The Sunshine Blogger Awards Challenge!

Hello everybody! Today I was nominated by @oliviablackbourn to do to the Sunshine Blogger Awards Challenge.

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The Rules:

–  Thank the person/people who nominated you.

–  Answer the eleven questions from your nominator(s).

–  Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.

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Thank you to @oliviablackbourn who gave me these eleven questions:

1) Favourite book? That’s a super tough question for a avid reader like me. I really do like Paper Towns though.

2) Best sandwich filling? PB & J

3) Do you have a coping mechanism for stressful situations? I just do deep breaths. Reading also helps me when I’m stressed out.

4) Favourite fast food restaurant? KFC is at the top of my list.

5) What is your favourite past time? Reading of course!

6) If you could breed any two animals together, what would they be? A panda and koala cause they’re so darn adorable!

7) What is your favourite thing to eat for breakfast? Chocolate chip pancakes. Made by my mom.

8) What is the weather like where you are at the moment? Fairly warm and sunny.

9) What is the last thing you ate? Two Marionberry Donuts.

10) Favourite color? Purple and Blue are tied

11) Do you have any pets? If so, what are they? I have two tabby cats that are sisters.

I nominate:

@JustmeV http://outsidehook.wordpress.com/

@SusanReed http://focalbreeze.wordpress.com/

@TheHungryMonster http://hungrymonsterreview.wordpress.com/

@dailywriter http://microsoftdotcom2.wordpress.com/

@MyTinyObsessions http://tinyobsessions.wordpress.com/

@Margret http://writingandreadingashobbies.wordpress.com/

@takingthemaskoff http://takingthemaskoff.wordpress.com/

@ljonesedition http://ljonesedition.wordpress.com/

@AnnaGrazy http://thegreatgrazby.wordpress.com/

@afternoonofsundries http://afternoonofsundries.wordpress.com/

@Devon http://writingdevon.wordpress.com/

Here are my eleven questions for those nominated:

  1. How long have you been blogging?

2. What is your favorite food?

3. What time zone do you live in?

4. Where have you gone on vacation this summer?

5. Who is your favorite actor/actress?

6. What is one year in your life that was/is really important to you?

7. Do you have a set blogging schedule or do you just post when an idea comes to you?

8. What’s your biggest fear?

9. What is your favorite book genre?

10. What is one thing you can’t leave the house without?

11. What is your biggest pet peeve?

Don’t forget to nominate eleven bloggers to do this Challenge!

Thanks for reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #3

Today is the finial day of my second go at the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. If you didn’t see my first one, check out the links below:

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #3

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The Rules:

  1. Thank who nominated you.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote per day)

3. Nominate 3 different bloggers every day to do the challenge.

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Thank you once again to @MyTinyObsessions for nominating me once again to do this challenge!

Today’s quote is from a not so new book called The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

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Pinterest.com

Last school year my teacher had my class read The Outsiders. Before we started, we did a quote activity using actual quotes from different characters in the book. I saw names like “Pony Boy” and “Soda Pop” and wondered what the heck my teacher was going to make us read. One thing’s for sure: The Outsiders was an amazing book but the movie was not very good. If you haven’t read The Outsiders yet I seriously recommend you do! It opened my eyes to how different groups of people can really be discriminated against. To me this quote means: I know what I believe but I’m not at the point to show it.

I nominate:

All of you that are reading this! Its an amazing challenge. It’s your choice whether you choose to accept it.

That’s it! The 3 Days 3 Quote Challenge is over. I currently don’t have anymore nominations but you might see more tags and challenges in the future so stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!’

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #2

Hi everybody! Today is Day #2 of the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. I have done this once before. If you want to check them out, click one of the links below:

3 Days 3 Quotes-Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes- Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes- Day #3

The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day) 

3. Nominate 3 different bloggers every day.

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Thank you @MyTinyObsessions for nominating me to do this fun challenge!

Today my quote is from a well known book by John Green called The Fault in Our Stars.

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Source: rebloggy.com

This is a pretty powerful quote said by one of the main characters Augustus Waters. If you haven’t read The Fault in Our Stars yet then I definitely think you should! It is a romance genred story and has some tear jerker moments. If you’re an emotional person, you might want to get tissues nearby at all times. To me, this quote means that you look the problem in the eye but you don’t let it damage you. Like Gus says: It’s a metaphor.

Since I totally forgot to nominate 3 bloggers yesterday to do the challenge, I will make it up by nominating 6 today 😀

I nominate:

@gradypbrown

@digga3k

@AtimMercy

@#forevershannon

@theshadowfictiontrials

@Devon

Let them know they were nominated for this challenge. As always, you can take it or leave it.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the final day of 3 Days 3 Quotes.

Let me know what you thought of The Fault in Our Stars movie and/or book.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #1

Hello everyone! I’m back with my second go at 3 Days 3 Quotes. If you didn’t see my other go here are the links:

3 Days 3 Quotes Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes Day #3

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The Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day)

3. Nominate 3 different bloggers each day.

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Thank you @MyTinyObsessions for once again nominating me to do this amazing challenge!

I am going to start this out with a quote from the book I am reading right now called Walk Two Moons by Sharon Chreech.

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Source: Pinterest.com

This quote is pretty much the motto of the Newberry Award winning book. I’m going to review the book soon so I won’t give too much away. Basically the main character is named Sal or Salamanca Tree Hiddle. She switches back and forth between being on a road trip from Ohio to Idaho and being in the story she is telling that involves her friend Phobe, her father, and many other characters. It is an amazing book that I absolutely recommend to anyone who loves adventure books.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for Day #2!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

102 likes!

Thank you guys so much! Random Reads has reached 102 likes! Without all my viewers and followers, I wouldn’t be where I am today!

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Thank you so much, I will be forever grateful! Stay tuned for more blog up

~Makayla the Bookworm  😀

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s

Today is a day that I personally look forward to every week. Today is What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. If you are new to this, you can take a look at the about page for this weekly event: https://readersandmore.wordpress.com/what-im-reading-wednesdays/

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The first book is called Zero Tolerance by Claudia Mills.

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7th grader Sierra Shepard is a perfect honor student. Until she accidentally brings her mother’s lunch to school. Not so bad in regular circumstances but her mom’s lunch contains a knife to cut her Apple with. Sierra turns the knife into the lunch lady. Instead of acting normal about it, the lunch lady sends her to the office. Her beloved principal places her in in-school detention and sets a hearing for her expulsion. He cites the school’s zero tolerance rule, no drugs, no weapons, no exception. Even for the smallest misunderstanding. Sierra ends up with the so called troublemakers, including her classmate Luke. She discovers that their stories are more complicated then she thought. Suddenly none of the lines between wrong and right seem as clear to her as they once were.

Book rating: 5 stars *****

Recommended age range: 8-12 and/or Grades 3-7

Author: Claudia Mills 

Fun facts:

1.Claudia Mills is 60 years old and lives in New York City.

2. When she was 6 years old, her mother gave her a notebook in which she wrote poetry in. That was the beginning of being a writer.

3. Besides being a writer, she is a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado and is the mother of two boys.

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The second book which I am truthfully still reading is called Vet Volunteers Trickster by Laurie Halse Anderson. I did a previous review on the very first book in the series and this is the 3rd book of a so far 15-16 book series.

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This book is told from the point of a boy named David Hutchinson. He is a funny goofy guy who has a rather bad habit of taking a short cut when doing chores. He volunteers at the veterinarian office across the street from him that is run by Dr. Mackenzie who goes by Dr. Mac. David isn’t the only volunteer. Maggie Dr. Mac’s granddaughter, Zoe the posh cousin who is staying with the Mackenzies for a while, Briana, and Sunita. When Dr. Mac has the volunteers go help out at a horse stable run by Mr. Quinn, David is determined to bond with a injured horse named Trickster. Trickster is a high spirited chestnut gelding that is healing from a accident that happened when he was in a horse trailer. David hopes to one day ride him. But his reputation of making mistakes and cutting corners gets in the way of his dream. Things go from bad to worse when a mysterious illness sweeps through the stables.

Book rating: 4.5 stars **** 1/2*

Recommended Age Range: Ages 8 and up.

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson 

Fun Facts:

  1. Laurie Halse currently lives in Mexico, New York (Not sure if it exists)
  2. She was born Laurie Beth Halse
  3. When she moved out at only 16, she went to live on a pig farm in Denmark.

Sources for fun facts and pictures:

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Google.com

claudiamillsauthor.com

scholastic.com

madwomenintheforest.com

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Thanks for reading and let me know what you thought of this weeks What I’m Reading Wednesday’s.

Stay tuned for more amazing content!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

Hi everyone! It’s time for another book review! I finished this book a couple days ago but I realized I didn’t review it.

This is a Historic Fiction book that is set in 1969. Sisters Delphine, Vonetta and Farm are going to Alabama to visit Big Ma and her 82 year old mother Ma Charles. Across the field, through the pines, and over the creek is where Ma Charles’s half sister Mrs. Trotter lives. The two half sisters haven’t spoken in years and are determined to hold on to their version of the truth. Overly Dramatic Vonetta serves as their messenger as they trade back and forth their versions of what really happened throughout their lives. Delphine struggles to try to bring the siblings back together. In the middle of it all, Delphine and her sisters learn about family history that happened long ago and brought a hurt that possibly couldn’t be fixed. When tragedy comes to the Alabama farm, Delphine discovers that the bonds of family run deeper than she thought possible. This is a companion to One Crazy Summer  and P.S. Be Eleven.

Book: Gone Crazy in Alabama

Author: Rita Williams-Garcia

Recommended age range: 8-12

I’m a bit older then twelve so I think pretty much anyone could read it if they’re 8+

My rating: 5 stars!

Do I recommend it? Yes! It’s a great book for anyone who loves historic fiction, adventure, and family type books. It is considered a children’s book so it doesn’t contain any language.

Let me know if you want to or did read this book!

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s will still happen tomorrow!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more book reviews in the future!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Creative Challenges #3: Coffee

It’s time for another Creative Challenges! Here’s the ping back to the original page with the prompt: http://www.cynthiadawn.net/creative-challenges-coffee/#comment-72

Cynthia Dawn is an amazing person who sends out 2 creative challenges a week. Creative Challenges are prompts that are very different and unpredictable each time. You use the prompt in anyway you choose and write it using a personal experience or like I always do, a fictional character.

Prompt: Write a scene with a crisis involving coffee.

My story:

     Savanna Willis was on her way to her doom. The place that people who were bad had nightmares about. A place that sent shivers up your spine and sweat dripping down your forehead. Most people would laugh when they realize how much she had been exaggerating. Their laughter was cut off like a orange being cut with a knife when they heard who she was going to see. Savanna felt as if she may just keep traveling and traveling for endless hours. Until the car stopped  in front of the mansion of a mastermind. A man who was six feet 7 inches tall, who only went in public dressed in head to toe black, and had servants do everything from bathing him to cooking his every meal. Or in Savanna’s case, she was going to be packaging coffee for hours on end. Packaging coffee for a man who is known as “The Joker.” You may think that I’m pulling your leg, but Savanna, in just a few minutes was going to meet the foolish villain in flesh and blood.  

    Savanna took a long deep breath and let it out with a woosh as the car door opened. The house seemed to have a strange glow to it and dark clouds loomed over the roof. Beyond the house was sunny and beautiful blue skies. Only gloom existed here. Just like in horror movies. Savanna was escorted to the door and ordered to ring the door bell. “DING DONG DING!!!!” sang the doorbell almost breaking Savanna’s ear drums. “Creakkkk!” The door slowly opened and a small man stood before her. 

“Come with meh mah dear!” The man commanded in his thick accent. Savanna could feel her arm hair stand on end as she was lead down 5 flights of stairs. The lights flickered above the stairs. “Creakkkk!” went yet another door. They needed to oil these doors! The room before her was dimly lit and was filled with rows of tables and you guessed it, coffee beans. Savanna was lead once again by the small man who said she was to call him Bean. A door sat in the corner of the room. It was painted a goolish black and had real spikes sticking out from the other side. One wrong move and you could  end up with those spikes coming out of you. “Creeeeak!” These doors were really getting to Savanna but she sighed and followed bean into a small room that contained a desk, chair, and about a million filing cabinets.

“Hello my pretty!” A voice boomed from the corner of the room making Savanna jump out of her skin.

” You must be the little girl who I enlisted to package my wonderful coffee called Joker’s Jungle Pain!” Savanna gulped and gave a small nod.

You can get to work little girl.”

“The name’s Savanna…”

“Ah yes, Savanna! Like I said you can get to work right away!” His voice echoed throughout the small room. How was that possible? Nobody would ever know.

“Bean can show you what to do but I can assure you, it should be fairly straight forward.” He gave his signature laugh. Savanna slowly followed Bean out of the room and into the huge room. Bean explained everything that was to be done. As soon as he could tell that Savanna understood everything that was to be done, he rushed off with his shirt tails flying. Hours past and sweat poured down Savanna’s head like an endless river. Suddenly the lights flickered as soon as Savanna started to pack the bags full of coffee beans. She turned on the conveyer belt and the lights when out. “Oh no! I can’t make sure the coffee beans go in the correct direction!” was all that Savanna could think. *Bang, Sssssss* The sound of hundreds of coffee beans falling all over the floor filed the room. Of course the lights came back on and mountains of coffee beans coated the floor.

“SAVANNA!” The Jokers voice echoed throughout the large mansion. What a coffee disaster this turned out to be.

Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more creative challenges straight from my inbox to your Reader!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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Source: thesilverink.com

3 Days 3 Quotes: The Final Day (Day 3)

Hi everyone! Today is the third and final day of the 3 days 3 Quotes Challenge. I’m finishing this Challange off with a Hunger Games quote.

The Rules

1. Thank the person that nominated you

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 Quote per day)

3. Nominate 3 different bloggers everyday.

Once again, thank you so much @MyTinyObsessions for giving me the opportunity to participate in such an amazing challenge.

Todays quote:

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Source: buzzquotes.com

This quote is from Mockingjay the final book of the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. It is said by Finnick Odair. Finnick Odair is a District 4 victor and a mentor. He was 24-25 in this book and was played by Sam Claflin in the film. If you haven’t read the Hunger Games series I strongly recommend it. The books can get pretty violent, intense and also have lots of suspense. This quote means in my opinion  that once you fall apart, it can take ten times as much courage and energy to bounce back.

Today I nominate:

@dailywriter

@WillowGlass

@dray0308

Let these wonderful people know they won. As always they can take it or leave it!

Thanks for reading and let me know if there is any other tags or challenges you would like to see me do.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Tags and Challenges

Hi guys!

I’m actually looking for some help from you guys! I was wondering if you could comment below or contact me in some other way if there is any tags or challenges that you guys would like me to do. I really have enjoyed doing the tags and challenges that I have participated in so far and would love to do more!

Comment below any ideas:/suggestions you have for me!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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