The Christmas Tag!

 



Hey everyone! It’s time for a Christmas themed tag! Since I celebrate Christmas, these are the kind of posts I do this time of year. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, you do you! I wasn’t tagged for this, I just saw it floating around on the internet. Let’s get started!



The Christmas Book Tag

1. What is your favorite Christmas film?

I love Frosty The Snowman, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and Home Alone. Those are just my top three. There are so many amazing Christmas movies!

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 2. Have You Ever Had A White Christmas?

Only once that I can remember. Even then it wasn’t really a white Christmas. It just snowed a bit. Where I live, it doesn’t snow a whole lot so white Christmas’ don’t really happen.

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3. Where Do You Usually Spend Your Holiday?

Christmas Eve is normally at home with the family I live with or extended family. Christmas has always been at my Grandma’s house. Sometimes there’s gatherings with family before or after Christmas. It really depends on what’s going on.

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What Is Your Favorite Christmas Song?

This shouldn’t be a question! One of my favorite songs is Winter Wonderland.


 Do You Open Any Christmas Presents On Christmas Eve?

We get to open 1-3 presents and then the rest are saved for Christmas.

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Can You Name All Of Santa’s Reindeer?

Nope… Rudolph, Vixen, Blitzen, Dasher, Dancer, Comet and Cupid. I looked it up and I only missed two!

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What Christmas Traditions Are You Looking Forward To This Year?

Today I will be going to my Grandmas for a small gathering. We have brunch, open presents and stockings. It’s a fun time and very relaxed. On Christmas Eve we normally just stay home but this year we had people over. That might be a new tradition!


Is Your Christmas Tree Real Or Fake?

Ours is real. It’s the biggest one we’ve gotten. I’ve never had a fake tree but  I know people who always have one.

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Be Honest, Do You Like Giving Or Receiving Gifts Better?

I enjoy both but it’s satisfying to buy a gift for someone and see their reaction to it.


What’s The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received?

I honestly have no idea. I can’t remember most of the gifts I received. That doesn’t mean they weren’t amazing, I just can’t remember small specific things like that.


What’s Your Dream Place To Visit For The Holiday Season?

Disneyland, London, New York and Hogwarts. A wide variety of course 🙂

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Are You A Pro Present Wrapper Or Do You Fail Miserably?

I consider myself not too bad but other people’s skills blow me away. For the very few gifts I bought, I decided to just use gift bags this year.


Most Memorable Christmas Moment?

My first Christmas was probably pretty memorable. Every Christmas is memorable for me in its own way.


What Made You Realize The Truth About Santa?

Truth? What truth? I’m just kidding. My parents kept it going for a very long time. The kids at school ruined it for me. I was in denial until a few years ago. I’m still a teenager so that was when I was a child.

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What Makes The  Holidays Special For You?

Spending time with family! There’s some family that I don’t get to see much so the holidays are the only time I can do that.


I tag anyone who needs a last-minute post! Since it’s Christmas today, nobody will be doing this anymore. Merry Christmas, and if you don’t celebrate, Happy Holidays!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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):

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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 😀

Christmas Haul 2015

Hey everyone! Happy New Years Eve or New Year depending on where you live. This post is a bit late but at least I got it done this year 😉 This Christmas I went to my Grandma’s for brunch, opened lots of presents, and spend lots of time with family.

How was your Christmas? Let me know in the comments!

I decided to take some pictures and show you some of the great gifts I got.


First off, I got lots of Harry Potter clothing. My mom got me quite a few T-shirts including the ones featured in this picture. I also got a Harry Potter beanie! As you know, I’m now absolutely obsessed with all things Harry Potter so this was perfect 🙂

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I also received some awesome pajama pants from my mom and some fuzzy polar bear pajamas from my grandma.

These are the exact pajama pants. They are flannel and so comfortable!


 

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To keep with the fuzzy and warm theme, my mom got me a big blanket and a new sweatshirt.

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I couldn’t get a very good picture of the sweatshirt. It’s a zip up hoodie and super comfortable.


 

I received I Funny TV from my mom and I can’t wait to read it!

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My Grandma got me a Marauder’s Map Hot Topic gift card! I absolutely can’t wait to use it 🙂

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I got lots of delicious food including this container of different kinds of popcorn.

Our container has a Santa on it but is bigger than this one.


I got more gifts than this but I only wanted to show a few.

What did you get for Christmas? Let me know!

That’s my Christmas Haul. I had more actual pictures but I forgot to edit them before I sent them to my email.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

`Tis the Season Book Tag!

Hey everyone!! Merry Christmas! I hope everyone has a great day whether you celebrate Christmas or not 😀 Today I am doing the ‘Tis the Season Tag! A special thank you to everyone who have tagged me unofficially for this tag.

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1) Do you have a favorite Winter read?

I don’t do any special holiday reading so any book is good for me

Half Blinking Harry XD

2) Find a book with blue on the cover!

This book’s cover is almost entirely blue!

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3)Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas Tree.

I’ve never read this book but it’s yellow like most traditional stars and has a very appealing cover 🙂

4) Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a Winter vacation!

Everyone seems to be giving this answer, but I’m going to say Hogsmeade. It’d be really cool to be able to drink a butter beer and see everything covered in snow.

5) Pick one fictional character you’d take on your Winter Vacation!

I’m going to have to say Dumbledore 😀

6) Name one book on your wish list this year!

Only one book? That’s hard. I’m going to say Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone illustrated edition. I didn’t actually ask for it so I don’t think I’ll be getting it. XD

7) Favorite Holiday Drink, Treat, & Movie?

My favorite drink is the peppermint hot chocolate from Starbucks!

My favorite treat is all the delicious cookies my grandma makes every year.

Not actual picture of cookies 🙂

My favorite movie… that’s tough. One of my favorites is Frosty the Snowman.


That’s the ‘Tis the Season Tag! I tag EVERYONE who wishes to participate. Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have an amazing day 😀

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Christmas tags 🙂
~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

 

 

 

All I Want For Christmas Book Tag!!

Hey everyone! I’m so excited that it’s almost Christmas! That’s one of the reasons why I’m going to be doing another Christmas book tag. A special thanks to @Catia. You definitely should check out her amazing blog! Today I am doing the All I Want For Christmas Book Tag.


1) What fictional character do you want Santa to leave under your Christmas tree?

There are several answers to this but I’m going to say Ron Weasley! He is my book crush. I don’t care what happens, I still love him xD

2) Character Do You Want to Kiss Under the Mistletoe?

Shoot! I should’ve saved Ron for this one. Just kidding 😀 I’m going to say either Harry Potter or.. Jake from the Phantom Stallion series.

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3) You write your Christmas list for Santa, What are 5 books on it?

  1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone illustrated edition
  2. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  3. Just My Rotten Luck by James Patterson and Chris G.
  4. I Funny TV by James Patterson and Chris G.
  5. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

4) It’s Secret Santa at Hogwarts. What do you most want to receive?

I’m going to say chocolate covered frogs or every flavor beans!

5) You get to spend the day with the characters and movie adaption actors from one fandom. What do you pick?

I of course pick the Harry Potter fandom! It would be so amazing to meet all of the book characters as well as the movie actors. That day would be full of some serious fangirling!

6) What fictional animal would you like to replace Rudolph and be able to meet on your roof?

This definitely wouldn’t go well but it would be pretty cool to meet Stitch! Even if he went absolutely crazy, I’m sure Santa and his Christmas spirit would be able to keep him in check!

7) You invite 10 fictional characters to your New Years Eve party. Who do you pick?

  1. Harry Potter
  2. Hermione Granger
  3. Katniss Everdeen
  4. Hazel Grace Lancaster
  5. Dumbledore
  6. Hagrid
  7. Jake from the Phantom Stallion
  8. Sam from Phantom Stallion
  9. Sirius Black (Can he come back to life)
  10. Ron Weasley

I need more than ten people!

8) What character would make a good Santa? (Doesn’t have to be appearance, personality counts too!)

Dumbledore would be a funny Santa 🙂


That’s all! This was a fun tag to do. I tag EVERYONE who wishes to do this tag 🙂

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Books From Santa

Hello everyone! I haven’t been blogging much lately but I have absolutely no excuses. I have been busy but have also had time. The bottom line is that I haven’t been motivated. Anyway, Top Ten Tuesdays is created by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish! You should definitely check out their blog 🙂 This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. Since I have trouble putting books in a 1-10 order, I will just do ten books.


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

1) Harry Potter boxed set by J.K. Rowling

2) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Illustrated version

It would be amazing to see the story in a illustrated more picture book style!

3) House of Robots Robots Go  Wild by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

4) I Totally Funniest by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

5) Allegiant by Veronica Roth

6) Just My Rotten Luck by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

7) Dork Diaries Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell *Don’t judge*

8) Dork Diaries Tales From A Not-So Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

9) Dork Diaries Tales From a Not-So Happily Ever After by Rachel Renee Russell

10) Hunger Games Boxed Set by Suzanne Collins


That’s all!

What books would you like to find under your tree? Comment below or link your Top Ten Tuesdays!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

The Joy of Christmas Book Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve actually written a blog post. Now there’s 4 more days till Christmas and that means lots of book tags like this one 🙂 I saw this amazing tag on Catia’s  blog and couldn’t resist doing it. A special thank you to her for her amazing blogsmas posts!!


Anticipation: The Christmas excitement is real, what book release(s) are you most anticipating?

I honestly haven’t found too many books that are releasing soon that I’m hyped about.

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Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics I am however hyped about this sequel to Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library . It comes out on January 5th and I definitely need to get my hands on it ASAP.

2) Christmas songs and carols: What book or author can you not help but sing it’s praises?

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Among many is of course J.K. Rowling and the HP series. There’s no more that can be said.

3) Gingerbread Houses: A book or series that has wonderful world building.

This of course has to be the Harry Potter series 🙂

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4)  A Christmas Carol: Favorite classic or one you want to read.

I’m going to be pretty original and say The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Dr. Seuss.

5) Christmas Sweets: What book would you love to receive for Christmas?

There are quite a few books that I would love to receive. Among them, is the Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling. It’d be absolutely amazing to see the story in more of a picture book set up.

6) Candles in the Window: What book gives you that warm fuzzy feeling?

Honestly, nothing comes to mind. I’m sure there are many books I could put though!

7) Christmas Trees and Decorations: What are some of your favorite book covers?
All of the Harry Potter book covers are pretty amazing 🙂
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8) Christmas Joy: What are some of  your favorite things about Christmas and/or some of your favorite Christmas memories?
Since I have a terrible memory, I am going to stick to some of my favorite things.
1) I love how warm and cozy everything feels,
2) I love seeing all my family and spending tons of time with them.

3) I LOVE THE GIFTS!!!

4) Last but not least, the FOOD!!


Those are my answers for The Joy of Christmas Book Tag! I absolutely loved doing this tag. That’s why I tag EVERYONE who wants to participate!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Christmas tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Christmas Cracker Book Tag!

Hi everyone! This is my first Christmas/Winter tag ever. Many more will come this week and of course next week so stay tuned for those 🙂 Today in particular, I am doing the Christmas Cracker Book Tag. A special Thank you to @Catia. If you haven’t checked out her blog already, you definitely should!


1) Pick a book with a wintery cover.

This is definitely not a teen book but  I enjoyed it  when I was a bit younger.
2) Pick a book you’d likely buy as a present.
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I honestly don’t buy books as gifts so I will do a book I would give if I could. That would of course be the Harry Potter series. My family hasn’t read it yet and it would be interesting to see what they would think of it.
3) Pick a festive themed book.
Yes, I know this isn’t even a chapter book. I don’t read holiday or festive books so I picked a Dr. Seuss classic 😀
4) Pick a book you can curl up with by the fire.
A Roald Dahl book would be great to read by the fire. Roald is quite a messed up writer but his books never cease to impress.
5) Pick a book you want to read over the festive period.
Whether it is during the holidays or not, I really want to read Dumplin’ by Julie Murphey. I’ve heard some good things about it and can’t wait to read it.
6) Pick a book that’s so good it gave you chills.
This has to be the Harry Potter series. J.K. Rowling is great at putting in those huge plot twists at the end of the book that make your heart skip a beat!
7) Pick a book going on your Christmas wish list.
I absolutely love James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. They write such amazing books together. I cant wait to see what happens next in the Middle School series!

That’s it! It’s not a very long tag but definitely a fun one. That’s why I tag EVERYONE who wishes to participate.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more holiday/winter tags 🙂
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Get In The Know: November 2015

Hello everyone! It’s already December 1st! I have decided to do my monthly Get In The Knows on the 30th-1st of month. That way It’ll be near everyone else’s Monthly Wrap Ups. Quite a bit has happened this month. Let’s see what went on on Random Reads.


Monthly Stats:

Views: 283

Visitors: 146

Likes: 120

Comments: 49

Current followers: 111

*This month, Random Reads reached 100 followers. You can check out my post about that here. Thank you so much guys 😀


Book Reviews:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Swap

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Sorta Sisters book review will be published by the time this goes up.

Ask Amy Green Dancing Daze should be up as well 🙂


Life:

It was my birthday on November 6th! You can check out my birthday post here.

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I of course had school.

The Turkey Trot for my school was on the 20th. The Turkey Trot is a food drive and fundraiser for people in need at our school and in the area.

I had my Thanksgiving break from the 23rd till the 27th and am back to school now.

I participated in NaNoWriMo and didn’t do very well.


Other:

I am on the fourth book in the Harry Potter series and saw the Sorcerers Stone (the first movie) I will eventually do a movie review for that.


Coming Up:

-The Holiday Assembly at School!

The Holiday Assembly is the assembly right before Winter break. The band plays holiday music and the choir sings.

-Winter Break from Dec. 21st till January 4th.

-Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That’s a wrap for this month’s Get In The Know! What were some highlights this month? Let me know in the comments 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂