Unf*ck Your Habitat 

Unfuck Your Habitat by Rachel Hoffman
☆☆☆☆☆/5

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. 

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

Advertisements
Standard

Felix the Railway Cat 

Felix the Railway Cat by Kate Moore
☆☆☆☆☆/5

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.

Standard

Girl in Pieces 

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow 
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: YA Fiction

When I say sadness  what I really mean is: black hole inside of me filled with nails and rocks and broken glass and the words I don’t have anymore.'”

Trigger warning: Self Harm, Suicide, Drug usage



I picked this one off of a list. With Thirteen Reasons Why trending, I’m gonna say this was really worth the read and worth all the pain and sadness. It was tragic and sad but had a happy ending. 

Charlie starts off the book in a hospital, recovering from a recent suicide attempt. She has select mutism and is thouroughly broken apart. They release her early due to financial issues and she decides to go to Arizona with a friend who offered her a place to stay. (She was coming off homelessness). Upon arriving, she finds a job and at this job meets washed up Rockstar Riley. Then she makes some choices that go very downhill very fast. 

This book was definitely hard to read with my depression but I’m glad that I did. The author has personal experience with the issues talked about in the book and she provided a resource page for teens in need and suicide awareness. 

I highly recommend this book but I included a trigger warning for a reason.

Standard

Emma

Emma by Jane Austen
☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Classic/Fiction 

A mind lively and at ease, can do with seeing nothing, and can see nothing that does not answer.

I read this one because I came across a scholarship that basically posed a question in regards to Emma and how does it compare to today’s time. 

For an Austen book, I read this one fairly quick. Of the 3 I have managed to get through (incl: Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility), this one has to be my least favorite. (As I can’t remember anything from S&S). 

Emma Woodhouse is a privileged massive pain in the ass. She feels like she’s better than those around her and takes it upon herself to take another young woman under her wing and make her into something that fits societies standards. All the while looking down on those around her. Of course things fall apart and she finds herself more humbled by the end of the book. 

Mr. Knightly didn’t deserve her. 

If your an Austen fan, yay! I find her dry and almost unreadable. It gets me to sleep faster. But I do like the look into a different era of women.

Standard

On reading, life, etc…

So my blog turned a year old a few weeks ago. I got the email and kinda forgot about it. Ooops? And it’s crazy what a year can do to a person. 

I fell out of love, removed myself from a toxic situation that spanned 7 years. I moved in with friends so I could get back on my feet, which basically translates to not opening my mail, drinking too much, and letting all my debt go to collections. (This was not a fun time.)

And then I met the love of my life. Long term friends, we went on an akward date, realized we liked each other a whole lot and gave it a go. Turns out we are a perect match and head over heels for each other. He’s also the reason I’ve only finished 7 books so far this year and we’re coming up pretty quick on the month of April. XD Oooops. 

Along with car troubles, trying to get into school, moving at the end of April, and trying to figure out this adulting thing, things are pretty good at the moment. I still volunteer at my local library. My cats are healthy and happy. And I am content with life right now. I had to learn its okay to not be okay. And that’s okay. 

Happy reading, folks. I’m currently making my way through Emma by Jane Austen. 

Standard

Not So Much, Said the Cat 

Not So Much, Said the Cat by Micheal Swanwick 
☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: Scifi/Fantasy 

There is no such thing as time. There’s only the accumulation of consequences.

This was a compilation of short stories. Which I dislike because it’s hard for me to get into them since they are short and to the point. And don’t offer much in the way of development. I read a few which were okay but for the most part, skimmed through it. 

Also, there wasn’t any cats in this book.*disappointed*
If your a fan, then go for it. 

Standard

Holding Up the Universe

Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven 
☆☆☆☆/5

THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2017

Genre: YA Fiction 

 ‘You think no one understands and you’re alone, and that makes you angrier, and Why don’t they see it? Why doesn’t someone say ‘Hey. You seem burdened by the world. Let me take that burden for awhile so you don’t have to carry it around all the time.’ But it’s on you to speak up.’ 

I really really liked All the Bright Places. This one won’t break your heart like that one did. 

Libby Strout was dubbed ‘America’s Fattest Teen‘ after she was cut out of her house. Jack Misslini suffers from not being able to remember anyone’s faces. On the day they meet, Libby had decided to return to school and Jack decides to take a dare and attempt fat girl rodeo. Which resulted in him getting decked in the face. They end up in after school counseling together and form an odd friendship as the world burns down around them. 

I liked this book. Libby is a strong female lead who promotes body positivity. No matter what life throws at her, she gets back up. And she’s a dancer and dances like no one is watching. Jack struggles to connect throughout the book and it was nice to see him develop as a character get help. 
This was a brilliant book on bullying and body image and characters coming together. 

I recommend this book to people who like YA novels.

Standard