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 😀

Get To Know Me Tag!

Hey everyone! I’ve been waiting to do to this tag for absolutely ever! I’m sure you guys want to see this too. Unlike some bloggers, I don’t talk much about my self. This tag will hopefully help you learn a bit about who’s behind the Random Reads blog. I was tagged unofficially by some amazing bloggers!I am so sorry that I couldn’t include any specific bloggers but I honestly forgot  all the blogs where I’ve seen this tag.

KNOW ME

Vital Stats:

Name: Makayla. It’s not a super common name and means gift from god according to one website. I’m not a religious person so this is pretty interesting!

Nicknames: My nicknames are too embarrassing or don’t make sense to people who don’t know me IRL.

Birthday: November 6th!

Star Sign: Scorpio

Occupation: Student. I’m not old enough to get a job yet

 

Appearance:

Hair Color: Redish brown. It was a bright red when I was younger.

Hair Length: Medium length. Not super long and not super short.

Eye Color: Blue!

Best Feature: My hair! People always compliment me on it since red hair isn’t as common.

Piercings: Just the usual earring ones

Tattoos: None! I like the idea of at least one but I don’t like needles that much.

Right or Left: Right! I’m right handed and do absolutely everything with it.

Firsts:

Best Friend: I don’t exactly remember who was my first best friend. It was definitely a boy though in preschool.

Award: I don’t remember the first. It was an academic one though 🙂

Sport: I played basketball when I was younger. I haven’t been on a sports team since.

Real Holiday: Probably to the beach when I was a baby.

Concert: I have yet to go to a concert.

Favorites:

Films: I have quite a few favorites. Some of them being Marmaduke, The Smurfs, Toy Story, Nemo..

TV Show: I have quite a few of these too lol! One of them being

Color: Purple and blue

Song: Too many to count!

 

 Restaurant: Anything that has delicious fries. I love myself some fries. Other than fries, it depends on what I feel like.

Shop: Barnes and Noble, Target and Hot Topic
Books: Not answering!

 Currently:

Feeling: I don’t know if this is a feeling but tired.

Single or Taken: Single. I haven’t had a boyfriend and don’t think I will for quite a while.

Eating:  Nothing. I had dinner 3-4 hours ago.

Thinking About: Honestly I’m not thinking about much.

Watching: The letters appear on my computer screen XD

Wearing: A random t-shirt and pajama pants.

*NOTE: This post was written on a few different days. The answer was most likely just for that day if it was in the currently section*

Future:

Want Children: I think so. I don’t have names or genders or anything yet.

Want to be married: Yeah. I need to start dating first obviously XD

Careers In Mind: Author, Editor or something to do with weather. It might change in the future.

Where do you want to live: London? California? Paris? Canada? Where I’m living now? I have no idea.

Do You Believe In:

God: I don’t know how to answer this. All I’ll say is that somethings I believe and others I question.

Miracles: Yeah, miracles are definitely possible

Love at first sight: Yes and no.

Ghosts: A little bit.

Aliens: Yes and no. I don’t believe in the crazy UFO and alien abduction type things. I believe there could be life out there on other planets.

Soul Mates: I guess it could be possible. I’m not really sure about this one.

Heaven: I do think this exists

Hell: I prefer to think that it doesn’t

Kissing on the First Date: It definitely depends on if you are both okay with it. It also depends on how the date is going.

Yourself: Sometimes yes and sometimes no. I’m not a very confident person.


What a great tag! I actually learned a bit about myself while doing this. This took a few days to do but it was definitely worth it. I hope I didn’t do the memes and gifs.

I tag EVERYONE because I want to learn about all you amazing bloggers 😀
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Books For Fantasy Fans

Hello Everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means three hours of testing at school for me!! Luckily it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays! This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check them out if you haven’t already! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Every X Should Read (up to you! Examples: every history nerd, memoir lover, ballet lover, feminist, college student, etc etc.)

I have decided to do Ten Books Every Fantasy Fan Should Read

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Ten Books Every Fantasy Fan Should Read:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

This is a no brainer. If you haven’t read this amazing series yet… What are you waiting for?!

2. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

This is more of a dystopian book. It can also be fantasy in some ways. I have only read the first two books and those were brilliant. I have however heard bad things about the last book. If you haven’t read the series, I suggest you do! Just don’t see the movies. I heard they aren’t the best

3. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

This was a brilliant series. It definitely kept me reading till the last book. If you haven’t read the series and love suspense, adventure, family and triumph, this is the series for you.

4. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

This series is definitely aimed at children. It’s about talking cats that are in clans. The cats are constantly battling and hunting. It’s definitely a simple page turner series. I recommend it for you or a younger child you know that loves cats and can handle some violence.

5. The Survivors series by Erin Hunter

This is just like the Warriors series but with dogs. It’s another page turner series. This author writes for 9-12 year olds. You or someone you know should definitely read them if they love dogs and fantasy books and can handle some violence.


This is a pretty short Top Ten Tuesdays and it consisted only of series’. I hope you enjoyed it anyway 😀

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

Permanent Rose by Hilary McKay

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been posting so late (right now it’s 9:25 pm my time). Today I decided to bring you another book review. This book I actually just finished late last night. It’s called Permanent Rose. The author Hilary McKay has actually made a series and this book is I think about the second one. The first one is called Forever After Caddy.

This story is told from the point of Rose or her birth name Permanent Rose. She’s the youngest child and is home alone a lot of the time. All her older siblings are either moved out or gone most of the time. But at least someone has to be there with her since she’s only 8 years old. Caddy is the oldest daughter who is engaged to a driving instructor named Micheal. She isn’t so sure about it though. Saffy or Saffron is the next daughter. She has a best friend named Sarah who is in a wheel chair most of the time and goes everywhere with Saffy. Saffron is looking for her biological father. Indigo is the first and only son. He loves to read and play guitar. He has a friend David who loves to play the drums and hangs out at the Casson household a lot of the time. Eve and Bill are the parents. Eve is an artist who spends most of her time in the garden shed turned art studio. She’s a bit strange at times but paints amazing pictures. She also paints hospital walls to help cheer up the patients. Bill lives in London and is divorced from Eve. Don’t worry, I haven’t given anything away. Oh! I almost forgot Tom. Tom is a friend of Indigo and Rose. Rose absolutely adores Tom who loves to play guitar. When Tom leaves for America, Rose is deeply saddened. Especially when Tom doesn’t contact in anyway. This isn’t much of a summary but more of a character review. If this sounds interesting I recommend finding the first book first and then going from there.

Name: Permanent Rose

Author: Hilary McKay

Age Range: 8-12 but I’m 13-16 and I enjoyed it.

Star Rating: 5 stars!

I absolutely recommend this book and the series it’s in.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more amazing content.

~Makayla the Bookworm

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