Library Book Haul!

Hello everyone! Since I don’t buy very many books, I have decided to do a library book haul. This weekend I got 3 books all from different genres.

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  1. Fan girl by Ranbow Rowell.

I’m really excited to finally get to read this book. I really hope that I won’t be disappointed since I’ve heard so many great things from others about it. I will do a book review as soon as I finish. It looks like a pretty thick book though so you might have to wait a while 🙂

2.  The Great Greene Heist by Varian Johnson.

This book is about a scheming machine who thought his scheming days were over. Until now. Like, Fangirl I will be doing a book review but this one will most likely be in my What I’m Reading Wednesday’s.

3. Vet Volunteers #13: New Beginnings.

I have loved this series so far and am sad that I am almost done with the series. This series only has 14 books so far but the 15th will be published around the beginning of next year.

Thanks for reading and let me know if you would like to see more library book hauls!

I had no school yesterday because of Labor Day but I’m back to school today. I will try to fit in Top Ten Tuesday’s but I can’t guarantee anything. Have a great Tuesday 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Writing 101 Day #2: Lists

Hello everyone! Today is Day #2 of Writing 101. If you didn’t see my post about Writing 101, I suggest you check out the link here. Today’s objective is to write a list about things I like, things I’ve learned, and things I wish. I’m going to do a List of 10 things I’ve learned from books in no particular order.

10 Things I’ve Learned from Books:

  1. Things are not as they always seem to be.

This means not to “judge a book” by its cover and take time to get to know the person. It can also apply to the context of secrets are hiding everywhere.

2. Loss of a family member can be turned into something good.

I don’t mean anything mean or bad by this. This means to me that when a loved one passes away, you can remember them by looking at old photos and sharing happy memories with others. Then you’ll hopefully feel a bit better.

3. Some people are stronger then they seem.

Dont judge someone by their apperance. Not everyone is strong physically but sometimes the ones that are the quietest and seemingly weakest are the ones that turn out stronger then the rest.

4. Friendship can be everything.

If you stay loyal and true to your friends, you will never be alone and will have someone to lean on through good and bad times. Only if they stay loyal as well. True friends don’t stab you in the back.

5. Even the “smartest” people have a lot more to learn.

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Nobody is perfect no matter how perfect someone may seem.

6.  Friends can be found in the most unlikely places.

The people who seem extremely different can become your best friend. Anything is possible.

7. Not every person is who they seem to be.

Some people hide their true identities because of fear, insecurity, or regret. You might be surprised who someone turns out to be.

8. Perseverance is key.

Without perseverance, even every day life can get tough and complicated.

9. Never give up on your goal.

If you give up, you can miss something that could have changed you and/or your life forever.

10. Watch you back!

Don’t trust just anyone. If you do then it can come back and nip you in the heel later on.

These themes can all be found and applied in real life too.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Creative Challenges: Celebration.

Hello everyone! Happy Labor Day. This is today’s second Creative Challenge. If you are new to this weekly event or want to see Cynthia Dawn (the creator of the event’s) version of the prompt then click here.

Today’s Prompt: Write about a celebration.

With these prompts, you can either write a story based on a personal experience or one using a fictional character like I do.

My Story:

Today is my 16th birthday. My name is Savanna Willis and today I am having a music themed birthday. I get to invite 20 of my best friends. The only downside is that my annoying brothers Max and Harper have to be there because as my mom says “family is automatically invited.” I don’t agree with that but I don’t get a say in anything sibling related. It’s 10 am and I’m getting on my beautiful purple sweater, green pants, and sky blue Uggs. My mom insisted that I dressed up a little bit. I stand in front of my full length mirror and brush out my wavy red hair. It’s such a pain in the neck sometimes.

     After braiding my hair as best as I can I walk down the winding stairs to find all my friends and family crowded in the living room. “SURPRISE!!!” Everyone yells and I feel a smile spreading across my face. My little brother Harper comes tottering over with my not so younger brother following him. “Happy Bwirthday!” Harper says with a little toothless grin. He’s lost a few teeth already and he’s only in Preschool. “Thank you Harper!” I say gathering him up in a big hug. He giggles and I start to laugh. I set him down and he runs off to play trains with my friend’s siblings. “Hi!, Hey!” I say to each of my friends in turn and then again to my family. Grandma Martha gives me a big kiss and I blush. Aunt Susan pinches my cheeks and I laugh. Uncle Dan gives me one of his famous bear hugs and I feel so warm and happy inside.

     We all eat foods like macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and cornbread, along with some of my other favorites. When it comes to cake time I smile at everyone in turn as they sing “Happy Birthday” to me. I close my eyes and make a wish. *Woosh!* I blow out all the candles and everyone applauds. We all eat the delicious Chocolate cake with strawberry filling and chocolate frosting. Next comes presents. My mom gives me a present and from the tears in her eyes I know who it’s from. My dad passed away after battling colon cancer. We had no idea he was suffering until it was way too late. I can feel tears starting to flow down my cheeks as I slowly rip open the present. Inside is the keys to a Honda Civic. I squeal and all my friends crowd around me. I open all of the presents. I get some phone accessories, earrings, make up, ITunes cards, and a picture of my father and I. Of course I got more but all I can think about is that letter he wrote that came with the keys. He must have known that he wasn’t going to be around for my 16th birthday. I look around at all my friends and family and feel a tear run down my face. I don’t deserve all of these people who love and care about me. I’m glad they’re here to celebrate with me. I know that Dad even popped in a few times. This is by far the best birthday I’ve ever had.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next Monday when Creative Challenge Day will come again 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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