Book Traveling Thursdays (#27)|Friends

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday! This wonderful meme is hosted by Càtia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. To find out more info, future themes and more go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

International Day of Friendship is in two days. Choose a book where friendship matters.

There are some books that would fit this theme that I have already done. I have decided to do Pat of Silver Brush by L.M. Montgomery. Pat relies on her friends for happiness, gossip and laughter.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

Pat of Silver Bush

This is the original cover published in 1933.


Favorite Cover(s):

Pat ze Srebrnego GajuPolish

Ezüst Erdő Úrnője (Pat, #1)Hungarian

Pat de Silver Bush (Pat, #1)French

My favorite of these was the French one because it’s very realistic and video 🙂


Least Favorite(s):

Vanhan kartanon PatFinnish

This is the only cover I didn’t like. The person doesn’t look like Pat. No hate to Finland 🙂


There wasn’t many covers for this even though this was published a long time ago. What was your favorite and least favorite covers?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Book Traveling Thursday 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

WWW Wednesday (#28)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is currently hosted by the talented Sam. Go check out her blog for bookish writing content! To participate in this meme, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?|What are you currently reading?|What are you going to read?

Without further ado, here we go!


Recently Read:

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)

I actually finished this last Wednesday. It was a great book and filled in some details since I skipped from book 1 to book 3.

The Book Thief

I finished this yesterday. The whole book absolutely blew me away!! A full review will be out Friday.


Currently Reading:

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)

This is the sequel to Pat of Silver Bush. It’s by the author who wrote the Anne of Green Gables series. So far, I love it!


Going To Read:

Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)

As Brave As YouEthan, Suspended

Only four books left. Until I get more!


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Link your WWW or let me know in comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| A Learning Experience

Hey everyone! I’m back! After not blogging for 5 or so days, I hope to give you some great blog posts. Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This weekly meme is hosted by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out for all things book related. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Things Books Have Made Me Want To Do or Learn About After Reading Them (inspired by my post wayyy back in 2012 that I did on a TTT freebie week and have so wanting to revisit. *hides because of the hideous graphics…I was just learning*)

Let’s get started!


Top Ten Books That Made Me Want To Learn or Do:

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

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I know I’ve mentioned this series countless times. Reading this series made me want to go visit Hogwarts and then The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.


2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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This book has also been mentioned a lot. This book made me want to travel to Amsterdam. In the book it looks so beautiful!!


3. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak (REVIEW COMING SOON!!)

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I just finished this late last night. It was such an amazing book. The ending was absolutely heartbreaking though. A full review will be out soon. Reading this made me want to learn about World War I since I haven’t learned about it yet.


4. Genie Wishes by Elizabeth Dahl

This is one book that I’ve actually done what I wanted to do. Like I’ve said several times, over the last one year and one month, this book really inspired me to start blogging. If I hadn’t read that book, I wouldn’t be sitting here typing this. This book is basically about a girl named Genie. She gets appointed as the classroom blogger at school. At first she doesn’t enjoy it but then it becomes her passion.


5.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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This is a book that was a school assigned read. I’m one of the few who seems to actually enjoy the school assigned books. If you haven’t read the Outsiders, I absolutely recommend it. It’s basically about two groups who are always at odds. It’s also about much more than that. This book made me want to treat people better and not let a first impression decide on if I’ll at least respect them or not.


6.Dumplin’ by Julie Murphey

I recommend this book! It’s a book about an overweight girl who’s not afraid to wear a bikini. She has some interesting relationship(s) and does something that most like her wouldn’t dare to do. This book didn’t really make me want to learn or do anything. It just made me realize how much fat shaming can really hurt someone. I’ve always known that it did but this made me see at what level.


On that note, that’s a wrap! I only managed to get 6/10 but that’s still pretty good. What books did/would you pick for this topic? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

217 Followers Q&A!!

 

Hey everyone! Since this is so late, I have decided to make it a 217 follower Q&A inside of 200 since I am so late. I couldn’t think of anything for this week’s Book Traveling Thursday so this will be the post for today 🙂 Enjoy!


@Marie @DrizzleandHurricaneBooks asked: 

What would be your ideal job?

My ideal job would probably be something book related. Most likely an author! If I can’t do that, I’d love to do something with weather. Since I was a young child (I’m only a teen now XD) I’ve been fascinated with weather. If either of those don’t work out, something animal related.

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-What is the best thing about blogging for you?

There are two things: the amazing blogging community (love you guys!) and all my outstanding  followers. It’s great to feel loved and appreciated by so many people. I love and appreciate you guys so much. You’ve changed my life so much and given me something to look forward to.


-If you had to recommend ONE book to one person who doesn’t read, what book would it be?

I think I’ve answered this before. I honestly don’t know. I think Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone because it’s a pretty easy read.


-If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?

There are a few places I’d love to go. London is at the top. I just love London for so many reasons. Ireland is another. I’m some part Irish and would love to see where my ancestors once lived. I live in the United States but I’ve never been to Los Angeles, New York or Washington D.C. I want to go to those places too!

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@Kendra:

-What is one thing on your bucket list?

To travel to all the places I mentioned below and to meet an author I love. I’ve already met Erin Hunter but I want to meet John Green, J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell and more. I know it probably won’t happen but I can dream!

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Okay so this next person is my best friend Maddie who I go to school with.

@Maddie:

-Do you like actual books or electronic books better?

I discussed this in my most recent Friendly Discussion Friday. I am a huge physical book fan. If you want to hear more and see what others think, go here.


-Are there any books you had a hard time getting through? If so, why?

Maybe Divergent and Insurgent? I’m quite a scaredy cat and those books can get pretty intense. I couldn’t get through them as easily because I’m a scaredy cat 😄


-What do you think was the saddest character death?

I knew you were going to ask this… I’ll answer it but first:

*If you haven’t read the whole Harry Potter series, SKIP this question!!*

If you’re still reading and you haven’t read the whole series, you can’t say I didn’t warn you. The saddest death was Dumbledore. When he died I almost got emotional. I couldn’t believe one of my favorite characters was gone.


@Càtia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much:

-What book characters do you relate the most to and why?

Hmm.. I definitely relate to Cath from Fangirl because we both love to write,  Cath and I can be pretty shy but we open up when we get comfortable. I relate to Ginny Weasley because I am a ginger. Those are the only two that come to mind right now.

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-What are some of your favorite bloggers?

I have quite a few. I’ll just do 8 so nobody is overwhelmed. Don’t feel left out if your not on here. These are most likely the bloggers I read the most. These are in no particular order!!

  1. Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff

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She is such a great person. Her blogs revolve around books and writing. Michelle does her own headings that are so creative and unique.


 

2. Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Yes, Catia is one of my favorite bloggers. Her blog is so organized and I love it so much. She’s also one of the creators of a meme called Book Traveling Thursday which I absolutely adore.

 


3. Claire @ Art and Soul

Claire’s blog is unique. She does weekly memes, book reviews and writing related posts. She also does detailed recipes that never fail to make my mouth water.

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4.James @ Filling My Blanks

This is a organized blog about daily life and what goes on. James has been daily blogging for a long time. He doesn’t have many followers so you definitely need to check him out.

This is a great book/writing blog by a girl who’s obsessed with books just like most bookworms are. She’s very creative and though she’s not on as much, it’s definitely worth it when she posts again.
Kendra blogs about mainly books but she is an avid baker as well as reader. You definitely need to go check her colorful blog out.
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7. Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

This is quite the blog! Christina blogs about everything from her TV show obsessions to her travels around the world. With over 1,000 followers, she’s a popular blogger who really knows what she’s doing

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8. Katt @ Afternoon of Sundries

This is a blog all about Katt’s life. Whether it’s about her life as a teacher or a mom, she doesn’t hold back. And that’s a good thing. She’s genuine in every post she puts out to her followers. She’s such a strong and busy person.


 Last Question!!!!!
-What book do you think everyone should read?
This is a tough one. Everyone has different tastes and opinions. I’d say:
-Harry Potter if you love magic, fantasy and suspense
-Fangirl if you love contemporary, fan fic and action
-Eleanor and Park if you want a story about teenage love, differences and plot twists
-Everything, Everything if you love an adorable couple, a MAJOR plot twist and secrets
-The Book Thief (I just started this!) if you want a book from an interesting POV
-The Hunger Games if you love action, suspense and a little bit of love.
I guess that’s more than one but these are a few of my recommendations.

That’s a wrap! This was my first Q&A and I enjoyed it a lot. It would’ve been better if I got it out on time. If you guys have anymore questions be sure to leave them in the comments. Maybe I’ll do another Q&A just for the fun of it.  Kudos to you if you’re still hear after around  1,180 words.

 
Thank you guys so much for 217 followers and counting. Each and everyone of you has changed my life and given me the motivation to do something I love. I love you guys so much 🙂
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Q&As to come!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#27)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by @Sam. You should definitely check her amazing blog out. To participate, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read?

Here we go!


Recently Read:

Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)

This was a great book! I love how much the author packs into one book.


Currently Reading:

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)

This is such a great book! I’m almost finished and might be done once this is posted.


Going To Read:

Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)The Book Thief

Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)

Ethan, SuspendedAs Brave As You

I still have lots of books to look forward to!


That’s a wrap! This wasn’t a huge week of reading. The Anne Shirley books are all pretty thick so they take a bit longer to read. What did you read this week? Let me know by commenting or linking your WWW.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Outside The U.S.

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check them out! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Set Outside The US (I don’t know about you but sooo much of what I read is set in the US and I love finding new recs of stuff set outside of it!)

I realized that  I read a lot set in the US. I will try to do as many as I can.


Ten Books Inside and Outside The US:

  1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green-Amsterdam

The majority of this book is set in the US. Some of it is set in Amsterdam though. I love the part in Amsterdam so much. Especially in the movie, since I could see just how beautiful it is.


2. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling- Britain

This is a greatly loved series. It’s fictional (right?) but still has a real setting.


3. The Anne Shirley series by L.M. Montgomery-Canada

I am reading this old series right now and I love it.Most of if not all of Montgomery’s books are set in Canada.



4. The Ask Amy Green Series by Sarah Webb-Ireland

This is a great tween series about a girl named Amy Green who lives in Ireland


5. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak-Germany

The town is fictional but it’s set in Germany. This book I have yet to read but it’s on my book shelf right now.


That’s all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to think of much. What books have you read that aren’t set in the U.S.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Traveling Thursday (#26) Sequels

Hey everyone!! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This meme is hosted by these wonderful people: Càtia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. You definitely need to check their amazing blogs out if you haven’t already. To find out more information about the meme, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Because some sequels are better than the first book choose your favorite sequel.

I’ve already done some sequels for this. I think I will be doing Anne of Avonlea by L.M Montgomery. This is an old book that I actually haven’t read yet. I’ve read Anne of Green Gables and by accidently read the third one after that. Luckily, I will be reading Anne of Avonlea soon. I’m sure it will be great. Without further ado, here we go!


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

I’m not 100% sure if this is the original cover but it’s one of the first. I don’t know if there is an official cover from my country or not.


Favorite Cover(s):

Ana la de Avonlea (Ana de las Tejas Verdes, #2)Spanish

Енн із ЕйвонліUkrainian

Анн от Авонлий (Анн от Грийн Гейбълс, #2)Bulgarian

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Out of these, my favorite is the Spanish cover. It has both black and white and color. The Spanish one has both a real and cartoony feel to it too.


Least Favorite Cover(s):

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Anne bliver lærer (Anne-bøgerne, #2)Danish

Ania z AvonleaPolish

Cesta za velkým snem (Anne of Green Gables, #2)Czech

My least favorite out of these is the Czech one. It looks like someone took a picture of a random girl and put it on the cover. That girl doesn’t even have red hair like Anne!


That’s a wrap! What are your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

WWW Wednesday (#26)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by the amazing Sam. You definitely need to check out her bookish writing blog if you haven’t already. To participate in this meme, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read?

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

This was a great book! I have books 2,4 and 5 available to pick up at the library. Then I can continue reading this great series


Currently Reading:

Anne of the Island (Anne of Green Gables, #3)

(Not the edition I have)

This is another book of L.M. Montgomery’s. It’s part of what seems to be a two book series. I love reading it so much. Just like the Anne Shirley series, it has a lot happening.


Going To Read:

I have a ton of books to read!

Anne of Avonlea (Anne of Green Gables, #2)

Anne of Windy Poplars (Anne of Green Gables, #4)

Anne's House of Dreams (Anne of Green Gables, #5)

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)

The Book Thief

Ethan, Suspended

As Brave As You

I have 7 books to read!!


That’s a wrap! What have you read this week? Let me know or link your own WWW in the comments.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Facts About Me!

Hey everyone! Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another great Top Ten Tuesday’s. This meme is hosted by the wonderful and talented people @ The Broke and the Bookish! You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is a bit different. It’s:

Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)

I think I’m going to do Ten General Facts About Me. It will float around topics depending on what I can think of. Here we go!!


Ten Facts About Me:

  1. I have two cats!

Their names are Trouble and Ali and they are sisters. They’re both tabby cats.

Ali is on the left and Trouble is on the right


2. I am obsessed with ice cream

I am one of those people who loves ice cream a little too much. I eat it no matter how cold it is. Call me crazy but that’s how I’ve always been.


3. I started reading chapter books in 1st grade

While others were struggling with the picture books, I was already reading my first chapter book. I remember it was a Junie B Jones book. Since then, I’ve loved reading.


4. My TV show obsessions are:

Right now I’m loving the show Bones. It’s a mystery/forensics/crime solving type of show. I love the characters and how they always get themselves involved in one crime or another. I also love the reality show Big Brother. It’s a show where 16 people live in a house away from the outside world. They compete in competitions and try to work towards half a million dollars. Big Brother is full of tons of drama. These are my main two obsessions right now.


5. I’ve never been out of the country 

A dream of mine is to get out of the country and explore. I’d love to at least go to London and Ireland. For now, I’m just staying in the United States


6.  I’m really particular about what books I read

As I talked about in one of my Friendly Discussion Friday posts, I am very particular about what I read. I look at the cover, book length and writing style. These books go through a strict survey before they are proven worthy


7. I don’t have an actual TBR pile

Unlike most book bloggers, I don’t have an actual TBR. I just pick books up at the library when they seem interesting.


8. I don’t plan out my blog posts.

I don’t really plan my posts out at all. I only do if it’s a Get In The Know (Wrap up) or a Q&A. Basically anything super important. Otherwise, I just sit down and start typing whatever comes to mind.


9. I’ve met one author.

The only author I’ve met was Erin Hunter, the author of the Warriors, Seekers and Survivors series. Waiting in line for over an hour was totally worth it. That was when I learned that Erin Hunter is not one but six different people under one name. The one I met was named Gillian Phillips.

10. I also love writing

This blog seems to be only about reading but I love writing too. I want to be an author or journalist and love doing writing assignments at school. Writing comes easy to me.
 

That’s a wrap! Do you relate to any of these facts? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Library Book Haul (#4)

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means another library book haul! I apologize for not blogging daily the last few days. I guess I’m not good at keeping a streak. I also apologize for the late post. Enough with my excuses. As you can tell by the title, a library book haul is a haul where I show off my library books. This time I have 5 books to show off!


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*All Book Titles will be linked to their Goodreads page.*

  1. As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds

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I don’t know if I’ll read this book. I started it but put it down due to the number of times the word “poop” was mentioned. I might give it another shot. It sounds interesting. Just doesn’t have the best beginning.


2. Mistress Pat by L.M. Montgomery

Mistress Pat (Pat, #2)Goodreads (Not the edition I got)

This is another series written by the author of the Anne Shirley series that I have begun to read. The library was out of all of the Anne books except the sixth one. I noticed Montgomery had more books and decided to get them. This is a sequel to Pat of Silver Bush that I am reading now.


3. Ethan, Suspended by Pamela Ehrenberg

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The summary sounded interesting and it will be a nice short read. It doesn’t have the best Goodreads rating but I’ll have to see if I enjoy it or not.


4. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

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I’m finally going to read The Book Thief! I’ve been going back and forth about reading this and now I finally will. This will be the only book I’ll be doing a review for so stay tuned for that!


5. Pat of Silver Bush by L.M Montgomery

Pat of Silver Bush (Pat, #1)Goodreads (Not the edition I got)

This is book one of what seems to be only a two book series. I am reading this right now and enjoy it a lot. I jumped at the chance of reading more of Montgomery’s books since I am joying the Anne Shirley series so far. So far, I’m not disappointed.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know! This book haul consisted of one YA and four tween books.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Library Book Hauls!!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀