Jason is your average male who thinks about lost chances. The what if, if you will, of our choices throughout our lifetime. He is faced with this when he is kidnapped and thrust into a parallel world where those “What Ifs” become a reality. 

I liked the science behind this book but didn’t really care for how it was written. It was a man’s book written by a man. (Sorry…it’s just how I interpreted it.) Plus, the ending was a bit much. I feel like the author gave up there and did the most random thing he could think of.

Overall a good read but wish I hadn’t of bought it.

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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery 
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Classic/YA Fiction

Dear old world…you are very lovely, and I’m glad to be alive in you.

I first met Anne Shirley when I was 12 years old. There was a program called accelerated reading and this book was worth the most points. Me, being an overacheiver, accepted the challenge.

I found myself in Anne. With her vivid imagination, bright red hair, and comapassion. I wanted to be Anne and she was one of my first heroines. 

I could go on all day about how Anne Shirley changed my life. ❀ This is one of those books that lasts a lifetime.

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Unf*ck Your HabitatΒ 

Unfuck Your Habitat by Rachel Hoffman
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Non Fiction 

Messiness is not a moral failing.

This book is a work of nonfiction and it’s not your typical self help orginization book. Filled with alot of F bombs, telling you to get off your ass and stop making excuses, this book walks you through the JUST DO of cleaning. While knowing you have a capital M type Mess and willing to work with you. 

I really enjoyed this book and it’s tips and tricks. It also has tips for if your dealing with depression or helping someone with a disability. I highly recommend it. 

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There’s also an app for that in the Google Play Store. 

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Felix the Railway CatΒ 

Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
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THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Non Fiction

What’s not to love about Felix? Beloved kitten turned working cat. She became viral after the picture of her wearing a high-vis vest was posted on her Facebook page. 

This book goes into the life and adventures of the queen of the rails, aka Felix. She was given to the Huddersfield station after a mutual agreement of staff decided they needed a ‘pest controller.’ And a morale boost as she weedled her way into the hearts of the staff and regular commuters. (Even the grumpier ones). Felix is a gorgeous cat whose floof knows no comparison. 

And she is quite the diva according to the staff. XD 

This book is a must read for cat lovers. Esp if you follow Felix on FB. Which if you dont, you should.

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