Library Book Haul (#8)

Hey everyone! The Top Ten Tuesday topic didn’t spur any ideas so I decided to do a library book haul instead. I haven’t done a library book haul in a long time so this should be fun! This haul consists of two young adult books and three tween books.


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*All These Book Covers Are Linked To Goodreads*

1. Highly Illogical Behavior by John Corey Whaley

Highly Illogical Behavior

This book has been floating around for a bit. I’m finally going to read it and see if I enjoy it. It’s a book about a boy who is agoraphobic. He hasn’t left his house in three years. A girl named Lisa wants to try to change that. It reminds me of Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon a bit. I’ll definitely do a review.


2. Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

Chasing Secrets

A tween book set in 1900’s San Francisco. It revolves around a girl named Lizzie and her adventures. I have enjoyed historic fiction before so I wanted to give this a shot. It’s a tween book so no review.


3.  The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

The Thing About Jellyfish

A tween book about a girl named Suzie. After her friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzie is sure it was caused by a jellyfish sting. She goes to extreme lengths to prove her theory. There will be no review.


4. Poached by Stuart Gibbs

Poached (FunJungle #2)

A tween book about a boy named Teddy who’s trying to solve the mystery of the Koala captors. No review will be done.


5. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (Book #1) by Jenny Han

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

A young adult book about a girl named Lara. Instead of confessing her feelings to her crushes, she writes them letters. Her secret letters to her crushes are sealed as if to be sent off. When the box of letters is somehow mailed, she’s confronted by ex-crushes. A review will be done.


That’s a wrap! Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more library book hauls!

~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 XD


-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 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Bookworm Delights!

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that mean’s it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This amazing meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is:

Top Ten Bookworm Delights

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Top Ten Bookworm Delights:

  1. Finding a book you’ve been looking for forever! 

Everyone knows this feeling! It’s always exciting to finally hold a book you’ve been searching for 😀

2. The smell of new books. 

Oh my gosh! It’s so satisfying to smell a brand new book. If you’re a bookworm you definitely know this feels.

3. Finding someone who loves books as much as you do!

This is such an amazing thing! WordPress helps me connect with all the amazing book bloggers who share the same feelings as I do about books. I love you guys 🙂

4. Going to a bookstore!

You can finally get a book and not have to worry about fines! They are quite expensive though…

5. Wanting to meet the author of a book 

This feeling every bookworm can’t go without! There are so many authors I need to meet. Sadly, I’ve only met one 😦

6. When the book cover is too beautiful to handle.

This doesn’t need much explanation. Book covers just amaze me sometimes.

7. When your friends and family get you a book you’ve wanted forever!

This is the best thing ever! You get a book you wanted for free! Plus whoever bought it becomes your absolute favorite person in the whole world.

8. When there’s a sequel to a book you loved!

Finding out you can continue raving, fangirling and so much more over the characters is the best feeling ever!

9) Being part of a book fandom

It’s great to be able to express your opinions with people who understand what you’re going through

10) When there’s a plot twist you didn’t see coming 

This can either make you hate the author or start freaking out. If you’re lucky it can be both. Authors seem to like to see the readers suffer.


This was definitely a fun topic! What are your bookworm delights? Did I forget any important ones? Let me know! 

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesdays: New Authors in 2015

Hey everyone! Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays. This amazing weekly meme is created by the awesome people @TheBrokeandTheBookish. You should definitely check out their blog! This week’s topic is Top Ten New To-Me Favorite Authors I read for the first time in 2015.

Top Ten New To Me Authors from 2015:

  1. J.K Rowling

Of course, she’s on the top of the list 🙂 J.K. Rowling has changed my life so much since I started reading the Harry Potter series. Kudos to her for creating such diverse characters and a great story 😀

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2) Sarah Webb

This amazing lady was the creator of the Ask Amy Green series. Enough said.

3) Terri Farley

This lady is the author of the Phantom Stallion series. I seem to be loving the lady authors XD Terri is such an amazing author.

4) John Green

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5) David Levithan

This guy wrote the book called Every Day. I’m thankful that there was this topic because I learned that there is a companion to this book that was published a few years ago. Go figure!

6) Lauren Myracle

I realized that I mainly read female authors this year. The rest will be female, no hate on men. This amazing lady wrote the Flower Power series and many more amazing series’s for young adults and children.

7) Lauren Brooke

She is the awesome writer of the Heartland book series. Yes, there is also a TV show by the same name. I believe one is based off the other. I have no image because all of the pictures were not very appropriate of not the author Lauren Brooke but the interviewer and the model.

8) Sharon Creech

This amazing lady has wowed me with her writing. All of her characters drew me into the story and made me want to keep reading late into the night.

9) Lauren Halse Anderson

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She is the author of the Vet Volunteer series. This series taught me a ton about what it’s really like to be a veterinarian. The books are aimed at younger children but are still worth a read.

10) Hillary McKay

Last but not least, this author brought us the Casson Family and their amazing book series. I highly recommend it!!


That’s all for this week’s Top Ten Tuesdays. This was honestly just a few of the amazing authors I found this year.

What were your top ten new authors for 2015? Let me know 😀
 Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesdays.
~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Thanksgiving Freebie

Hi everyone! It’s been at least a week since I’ve participated in Top Ten Tuesday’s. This weekly meme is hosted by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check out their blog! Today’s topic is a Thanksgiving freebie. They gave us many ideas such as authors we are thankful for and fictional families we would want to spend Thanksgiving with. I can’t pick between these two so I will do five of each 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday’s Authors and Fictional Families:

1) J.K. Rowling

Of course this outstanding author is at the top of this list! She wrote the amazing Harry Potter series. I am currently about to start book number 5 and can’t believe how many plot twists and    suspenseful moments there are!

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2) John Green

It’s a given that John Green is on this list. I have raved countless times about Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars. John Green is definitely an incredible author 🙂

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3) James Patterson

His books always make me laugh and smile. His Treasure Hunters series has so much adventure and suspense. The Middle School series features a silly and mischievous boy named Rafe. You should check out his books.

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4)Beverly Cleary

She is such an amazing author! I have grown up with Ramona, Beezus, Henry, and more. Her books are an easy and fun read.

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5) Suzanne Collins

Suzanne wrote the Hunger Games series. Without her, we wouldn’t be  able to volunteer tribute, have Peeta Bread, and many more puns and references. Mockingjay Part 2 recently came out in theaters. Have you seen it?

 


5 Fictional Families I would love to spend Thanksgiving with:

  1. The Weasleys!

This is obviously at the top of the list. The Weasleys each have their own unique personality and Mrs. Weasley is so kind and caring. They also all have bright red hair and freckles 😀

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2) Miss J and Anna

They aren’t a biological family. Anna is a foster child and Miss J is her foster parent. They have a bond that’s as tight knit like a mother and daughter. These amazing characters are in the book I finished today. I will be reviewing that ASAP.

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3) The  O’Briens

The O’Briens consist of Summer and her daughter Ellie. Ellie’s father left quite a while ago. Summer and Ellie have the cutest mother-daughter relationship. They are one of the families in The Swap that I recently reviewed.

4) The Malloys

Not the Malfoys  XD The Malloys are Jack Malloy, his brothers Stryker, Gunner and Jett, and the Captain who is their father. They are a different kind of family but are very close. All of them are super althetic and exercise attics. The Malloys are another family in The Swap.

 

5) The Everdeens

I’m hoping I spelled that correctly.. The Everdeens stick together. Katniss provides food for the family by hunting in an illegal area. I honestly haven’t read the Hunger Games series in a long time.


 

Thats all! This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is definitely longer than normal but I enjoyed writing it.

What are you thankful for? Tell me in the comments!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

Hey everyone! Once again, it’s time for What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. If you are unfamiliar with this weekly event, I suggest that you check out the link here. This week, the books were recently finished.

What I'm Reading

The first book is called Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.

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Summary:

Sophie Maxim survived a shipwreck as a baby. Her life really started when an eccentric but loving bachelor brings her home. Charles is laid back. He  uses toast as a bookmark and approves of Sophie drawing on the walls. When child protective services threaten to remove Sophie to an orphanage, Charles and Sophie run off to Paris. They search for one thing that can save her. Her long lost mother. In Paris, Sophie meets a group of children who live under the radar on the rooftops and learns that you never ignore a possible, sometimes the impossible comes true. 

Book: Rooftoppers

Author: Katherine Rundell

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Author Facts:

  1. Katherine was born in 1987.

2. She has 3,037 followers on Twitter.

3. Rundell grew up in  Africa and Europe.

My Rating 12/10 or 7/5. This is an amazing book. You really start to feel close to the characters and feel what they are feeling. It’s aimed at a younger audience but can be read by anybody in my opinion.

Goodreads Rating: 4/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars

The second book is called Vet Volunteers Acting Out. This is the 14th book in the series, and the last one that I can get ahold of at the moment. For now, I’ll be moving onto a different series that still has to do with animals. More will be revealed next week 🙂

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Summary:

Zoe is back in Ambler while her mom films a movie, and she feels pretty homesick. Meanwhile, there seems to be a outbreak of animals being poisoned by antifreeze across town. Zoe fears that David’s new cat Rover might be one of them. Can the gang raise awareness about antifreeze before more animals are poisoned? 

Book: Vet Volunteers Acting Out.

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

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Potsdam, New York (Author Hometown) Facts.

  1. It is 3 hours ahead my time.

2. It is averaged around 27 degrees Fahrenheit in December according to Acuweather.

3. Potsdam has 5 highly rated hotels according to TripAdvisor.

My Rating: 9/10 or 4/5.

Goodreads: 4/5 stars

Amazon: 5/5 stars

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next week’s What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Read this if you like this…

Hey everyone! It’s my 100th post! This is pretty exciting for me because I can’t believe how far I’ve gone and my blog has gotten in just a few months. I’m so sorry that I didn’t do Creative Challenges yesterday. I just didn’t have too much time. A special shout out to my mom. It’s her birthday today! If you want to get more info about Top Ten Tuesday’s check out the link here.

Today’s prompt is: Ten Books to read if you like this Popular Author/Books.

Ten Books to Read if you like Historic Fiction:

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle.

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Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys.

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The Magic Treehouse series by Mary Pope Osbourne.

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The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt.

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The One Crazy Summer series by Rita Williams-Garcia.

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Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos.

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Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer L. Holm. I

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The 39 Clues series by Rick Riordan (?)

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Johnny and the Bomb by Terry Pratchett.

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Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan.

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I’m sorry for the poor quality and size of the photos. I didn’t realize how small they were until I started inserting them.

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

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~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

3 Days 3 Quotes (3) Day #3

Hi everyone! Today is the final day of the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. A special thanks to My Tiny Obsessions for nominating me unofficially for this amazing challenge. Go check out her blog! If you want to see my previous attempts at this challenge or the other days from this one, check out the link here.

Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their page.
  2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day)
  3. Nominate other bloggers to participate.

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Sharon Chreech is one of my many favorite authors. To me, this quite means that you never know how important something is until it’s gone. People in this part of the work where I live take advantage of way too much. People in less fortunate areas don’t take anything for granted. Sharon Chreech has lots of amazing quotes but this one stood out the most to me.

I nominate:

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Josbons

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And anyone else who wishes to participate!

That’s a wrap! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

Hello everyone! It’s time for another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s. This week’s books were recently finished no more than a week ago. If you’re unfamiliar with this weekly event, check out the link here.

The first book is called “Down the Mysterly River” by Bill Willingham.

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Summary:

Max “the Wolf” is a top-notch Boy Scout, an expert at orienteering, and a master at being prepared. It’s a little odd when he suddenly finds himself, with no memories of the recent or distant past and lost in unfamiliar woods. What’s even odder still, is that he meets a Badger named Banderbrock, a black bear named Walden, and McTavish the Monster (who might be a old barn cat.) All of them talk and are as clueless and confused as Max. Before long, Max and his newfound friends run into a group of hunters and their deadly hounds. Known as the Blue Cutters, these hunters are armed with powerful blue swords. They capture and alter the chosen victim to who they want to be. For a purpose that Max and his friends can’t figure out. Unless he can solve the mystery of the strange forested world he’s landed in, Max may find himself and his friends changed beyond recognizion.

Title: Down the Mysterly River.

Author: Bill Williingham

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Author Facts:

1. Bill was born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

2. He first gained attention for his comic book series Elements (Quote Source).

3 In the early 2000’s he began writing for D.C. Comics.

My Rating: 11/10 or 6/5 stars.

Goodreads Rating: 3.7/5 stars

Amazon Rating:  4.3/5 stars

The second book is called Vet Volunteers New Beginnings by Laurie Halse Anderson. Since this is the 13th book in the series, I have decided a while ago that I won’t be doing author facts for Laurie. Instead I will do Hometown Facts.

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Summary:

Jules and Josh are twins who moved from Pittsburgh and what to join Dr. Mac’s Vet Volunteers. The trouble is, when they arrived at their new school, Jules got off on the wrong foot with Maggie, Dr. Mac’s granddaughter. Even worse? Jules adopts the Science class rabbit, but it’s chewing up everything in sight! Is there any chance for the twins to become Vet Volunteers?

Title: Vet Volunteers New Beginnings.

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson.

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Potsdam, New York Facts:

1. Potsdam, New York has one airport.

2. Potsdam has 3 colleges and universities.

3. It was established in 1806.

My Rating: 9.5/10 or 4.5/5 stars.

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5

Amazon Rating: 4.7/5

Thanks for Reading and Stay tuned for next week’s What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

And I Quote…

Hi everyone! I haven’t been posting much again. Sorry about that! Today I bring you a List of 10 amazing quotes from authors that are pretty well known. To avoid any copyright issues I will provide the website that these originally came from. These are all about writing.

1. Anäis Nin – Writer of fictional books that had some bad  themes.

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Source: blogbookrix.com

2. Neil Gaiman- An English author of short fiction, novels, comic books, graphic novels, audio theatre and films.

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Source: Pinterest.com

3. Stephen King- An American author of horror, supernatural fiction, science fiction and fantasy.

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Source: buzzquotes.com

4. Thomas Mann- A German novelist, short story writer, and more

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Source: thepeopleproject.com

5. E.L. Doctorow- An American author, editor, and professor who recently passed away on July 21st.

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Source: buzzquotes.com

6. Anne Taylor- A novelist, short story writer, and literary critic.

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Source: clancytucker.blogspot.com

7. Octavia Butler- An American Science Fiction writer

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Source: buzzquotes.com

8. Stephen King- See above for author description

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Source: booksbybailey.com

9. F. Scott Fitzgerald- An American author of novels and short stories.

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Source: stuffwriterlike.com

10. John Green- An American author of Young Adult fiction, YouTube video blogger and online educational video creator.

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Source: Twitter.com

Thanks for reading my author quotes post and Stay tuned for more content!

The first What I’m Reading Wednesday’s is coming up in 2 days! Check out the weekly event’s about page!

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤