WWW Wednesday (#33)

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This wonderful meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this writer’s blog! 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?


Recently Read:

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)

This was a beautiful conclusion to The Apothecary series!!

More Happy Than Not

This was an amazing book!! I’ll have to review this and Finding Audrey now. I’m getting behind!


Currently Reading:

Project (Un)Popular (Project (Un)Popular, #1)

This is Tween book but it sounded pretty interesting. I am only a few pages in but am enjoying it.


Going To Read:

The Great American WhateverStella by Starlight

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


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

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Top Ten Tuesday| Back To School

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This wonderful meme is hosted by the people @The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out for lists and books 🙂 This week’s topic is:

:Back To School Freebie — anything “back to school” related like 10 favorite books I read in school, books I think should be required reading, Required Reading For All Fantasy Fans, required reading for every college freshman, Books to Pair With Classics or Books To Complement A History Lesson, books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher

I’m going to do required reading for contemporary fans.


Ten Required Books For Contemporary Fans: (NO ORDER)

  1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
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A book about two teens with very different lives. It’s a must read about a classic teenage romance.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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A book about two cancer patients who fall in love. It’s a must read about a unique love story.


3. Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

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A book about a girl with mental issues and a gamer boy who fall in love. A must read about a fantastic love story.


4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Fangirl

A book about a Starbucks worker and a fanfiction writer. A must read about adorable love.


5. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

The Sky Is Everywhere

A  book about a girl who is torn between two very different boys. A must read about a shocking love triangle.


6. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun

A book about two twins who fall in love with very unique people. A must read about a broken relationship.


7. Everything,Everything by Nicola Yoon

Everything, Everything

A book about a next door neighbor and a girl with a rare disease. A must read about sneaky communication.


8. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

A book about a boy and his mystery email lover. A must read about an email relationship.


9. Everyday by David Levithan

Every Day (Every Day, #1)

A book about an unnamed person who’s in love with one person no matter what. A must read about a  mind bending relationship.


10. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Dumplin' (Dumplin', #1)

A book about a girl who can’t decide who she loves. A must read about an undecided romance.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Library Book Haul (#7)

Hey everyone!  It’s Monday  and it’s time for another Library Book Haul! I apologize for not blogging for 4-5 days. Life got very busy and I didn’t have the energy or time to blog. Back to the book haul. This haul contains two Young Adult books and two Tween books. Let’s get started!


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*ALL BOOK COVERS CONNECTED TO THEIR GOODREADS PAGE. GIVE THEM A CLICK!*

  1. Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Stella by Starlight

This is a book set in the Great Depression era. It sounds interesting and centers around a girl named Stella. She has to deal with living in the segregated south. There will not be a review since this is a Tween book.


2. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

The Great American Whatever

A 2016 release that is centered around a boy named Quinn whose life is turned upside down. I have been wanting to read it for a bit and it has lots of twists and turns. Stay tuned for a review since it is a YA book!


3. Project Un Popular by Kristen Tracy

Project (Un)Popular (Project (Un)Popular, #1)

A 2016 summer release that is centered around two characters: Perry and Venus. They are in middle school and yearbook photographers. I thought it sounded interesting and it sounds like it has quite a bit of drama. There won’t be a review since it is Tween.


4.Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

A book written by two wonderful authors. It centers around two boys both named Will Grayson. I have enjoyed at least one book by both John Green and David Levithan. That’s why I believe I will enjoy this book. See if I do in my review 🙂


That’s a wrap!! Any thoughts about these books? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

WWW Wednesday (#32)

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday. This weekly meme is currently hosted by @Sam. Go check out this budding writers blog! 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?

Let’s get started!


Recently Read:

This was an amazing book!

Counting Thyme

This was such a heartwarming book!! I was sorry to see it end.

Finding Audrey

I was unsure about Finding Audrey but ended up loving it! Review will be up ASAP


Currently Reading:

The After-Room (The Apothecary, #3)

This is the final book in The Apothecary series and I am loving it so far.


Going to Read:

More Happy Than Not

That’s all I know right now. I have decided to take a break from L.M. Montgomery right now.


That’s a wrap! What books have you read this week? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| Books I Still Haven’t Read

 

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays. This wonderful meme is hosted by the people @ The Broke and the Bookish. Go check them out for all things bookish! This week’s topic may be tough for me. It is:

Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet

I most likely won’t make it to ten books.


Ten Books I Still Haven’t Read:

  1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This will most likely be off my list soon since I am starting High School in a couple of weeks.


2.The Giver by Lois Lowry

I feel like this is a book I should read.  I don’t know when I will.

3. An Abundance of Kathrines by John Green

Since I’ve enjoyed both of the John Green books I’ve read so far, I want to read another one!

4. The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer
I still haven’t read the Twilight books. I’m not 100% sure if I ever will be they are on my TBR never less.

5. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I have read the first and second books in the series. I hesitate to read this one though.

6. Four by Veronica Roth

This is literally on my bookshelf. It’s more of a prequel or so I’ve heard.

7.I Funny TV by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

 

I have loved the I Funny series so far and can’t wait to read this one!


8. 52 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

I have always loved this series. It’s more of a children’s graphic novel but still amazing. Each book, the treehouse has more attractions and floors.


 9. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

 This has been on my Goodreads TBR for sometime. I hope to eventually read it.


10. Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

I need to read more classics and I feel like this would be perfect!


I guess I have more reading to do than I thought! What are some books you still need to read? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Creative Challenges: Under The Sea Pt. 1 (#1)

Hey everyone! If you’ve been on my blog for a while, you’ll remember I used to do Creative Challenges. It’s a twice weekly challenge created by the wonderful @Cynthia Dawn. Go check her writing blog out 🙂 This challenge where you write a story based on the given prompt. It’s been my only weekly writing thing and I loved it. Then everything slowed down and I eventually stopped. Now it’s back and will hopefully be a frequent thing once again. This won’t be on a certain day, unless you guys would prefer that.  After reading the post, please comment if you would like to see more of these or not. All feedback is accepted!


This Week’s Prompt:

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credit to Cynthia Dawn!!

 

 


My Story:

        Once night, in the middle of November, the sea turned a strange color. All around, fish and other sea creatures went into complete chaos. As the black billow of color slowly descended downwards, bubbles raised towards the sky. A mermaid swam swiftly out of hiding. She had been in her secret home with her twelve brothers and ten brothers. Add her mom, dad, and pet dolphin Sky, and you had a total of 26 people in one place. Needless to say, Lulu the mermaid’s life was always full of craziness. One thing that hadn’t happened before was this strange billow. All the sea creatures gathered in the Sea Center to discuss what could be happening.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT WE SHOULD DO?!” Mayor Charles the Clownfish shouted into the seashell he used as a microphone. The sound decreased slightly and Mayor Charles spotted a stray flipper waving furiously.

Yes Shay?” Shay is a yellow seahorse. He’s known for his brilliant algae smoothie.

“I propose we send our swiftest explorers to investigate the billow.” Shay flashed a smile at the crowd.

“What a brilliant idea! Does anyone else have any other ideas?” The Mayor looked around and only saw anxious faces staring back at him. “All right then. We will have a sign up sheet on the announcement billboard in the Town Shell.”

Mayor Charles was relieved someone had actually spoken up. Normally he had to stare at the apprehensive crowd for hours on end. The Mayor was swimming home when he suddenly stopped. A sudden thought had burst into his mind. Nobody named Shay had ever lived in Seaweed Falls before. How had he never heard of this intelligent seahorse? Mayor Charles decided that it had slipped someone’s mind and he continued his journey home.

Meanwhile, behind a rock, came Lulu the mermaid sat thinking about Shay the seahorse as well. She had been a few rows back from Shay and didn’t think anything of him. These meetings were always so long and boring. When a flipper had risen confidently into the air, Lulu had been shocked! Nobody had ever put forth an idea, let alone at the beginning of the meeting. Lulu’s mind brimmed with thoughts. One particular one stood out to her: “Why had nobody ever seen or heard of Shay before?”


That’s a wrap for part 1! What do you think of the story? I am open to any feedback or suggestions you might have. Let me know if you would like to see more Creative Challenges and/or part 2 of Under The Sea!!

Thanks for reading and look out for more Creative Challenges.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Book Review| I Am The Messenger

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and I’m actually doing a post. Today I am finally reviewing I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak; author of The Book Thief. This is a teen book and a brilliant one at that. Let’s get started!


Title: I Am The Messenger

Author: Markus Zusak

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Young Adult

# of pages: 360

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.09/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He’s pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery.

That’s when the first ace arrives in the mail.

That’s when Ed becomes the messenger.

Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who’s behind Ed’s mission?


My Thoughts:

From page one, I Am The Messenger had me glued to the pages. There was so much suspense and action. As it progressed, new characters were introduced in such detail that I felt like I knew them. Ed Kennedy, the main character is such a great guy! At first I was confused about The Doorman. I thought it was an actual doorman… really it’s Ed’s old dog. Once the first card arrives, Ed’s life is turned upside down. For the better and the worse. I loved this book to bits. There was so much imagery and detail to it. You felt what Ed felt in each and every situation. I without a doubt recommend this book!!


That’s a wrap! What are your thoughts on I Am The Messenger? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Pokémon Go Book Tag!!

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a rare double post day. Today I am doing a book tag. More specifically the Pokémon Go Book Tag. I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions’ blog last month and knew I had to do it. Go check out her amazing blog for all things bookish, movie, TV shows, traveling and so much more!  For the record, I do not play Pokémon Go and don’t plan to. I can understand why it’s fun and so hyped but it’s just not my thing. This tag was created by Aentee @ Read At Midnight.

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I’m going to use Aentee’s graphics because they’re so amazing!

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This book definitely started my love for reading. It was my first chapter book and after that, I wanted to read as much as Junie B Jones as possible. After that all I wanted to do was read.

pokemon-tag02pikachuI haven’t read any iconic classics. I’m sure I’ll read some in High School though!


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Hmm.. I’m going to say Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The hype died down a long time ago. I have heard nothing but bad about the book so I refuse to read it. It’s not everywhere now but it was.


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I’m going to say Half Brother by Kenneth Oppal. It’s sooo similar to another book I’ve read but I still loved it.


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Nothing comes to mind. Even if a book is super long, I’d still read it.

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The last book that kept me up was I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. It kept me up because of the suspense, mystery and adventure. I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

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This is pretty tough. I’m going to say Cath and Levi from Fangirl. They’re already together but they are still the perfect OTP1`

 Pokemon-Tag08-RapidashI’m going to say The Hunger Games series. Something is always happening and there’s plot twists popping up everywhere!

Pokemon-Tag09-EeveeI’m going to say The Harry Potter series. I’m excited to see how the Cursed Child book is. But just like the rest of the series, I’m sure I’ll read it way later than everyone else.


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The Harry Potter series would be perfect for this. Since I just did that answer… The Book Thief. I was hesitant to read it but am so glad I did.

Pokemon-Tag12-LegendaryNothing comes to mind. I don’t really have an series’ that I want to read.


Pokemon-Tag15Mew-MewTwoThe Fangirl collectors edition, The Harry Potter book series collectors editions and the Eleanor and Park collectors edition just to name a few.


Pokemon-Tag10-EggI don’t have any debut novels. Just more from Becky Albertalli, Nicola Yoon and Bill Kongisberg!


Pokemon-Tag11-Lure-ModuleNone! I don’t do any of that stuff.


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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon-Release Date: November 1st,2016
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli-Release Date: April 2017
Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg-Release Date: Fall 2016
That’s all for now!

I nominate: EVERYONE who wants to participate! This is a great tag for Pokémon Go fans and non Pokémon Go fans alike. What’s your favorite Pokémon? Let me know!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more great book tags!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Hype or Like Friday (#2)|Favorite Harry Potter Characters

Hey everyone! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Hype or Like Friday! You guys really seemed to enjoy last week’s post so I’m back for

more 😀 This weekly meme is hosted by three wonderful people: Jillian @ Rant and Rave About Books, Larkin @ Wonderfilled Reads and last but not least, Britt @ Geronimo Reads. Go check out their wonderful bookish blogs!  To find out more information, future topics and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic/theme is:

10 Things I Like About Harry Potter: Name 10 things you like about any of the books in the series. You’re not limited to a particular book. You can choose whatever you want from any book. It’s completely up to you. This category is wide open, but here’s a few ideas: favorite characters, spells, magical items, plot twists, villains, etc. You can do whatever you want with this.

I have decided to do Ten Favorite Characters.


My Ten Favorite Harry Potter Characters: (In No Order)

  1. Ron Weasley

He is Harry Potter’s loyal friend. Ron and his family make Harry feel as if he’s part of their family. I like Ron because he’s a ginger like me, he’s loyal and funny too. Weasley is Our King!

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2. Dumbledore

Dumbledore is the headmaster at Hogwarts. I like Albus Dumbledore because he is kind, wise and goes out of his way to help his students. Especially Harry.

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3. Hagrid

Hagrid is the Ground and Key Keeper at Hogwarts. He is half giant and half human. Hagrid has important jobs like getting the 1st years to Hogwarts. I love Hagrid because he is funny, strange and very helpful. Hagrid is a big help and friend to Harry and his friends.

 Credit to Alex Roman


4. Dobby the House Elf

Dobby is a house elf. He is bound to his master for life or until his master gives him a sock or piece of clothing. I like Dobby because he is very loyal to Harry Potter, kind and helpful.

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5. Voldemort

Voldemort is the villain in Harry Potter. He’s out to get Harry and will stop at nothing. I like Voldemort because he’s determined, makes for the best plot twists and extremely creepy.

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6. Ginny Weasley

Ginny is Ron’s only sister. Harry slowly becomes very close to her. I like Ginny because she’s a ginger, kind and very loving.

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7. Sirius Black

Sirius is Harry Potter’s criminal godfather. He is very caring towards Harry. I like Sirius because he’s mysterious, caring and isn’t afraid to fight.

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8. Minerva McGonagall

She is among other things, the head of Gryffindor house and the Headmistress of Hogwarts. I like McGonagall because she can transform into a cat, serious and business like.

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9. Severus Snape

He is the Potions teacher at Hogwarts. I like Snape because he is mysterious, serious and has a grudge against Harry Potter.

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10. Remus Lupin

Lupin is the Professor of Defense of Dark Arts at Hogwarts. I like him because he has a few secrets, he is mysterious and helpful.

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That’s a wrap! I loved this topic so much and could honestly find something I liked about every character. I won’t be doing next week’s topic since I haven’t read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet. I might think of something else.

Who are your favorite characters? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Hype or Like Friday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#30) Nonfiction

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday. This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful Càtia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. Go check them out for all things memes and books. To find out more information, future themes and more, go to the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Because we don’t always read fiction… choose your favorite non-fiction book.

I almost didn’t participate but then I remembered a book we read at school. It’s called: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. 


Original Cover:

(The Diary of a Young Girl)


Cover From My Country (US):

The Diary of a Young Girl


Favorite Cover(s):

O Diário de Anne FrankPortuguese

Jurnalul Annei FrankRomanian

El Diario de Ana FrankSpanish

Дневникът на Ане ФранкBulgarian

My favorite cover out of these is the Portuguese cover because it shows lots of  pictures and has great detail!


Least Favorite Cover(s):

O Diário de Anne FrankPortuguese

Het Achterhuis, Dagboekbrieven 12 juni 1942 - 1 augustus 1944Dutch

บันทึกลับของแอนน์ แฟร้งค์ ฉบับเพิ่มเติมบันทึกที่พบล่าสุดThai

Das Tagebuch der Anne FrankGerman

My least favorite out of these is both the Thai and Portuguese covers. I don’t like the Portuguese one  because it looks like it’s done by a little kid. I don’t enjoy the Thai one because it’s plain.


That’s a wrap! What is 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 😀