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.


Rules

  • 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 😀

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 (#5)|Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Hey everyone! After being gone again, I’m back. I can’t promise that I’ll ever be 100% back but I won’t quit! Today is Wednesday and that means it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This lovely weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes and @gingerreadslainey. Both these ladies have fantastic YouTube video style book blogs. Go check them out for constant videos 😀 To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is:

March 8th – Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books *BooktubeSFF Awards Crossover Topic!*
–In collaboration with the BooktubeSFF Awards, talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time!


5 Favorite Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books:

  1. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling

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This time, I decided to pick my favorite HP book instead of choosing the whole series. This edition’s cover is fantastic!


2.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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This definitely has to be on here 🙂 Apparently it’s considered Sci-Fi. Not sure how I didn’t know that.


3. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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I love this series to bits so far!! I’m close to done with The Dream Thieves now 🙂


4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Still haven’t brought myself to read the conclusion to this series. From what I’ve heard, I’m making a good choice.


5. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

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This series was so intense for me when I was a child and young teen.


That’s a wrap! This topic definitely made me realize I need to dive into Fantasy and Sci-Fi more. I literally had to put a children’s fantasy book. What are your favorite fantasy and sci-fi books? Do you have any suggestions for me? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5W!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 ❤

Top 5 Wednesday (#3)|Polarizing Books

 

Hey everyone! It’s time for Top 5 Wednesday! Let me know whether or not you’re enjoying this weekly meme! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both of these lovely ladies have video blogs on YouTube. It’s definitely worth checking out! To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is:

These are books that people either tend to love or hate, with no in between. Pick some of your favorites that fall into this category.


Top 5 Polarizing Books:

1. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

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With this series, either you’re a Potterhead or not. To me, there’s no “partial fans”


2. The Fault In Our Stars By John Green

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Either you’re against the “romanticized and repetitive cancer theme” or you’re in love with Hazel and Gus’s tear jerking romance.


3. Paper Towns by John Green

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Some think the story is boring. Others get drawn into the adventure. To me, there’s no in between.


4. Fans Of The Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa

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Some are drawn into the crazy friendship. Others are thrown off by the inappropriate and strange themes. My recent review/rant will tell you where I stand on this.


5. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

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I’m cheating the topic a bit by putting this book. I actually haven’t read it. Twilight came to mind anyway when I read this week’s topic. It’s definitely a book that you either deeply hate or a few enjoy. There’s no in between!


That’s a wrap! Do you agree with my picks? What books would be/are on your list?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5W!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| Under The Christmas Tree

Hey everyone! This is my first TTT in forever! It’s good to finally be back. If you didn’t already know, Top Ten Tuesday or TTT was created by The Broke and The Bookish. Go check their wonderful Blogger blog out 🙂 Christmas is in five days and that means it’s time for a Christmas themed topic!

Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree (or non-book bookworm items)


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

1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Believe it or not, I have yet to own or even read this book. I’ve heard it’s pretty good but haven’t had the chance to read it. That’s why I wouldn’t mind finding it under my tree!

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2. The Sun Is Also A Star

This book came out recently and I’m so excited to read it. It’s by Nicola Yoon, the author of Everything,Everything. Since that book blew my mind, I can’t wait to read her second book!

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3. Movie Tickets To Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

I still haven’t seen this movie!! I’ve heard it’s incredible and am running out of time to see it. Some movie tickets all ready to go would help a ton!

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4. Bookish Posters!

My walls are super bare and I’d love to have a bookish poster or two to fill some gaps.

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5. Book Related T-Shirts

I am a teen who loves graphic t-shirts. It would be amazing to have book related ones about books in general or specific ones.

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6. A Bookshelf!

While I do have a sort of bookshelf, I’d love a real one. There are some huge beautiful ones that I would love to own (but don’t have room for).

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7. A Cozy Blanket!

Strangely enough, I don’t own any cozy blankets. Where I live, it’s been unusually freezing and a blanket is definitely necessary.

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8. A Mug!

I’ve been literally obsessed with hot chocolate this year. We own a few mugs but I’d love a personal one.

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9. A Book Box Subscription!

I’ve seen monthly book boxes floating around. They look and sound fantastic but they’re a bit too expensive for me. That’s why I’m asking Santa for some help 🙂

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10. A Sweatshirt

I love sweatshirts so much. They are my go to for around the house or out and about. I definitely could use a couple more.

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That’s a wrap! If you celebrate Christmas, what would you like to find under your tree? If you don’t, what present would you like to receive?

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Pokémon Go Book Tag!!

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a rare double post day. Today I am doing a book tag. More specifically the Pokémon Go Book Tag. I saw this on My Tiny Obsessions’ blog last month and knew I had to do it. Go check out her amazing blog for all things bookish, movie, TV shows, traveling and so much more!  For the record, I do not play Pokémon Go and don’t plan to. I can understand why it’s fun and so hyped but it’s just not my thing. This tag was created by Aentee @ Read At Midnight.

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I’m going to use Aentee’s graphics because they’re so amazing!

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This book definitely started my love for reading. It was my first chapter book and after that, I wanted to read as much as Junie B Jones as possible. After that all I wanted to do was read.

pokemon-tag02pikachuI haven’t read any iconic classics. I’m sure I’ll read some in High School though!


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Hmm.. I’m going to say Allegiant by Veronica Roth. The hype died down a long time ago. I have heard nothing but bad about the book so I refuse to read it. It’s not everywhere now but it was.


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I’m going to say Half Brother by Kenneth Oppal. It’s sooo similar to another book I’ve read but I still loved it.


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Nothing comes to mind. Even if a book is super long, I’d still read it.

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The last book that kept me up was I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak. It kept me up because of the suspense, mystery and adventure. I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down.

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This is pretty tough. I’m going to say Cath and Levi from Fangirl. They’re already together but they are still the perfect OTP1`

 Pokemon-Tag08-RapidashI’m going to say The Hunger Games series. Something is always happening and there’s plot twists popping up everywhere!

Pokemon-Tag09-EeveeI’m going to say The Harry Potter series. I’m excited to see how the Cursed Child book is. But just like the rest of the series, I’m sure I’ll read it way later than everyone else.


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The Harry Potter series would be perfect for this. Since I just did that answer… The Book Thief. I was hesitant to read it but am so glad I did.

Pokemon-Tag12-LegendaryNothing comes to mind. I don’t really have an series’ that I want to read.


Pokemon-Tag15Mew-MewTwoThe Fangirl collectors edition, The Harry Potter book series collectors editions and the Eleanor and Park collectors edition just to name a few.


Pokemon-Tag10-EggI don’t have any debut novels. Just more from Becky Albertalli, Nicola Yoon and Bill Kongisberg!


Pokemon-Tag11-Lure-ModuleNone! I don’t do any of that stuff.


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The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon-Release Date: November 1st,2016
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli-Release Date: April 2017
Honestly Ben by Bill Konigsberg-Release Date: Fall 2016
That’s all for now!

I nominate: EVERYONE who wants to participate! This is a great tag for Pokémon Go fans and non Pokémon Go fans alike. What’s your favorite Pokémon? Let me know!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more great book tags!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Buying Spree

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday!! This weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful people @ The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely should check them out 🙂 This week’s topic is one of my favorites! It is:

Ten Books You’d Buy Right This Second If Someone Handed You A Fully Loaded Gift Card

This would be bookworm heaven!


Ten Books I’d Buy:

  1. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne

This was released July 31st. Even though it’s just a  play script, I’d still love to own it!


2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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I’ve already have read this book but would love to buy it so I could read it over and over again 🙂


3. The Harry Potter Boxed Set

I’ve broken the rules since this is 7 books alone. The Harry Potter series is one of my favorites and I done own any of the books.


4.  The Book Thief by Mark Zusak

This is such a great book! I apologize for not getting the book review out last Friday. It will definitely be next Friday, no more delays! I would buy this since it’s so amazing 🙂


5. Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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This is another book I’ve already read but I loved it so much 🙂


6.Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


7. I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson 


8. Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

I haven’t read this but my friend and I love skimming through the pages and making fun of the writing (no hate to Twilight fans)


9. Wonder by R.J. Palacio


10. Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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I picked this up and read around a chapter. Then I put it back down and haven’t continued it. I’m hoping that if I bought the book, I might read it.


That’s a wrap! What would you buy with your giftcard? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday: Anticipated Releases

Hey everyone! I apologize for not blogging much in the last couple of weeks. I finished Middle School so that came with tests and celebration. It’s summer vacation so I will be more active and posting more frequently. It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This meme is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already! This week’s theme is:

Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of The Year (since we did a topic about the releases we were excited about for the first half of 2016 back in the beginning of the year) Feel free to tweak it how you want to — like most anticipated fantasy for the second half of 2016 or debut authors. Whatever you want!

I’m just going to keep it simple and do Ten Anticipated Book Releases.


Ten Anticipated Book Releases for the 2nd Half: 

  1. The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon- Release Date: November 1st, 2016

I am so excited for this book! Everything, Everything swept me off my feet. I’m excited to see what The Sun Is Also a Star has in store 🙂

2. Treasure Hunters: Peril at the Top of the World by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein- Release Date: July 4th, 2016 

I have loved this series so much so I am excited to see what the Kidd family does next!

3. Middle School: Dog’s Best Friend by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts-Release Date: October 31st, 2016 

I love this series! Rafe goes on some crazy adventures and causes so much trouble. I can’t wait to see what he does next!

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4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany

Release Date: July 31st, 2016

This is more of a script instead of a book. I’m still so excited to get my hands on it and see how it is!!


I could only think of five for this week!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤

 

 

Writing 101 Day #7 (Late): Hook Em With a Quote!

Hey everyone! Writing 101 ended on October 2nd but I’m still slowly but surely trying to get through all of the assignments still. If you’re unfamiliar with this course, check out the link here. Today’s objective is to use a quote to start off your post.

“It’s our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” -J.K. Rowling

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I chose a J.K. Rowling quote since I recently finished the first Harry Potter book.

To me, this quote means that what you do, shows who you are as a person more then what you can do.

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Being nice to someone overpowers being able to do 3 backflips

Not hanging out with the wrong crowd is better then being able to shoot a basket from the half court line.

Blogging honestly is better then being able to post 5-6 posts a day that aren’t even true.

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This may seem a bit cheesy but it’s all true. J.K. Rowling couldn’t have said it any better. People will pay attention more to what you choose to do than what you did in the talent show or at the competition.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Writing 101!

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤