Book Traveling Thursday (#36)|Christmas!

Hey everyone! It’s time for a holiday themed Book Traveling Thursday! This wonderful weekly meme is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. To find out more info about the meme, future themes and more, visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

It’s Christmas Time!! Choose a book that makes you think about Christmas. (If you don’t celebrate Christmas you can choose a book that features any other festivity)

I decided to pick a classic picture book since I couldn’t think of any YA books. I chose How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.


Original/Cover From My Country (US):

How the Grinch Stole Christmas


Favorite Cover(s):

Comment le Grinch A Vole Noel (French Edition)French

Il GrinchItalian

Le GrinchFrench

Most of the covers were like the original so there’s slim pickings for this one. France knew what they were doing with this one. My favorite is the movie one because of how it shows the movie Grinch and that’s it. No extra pictures or anything that has nothing to do with the story.


Least Favorite Cover(s):

Cum a furat Grinch Crăciunul

Every cover like this one that’s just like the original. The only different is the language. Use a little imagination!


That’s a wrap! The covers were not never diverse this week. What’s your favorite Christmas story? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top 5 Wednesday (#1)|Fictional Items

Hey everyone! It’s time for me to start participating in a new meme. The meme itself is three years old and is hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both Sam and Lainey have YouTube channel blogs instead of regular blogs like this one. Top 5 Wednesday or T5W is a weekly meme where you pick five books or things that correspond with a new topic every week. To find out more info, future topics and more, visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is of course festive.

Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts
We’ve talked about fictional items we’ve wanted for ourselves before, but in the holiday spirit, what fictional items would you give to friends and family?

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Fictional Items As Gifts:

1. Hermione’s Bag-Harry Potter series

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Perfect for carrying infinite amounts of things all in a little bag.


2. The Time Turner-Harry Potter series

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For someone who doesn’t seem to have enough time in the day.


3. Mockingjay Pin-Hunger Games series

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For someone who needs a little extra courage.


4. A Suitcase For Magical Creatures-Fantastic Beasts

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For the secret witch or wizard in your family or friend group


5. The Marauders Map-Harry Potter

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A gift for the secretive and mysterious.


That’s a wrap! This first T5W was very Harry Potter themed. Do you want to keep seeing this meme? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and possibly stay tuned for more T5Ws

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| Under The Christmas Tree

Hey everyone! This is my first TTT in forever! It’s good to finally be back. If you didn’t already know, Top Ten Tuesday or TTT was created by The Broke and The Bookish. Go check their wonderful Blogger blog out 🙂 Christmas is in five days and that means it’s time for a Christmas themed topic!

Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree (or non-book bookworm items)


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

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Believe it or not, I have yet to own or even read this book. I’ve heard it’s pretty good but haven’t had the chance to read it. That’s why I wouldn’t mind finding it under my tree!

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2. The Sun Is Also A Star

This book came out recently and I’m so excited to read it. It’s by Nicola Yoon, the author of Everything,Everything. Since that book blew my mind, I can’t wait to read her second book!

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3. Movie Tickets To Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

I still haven’t seen this movie!! I’ve heard it’s incredible and am running out of time to see it. Some movie tickets all ready to go would help a ton!

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4. Bookish Posters!

My walls are super bare and I’d love to have a bookish poster or two to fill some gaps.

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5. Book Related T-Shirts

I am a teen who loves graphic t-shirts. It would be amazing to have book related ones about books in general or specific ones.

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6. A Bookshelf!

While I do have a sort of bookshelf, I’d love a real one. There are some huge beautiful ones that I would love to own (but don’t have room for).

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7. A Cozy Blanket!

Strangely enough, I don’t own any cozy blankets. Where I live, it’s been unusually freezing and a blanket is definitely necessary.

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8. A Mug!

I’ve been literally obsessed with hot chocolate this year. We own a few mugs but I’d love a personal one.

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9. A Book Box Subscription!

I’ve seen monthly book boxes floating around. They look and sound fantastic but they’re a bit too expensive for me. That’s why I’m asking Santa for some help 🙂

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10. A Sweatshirt

I love sweatshirts so much. They are my go to for around the house or out and about. I definitely could use a couple more.

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That’s a wrap! If you celebrate Christmas, what would you like to find under your tree? If you don’t, what present would you like to receive?

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review|Are We There Yet-David Levithan

Hey everyone! It’s the beginning of the work week! I’m still in school and am on winter break. No stress for a bit. Today I am going to finally be doing a review of Are We There Yet By David Levithan. It’s not a well-known book but is still in the teen genre. Let me know if you’ve read the book or plan to after reading this review!


“Although it is such a singular word, there are many variations of alone. There is the alone of an empty beach at twilight. There is the alone of an empty hotel room. There is the alone of being caught in a throng of people. There is the alone of missing a particular person. And there is the alone of being with a particular person and realizing you are still alone.”  

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# of Pages: 215

Genre: Young Adult/Family

My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Publication: March 13th, 2007


A Bit of A Summary:

Are We There Yet is a story about two brothers named Danny and Elijah. Danny is 23 years old and has a job. He’s hardworking and successful. Elijah is 16 and still in High School. He’s penniless and has drug issues. They have a strained relationship. When their parents send them off on a trip to Italy, they’re forced to spend countless hours together. When Elijah meets Julia, Danny is cast off, and the brothers are separated once again. Julia’s unsure about her feelings and Danny is forced to make a decision. He can either honor his relationship with his brother or follow his heart. Read the book to find out what he chooses!


Cons:

There are some using and mentions of drugs in this book. If that bugs you, steer clear. It’s overall plot is a bit dry. The story is told from a third person point of view. It’s interesting but doesn’t always do the story its justice. There isn’t much of a back story on any of the characters but you get to learn a bit about them.


Overall:

Are We There Yet is a quick read. I enjoyed the setting and the descriptions of Italy and it’s attractions.  It’s not my favorite book but is definitely worth a try.


That’s a wrap! What did you think about this style of book reviewing? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Book Blogger Insider Tag!!

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and I’m finally back with a book tag! This one will give you a look into what it’s like to be a book blogger. If you’re also a book blogger, this will show you what it’s like for me personally. I was tagged a few months ago (oops) by the amazing Amber @ Only True Magic. Go check her incredible blog out and maybe give her a follow 🙂 This tag was created by the amazing Jamie @ A Little Slice of Jamie. Without her, there wouldn’t be this tag. Go check her out as well. Enough thanking and shouting out. Let’s go!


Rules:

  • Answer the  questions
  • Credit the creator
  • Tag 5 people
  • Have fun!

Where Do You Typically Write Your Blog Posts?

On my bed! I love to be as comfortable as possible.

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How Long Does It Take You To Write A Book Review?

I have no idea! Probably not long enough. I really need to put more effort into them!

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When Did You Start Your Blog?

June 23rd, 2015! It’s been a year and almost six months since I started. It definitely hasn’t been very constant though. I’m trying to get better at that 🙂


What’s The Worst Thing About Book Blogging

Definitely finding time to blog! I’ve been pretty much MIA since August. Finding time is really the only struggle I have.

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What’s The Best Thing About Book Blogging?

Reading other people’s blogs, meeting and connecting with bloggers and seeing that people actually enjoy your posts. I also love to hear that I’m wanted in the blogging community. As you can tell, I love most things about book blogging. I of course love all my followers as well 🙂

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What Blog Post Have You Had The Most Fun Writing So Far?

That’s a tough question… I honestly don’t know. Probably one of my tag posts!


When Do You Typically Write?

Whenever I can! Right now, I’m writing at 11:24 pm. Sometimes it’s in the afternoon or earlier at night. Normally not in the morning. It really depends.

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How Do You Write Your Book Reviews? With A Cup of Coffee or Tea? With Netflix? Cuddled With A Pet?

Just like how I write any blog post normally. On my bed, sometimes with a cat or two nearby.

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When Do You Write Your Book Reviews? Right After Finishing The Book? Two Weeks After?

I used to do it a couple of days or so after I finished the book. Now it’s probably close to a week or more.


How Often Do You Post?

It used to be 4-6 days a week. Then it went to every once in a blue moon. Now it’s hopefully going to be back to 4-6 days. I normally do Top Ten Tuesdays, a new meme will be Wednesday, Book Traveling Thursdays, tags normally on the weekend and reviews thrown in.

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I Nominate:

As always, you’re not forced to do this. If you weren’t tagged, consider yourself tagged!

That’s a wrap! What tags would you like me to do next? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Where Have I Been?

Hey everyone! This is just a post to check in and tell you what’s going on. I deeply apologize for not blogging much for the past several months. I have been very busy with school, family and figuring some things out. Hopefully I can find a solid schedule as soon as possible. I miss blogging so much and hope you guys haven’t forgotten about me!

See you soon!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Book Review|To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before

Hey everyone! Thanksgiving break was all of last week for me. Now it’s over and back to school. I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend if you celebrate. Even if you don’t, I hope you had a great weekend! Today I am going to be doing a book review. I am reviewing  To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han.


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Title: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)

Author: Jenny Han

Jenny Han

# of Pages: 369

Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary

Published: April 15th, 2014

My Rating: 4/5 stars ****


Summary Provided By Goodreads:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.


My Thoughts:

I have heard only good about this book. I enjoyed it greatly. The imagery was fantastic. It really helped me picture who the characters really are. Jenny Han is an amazing writer. She knows how to draw you in. There are some parts that make me question the main character. That’s why it’s not a five star rating. If you enjoy a good contemporary novel full of love, drama and secrets, this is for you!


That’s a wrap! Have you read this book? If so, what are your thoughts? Please keep them spoiler free as always. Stay tuned for a review of the sequel once I can get my hands on it!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Miranda Sings Tag!

Hey everyone! After a month of being MIA, I’m back! I’ve missed blogging and hope you guys will still want to read and enjoy my posts!


Today I am doing the “Miranda Sings Tag.” I was tagged by Amber @ Only True Magic. Go check her incredibly creative blog out!

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Rules:

  • Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. (I.e. Don’t say things like – I’m prettier than an average person or People have told me I’m smart. You ARE pretty. You ARE smart.)

This is a simple but amazing tag!


 

What I Love About Me:

  1. My hair!

I’m a ginger and love my hair color so much. Even though it’s wild and crazy, I still love it!

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2. My Weirdness

Most people are afraid to be weird. I embrace it. It’s part of who I am. If anyone insults me for being my self, they’re not worth being around.

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3. My Love For Books

I love something that I love 🙂 My love for books as been abundant since I was in elementary school. I love how devoted I’ve been to books and how any teasing can’t stop my obsession.

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4. My Ability to Overcome Obstacles.

Just like everyone’s, my life has had its ups and downs. I love how I’ve been able to get back up and keep going. If I couldn’t get back up, my life would be entirely different.

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5. My Will To Learn

I’m still in school. Most bloggers are juggling work or a family. I’m juggling homework and school. My will to learn has always been strong. I don’t enjoy every subject. If I can find one I enjoy, I put everything I’ve got into it. I love how there’s never too much knowledge I can consume.

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6. My Small Hands

I have smaller hands than most people. I love that they make me unique. My small hands make me who I am.

 

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 7. My Glasses

I love them because they help me see! That may seem cheesy but I have terrible eye sight for my age. I’m only a teenager but have eye sight equal to an elderly man/women. Without my glasses, the world would be a blurry place.

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I Nominate.. 

These are 10 of some of my most recent followers. I picked the ones that seemed likely to do it. Thank you so much for deciding to read my content. As always, there is no pressure to participate. Even if you’re not tagged, feel free to join in!

  1. Ida @ Books & Stardust
  2. Lily @ Lily’s Secret Blog
  3. Louise @ Genie Reads
  4. Kate @ Kate’s Bookish Library
  5. Emma @ It’s A Reader’s Life
  6. Jade @ Drink Coffee and Read Books
  7. Sammi @ One Bookish Girl
  8. Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm
  9. Maggie @ Massachusetts Novel
  10. Alecia @ The Stair Case Reader

That’s a wrap! Feel free to nominate me or tag me for a tag or award. I’m always looking for fun things to post. This award in particular was very unique and positive! I hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Traveling Thursday (#35)|Spooky!

Hey everyone! It’s Thursday and that mean’s it’s time for another Book Traveling Thursday.This weekly meme is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog! Go check them out for all things bookish and amazing 🙂 To find out more info, future themes and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s theme is:

Halloween is here! Choose a spooky read that you have either read or want to read.

Since I don’t like reading spooky books, I have decided to do a spooky read I don’t want to read. I have chosen Miss Peregrines School For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. It’s a book with some lower reviews and a movie coming out. I definitely don’t want to read it.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)


Favorite Cover(s):

Die Insel der besonderen KinderGerman

Trại Trẻ Đặc Biệt Của Cô Peregrine (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)Vietmanese

Osobliwy dom pani PeregrinePolish

My favorite out of these is the German one. Normally German covers are among my least favorites. This cover is my favorite because of the colors and how the girl seems to be floating higher then in the original.

 


Least Favorite(s):

El hogar de Miss Peregrine para niños peculiares (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)Spanish

This is the movie one but it still isn’t the best.

La casa per bambini speciali di Miss PeregrineItalian

My least favorite out of these two is the movie cover. No hate to the Spanish cover. Other countries have the exact same one. I first saw it as the Spanish one when I disliked it. It’s too bright and cheerful.


That’s a wrap! The covers for this were mainly identical to the original and the Spanish. Hopefully next month will have more diverse covers. What is your favorite spooky read? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s BTT!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday| Bookish Costumes

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This weekly meme is hosted by the incredible people @The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out for reviews, future TTT topics and more. This week’s topic is very spooky 😀

Halloween related freebie: ten scary books, favorite horror novels, non-scary books to get you in the Halloween/fall mood, bookish halloween costumes, scariest covers), scary books on my TBR, etc.

I have decided to do bookish Halloween costumes.


Ten Bookish Halloween Costumes:

  1. Harry Potter- Self Titled

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2. Katniss Everdeen-Hunger Games

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3. Cath-Fangirl

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4. Eleanor-Eleanor and Park

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5. Augustus (Gus)-The Fault in Our Stars

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6. Tris- Divergent

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7. Liesel-The Book Thief

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8. Jude-I’ll Give You The Sun

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9. Ponyboy- The Outsiders

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10. Dobby-Harry Potter

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That’s a wrap! What character w0uld you like to be for Halloween?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more TTT!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀