WWW Wednesday (#8)

Hey everyone!! It’s Wednesday and that means tomorrow’s Christmas Eve!! It’s also time for WWW Wednesdays. This wonderful meme is currently hosted by @Sam. If you haven’t already, you definitely need to check out her blog! Since I missed last week’s WWW Wednesday, I will do last week and this week all in one post! If you’re unfamiliar with this meme, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What Did you Recently Finish Reading?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read next?


12/16

Recently Read:

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Currently Reading:

Going to read next:

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12/23

Recently Read:

Currently Reading:

 

Going to read:

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I’m going to read the last Harry Potter book next! After that, I just have to see the movies 🙂


That’s all for this week/last week’s WWW Wednesday.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for WWW Wednesdays next week.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Books From Santa

Hello everyone! I haven’t been blogging much lately but I have absolutely no excuses. I have been busy but have also had time. The bottom line is that I haven’t been motivated. Anyway, Top Ten Tuesdays is created by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish! You should definitely check out their blog 🙂 This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. Since I have trouble putting books in a 1-10 order, I will just do ten books.


Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree:

1) Harry Potter boxed set by J.K. Rowling

2) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Illustrated version

It would be amazing to see the story in a illustrated more picture book style!

3) House of Robots Robots Go  Wild by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

4) I Totally Funniest by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

5) Allegiant by Veronica Roth

6) Just My Rotten Luck by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

7) Dork Diaries Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell *Don’t judge*

8) Dork Diaries Tales From A Not-So Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

9) Dork Diaries Tales From a Not-So Happily Ever After by Rachel Renee Russell

10) Hunger Games Boxed Set by Suzanne Collins


That’s all!

What books would you like to find under your tree? Comment below or link your Top Ten Tuesdays!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesday’s!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve actually written a blog post. Now there’s 4 more days till Christmas and that means lots of book tags like this one 🙂 I saw this amazing tag on Catia’s  blog and couldn’t resist doing it. A special thank you to her for her amazing blogsmas posts!!


Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

I honestly haven’t found too many books that are releasing soon that I’m hyped about.

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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics I am however hyped about this sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library . It comes out on January 5th and I definitely need to get my hands on it ASAP.

2) Christmas songs and carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?

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Among many is of course J.K. Rowling and the HP series. There’s no more that can be said.

3) Gingerbread Houses: A book or series that has wonderful world building.

This of course has to be the Harry Potter series 🙂

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4)  A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one you want to read.

I’m going to be pretty original and say The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?

There are quite a few books that I would love to receive. Among them, is the Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling. It’d be absolutely amazing to see the story in more of a picture book set up.

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?

Honestly, nothing comes to mind. I’m sure there are many books I could put though!

7) Christmas Trees and Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
All of the Harry Potter book covers are pretty amazing 🙂
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8) Christmas Joy: What are some of  your favorite things about Christmas and/or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
Since I have a terrible memory, I am going to stick to some of my favorite things.
1) I love how warm and cozy everything feels,
2) I love seeing all my family and spending tons of time with them.

3) I LOVE THE GIFTS!!!

4) Last but not least, the FOOD!!


Those are my answers for The Joy of Christmas Book Tag! I absolutely loved doing this tag. That’s why I tag EVERYONE who wants to participate!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Christmas tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix!

Hello everyone! It’s time for another book review. This time, it’s time for Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.

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I just finished this book last night and can’t wait to tell you what I think!


 

Name: Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix

Author: J.K. Rowling

# of pages: 870 (a.k.a. a lot!)

My Rating 5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.4/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars


Goodreads Summary:

Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has been going on. However, what Harry discovers is far more devastating than he could ever have expected…

Suspense, secrets and thrilling action from the pen of J.K. Rowling ensure an electrifying adventure that is impossible to put down.


My Thoughts:

This book  definitely kept me turning the pages from page one. J.K. Rowling once again didn’t fail to impress me with her amazing writing and plot twists at the end. I don’t want to spoil anything because some people haven’t gotten to this book or even started to read the HP series. Lots happened is all I will say. Some of my best reactions were:

Holly Cow!

What an idiot

Why won’t you just leave?!

Don’t do this!

This is going to happen isn’t it?

I was correct!

YES YES YES!!


That’s my review of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix. It was a great book and I definitely recommend it. J.K. Rowling kept me turning the pages up until the end.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: The Best Books of 2015!

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesdays! This amazing meme was created by the great people at The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check out their blog! This week’s prompt I copied straight from the Broke and the Bookish blog. I give them full credit.

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015 (you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

I have chosen to do 10 books/ series in no order that were some of my many absolute favorites. Since I have most likely raved about these books countless times, I will just include the book title and author as well as a picture.

Ten Best Books/Series of 2015:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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3. The Ask Amy Green series by Sarah Webb

 

4. The Casson Family series by Hilary McKay

5.  Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

6) Paper Towns by John Green

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7) The Heartland series by Lauren Brooke

8)One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
9 & 10: Nerd Camp and Nerd Camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman

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This list would end up being over 30 books. I cut it down to ten that came to mind.

What were some of your favorite books you read in 2015? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Christmas Cracker Book Tag!

Hi everyone! This is my first Christmas/Winter tag ever. Many more will come this week and of course next week so stay tuned for those 🙂 Today in particular, I am doing the Christmas Cracker Book Tag. A special Thank you to @Catia. If you haven’t checked out her blog already, you definitely should!


1) Pick a book with a wintery cover.

This is definitely not a teen book but  I enjoyed it  when I was a bit younger.
2) Pick a book you’d likely buy as a present.
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I honestly don’t buy books as gifts so I will do a book I would give if I could. That would of course be the Harry Potter series. My family hasn’t read it yet and it would be interesting to see what they would think of it.
3) Pick a festive themed book.
Yes, I know this isn’t even a chapter book. I don’t read holiday or festive books so I picked a Dr. Seuss classic 😀
4) Pick a book you can curl up with by the fire.
A Roald Dahl book would be great to read by the fire. Roald is quite a messed up writer but his books never cease to impress.
5) Pick a book you want to read over the festive period.
Whether it is during the holidays or not, I really want to read Dumplin’ by Julie Murphey. I’ve heard some good things about it and can’t wait to read it.
6) Pick a book that’s so good it gave you chills.
This has to be the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling is great at putting in those huge plot twists at the end of the book that make your heart skip a beat!
7) Pick a book going on your Christmas wish list.
I absolutely love James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. They write such amazing books together. I cant wait to see what happens next in the Middle School series!

That’s it! It’s not a very long tag but definitely a fun one. That’s why I tag EVERYONE who wishes to participate.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more holiday/winter tags 🙂
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge (4) The Final Day

Hey everyone! It’s day #3 of the 3 days 3 quotes Challenge. I’d like to thank whoever nominated me for this challenge. I’m sure I’ll be nominated again, so this won’t be the last time you see this challenge.


Rules:

1. Thank the person who nominated you

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

3. Nominate 3 bloggers every day (I have done this challenge 4 times. You can participate if you wish to)


The last quote is another pretty powerful one that makes you think. It’s from Divergent by Veronica Roth.

What are your thoughts on this quote? Let me know!


That’s all for my fourth time doing the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge! I love this challenge so much so I wouldn’t mind if I get tagged again 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

3 days 3 Quotes Challenge (4) Day #2

Hello everyone! It’s Day #2 of my forth time doing the 3 days 3 quotes challenge. Thank you to however nominated me quite a while ago! Without further ado, here we go!


Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day)
  3. Nominate 3 bloggers a day (I have done this four times; I nominate anyone that wants to participate!)

    Today’s quote is from a book I actually haven’t read yet. It’s a pretty powerful quote if you ask me. The quote is from the book Dumplin’ by Julie Murphey.


That’s all for day number two of the 3 days 3 quotes challenge.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the final day!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

3 days 3 Quotes Challenge (4) Day #1

Hi everyone! It’s been a couple of months since I’ve done this challenge!! I am so sorry that I don’t remember and couldn’t find who nominated me for this. If you remember nominating me, please comment below! Thank you whoever you are 🙂


Here are the rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you
  2. Post 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day)
  3. Nominate  3 bloggers a day (I have done this 4 times now- please participate if you want to)

Today’s quote is of course from a Harry Potter book. This quote is specifically from Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.

I absolutely love this quote!! If you’re a Harry Potter fan, you know that this is a very important quote 🙂

That’s all for day #1 of the 3 days 3 quotes challenge. Stay tuned for day #2!

Thanks for reading!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

The Reader Problems Book Tag!

Hi everyone! I was nominated to do The Reader Problems Book Tag by the amazing My Tiny Obsessions. Go check out her fun blog! I was nominated quite awhile ago but better late then never right?


 

1) You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?

I would choose a book that I`m in the mood for. If I`m reading a series straight through like I am with Harry Potter, I would read the next book in the series.

2) You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It seriously depends on the book. I might read a bit longer and then decide. If it`s really that bad, I`ll just close the book and start reading a different one.

3) The End of the Year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads Reading Challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
I haven`t participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge before. Heck, I just got a Goodreads account a couple of days ago. If I was in this situation, I would honestly just try my best to get as far as I could. If I get to my goal, great. If not, then better luck next year.

4) The covers of the series you love Do.Not.Match. How do you cope?

I am a bit annoyed but will most likely still read the rest of the series. If the book`s good, the covers don’t matter as much.

5) Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I either just keep the feels to myself, someone online, or my friends. It all depends.

6) You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I am honestly not a very emotional book reader but if I was going to cry I would just let it out. I`m normally a pretty quiet crier anyway so hopefully no one would notice. I would need some tissues though 🙂

7) 7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

I would honestly just read the book. If I don’t remember something, it normally comes back to me eventually. If not, then I would look up a synopsis.

8) You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I actually don’t have to deal with this. Nobody wants to borrow my books anyway XD

9) You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I honestly don’t get into reading slumps. If I did, I’d reread a book I really enjoyed.

10) There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I might buy a few of them but most books I check out at the library or get as gifts.

11) After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Sadly they sit on my shelf for a long time. 99% of the time I read books from the library. I really should read the books I bought many months ago…


That’s a wrap! I absolutely loved doing this tag. Even if it sat in my drafts for a long time..

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more tags 🙂
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀