The Sunshine Blogger Award #3

Hey everyone! Recently I was tagged by Lauren @ Comma Hangover to do the Sunshine Blogger Award. Go check her out for memes, tags, reading challenges, book reviews and more! I did this twice in August of 2015. I thought it was time to do another one. Plus I’ve definitely changed a lot in a couple short years.


  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post or blog
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate eleven new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven newaward31Let’s get started!

    1. Is there a character name from your favorite book that you would consider giving to your future child, pet, or another living thing?

Right now, my favorite book is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Hopefully I’ll get around to reviewing it. If not, I honestly was in love with the characters from page one and I would definitely recommend it. Anyway, the main character is named Molly. I would definitely name either a child or a pet Molly. It’s a perfect and simple name.

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2. If you could pick three books that will be stocked in every library in the world, which books would they be and why?

Only three books? This is a tough one. I’m going to say:

  1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli because it touches on topics like same-sex marriage, weight and tough topics like sex.
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee because it is a classic that teaches lots of good lessons and is a good read in general.
  3. The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon because it is an incredible book that talks about race, fate and is a book that I could read several times without getting bored.

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3. You’re heading to the beach for the day, what’s in your bag? 

Honestly if it’s for the day I probably don’t bring a bag. I always have flip-flops, my iPhone and a beach towel so I guess that’s what I’ll say.

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4. If you could jump into one book, what would it be and why? Would you attempt to change the plot? 

Dang.. these questions with choosing books really get me! I’m going to be basic and say Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling because I’d love to see Hogwarts and all the amazing people within it. Would I change the plot? Of course not!

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5. What TV series is currently on the top of your “to watch” list?

To be honest, I don’t really have a “to watch” list. I really need to get into some new TV series. Recommend some for me to watch and those will definitely go on my list!

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6. You’re packing for a dream vacation. Where are you going and what is in your bag? (Books? Makeup? Favorite items of clothing?)

I’d definitely go to London. That’s one of the places that’s on my so-called “bucket list.” I would bring lots of T-Shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, maybe a book or two, money… basically normal things I wear and use frequently.

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7. What is your favorite movie, and is there a scene you would recreate from it if given he chance?

One of my favorite movies is definitely Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. I honestly loved the whole movie but I’d love to recreate the scene with all the creatures.

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8. Do you like to cook? What is the last recipe you made or looked up?

I like the idea of cooking but I don’t really cook. I always look of recipes for macaroni and cheese. Even as a teenager, that’s still one of my favorite meals.

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9. You get to time travel back to any event in history. What would it be and why?

I’m quite fascinated by history. I would like to time travel back to the assassination of JFK. Not because I thought it was justified but because I’d want to experience the mood and feelings in the air. It was a traumatic and historic event that would be incredible and terrible to witness.

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10. Do you prefer books with one POV or multiple POVs? 

I like both multiple and one POV but I normally read books with one POV. I feel like I get into the story more and can connect with the character easier.

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11. What talent do you have that often goes unappreciated?

I guess my talent for creativity or listening normally goes unappreciated.

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Now it’s time to nominate people! I nominate:

Taylor @ Taylor Reads Books

@The Orangutan Librarian

Michelle @ Chelle’s Book Ramblings

Bentley  @ Book Bastion

Aubrey @ Aubrey D. Aster

Alecia @ The Staircase Reader

Zuky @ BookBum

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku

Milou @ Simply A Book Drunkard

Kat @ Life And Other Disasters

As always, nobody is forced to participate. Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to participate and answer the questions I provide below.

My Questions:

  1. What is one book that surprised you (good or bad)?
  2. Where is your go to blogging spot?
  3. What is one book to film adaption you wish you could redo?
  4. Do you listen to music while blogging? If so, what kind of music?
  5. What are five book characters you’d like to hang out with and why?
  6. What are three of your favorite book quotes?
  7. What did you want to be when you were a kid? How does it compare to what you do now?
  8. What book character have you related to the most and why?
  9. What five authors would you love to meet?
  10. What inspired you to start blogging?
  11. What books are currently on your TBR?

That’s a wrap! I had a great time doing this award for the third time. Especially since it has been a bit. Good luck with everyone who decides to participate!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more awards.

~Makayla The Bookworm 😀


Get In The Know| August 2016 Edition

Hey everyone!! It’s September 2nd and that means August is over. It also means it’s time for the August edition of Get In The Know. This post is basically my version of a monthly wrap up. Let’s see what happened in August!

Monthly Stats:

Views: 625

Visitors: 299

Likes: 308

Comments: 109

Current WordPress followers: 258

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Blog Posts:

Book Reviews:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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Top Ten Tuesday:

TTT- Book Buying Spree

TTT- Rewind


TTT-Books I Still Haven’t Read

TTT- Back to School

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WWW Wednesday:

WWW #29

WWW #30

WWW #31

WWW #32

WWW #33

Book Traveling Thursday:

BTT (#28) Lazy Day

BTT (#29)-Book Lovers

BTT (#30)-Nonfiction

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Hype or Like Friday:

HOLF (#1)-Apocalypse

HOLF (#2)-Favorite Harry Potter Characters

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Library Book Haul:

LBH (#5)

LBH (#6)

LBH (#7)

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Book Tags/Awards:

Liebster Award 2.0

The Blogger Recognition Award (#2)

Pokemon Go Book Tag

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300 Posts

Creative Challenges Under The Sea (This was not enjoyed so I will not be continuing)

Get In The Know July 2016

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That’s a wrap! How was your month? Link your wrap up or let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for September’s Get In The Know 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀





Liebster Award 2.0


Hey everyone!  It’s Monday and today I am doing an award. I was nominated by @TheWhimsicalChick! A huge shoutout to her. This seems slightly  like the Liebster Award I did so long ago. I answer ten questions given to me by The Whimsical Chick and give 10 random facts about myself. I then nominate 10 people and give them 10 questions to answer themselves. I hope to do awards and tags more often 🙂

The Rules:

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Answer the questions assigned to you.
  4. Give 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 10 deserving bloggers for the award.
  6. Ask 10 questions to your nominees.

The questions:

1.What was your favorite childhood book?

This is tough since I’ve always loved books. I enjoyed Dr. Seuss books like Green Eggs and Ham.

2.Where is one instance where you liked a movie better than the book it was based off of?

I haven’t seen many book to movie adaptions but I’ve always loved the book more. So I guess there hasn’t been an instance yet?

3.Where is one instance where you liked the book better than the movie?

All the instances I’ve seen a book to movie adaption XD

4.Who is your role model?

Definitely my mom. She’s done so much for me and taught me a lot. My mom has made me the person I am today 🙂

5. If you could go back in time, what era would you go to? Would you change anything?

I’d go to the Mesozoic era. It was when the first mammals came. I wouldn’t change anything about history. It’s made the world how it is today.
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6.What is the most time you have re-read a book?

I don’t know. 3-5 times I believe. I normally don’t re-read. I love reading new books. They’re more exciting and I have no idea what’s going to happen. When I re-read a book, I always seem to remember at least some of what happens.

7.What is your favorite food to snack on while reading?

I don’t eat or drink anything while reading. I get so into the book I’m reading that I can’t do anything else.

8.Who would you dress as for a literary costume party?

Cath from Fangirl, Ginny from Harry Potter and Katniss from the Hunger Games are my top three

9. If you could recommend one book to everyone reading this, what would it be?
That’s a tough one since everyone has different interests. I guess Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.

10.What is your favorite food?

As a lover of food, this is tough. I’m going to say Macaroni and Cheese. It’s more of a “kids food” but I love it.
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10 Facts About Me!

  1. I have had two dogs, two cats, and one rooster/chicken in my lifetime
  2. My favorite colors are purple and blue
  3. I am going into High School next month
  4. One of my obsessions is YouTube. I could watch it for hours.
  5. I have never read the Twilight series
  6. I don’t know how to do a cartwheel
  7. My best friend and I have the same middle name
  8. My favorite TV shows right now are Big Brother, American Ninja Warrior and Bones
  9. I love staying up past midnight and sleeping in past ten am.
  10. I completed the Summer Reading log at my local library and entered to win a set of the Harry Potter books.

I nominate:

No pressure! If you don’t want to do this, then don’t. It’s 100% your choice 😀

Questions For You:

  1. What book made you cringe?
  2.  What are your top 5 favorite authors?
  3. What is your dream vacation destination
  4. How many pets have you had in your life time?
  5. What countries have you lived in?
  6. What was your dream job when you were a child?
  7. What is your job now?
  8. Who is your favorite bookish couple?
  9. Who is your role model?
  10. What are some of your biggest pet peeves?

I can’t wait to see your answers 🙂

That’s a wrap! What would be your answers to the questions I answered? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags and awards!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Real Neat Blog Award!

Hello everyone! Recently, I was nominated by My Tiny Obsessions for the Real Neat Blog Award. You definitely need to check out their real neat blog 🙂 You won’t be disappointed. Especially of you love books.


The Rules:

Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

Answer the 7 questions the nominator has provided.

Nominate 7 other bloggers.

Create 7 questions for your nominees.


Real Neat Blog Award

Questions from My Tiny Obsessions:

  1. Where would you rather spend a vacation? Beach? Mountain? Why?

I would love to go to the beach again because I love how relaxing it is 🙂

2. If you got stranded on a desert island, what 3 items would you like to bring?

I would bring a bookcase filled with books, a bed, and everything I would need to survive.

3. Who’s your biggest celebrity crush and why?

I don’t currently have a celebrity crush right now.

4. Coke or Pepsi, or “what are you talking about there`s no difference.

I`m going to be a rebel and say Root Beer 🙂

5. Favorite time of year and why?

That’s a tough one. I`m going to say Fall because of the holidays, beautiful decorations and it’s when my birthday is.

6. Name a song that reminds you of your childhood.

I`m going to say “Here`s to Never Growing up” by Avril Lavigne.

7. You can only pick one book to read forever. What would it be?

I refuse to answer this question. Bibliophiles and book lovers like me can understand why 😉

I nominate:



Kristi S. Simpson





My questions for nominees are:

  1. Who is your least favorite author?
  2. What would you do if you met your favorite celebrity?
  3. What is your most fond memory?
  4. What`s on your playlist right now?
  5. What did you want to be when you were a child?
  6. What is your least favorite type of music?
  7. How do you calm yourself down when you are stressed?

Thanks for reading and Good luck 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤

The Sunshine Blogger Award #2

Hello everyone! Fairly recently I was nominated once again by the amazing Emily of the Diary of a Bibliophile. Go check out her book filled blog. You definitely won’t be disappointed 🙂


Thank the person who nominated you for the award.

Answer the eleven questions the nominator provided.

Nominate 11 bloggers and give them eleven questions to answer.

Display your award 🙂


Questions from Emily:

If you could have one important skill in the next year, what would it be?

I would want to be able to not care what people think about me.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Bibliophile, Weird, Funny

If you could give up one thing what would it be? It could be a trait, hobby, or anything at all.

Definitely my terrible nail biting habit.

What is the number one thing on your wish list right now?

Gray converse for school!

What has recently inspired you?

Recently there were 3 American citizens on a train in France who stopped a gunmen from killing all the passengers. It’s pretty inspiring that they would be able to act during a terrifying event like that.

What are 3 things you always carry with you in your purse/wallet?

I don’t really ever carry a purse or wallet with me. All I usually bring is my phone and some money if I’m going shopping.

Your favorite corner/room in your house?

My room without a question. It’s where I write most of my blog posts, read, and of course sleep.

The last thing you ate?

Red Jello 😛

Any one everyday tip/life hack you swear by?

I don’t really have any life hacks/tips that I swear by.

Favorite Go to snack?

Chips, Ice Cream, or yogurt.

What are you currently watching/following on TV?

I love to watch Big Brother and Little People Big World. Both are reality shows.

My nominees:

This is probably cheating but I nominate ALL OF YOU!

My questions:

Who’s currently your book crush?

Who is your favorite author right now?

What celebrity would you love to meet?

What is something you love about yourself?

Who has recently inspired you?

Do you have any pets?

Where is your dream vacation?

Cats or Dogs?

Do you have a favorite TV show?

What is the weather like where you live?

Good luck!

Thanks for reading and Go check out Emily’s blog by clicking her name highlighted in blue above 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

The Encouraging Thunder Award

Hello everyone! Today I am doing the Encouraging Thunder Award. I was nominated by My Tiny Obsessions last week but am just now getting to it. Thank you so much for nominating me My Tiny Obsessions 🙂 Go check out their blog, you won’t be disappointed!

The Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you.

Post the Encouraging Thunder logo (Below Rules!) 

Mention your purpose for blogging.

Nominate others for the award.

Let the nominees some how know they have been nominated.


My Purpose:

My purpose of blogging is to connect with others that have the same interest as mine. My blog is centered around reading, writing, and books. I love reading posts, commenting, and talking to others that have the same obsessions as mine. I want to be able to share my knowledge and love with others. These people may be non readers or avid readers, non writers or write-a-holics, and non book owners or people who have a library in their house. I don’t have a clear purpose. Just to connect, inform, and receive. Connecting with others, informing about my obsessions, and receiving thoughtful compliments and feedback.


I nominate:







Partners in Books






As always, it’s your choice if you want to participate in this award but it is a really simple one compared to some of the others.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more 😛

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Liebster Award!

Today I’m finally getting around to doing the Liebster Award. Thank you to @outsidehook for nominating me! The Liebster Award is a exclusive award for bloggers with 200 or less followers. It’s a way to shed some light on less known blogs and give them a moment or two to shine.


Here are the rules:


@outsidehook has given me 11 questions to answer. Go check out their blog here:

What is your favorite exotic or cultural food?

I absolutely love Mexican Food.
If you could become a book character who would you be?

That’s pretty tough cause I’ve read so many books but one character would be Katniss Everdeen cause she’s so tough and stands up for what she believes in.
Fantasy or Contemporary fiction?

Fantasy all the way.
What 3 items would you have with you if you were stranded on an island?

A good book, A comfortable pillow and everything I need to survive (That’s way more then 3.)
Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Fruit toppings or candy toppings?

Frozen yogurt and candy all the way!
What is your favorite restaurant?

Thats pretty tough but I love the Old Spaghetti Factory!
What is a beautiful picture you’ve seen or taken recently? Could be of nature, of a book, of your cat,surprise me!

Hmm.. I haven’t looked at any pictures recently but I just took an adorable picture of my cat.

If you could wear only one outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?

T shirt, shorts and flip flops.
Who is your favorite fictional person (from book or TV)?

Lots of people are going to hate me but I don’t like Harry Potter.
Who’s your least favorite fictional person? 😛

Is this a lie?

Nope. I haven’t read any books or seen any of the Harry Potter movies.


11 Random facts about me!

  1. I’m under 18 and a blogger 🙂
  2. I have two cats who I’ve had since 2009
  3. I’ve read over 30 books alone this summer.
  4.  I’m not a very neat person.
  5. I’ve never been camping before.
  6. I have purple glasses o-o
  7. School starts for me on September 1st.
  8. I love to go to the library and go pretty much every weekend.
  9. I plan to start writing a book ASAP but I’m procrastinating way too much.
  10. My favorite subjects are English and Science
  11. My least favorite are Wellness and Math.


Here are are my nominations (Nominees have to have 200 followers or less)

Note: I have stretched the rules due to the fact that the majority of the followers exceed the limit of 200 followers. I have nominated people 200 or less as well as people I would just like to see participate even if they don’t qualify. Thank you for understanding 🙂


200 and under:






201 and over:









Don’t forget to let your nominees know they have been nominated by including the links to their pages or commenting on a recent post or about page.

Below are my 11 questions for my nominees:

  1. What food can you not live without?
  2. Where is your dream vacation?
  3. What was one of your favorite childhood books?
  4. What is your favorite brand of candy?
  5. What is the most valuable(s)  thing you own?
  6. Do you have any favorite board games?
  7. If so, What?
  8. What is your favorite app on your phone/iPad
  9. What at is your dream car?
  10. What do you hope to accomplish with your blog?
  11. Where is your favorite place in your house?

Best of luck and Thanks for reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

The Blogger Recognization Award

Today I have been nominated for another award called the Blogger Recogization Award. This award has quite a few rules so without further a do; Here they are:


  • Provide a link to the original post on Edge of Tonight:
  • Write a post to show off your award!

-Give a brief story about how your blog got started

-Give a few words of advice to other bloggers

-Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

-Make sure to attach the picture of the award (Either hold down or right click on photo at bottom of page, save the photo and insert it into the post and provide source if you feel needed)

  • Nominate 15 other bloggers to give the award to (not including yourself or the person(s) who nominated you
  • Let the bloggers nominated know they have been nominated and provide a link to the award post.

My blog begins:

On June 23rd 2015, (I haven’t been blogging long) I decided to start my blog. I had just finished reading the book Genie Wishes by Elisabeth Daul that I have raved about a few times. The book was about a girl named Genie who becomes the class blogger and finds herself. That book was enough motivation to begin blogging. Not a very exciting story but that’s how Random Reads! (Originally called Readersandmore) was created.

My words of advice to new and experienced bloggers:

-Blog about something you enjoy!

Its not fun when you feel forced to blog about something you don’t enjoy. Blogging is supposed to be fun not work or a dreaded activity.

-Be Yourself!

I know this is something that is told to you by everyone from your teachers to your grandmother but it’s true.  Nobody wants to read a blog post that sounds strained or forced. They want to read a post by someone who knows what they’re saying, has personality and has the ability to keep readers engaged.

-Try to be organized!

I personally don’t have a blogging schedule or planning ahead posts but I know how important that is. When school starts and life becomes more rushed and busy, it’s important to know what your priorities are. That way there you have less stress and more time to spend doing homework, grading tests, or whatever you may need to do that is school or occasionally relaxing related.

-Don’t give up!

No matter what don’t give up! I know it’s something that everyone tells you but followers and viewers don’t just start pouring in right away. At the beginning I wasn’t sure if anyone would even read my blog. Now I have around 40 followers and I get at least one new one a day. If I had given up I wouldn’t be where I am today. No matter how much you want to give up, just stay positive and keep posting!

I am nominating:
















Phew! That’s a lot of people! I apologize if you have already done or been nominated for this award. I don’t have much of a way of knowing that unless I’ve read your post or you nominated me. I can’t wait to hear your blog’s origin and what advice you have to offer.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more posts to come today!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Below is the award. Directions on how to put it into your own post is above in  the rules.

Best of luck!


Source: Edge of Tonight