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.
One of the first mammals

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
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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.
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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 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Facts About Me!

Hey everyone! Today is Tuesday and that means it’s time for another great Top Ten Tuesday’s. This meme is hosted by the wonderful and talented people @ The Broke and the Bookish! You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is a bit different. It’s:

Ten Facts About Me (bookish or just general about you facts or ten facts about you as a blogger…whatever you want)

I think I’m going to do Ten General Facts About Me. It will float around topics depending on what I can think of. Here we go!!


Ten Facts About Me:

  1. I have two cats!

Their names are Trouble and Ali and they are sisters. They’re both tabby cats.

Ali is on the left and Trouble is on the right


2. I am obsessed with ice cream

I am one of those people who loves ice cream a little too much. I eat it no matter how cold it is. Call me crazy but that’s how I’ve always been.


3. I started reading chapter books in 1st grade

While others were struggling with the picture books, I was already reading my first chapter book. I remember it was a Junie B Jones book. Since then, I’ve loved reading.


4. My TV show obsessions are:

Right now I’m loving the show Bones. It’s a mystery/forensics/crime solving type of show. I love the characters and how they always get themselves involved in one crime or another. I also love the reality show Big Brother. It’s a show where 16 people live in a house away from the outside world. They compete in competitions and try to work towards half a million dollars. Big Brother is full of tons of drama. These are my main two obsessions right now.


5. I’ve never been out of the country 

A dream of mine is to get out of the country and explore. I’d love to at least go to London and Ireland. For now, I’m just staying in the United States


6.  I’m really particular about what books I read

As I talked about in one of my Friendly Discussion Friday posts, I am very particular about what I read. I look at the cover, book length and writing style. These books go through a strict survey before they are proven worthy


7. I don’t have an actual TBR pile

Unlike most book bloggers, I don’t have an actual TBR. I just pick books up at the library when they seem interesting.


8. I don’t plan out my blog posts.

I don’t really plan my posts out at all. I only do if it’s a Get In The Know (Wrap up) or a Q&A. Basically anything super important. Otherwise, I just sit down and start typing whatever comes to mind.


9. I’ve met one author.

The only author I’ve met was Erin Hunter, the author of the Warriors, Seekers and Survivors series. Waiting in line for over an hour was totally worth it. That was when I learned that Erin Hunter is not one but six different people under one name. The one I met was named Gillian Phillips.

10. I also love writing

This blog seems to be only about reading but I love writing too. I want to be an author or journalist and love doing writing assignments at school. Writing comes easy to me.
 

That’s a wrap! Do you relate to any of these facts? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love…

Hey everyone! I apologize for not being active during this last week or so. I had finals and lots of studying to do. It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This meme is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is:

Ten Reasons I Love Xcould be a certain book, character, author, your indie bookstore, a fandom, a tv show, reading, a hobby, a genre. Honestly anything you want to gush about..

This topic has endless possibilities. I have decided to do Ten Reasons I Love J.K. Rowling.


Ten Reasons I Love J.K. Rowling:

  1. She’s an amazing author!

What’s not to love about an author who knows how to write? The way she makes the words flow across the page blows my mind. I still wonder how the idea of Harry Potter came to her.

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2. She created the Harry Potter characters.

Without her there would be no Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Mr. Weasley, Mrs. Weasley, Hedwig and all the others. Without her, the world wouldn’t be the same.

3. She donates to charity!

J.K. Rowling gives the majority of her money to charities. She’s donated at least 160 million dollars to seven or more charities. She’s donated so much that it knocked her off the Forbes billionaire list.

4. She named a HP character after a fan who died from cancer!

Natalie McDonald was the a nine year old girl from Canada who died from cancer. She wrote to Rowling about how much she loved the books. Rowling wrote back but Natalie had already passed away. Natalie McDonald in the book was a Gryffindor. You can find her in The Goblet of Fire.

5. She interacts with her fans on Twitter.

Unlike some celebrities, J.K. Rowling interacts with her fans. She’ll even get into arguments if she doesn’t agree with something someone said.

6. In 2010, Rowling created a clinic in honor of her mother Anne who died of MS.

This is the sweetest thing ever! She turned 45 in 2010 which was the age her mom was when she passed away.

7. The “K” in her name is a tribute to her grandmother!

Her grandmother’s name was Kathleen!

8. Her battle with clinical depression led to the creation of the Dementors.

I put this on here because she used her real life struggles to get ideas for her book. That shows that she isn’t afraid to embrace her past and look to the future.

9. She started writing at age 6.

This has really turned into a J.K. Rowling fun facts post XD I love her for this because she started writing at such a young age. It was about a rabbit who had the measles.

10. Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling share the same birthday!

That’s just amazing. I love that she had Harry have the same birthday as her.


That’s a wrap! Do you know any other facts/amazing things about J.K. Rowling? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone!! For some, today is Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! For others, it’s Thursday. Fox59 posted a list of facts titled “Thanksgiving by the numbers…” I 100% give them the credit for these surprising facts.

2 — The ranking of Thanksgiving on the list of America’s favorite holidays. Christmas is No. 1.
2 — The maximum number of days the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggests keeping a fresh turkey before cooking it.

2.5 — The number in miles of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade available for public viewing.

4 — Americans celebrate Thanksgiving every year on the fourth Thursday of November.

5-5.5 — The number of hours it takes to cook a stuffed 22- to 24-pound turkey in an oven set to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.

11-12 — The number of hours it takes to thaw a frozen 22- to 24-pound turkey in cold water. Compare that with the 5½ to six days it takes to thaw in the refrigerator.

17 — Ridges on a 14-ounce can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

36 — The number of years it took magazine editor Sarah Josepha Hale to crusade for an annual Thanksgiving holiday. National and local days of thanksgiving had been celebrated over the years, but President Abraham Lincoln finally proclaimed the fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving in 1863.

46 million — The estimated number of turkeys eaten in the United States on Thanksgiving 2012.

46.9 million — The estimated number of Americans who will be traveling more than 50 miles for Thanksgiving in 2015, according to AAA.

50 million — The approximate number of people who typically watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television.

68 — The number of years between 1947, the first National Thanksgiving Turkey presentation at the White House, and Thanksgiving 2015.

74 — The number of years between 1941, when Congress decided that the fourth Thursday in November would be observed as Thanksgiving Day and a federal legal holiday, and Thanksgiving 2015.

79 — Percentage of Americans surveyed who said eating Thanksgiving leftovers is more important than eating their regular Thanksgiving meal.

88 — The approximate percentage of Americans who eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day, according to a National Turkey Federation survey.

91 — The number of years between 1924, when the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place, and Thanksgiving 2015. It was originally called the Macy’s Christmas Parade.

95 — The number of years between the first NFL Thanksgiving Day games in 1920 and Thanksgiving 2015.

152 — The number of years between October 3, 1863, when Lincoln proclaimed a national annual Thanksgiving Day, and Thanksgiving 2015.

226 — The number of years between 1789, when President George Washington issued a proclamation naming November 26 a day of national thanksgiving, and Thanksgiving 2015.

394 — The number of years between 1621, when the first Thanksgiving was observed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Thanksgiving 2015. A good harvest led Plymouth Colony Gov. William Bradford to plan a festival to give thanks. Around 90 Native Americans attended.

4,500 — The average number of calories you might consume on Thanksgiving, according to the Calorie Control Council. That’s 3,000 for the meal, and another 1,500 for snacking and nibbling.

100,000-plus — Questions typically answered by the Butterball Turkey hotline every November and December.

135.8 million — Estimated Thanksgiving weekend shoppers in 2015.

237.5 million — The number of turkeys raised in the United States in 2014.

(Source)


These facts are mindblowing! I am thankful for my family, friends, fellow book bloggers and other bloggers, and so much more 🙂

What are you thankful for?

Thanks for reading! Whether it’s a regular Thursday or Thanksgiving, I hope you have an amazing day!

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~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

The Creative Blogger Award

Hello everyone! I have been nominated by a total of 4 blogs to do this award! A special thank you to: @Hajra Azeem, @calliopethebookgoddess, @bookdreamer24 and last but not least, @Kendra. Go check out all of their amazing blogs!

The Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog
  • Share 5 facts about yourself
  • Nominate 15-20 bloggers and add their links
  • Notify the bloggers you included
  • Keep the rules in your post to make it easy for everyone to know what to do!

The Creative Blogger Award

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5 Facts About Me:

1) I am participating in NaNoWriMo and am under 18.

This might be more then one fact but it’s true. I want to get started early and have always wanted to write a book. Now I’m on my way to achieving my dream 🙂

2) My least favorite subject is Math

Math is so hard for me! I don’t know why but it always has. It’s part of almost every job but I still don’t like it.

3) I`m a serious Harry Potter fan.

I just started the series and am on the 3rd book now. I am absolutely obsessed with it and can not stop talking about it with my friends.

4) I love puns!

They are just so punny to me 🙂

5) I have a serious procrastination problem.
No matter what it is, I procrastinate. Getting ready in the morning, going to bed, doing homework, you name it!

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Most people have already done this award but if you haven’t done it.. I nominate YOU!

Thanks for reading and Stay Tuned for more 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!!

Hello everyone! Today I’m doing another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s! Sorry for not posting yesterday. Once school starts I won’t be posting as much and when I do, it will most likely be posts that were written ahead of time. If you don’t know what this weekly event  is, then I recommend you check out this link: https://readersandmore.wordpress.com/what-im-reading-wednesdays/

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Today’s books I’m reading right now.

The first one is called P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia. It is the sequel to One Crazy Summer which I am yet to read since I read this 3 book series backwards. The 3rd book is called Gone Crazy In Alabama and it has been featured in either another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s or a book review.

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Summary: 

Delphine, Vonetta and Fern just got back from visiting their mom Cecile and the Black Panthers in Oakland. Things are changing in the Gaithersburg household. The sisters have a new found independence, Pa has a girlfriend, and Uncle Darnell is back from Vietnam but he’s not the same. A new found  group called the Jackson Five has the girls “seeing stars.” All of this is going on and Big Ma still expects Delphine to be responsible and keep her sisters in line. This isn’t easy since her sisters refuse to be bossed around and Pa’s girlfriend is weighing in with her own opinions. By writing letters, Delphine confides to her mom Cecile who reminds her to not grow up too fast and be eleven while she can.

Book: P.S. Be Eleven

Author Rita Williams-Garcia

My Rating so far: 10/10 or 5 stars *****

Author Facts:

1.  Rita was born April 13th, 1957 in Queens, New York City, NY.

2. She sold her first short story to Highlights Magazine at 14.

3. Rita published her first book at 30 years old.

Age range: 8-12. I am a bit older then this range.

Do I recommend it? Yes! It is a great book with lots of adventure and action as well as family love. It helps if you read the series in order starting with One Crazy Summer. I read the last book first so it spoiled the book conflict for me.

Second book: 

Teacher’s Pet by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the 7th book in the so far 15-16 book series. These books have been featured quite a few times on my blog and finding author facts has been getting harder and harder but I’ll try my best.

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This book is told from the point of Maggie Mackenzie.

Summary:

Maggie is starting middle school and it is quickly turning into her worst nightmare with crowded halls and a mountain of homework every night. The only class where she feels comfortable is science. Her teacher, Mr. Carlson, has many critters in his  room including his new guide dog who helps him get around. Mr. Carlson is blind and is having trouble getting used to being back on the job after a year and getting used to a new companion. Maggie is eager to help Mr. Carlson get used to his new companion but her grades prove that she needs to be studying and spending less time with the animals she loves so much. How is she going to survive 7th grade?

Book: Teacher’s Pet

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

My rating so far: 10/10 or 5 stars *****

Author Facts:

1.  Laurie Halse Anderson’s Twitter has 31.9k followers.

2. Laurie began publishing her own books in 1996.

3. Before writing, she spent time with family and worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Age Range: 8 and up.

Do I recommend it? Yes! It is a great book that is so relatable just like the rest of the series. I recommend that you start from book number one and work your way through the series if you are interested in it.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more content! Next week I’ll be releasing my school year blogging plan so stay tuned for that as well!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Sources:

Google.com

wikipedia.org

ritawg.com

pabook.libraries.psu.edu

twitter.com/halseanderson

madwomenintheforest.com

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