The Book Life Tag!

 

Hey everyone! Let’s celebrate the return of my book blog posts with a bookish tag! I randomly found this on Books & Other Pursuits. They did this tag in April so it was a while ago but that’s okay. They’re not the creator of this so I can’t give them complete credit though. The point of this tag is to answer questions with places or characters from books. It’s pretty short and simple. Let’s get started!


Who Would Your Parents Be?

This is a pretty basic answer but I’m going to say Molly and Arthur Weasley. They seem like they would be the best parents in the world (besides my own of course). Plus they’re gingers like me so that’s a plus.

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Who Would Be Your Sister?

Definitely Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater. I just finished the fourth book The Raven King and I loved it! I’m absolutely in love with the series. Blue would definitely have to be my sister because she’s like me because she’s more of a follower. She’s also just a great person overall.

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Who Would Be Your Brother?

Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell definitely. He would be such a kind and humorous brother. He also works at Starbucks which of course would have its benefits.

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Who Would Be Your Pet?

This is going to be so repetitive but I’m going to say Chainsaw from the Raven Cycle series. He is such a loyal raven to Ronan and would definitely be there no matter what.

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Where Would You Live?

Green Gables from the Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery. The land is filled with so many trees and lots of places to roam. The actual house would be a wonderful place to explore and relax in.

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This is the house that was owned by relatives of Montgomery. It’s the Green Gables house that the house in the Anne series is apparently based off of.


Where Would You Go To School?

Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series of course!

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Who Would Be Your Best Friend? 

Liesel from the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. She’s just as into books as I am, she’s a badass and doesn’t always follow the rules. Liesel would be a great friend.

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Who Would Be Your Significant Other? *SPOILER?*

This is a tough one.. I’m going to say Gus from The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Even though he dies (this shouldn’t be a spoiler but just in case…) he would be a fantastic boyfriend. He’s such a sweet guy and good-looking too!

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I tag anyone who wants to participate!


That’s a wrap! Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top 5 Wednesday (#2)| New Years Eve Party

Hey everyone! It’s time for the new meme for Wednesday on this blog. There wasn’t too much response on whether or not you guys enjoyed this. I did so I will continue 🙂 Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both of these lovely ladies have YouTube blogs as opposed to regular ones like this one. To find out more information, future topics and more, visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is the last one for the year. It is New Year’s based.

Characters You’d Invite to Your New Year’s Eve Party
Pretty self explanatory. Who would you want to your NYE bash and why?

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Characters I’d Invite To My NYE Bash:

1. Hagrid- Harry Potter

Can you imagine how fantastic the party would be with Hagrid there? He would be hilarious and the life of the party 😀

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2. Dumbledore-Harry Potter

Dumbledore would make the party amazing! He seems like he would be the quiet person that occasionally says things that make everyone laugh.

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3. Kitty-To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

She’s a kid but always entertains me. She’d be the one trying and possibly succeeding in making everyone laugh.

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4. Levi-Fangirl

Levi would be the type of person making sure everyone is having a good time. He’s such a nice guy that would really add life to my party.

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5. Effie Trinket-The Hunger Games

Effie is so strange and unique. She’d probably be the one everyone is enthralled by but also scared of.

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That’s a wrap! I would definitely invite more than these five. These are just the ones that randomly came to mind. I only did two Harry Potter characters. I’m glad the list has some variety. Who would you invite to your New Year’s Eve Bash? Let me know who and why!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5W!

~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 😀

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday|Character Names

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish!! Go check them out for all things bookish 🙂 This week’s topic is:

Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After — we did this topic back in 2011 and thought it might be fun to revisit it…feel free to spin it how you need!


Ten Characters I’d Name a Child After:

  1. LeviFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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The name of an adorable character but also a brand of jeans.


2.  Harry Potter- The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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The name of a young ,strong and powerful character


3. Gale- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

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The name of a boy who’s competing for Katniss’s heart.


4. Hazel- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The name of a strong girl who falls deeply in love. It’s also an eye color.


5. Park- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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A privileged boy who’s in love with a red haired girl with a troubled life.


6. Aaron- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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A boy who’s been through some tough things in life.


7. Simon- Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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A boy with a mystery boyfriend and the journey of finding out who he is.

8. Olly- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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A boy who’s in love with a girl who’s stuck in her house away from the world

9. Noah- I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
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A boy who falls deeply in love with the neighbor boy.

10. Quinn- The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

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A boy who lost his sister and has his mom, friends and a possible boyfriend to lean on.

That’s a wrap! This topic made me realize how much I enjoy male gay characters. I wonder why. What would you have/did put for this topic? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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

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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 😀 

My Favorite Fathers/Father Figures

Happy Father’s Day! I hope your showing your dad how much you love and appreciate him. If your dad has passed away, RIP to him. Stay strong. I’m sure this day is hard for you. Remember all the great times you guys had together. In honor of Father’s Day, I have decided to share with you my favorite fathers/father figures. Let me know if I missed any key ones. Without further ado, here we go! (These are in no order)


1) Mr. Weasley from the Harry Potter series

He is such a great father figure for Harry. Mr. Weasley is caring and always seems to look out for Harry.

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2) Sirius Black from the Harry Potter series

Yes there may be too many Harry Potter characters. All the characters mentioned impacted Harry in a big way. Sirius Black was his godfather who protects Harry and tells him about his parents.

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3) Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series

I promise this is the last Harry Potter character. Dumbledore protected Harry, gave him advice and took him on a wild journey. Dumbledore was a major part of Harry’s life.

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4) Uncle Big in The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

He’s such a great character! Yes he is normally high. Yes he has been married several times. But he seems to want to listen to Lennie ramble on. He seems to care about her.

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5) Hazel’s Dad in The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

He wasn’t in the story/movie much but he sure seemed to love and care about Hazel.

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Most dads in YA fiction seem to be absent or not good dads. I could only think of 4 wonderful father figures and one dad. Happy Father’s Day to all you amazing dads and father figures!

Thanks for reading!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


Top Ten Tuesday: All Grown Up

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means more testing at school. It also means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This weekly meme is hosted by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish. You can go to their page to learn more about them and see the topics for the coming weeks. This week’s topic is:

Ten Childhood Characters You’d Love To Revisit As Adults (ie a novella or something to see what they grew up to be) — you could always just pick YA characters you’ve read recently you wouldn’t mind revisiting in 10 years or so. Or you could pick 10 characters and guess what you think they’d be doing in 10 years or 20 years. OR you could go the other way and wish for coming of age stories for adult characters you love.

I’m going to do a simple one and do Ten Book Characters I’d Love To See Grown Up.

Ten Childhood  Book Characters I’d Love To See Grown Up.

  1. Ramona from the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary.

I know I’ve talked about Beverly Cleary and Ramona a lot lately. Beverly Cleary was one of my favorite childhood authors. Ramona was a very hyper and funny character. I’d love to see what she ends up doing as an adult.

2. Junie B Jones from the Junie B Jones series by Barbara Park.

This was another favorite childhood character. Junie B went on crazy adventures and had lots of fun. She was a  kinder gardener and 1st grader so I would love to see her as a teenager. I’m sure she would go on even more adventures 🙂

3. Charlie from Charlie in the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Charlie was one lucky little boy. He got to go to Willy Wonkas Chocolate Factory. I’d love to see what he gets to do as a teenager and adult.

4. Quentin and Margo from Paper Towns by John Green.

Quentin and Margo had such fantastic adventures. I’d love to see what they’d do as adults and (SLIGHT SPOILER) if they meet up again.

5. Jack and Annie from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

I used to love these books. Jack and Annie went on fantastic adventures. As adults, I’m sure they would continue to make discoveries about the past.

6. Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Matilda is definitely one of my favorite characters. She taught herself to read as an infant and outsmarted her snotty parents. I’d love to see what she ends up doing as a teenager and adult. I’m sure she’d become an author, mathematician, or scientist.

7.  Judy Moody from the Judy Moody series by

Judy Moody loved to go on crazy adventures with her friends and brother Stink. I’m sure Judy would continue to go on adventures as an adult.

8. Brother and Sister Bear from the Berenstain Bears series by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

This is a picture book series but I loved it so much. I loved reading about Brother and Sister Bear and their adventures. There were also life lessons so it was very educational XD I’m sure Brother and Sister Bear would be going on even more adventures as teens and adults.

9) Greg from the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.

Greg always seemed to have a tough time with his family and friend Rowley. Oh and love too. I’d love to see what he does as an adult.

10. Amber Brown from the Amber Brown series by Paula Danziger.

Amber Brown was a fantastic character. She was so relate able and had so many fun adventures. The author of her books passed away in 2004, so there wouldn’t be any books of Amber as a teen. I’d still love to some how see her as a teenager.


That’s a wrap! This was a fun topic to do. It was definitely a walk down memory lane. Did you or your kids read these books? Let me know in the comments!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesdays: Popular Characters

Hey everyone! I haven’t done a Top Ten Tuesday in forever! This awesome meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check their blog out! This week’s topic is Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. I have decided to go for the Ten Characters everyone loves but I just don’t get. These characters will be from books I won’t/have yet to read.

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Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get:

1) Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson series

I haven’t read the Percy Jackson series and don’t plan to. The hype doesn’t make much sense to me.

2)Cinder from the Lunar Chronicles series

These characters are on here because I haven’t read the book(s). This is one of them. I’m not into books about cyborgs and robotic people.

3) Snape from the Harry Potter series

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I have read the Harry Potter series. That means the above statement isn’t true XD I don’t get the hype around Professor Snape. I didn’t like him at all through out the whole series. Does that make me a bad person?

4) Bella and Edward from the Twlight series

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I haven’t read Twilight but I know the gist. It doesn’t seem like a worthwhile series to read. It’s not very well written either. This just seems to be me complaining about characters.

5)Anna from Anna and the French Kiss

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I am thinking about reading this book. For now, I don’t get the hype.

6) Eleanor and Park from Eleanor and Park

I don’t think I’ll be reading this book. I don’t get the hype around them at all.

7) Simon and Baz from Carry On

I was so close to reading Carry On. I started reading it and honestly couldn’t get into it. Maybe I’ll try again some other time.

8) Liesel from the Book Thief

I am yet to read this book so I don’t understand the hype.


 

That’s all! I hope you enjoyed this week’s Top Ten Tuesdays!

Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀