Top Ten Tuesday’s: Read this if you like this…

Hey everyone! It’s my 100th post! This is pretty exciting for me because I can’t believe how far I’ve gone and my blog has gotten in just a few months. I’m so sorry that I didn’t do Creative Challenges yesterday. I just didn’t have too much time. A special shout out to my mom. It’s her birthday today! If you want to get more info about Top Ten Tuesday’s check out the link here.

Today’s prompt is: Ten Books to read if you like this Popular Author/Books.

Ten Books to Read if you like Historic Fiction:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

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The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osbourne.

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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

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The One Crazy Summer series by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

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Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. I

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The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan (?)

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Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett.

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

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I’m sorry for the poor quality and size of the photos. I didn’t realize how small they were until I started inserting them.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesday’s!

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~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

3 Days 3 Quotes (3) Day #3

Hi everyone! Today is the final day of the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. A special thanks to My Tiny Obsessions for nominating me unofficially for this amazing challenge. Go check out her blog! If you want to see my previous attempts at this challenge or the other days from this one, check out the link here.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their page.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day)
  3. Nominate other bloggers to participate.

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Sharon Chreech is one of my many favorite authors. To me, this quite means that you never know how important something is until it’s gone. People in this part of the work where I live take advantage of way too much. People in less fortunate areas don’t take anything for granted. Sharon Chreech has lots of amazing quotes but this one stood out the most to me.

I nominate:

onlytruemagic

Josbons

Jennypughuk

alreinhardt

And anyone else who wishes to participate!

That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

500 Likes!

This is a super quick post before I go tackle my homework (bleh). Today Random Reads reached 500 likes! I can’t believe how amazing my followers and viewers are. In just 53 days or so (I checked ;D) I was posting about reaching 102 likes. Thank you so much everyone! I can’t begin to explain how much your views, likes, and comments mean to me. I do not make money from this. Random Reads is for pure enjoyment. Without all of you, this blog wouldn’t be where it is today!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂 

3 Days 3 Quotes (3) Day #2

Hello everyone! Today is Day #2 of my third time doing 3 Days 3 Quotes. Below are a ton of links  of my past challenge attempts plus day #1 of this one. I was unofficially nominated by the wonderful My Tiny Obsessions. You should definitely check our her blog!

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #1    3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #2    3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #3    3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #3

3 Days 3 Quotes (3) Day #1

Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you and link their blog

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

Nominate other bloggers to do the challenge!

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This is an amazing quote from Suzanne Collins, the author of the Hunger Games series. This is such a powerful quote. Everyone has had that moment where they just want to freeze the moment. It could be when they met the love of their life. Their first kiss. Birth of child. Wedding. Whatever the moment is, everyone has had that feeling of wishing to freeze the moment and live it forever.

When did you have this feeling? Comment below!

I nominate:

Everyone!

This is an a fun challenge that is easy yet tough at the same time. As always, you can choose to participate or not.

Thanks for reading! I will try to get out Creative Challenges and Day #3 of this, but I have school and may have homework. I will try my best but may have to make exceptions.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge (3) Day #1

Hello everyone! It’s time for yet another 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenges! I absolutely love these so you will most likely see more of these. I was unofficially nominated by the wonderful My Tiny Obsessions. You should seriously check out her amazing blog 🙂

I have done this two other times. Below are the links if you want to check them out.

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #3

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #3

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RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their page.

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

3. Nominate other bloggers!

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Shel Silverstein is such an amazing writer! Even as a teenager, I still  love his poems. When I saw this quote, it reminded me of both books and life. When books end, I`m normally sad especially if it was a good book. When life ends people are sad and upset. That`s why we need a happy middle and a very happy start 🙂

I nominate:

Dimple Malhotra

Kendra

Man of many thoughts

filledwithpages

Paige @ Page by Paige

otoolebridget

And anyone who wishes to participate!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for Day #2!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

Hello everyone! It’s time for another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. This week’s books were recently finished no more than a week ago. If you’re unfamiliar with this weekly event, check out the link here.

The first book is called “Down the Mysterly River” by Bill Willingham.

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Summary:

Max “the Wolf” is a top-notch Boy Scout, an expert at orienteering, and a master at being prepared. It’s a little odd when he suddenly finds himself, with no memories of the recent or distant past and lost in unfamiliar woods. What’s even odder still, is that he meets a Badger named Banderbrock, a black bear named Walden, and McTavish the Monster (who might be a old barn cat.) All of them talk and are as clueless and confused as Max. Before long, Max and his newfound friends run into a group of hunters and their deadly hounds. Known as the Blue Cutters, these hunters are armed with powerful blue swords. They capture and alter the chosen victim to who they want to be. For a purpose that Max and his friends can’t figure out. Unless he can solve the mystery of the strange forested world he’s landed in, Max may find himself and his friends changed beyond recognizion.

Title: Down the Mysterly River.

Author: Bill Williingham

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Author Facts:

1. Bill was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

2. He first gained attention for his comic book series Elements (Quote Source).

3 In the early 2000’s he began writing for D.C. Comics.

My Rating: 11/10 or 6/5 stars.

Goodreads Rating: 3.7/5 stars

Amazon Rating:  4.3/5 stars

The second book is called Vet Volunteers New Beginnings by Laurie Halse Anderson. Since this is the 13th book in the series, I have decided a while ago that I won’t be doing author facts for Laurie. Instead I will do Hometown Facts.

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Summary:

Jules and Josh are twins who moved from Pittsburgh and what to join Dr. Mac’s Vet Volunteers. The trouble is, when they arrived at their new school, Jules got off on the wrong foot with Maggie, Dr. Mac’s granddaughter. Even worse? Jules adopts the Science class rabbit, but it’s chewing up everything in sight! Is there any chance for the twins to become Vet Volunteers?

Title: Vet Volunteers New Beginnings.

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson.

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Potsdam, New York Facts:

1. Potsdam, New York has one airport.

2. Potsdam has 3 colleges and universities.

3. It was established in 1806.

My Rating: 9.5/10 or 4.5/5 stars.

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5

Thanks for Reading and Stay tuned for next week’s What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Get In The Know: September 2015

It’s time for the monthly “Get in The Know” Newsletter for September 2015. This newsletter was created last month and is used to update and inform you guys (viewers and followers) on what’s going on and will be going on on my blog.

– Random Reads is now at 79 followers!

Thank you so much guys! I can’t believe how far this blog has gotten in such a short amount of time.

– This blog has been going for 4 months now (or 3 depending how you look at it.)

On June 23rd 2015, Random Reads (Originally Readersandmore) started. It was all inspired by Genie Wishes written by Elisabeth Daul. I highly recommend it!

– So far, Random Reads has gotten 170 views in this month alone.

Wow! 170 views is a lot for just this month!

-I recently posted my 90th post.

Time has really flown! It seems like just yesterday that I was posting my very first post. Now I am at 94 posts as of now.

– I have been participating in Writing 101 and Blogging 201.

These are both great courses hosted by WordPress or more specifically, Daily Post. I’m pretty behind on th tasks for both of these so you will be seeing more of these very soon. I encourage you to sign up for either Blogging 101, Blogging 201, or Writing 101. Blogging 101 and 201 can not be taken at the same time.

– So far this year, people from the United States alone have viewed this blog 420 times.

United States has the top views but people in everywhere from the U.S. to Australia and in between have been viewing my posts. It’s hard to believe that people from all over the world have been viewing and enjoying my content.

– New Schedule Update

My new school year schedule went effective August 31st. If you would like to see the full schedule, check out the link here. So far, the schedule has been fairly effective. I sometimes go outside the schedule lines, but otherwise all is well. Nothing can fix the fact that sometimes I have to post later at night or schedule a post for 8 AM. Life is busy.

– According to the Posts and Pages stats, you guys love Awards and Challenges.

I will be doing the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge for the 3rd time pretty soon. I also have an always growing list of other Tags, Challenges and Awards to get through. Stay tuned for those!

That’s about all! This month and the end of August has been pretty eventful and productive. Let me know in the comments what you think of the Monthly Newsletter and if I need to do anything to make it more interesting and fun. I’ll take any suggestions and ideas into consideration.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next month’s edition of “Get in The Know.”

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday’s: TBR Lists

Hello everyone! Once again, it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday’s. Top Ten Tuesday’s is run by a bunch of people at the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check out their blog if you love books! It’s a weekly event where the people at TBATB post a prompt for a list of at least Top Ten things. You can do less then ten or modify it for your needs or ideas. This week’s prompt I’m going to be modifying. This week’s prompt is Top Ten Books on your Fall TBR List. I don’t have season TBR Lists and can’t predict what books I can get through. Instead I will do an overall TBR List.

Top Ten Books on my TBR List:

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.

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Treasure Hunters: The Secrets of the Forbidden City by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.image

I Totally Funniest A Middle School Story by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein.

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Just My Rotten Luck by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts.

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Allegiant by Veronica Roth.

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Four by Veronica Roth.

Vet Volunteers #15 and #16 by Laurie Halse Anderson.

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Go Teen Writers by Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson.

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The Swift Boys and Me by Kody Keplinger.

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Rest of Survivors series that’s been published by Erin Hunter.

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Are any of these book on your TBR List? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

-Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Creative Challenges: At This Moment…

Hey everyone! Time for Creative Challenge #2! If you are unfamiliar with this twice weekly event then here’s the run down: Creative Challenges is a weekly event that happens every Tuesday and Friday. One of them is for everyone, and the other is for email subscribers only. The amazing Cynthia Dawn runs this event. She sends out these creative challenges by email or on her blog. She sends out a prompt and all you have to do is take the prompt and write a story either based off of a personal experience or as I do, with a fictional character.

Prompt #2: This moment something is going to happen. You’re waiting for it. What is it?

My Story:

Leo Wallis feels a laugh ripple through him. He’s sitting with his girlfriend Rylee. There both 22 and have so much in common. That must be why they’ve been dating for 2 years and spending time together even longer. That’s why he knows this is the moment. His heart skips a beat and he can feel his palms sweating. He’s so excited but nervous at the same time. “Will she say yes?” Is flying through his mind over and over again. Leo pauses and takes a moment to take in the scene. He doesn’t ever want to forget this moment. They’re at their favorite park. A baby is crying in the distance. A kid runs by laughing as his father chases him. A group of teenage girls sit and gossip at a group of tables across the path. So much is going on but for Leo, the world is frozen. It’s time. The whole world is waiting and he’s ready. He slowly pulls the ring box out of his pocket. Rylee looks his way and suddenly tears start to well up in his eyes. He can see him spending the rest of his life with her. He gets down on one knee and says “Rylee.. Will you Marry me?” Suddenly the world comes to a stop. The baby stops crying, the kid stops, the teenagers are smiling their way. Everything is perfect.

YES! YES!” Rylee screams with joy. Leo hugs her and hears applause erupt around them. Tears run down their cheeks. Leo will never forget this moment. Neither will Rylee Wallis.

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Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Writing 101 Day #5: Twitter Inspiration

Hello everyone! Today I will be doing Day 5 of Writing 101. If you are unfamiliar with this 4 week course, then I suggest that you check out the link here. I am currently trying to catch up on my Writing 101. These were sent out a while ago. Today’s objective is to take a Twitter quote post from the ones that have been provided and respond to it.

My chosen Twitter quote:

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My response: I 100% agree with this quote from Lev Grossman. I am still trying to get a novel started but can’t get enough motivation to start. Novelists have the hardest time with writing in my opinion. Not because they are terrible with it, but because they have to deal with, think about, and write it all the time. Writers have to put a lot more thought into what they are writing and/or typing then others. There obviously is some exceptions to this opinion but for the most part it’s true! Every good novelist struggles with writing and then succeeds. Nobody is perfect at first. That’s why it takes years to write an incredible novel.

What do you think about this quote? Do you agree or disagree? Tell me what you think and why below!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂