Books

Hello everyone. Happy Thursday! Thank goodness it’s almost Friday. Since you guys seemed to enjoy my Ode to Fiction poem, I have decided to share another one. This one is slightly shorter and was written last school year. Let me know if you would like to see more original poems.

Books
Books bring me into a whole new world

Far away from reality.

No matter how I am feeling

The characters instantly express feelings and actions.

That help me fill their shoes for a few days or a week.

I see how people live in different situations

Past, present, or future.

The minute I open a book

It acts as a teleporter

Putting me with Greg Heffley, Hazel Grace, and so many

more.

Some prefer ebooks but enjoy the real deal.

Sitting in my bed with a good book sends a rush of joy

Through my body like a lightning strike.

The key to any time while still being home before dinner.

The Library becomes your home away from home.

Books waiting to be opened and read over and over

Waiting for your affection and attention

Won’t you come read with me?

Come, take a seat

We might be here for a while

Or rather somewhere else.

Off near or far.

With my books as my key and my imagination at hand.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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WWW Wednesday (#2)

Hi everyone! I’ve decided that I enjoyed this weekly meme. It will be replacing What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. Comment below if you disagree with this decision or if you have any ideas. WWW is run by Samannelizabeth.

To participate, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: I am only four chapters in but I love it so far. I’ll be doing a review on this as soon as I finish.

Phantom Stallion The Wild One: I’m still reading this one and am a few pages from the end. I can’t wait to see what happens next!

What Did You Recently Finish Reading?

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone: This was such an amazing book. I  did a book review on it. You should definitely check it out for further details.

What Do You Think You’ll Read Next?

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:

I will be most likely reading this next as long as the second book continues to be great. My friend and I will be “buddy reading” this.

Phantom Stallion Mustang Moon:

This first book has been great and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Ode to Fiction

Hi everyone! Today is Tuesday but I will not be doing Top Ten Tuesday’s today. I don’t have nearly enough authors for this week’s particular objective. I will try again next week. This poem I am about to show you is an original. I wrote it and turned it in for a grade at school. All that was changed was my name. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below!

Ode to Fiction
By Makayla the Bookworm
When I read you I disappear
Gone into a different dimension
All around me the whole world changes
Going on a vacation
Never leaving my comfy bed
Forests replace my wooden walls
My bed turns into a canoe
Floating down the river so blue

Pages begin to fly by
New characters appear
And disappear on the fly
Nothing is true
But that’s okay
I need to get away from the stress
Skyscrapers of Homework
Drama galore

You are there for me when I am blue
Even when I’m happy too
My cat protests
But I just smile
The library is filled with you
Hazel Grace walked your pages confidently
Doctor Mackenzie treated animal after animal before your eyes
Your hands held the lives of others

Lives were lost
Characters born
I felt like I was there when Katniss defeated the Capital
The greyhounds race by my bed
Laughter
Tears
My heart explodes with glee
Nonfiction is true
But not as interesting
You were there to witness important events
Like Augustus’s death and Margo`s Disappearance
Many More Mysteries to be found

The chapters start to end
Words turn into brilliant pictures
Action flashes before my eyes
Two more pages
One more
Oh no!
The author acknowledgements appear
My heart skips a beat
A new story is complete
My mind is a cloud
Floating freely
Luckily for me
I will never run out of a passport to another world.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you thought below!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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1,000 views!

Hi everyone! Pretty recently, Random Reads reached 1,000 views.

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Sorry for how incredibly small the picture is. Thank you guys so much! I had no idea that Random Reads would make it this far in less than 6 months. Here’s to many more views 😀

-Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Creative Challenges: She Stole Your Heart

Hey everyone. It’s Monday and also time for Creative Challenge Monday. I have decided that I will only be doing one of these a week especially since Cynthia Dawn who runs the event, has stopped sending them out. If you’re unfamiliar with the weekly event, check out my new event about page here.

Today’s prompt: She came into your life. Tell this story.

My Story:

Flynn put his clothes into the dryer and sighed. It had been a tough week and on top of that, his mom had refused to do his clothes.

“You’re 22 Flynn. I think you can wash your own clothes now.” She had said while shoving a trash bag full of clothes and some change at him. So here he was, at 9 o’clock at night in the practically empty laundromat. Leaning against the dryer, Flynn checked his Twitter feed. After scrolling through some tweets, the door bell rang and in walked the prettiest girl he had ever seen. Her brown hair flowed down her back. Her blue eyes scanned the room and landed on his. She fittled with her New York Giants sweatshirt. She dragged a huge bag of clothes into the quiet room and started her clothes.

Every so often, she would look up and wink at him. After 20 minutes of acting like they weren’t trying to flirt, Flynn gathered up the courage and walked over.

“Hi. What’s your name?” Flynn whispered. He could feel his cheeks turning pink.

“Hi! My name’s Beth!” The beautiful girl says with quiet enthusiasm.

“You’re pretty!” Flynn blurts out. He covers his mouth. She giggles.

“You’re pretty handsome yourself.” She says in a flirty voice. Suddenly his dryer dinged and the world came crashing down. He would be late for dinner if he didn’t head home soon. Beth must have caught him looking towards his dryer because she whispered

“Here’s my number Flynn. Maybe we can hang out sometime.” She winked and handed him a piece of paper. She must have scribbled down the number when he was looking at her silky hair. His hand shaked as he grabbed the paper.

“Bye Flynn!” Beth yelled as he slowly left the laundromat.

“Bye!” He yelled back while smiling happily.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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Writing 101 Day #7 (Late): Hook Em With a Quote!

Hey everyone! Writing 101 ended on October 2nd but I’m still slowly but surely trying to get through all of the assignments still. If you’re unfamiliar with this course, check out the link here. Today’s objective is to use a quote to start off your post.

“It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J.K. Rowling

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I chose a J.K. Rowling quote since I recently finished the first Harry Potter book.

To me, this quote means that what you do, shows who you are as a person more then what you can do.

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Being nice to someone overpowers being able to do 3 backflips

Not hanging out with the wrong crowd is better then being able to shoot a basket from the half court line.

Blogging honestly is better then being able to post 5-6 posts a day that aren’t even true.

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This may seem a bit cheesy but it’s all true. J.K. Rowling couldn’t have said it any better. People will pay attention more to what you choose to do than what you did in the talent show or at the competition.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Writing 101!

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone!

It’s time for quite an exciting book review. Yesterday, I finished the first Harru Potter book and loved the heck out of it. Now it’s time for me to give some serious and legit thoughts about the book.

Book Title: Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone

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Author: J.K. Rowling (Amazing Lady :D)

# of Pages: 309

My Rating: 10/10 or 5/5 stars

Book # in the series: 1/7

Summary:

“Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant or helped hatch a dragon.” All Harry knows is a miserable life with his horrible aunt and uncle as well as their spoiled son Dudley. They are known as the Dursley’s. Harry’s room is a very small closet at the bottom of the stairs. He hasn’t had a birthday in 11 years. All of that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl: A letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, flying sports and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been patiently waiting for him. But only if he can survive.

A few thoughts about the book:

“Holly Cow!”

“Why did I wait so long to read this?!”

“Oh my gosh!”

“What did they just do??”

“I love this book!!”

“My friend is amazing!”

“Noooo! Not the last chapter.”

“I’m definitely reading the next book.”

That’s my book review on Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

WWW Wednesdays (#1)

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to start doing a weekly meme called WWW Wednesday. It is currently hosted by @SamanneElizabeth. I apologize if that’s the incorrect name. WWW Wednesday is where every week you answer three simple questions:

What I Am Currently Reading

What I recently finished reading

What I Think I’m Going To Read Next

Please correct me if these are incorrectly worded.

I will be creating an about page about this meme and the other events/memes I’m participating in ASAP.

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What I’m Currently Reading:

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone: My amazing friend finally got me into this series and I absolutely love it. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend that you do so. I will be doing a review on this as soon as I’m finished 🙂

Phantom Stallion The Wild One: I have been into horse books a lot and this is another series I’ve started to dive into. This is the book I hinted around about in my What I’m Reading Wednesday’s last week. This is a great book so far and is definitely a read for any horse people.

What I Recently Finished Reading:

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Rooftoppers: I can not rave about this enough. Katherine Rundell has only written a few books but has done a outstanding job in both of her books I’ve read. This is definitely a book for adventurous people and anyone who just loves a great story.

Vet Volunteers Acting Out: This series is so amazing! It really helps you see what it’s actually like to be a veterinarian even though it’s fiction. I hope to finish this series but my library only had up to book 14 which is this one. If you love animals, this is the book for you!

What I Think I’m Going To Read Next:

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: I love the first book and can’t wait to see what happens to Harry, Ron, Hermione and all the others in the next book. I don’t have this book in my possession yet but will in the next week or so.

The Summer of Moonlight Secrets: I got this book at my local library and am excited to see what it has in store!

Thanks for reading! Let me know what you thought of my first try at WWW Wednesday’s. I will definitely be doing this again as much as I can. Also let me know if you would like me to do What I’m Reading Wednesday’s, WWW Wednesday, or both.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Blog/Life Update as of October 6th, 2015

Hello! Have you missed me? I haven’t been posting much but I’ve been pretty busy with family, books, friends, school… The list goes on and on. I’m not going to make excuses. I’m just here to tell you what’s been going on, some goals, and more!

– Tomorrow (Wednesday) Is the last day of school this week for me. 4 day weekend baby! I will definitely be trying to post but I’ll be busy.

– In exactly a month it’ll be someone’s birthday *Wink*

– I am going to be trying to make new about pages for all the new events I’ve started to participate in.

-Wednesday’s will be busy now! Pretty soon, I will be participating in a weekly event called WWW Wednesday. Stay on the look out for more info!

-I’m pretty far in Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I will be doing a review ASAP.

-I will be continuing to try to catch up on Writing 101 but 99% of Blogging 201 seems to be changing things around physically and with the settings so you probably won’t see too many written posts about that.

-Go check out my most recent Writing 101 post and vote for what kind of post I should do next. It will be open for a limited amount of time so get there fast!

That’s all for now! Just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on 🙂

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

*I won’t be doing Top Ten Tuesday’s today because I honestly have no ideas for the prompt.*

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Creative Challenges: One Piece Remains

Hey everyone. Today’s Monday. It’s time for Creative Challenges. I can’t guarantee that I’ll get out a 2nd one but I will definitely try. If you want more info about this twice weekly event check out the link here.

Today’s Prompt: They’ve destroyed everything but one piece remains. Tell the story.

My Story:

Sam sat on a bench in Central Park. His hair is messy. His hands dirty but soft. His wife suddenly filled for divorce. She took the kids, pets, and house. Nothing else else remains but one thing. His job. Sam loves being a veterinarian. Sure, he has to put some to sleep. Telling the families the news makes his heart break into millions of pieces every time. He has been a veternarian since before he met Darla. Tears glisten in his eyes as he remembers when his childhood dog passed away. Nothing could replace Willy. Sam also has just realized that he has no where to sleep. Getting up from his rain stricken bench, he slowly lopes to the bus stop. He luckily isn’t short on money. On the bus he stares at his sorry expression. Dr.Mac would really be surprised to see him in such a sorry state. He gets off the bus at a little hotel. At the desk sits a beautiful red head. Her hair covers her eyes. She’s sorting through some papers. She looks up and flashes Sam a toothy grin. Sam feels himself blush and he knows that he might be okay. Her name tag says “Kayla.” He falls asleep in his soft bed thinking of her ocean blue eyes.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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