Where Have I Been?

Hey everyone! This is just a post to check in and tell you what’s going on. I deeply apologize for not blogging much for the past several months. I have been very busy with school, family and figuring some things out. Hopefully I can find a solid schedule as soon as possible. I miss blogging so much and hope you guys haven’t forgotten about me!

See you soon!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Miranda Sings Tag!

Hey everyone! After a month of being MIA, I’m back! I’ve missed blogging and hope you guys will still want to read and enjoy my posts!


Today I am doing the “Miranda Sings Tag.” I was tagged by Amber @ Only True Magic. Go check her incredibly creative blog out!

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Rules:

  • Announce your win with a post and link the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers (or as many as you can think of) and link your awardees in the post.
  • List 7 things you love about yourself (This can be about your appearance, your personality, your achievements, etc.)
  • Don’t use negative connotation. (I.e. Don’t say things like – I’m prettier than an average person or People have told me I’m smart. You ARE pretty. You ARE smart.)

This is a simple but amazing tag!


 

What I Love About Me:

  1. My hair!

I’m a ginger and love my hair color so much. Even though it’s wild and crazy, I still love it!

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2. My Weirdness

Most people are afraid to be weird. I embrace it. It’s part of who I am. If anyone insults me for being my self, they’re not worth being around.

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3. My Love For Books

I love something that I love 🙂 My love for books as been abundant since I was in elementary school. I love how devoted I’ve been to books and how any teasing can’t stop my obsession.

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4. My Ability to Overcome Obstacles.

Just like everyone’s, my life has had its ups and downs. I love how I’ve been able to get back up and keep going. If I couldn’t get back up, my life would be entirely different.

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5. My Will To Learn

I’m still in school. Most bloggers are juggling work or a family. I’m juggling homework and school. My will to learn has always been strong. I don’t enjoy every subject. If I can find one I enjoy, I put everything I’ve got into it. I love how there’s never too much knowledge I can consume.

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6. My Small Hands

I have smaller hands than most people. I love that they make me unique. My small hands make me who I am.

 

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 7. My Glasses

I love them because they help me see! That may seem cheesy but I have terrible eye sight for my age. I’m only a teenager but have eye sight equal to an elderly man/women. Without my glasses, the world would be a blurry place.

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I Nominate.. 

These are 10 of some of my most recent followers. I picked the ones that seemed likely to do it. Thank you so much for deciding to read my content. As always, there is no pressure to participate. Even if you’re not tagged, feel free to join in!

  1. Ida @ Books & Stardust
  2. Lily @ Lily’s Secret Blog
  3. Louise @ Genie Reads
  4. Kate @ Kate’s Bookish Library
  5. Emma @ It’s A Reader’s Life
  6. Jade @ Drink Coffee and Read Books
  7. Sammi @ One Bookish Girl
  8. Kaytlyn @ The Bohemian Bookworm
  9. Maggie @ Massachusetts Novel
  10. Alecia @ The Stair Case Reader

That’s a wrap! Feel free to nominate me or tag me for a tag or award. I’m always looking for fun things to post. This award in particular was very unique and positive! I hope you enjoyed.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Library Book Haul (#7)

Hey everyone!  It’s Monday  and it’s time for another Library Book Haul! I apologize for not blogging for 4-5 days. Life got very busy and I didn’t have the energy or time to blog. Back to the book haul. This haul contains two Young Adult books and two Tween books. Let’s get started!


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*ALL BOOK COVERS CONNECTED TO THEIR GOODREADS PAGE. GIVE THEM A CLICK!*

  1. Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper

Stella by Starlight

This is a book set in the Great Depression era. It sounds interesting and centers around a girl named Stella. She has to deal with living in the segregated south. There will not be a review since this is a Tween book.


2. The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

The Great American Whatever

A 2016 release that is centered around a boy named Quinn whose life is turned upside down. I have been wanting to read it for a bit and it has lots of twists and turns. Stay tuned for a review since it is a YA book!


3. Project Un Popular by Kristen Tracy

Project (Un)Popular (Project (Un)Popular, #1)

A 2016 summer release that is centered around two characters: Perry and Venus. They are in middle school and yearbook photographers. I thought it sounded interesting and it sounds like it has quite a bit of drama. There won’t be a review since it is Tween.


4.Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

A book written by two wonderful authors. It centers around two boys both named Will Grayson. I have enjoyed at least one book by both John Green and David Levithan. That’s why I believe I will enjoy this book. See if I do in my review 🙂


That’s a wrap!! Any thoughts about these books? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Library Book Hauls!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

I Messed Up Book Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means it’s Memorial Day. What are you doing to celebrate? Let me know! As you might’ve guessed by the title, I am doing the I Messed Up Book Tag. I was unofficially tagged by the amazing Catia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much!  Go check her out! A shout out to anyone who has done this tag and also officially or unofficially tagged me for this. Thank you 🙂 Let’s get started!


1) A Character Appearance You Misread or Imagined Differently.

Oh gosh, I misread and imagine characters differently all the time. For the sake of this question though, I’m going to say… Hazel from TFIOS. I always pictured her differently.

2) A Character Name That You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong.

This wasn’t too recently. When I recently read Harry Potter for the first time, I pronounced Hermione’s name wrong in my head.

3) An Overused Trope that is Your Guilty Pleasure.

I honestly had to look up trope. I realize that I have a thing for people following in love at first sight. I can’t get enough. It makes the story so adorable and amazing.

 4) A Cliché Character Type That You Like Better On Screen than Reading About:

I honestly have no idea. I don’t watch many book to film adaptions so I can’t honestly answer this.

5) A Word/Phase You Learned Because of It’s Use in a Book:

There are so many words/phases I’ve learned. One of them is Muggle from the Harry Potter series. This might not count since it’s not a “real” series but who cares?

6) Have You Ever Not Read or Completed a Required Reading Book for School?

I must be too much of a good student. I always complete every required book and stay right with the class. I also do all the required assignments that go with it.

 7) Have You Ever (or Wanted to) Skip a Chapter from the Point of View of a Charcter You Weren’t Interested In?

I don’t think this counts as a POV but I wanted to skip the fan fiction parts of Fangirl. I just wanted to get to more of Cath and Levi!

8) Have You Ever Cancelled Social Plans to Read a Book?

This is going to sound sad but no because I don’t normally have social plans 😦

What an awesome tag! Since I’m not good about remembering/knowing who has done this, I tag Everyone! You are all amazing people but everyone has messed up. Link your post of this in the comments so I can’t see what you’ve messed up on!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags! Happy Memorial Day 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

Hello From The Other Side (Updates)

Hey everyone!! It feels like I haven’t blogged in forever. I’ve missed you guys so much but have still been floating around on some of your blogs 🙂 I figured I should come and give you a run down on what’s going on and new.

#1- I moved almost two months ago!
This is older news but it must be said. It’s the reason my blogging rate has declined greatly.
#2-I didn’t have any WiFi for a while
This is another thing that affected my blogging. I was 100% without WiFi for a month or so.
#3- I am not motivated to blog
Lately I have not been able to motivate myself to get on the computer and blog. I will try to blog more often ASAP
#4-LIFE
I have been so busy lately, that even if I did have motivation, I haven’t been able to post.
#5-My blog has gotten a new logo and theme!!
I made a new logo and selected a brand new theme. Let me know what you think of it and if it should stick around!
#6- Weekly memes, Book reviews and more will have new pictures/headers!!
I have been using this new site that a fellow blogger introduced me to. Because of that, posts will have more interesting and self-created pictures/headings. Be on the look out for that!!

I think that’s about it! I seriously apologize for not being more active in blogging the last couple of months. I hope you enjoy the changes I am making to my blog. If you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to let me know! I will try to blog as much as possible and will schedule posts as much as possible.

Thanks for reading.
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

2016 Goals: Blogging, Reading And More!!

Hey everyone! Happy New Year! I hope you had a great New Years Eve! I will get my 2015 wrap up out ASAP. I decided to do a 2016 goal video in general instead of doing reading and blogging and life separately.


2016 Goals 

Blogging:

-I want to at least reach 200 followers

-I want to try to do some guest blogging. Comment below if you’d like to be interviewed!

-Try to expand what I blog about.

-Try out new themes

-Add new widgets and get rid of unneeded ones.

-Try to make my own pictures instead of using Google Images

-Look at my follower’s blogs a lot more!

– Try to catch up on tags/challenges/awards.

-Find out what my followers enjoy


Reading/Books:

-Exceed my 200 book goal on the Goodreads Challenge

-Try out different  genres

-Read a more variety of genres

-Try not to buy too many books!

-Remember to sign up for another reading challenge!

-Find new series’ to read!


 

Life/School:

-Make new friends

-Continue to get good grades

– Do well in High School

-Try not to procrastinate. Especially on homework!

-Get out of my comfort zone

-Get better at public speaking

-Spend lots of time with family and friends

-Stop worrying about everything

-Start actually writing my book

-Get more organized!

-Learn new things

-Try not to be self conscious.


 

These are at least some of my 2016 goals!

What are your goals for 2016? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading! Happy New Year! I love each and everyone of my followers and hope that this year brings nothing but happiness and fun times.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Blog/Life Update as of October 6th, 2015

Hello! Have you missed me? I haven’t been posting much but I’ve been pretty busy with family, books, friends, school… The list goes on and on. I’m not going to make excuses. I’m just here to tell you what’s been going on, some goals, and more!

– Tomorrow (Wednesday) Is the last day of school this week for me. 4 day weekend baby! I will definitely be trying to post but I’ll be busy.

– In exactly a month it’ll be someone’s birthday *Wink*

– I am going to be trying to make new about pages for all the new events I’ve started to participate in.

-Wednesday’s will be busy now! Pretty soon, I will be participating in a weekly event called WWW Wednesday. Stay on the look out for more info!

-I’m pretty far in Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I will be doing a review ASAP.

-I will be continuing to try to catch up on Writing 101 but 99% of Blogging 201 seems to be changing things around physically and with the settings so you probably won’t see too many written posts about that.

-Go check out my most recent Writing 101 post and vote for what kind of post I should do next. It will be open for a limited amount of time so get there fast!

That’s all for now! Just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on 🙂

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

*I won’t be doing Top Ten Tuesday’s today because I honestly have no ideas for the prompt.*

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge (3) Day #1

Hello everyone! It’s time for yet another 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenges! I absolutely love these so you will most likely see more of these. I was unofficially nominated by the wonderful My Tiny Obsessions. You should seriously check out her amazing blog 🙂

I have done this two other times. Below are the links if you want to check them out.

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes (1) Day #3

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #1

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #2

3 Days 3 Quotes (2) Day #3

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RULES:

1. Thank the person who nominated you and link their page.

2. Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote a day)

3. Nominate other bloggers!

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Shel Silverstein is such an amazing writer! Even as a teenager, I still  love his poems. When I saw this quote, it reminded me of both books and life. When books end, I`m normally sad especially if it was a good book. When life ends people are sad and upset. That`s why we need a happy middle and a very happy start 🙂

I nominate:

Dimple Malhotra

Kendra

Man of many thoughts

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Paige @ Page by Paige

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And anyone who wishes to participate!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for Day #2!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Writing 101 Day #2: Lists

Hello everyone! Today is Day #2 of Writing 101. If you didn’t see my post about Writing 101, I suggest you check out the link here. Today’s objective is to write a list about things I like, things I’ve learned, and things I wish. I’m going to do a List of 10 things I’ve learned from books in no particular order.

10 Things I’ve Learned from Books:

  1. Things are not as they always seem to be.

This means not to “judge a book” by its cover and take time to get to know the person. It can also apply to the context of secrets are hiding everywhere.

2. Loss of a family member can be turned into something good.

I don’t mean anything mean or bad by this. This means to me that when a loved one passes away, you can remember them by looking at old photos and sharing happy memories with others. Then you’ll hopefully feel a bit better.

3. Some people are stronger then they seem.

Dont judge someone by their apperance. Not everyone is strong physically but sometimes the ones that are the quietest and seemingly weakest are the ones that turn out stronger then the rest.

4. Friendship can be everything.

If you stay loyal and true to your friends, you will never be alone and will have someone to lean on through good and bad times. Only if they stay loyal as well. True friends don’t stab you in the back.

5. Even the “smartest” people have a lot more to learn.

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Nobody is perfect no matter how perfect someone may seem.

6.  Friends can be found in the most unlikely places.

The people who seem extremely different can become your best friend. Anything is possible.

7. Not every person is who they seem to be.

Some people hide their true identities because of fear, insecurity, or regret. You might be surprised who someone turns out to be.

8. Perseverance is key.

Without perseverance, even every day life can get tough and complicated.

9. Never give up on your goal.

If you give up, you can miss something that could have changed you and/or your life forever.

10. Watch you back!

Don’t trust just anyone. If you do then it can come back and nip you in the heel later on.

These themes can all be found and applied in real life too.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Creative Challenges: Life’s Speeding Past.

Hi everyone! Tomorrow I start school so my posting schedule is going to be changing. I can’t believe how fast the summer went! Today is Creative Challenge Day 🙂 If you are not familiar with Creative Challenges, then here’s a run through: Creative Challange is a weekly challenge run by Cynthia Dawn. You can check out her blog here. Creative Challenges happens every Tuesday and Friday and is received by email. One challenge is for everyone and the other is exclusively for her email subscribers. Cynthia simply sends you a prompt and you make a story using a personal experience or like I do, a story with a fictional character.

Today’s prompt: Life is Speeding past you. How do you keep up?

My Story:

The name’s Max, Max Willis. I’m just your average middle school boy. Crazy, obnoxious, and sports crazy. I play baseball for the school team. The New Orleans Raptors. I’m the star pitcher. My sister Savanna plays volleyball for the New Orleans Newts. Don’t ask me why the chose a name like that for a volleyball team! Savanna and I love to volunteer at the local library by shelving books. Savanna’s a total bibliophile. Me, I think I’ll stick to my comics. As you can imagine, life has really been speeding by. Summer’s already over and tomorrow I’m starting 8th grade. Savanna’s starting 10th, and our little brother Harper is starting preschool. Of course our mom is babying him way more then she needs to.

   I have all my school supplies ready and by my mom’s orders, my outfit for tomorrow laid out. Oops I guess I forgot to mention that I already have started playing football and have practice after school tomorrow. I have no idea how I’m going to juggle volunteering, homework, school, football practice… The list goes on and on. Life is just going by too quickly. It seems like just yesterday, Harper was learning to walk. Now he’s on his way to preschool to make some friends. 

MAX! DINNER TIME!” Oops I better get going. Mom’s making her famous baked potato salad and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. Rushing down the carpeted stairs, I pause to check out my new hair cut. Hopefully Zoe will dig my new do!

“Ughhhhhh, Max! How slow can you be? My sister Savanna is almost 16 and she acts like it. Her phone is always in her right hand. She’s always texting her friend Sarah; and of course her boyfriend Chris. Mom doesn’t like us writing at dinner. See you soon!

 Finally I’m back! Mom got me a calendar to hang on my wall. She told me to use it to organize my week. Savanna just rolled her eyes. She has everything organized down to her sock drawer. I guess that’s how I’ll keep up with my crazy life. My brother Harper already has an admirer. Figures, he’s been a ladies man since he started going to daycare at 2 months. My life is a crazy whirlwind of activity, but now I can keep up thanks to my mom and her clearance shopping.

Thanks for Reading and Stay tuned for next week’s  Creative Challenge Day that takes place every Monday.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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