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 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 😀

217 Followers Q&A!!

 

Hey everyone! Since this is so late, I have decided to make it a 217 follower Q&A inside of 200 since I am so late. I couldn’t think of anything for this week’s Book Traveling Thursday so this will be the post for today 🙂 Enjoy!


@Marie @DrizzleandHurricaneBooks asked: 

What would be your ideal job?

My ideal job would probably be something book related. Most likely an author! If I can’t do that, I’d love to do something with weather. Since I was a young child (I’m only a teen now XD) I’ve been fascinated with weather. If either of those don’t work out, something animal related.

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-What is the best thing about blogging for you?

There are two things: the amazing blogging community (love you guys!) and all my outstanding  followers. It’s great to feel loved and appreciated by so many people. I love and appreciate you guys so much. You’ve changed my life so much and given me something to look forward to.


-If you had to recommend ONE book to one person who doesn’t read, what book would it be?

I think I’ve answered this before. I honestly don’t know. I think Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone because it’s a pretty easy read.


-If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you want to go?

There are a few places I’d love to go. London is at the top. I just love London for so many reasons. Ireland is another. I’m some part Irish and would love to see where my ancestors once lived. I live in the United States but I’ve never been to Los Angeles, New York or Washington D.C. I want to go to those places too!

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@Kendra:

-What is one thing on your bucket list?

To travel to all the places I mentioned below and to meet an author I love. I’ve already met Erin Hunter but I want to meet John Green, J.K. Rowling, Rainbow Rowell and more. I know it probably won’t happen but I can dream!

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Okay so this next person is my best friend Maddie who I go to school with.

@Maddie:

-Do you like actual books or electronic books better?

I discussed this in my most recent Friendly Discussion Friday. I am a huge physical book fan. If you want to hear more and see what others think, go here.


-Are there any books you had a hard time getting through? If so, why?

Maybe Divergent and Insurgent? I’m quite a scaredy cat and those books can get pretty intense. I couldn’t get through them as easily because I’m a scaredy cat XD


-What do you think was the saddest character death?

I knew you were going to ask this… I’ll answer it but first:

*If you haven’t read the whole Harry Potter series, SKIP this question!!*

If you’re still reading and you haven’t read the whole series, you can’t say I didn’t warn you. The saddest death was Dumbledore. When he died I almost got emotional. I couldn’t believe one of my favorite characters was gone.


@Càtia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much:

-What book characters do you relate the most to and why?

Hmm.. I definitely relate to Cath from Fangirl because we both love to write,  Cath and I can be pretty shy but we open up when we get comfortable. I relate to Ginny Weasley because I am a ginger. Those are the only two that come to mind right now.

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-What are some of your favorite bloggers?

I have quite a few. I’ll just do 8 so nobody is overwhelmed. Don’t feel left out if your not on here. These are most likely the bloggers I read the most. These are in no particular order!!

  1. Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff

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She is such a great person. Her blogs revolve around books and writing. Michelle does her own headings that are so creative and unique.


 

2. Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much

Yes, Catia is one of my favorite bloggers. Her blog is so organized and I love it so much. She’s also one of the creators of a meme called Book Traveling Thursday which I absolutely adore.

 


3. Claire @ Art and Soul

Claire’s blog is unique. She does weekly memes, book reviews and writing related posts. She also does detailed recipes that never fail to make my mouth water.

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4.James @ Filling My Blanks

This is a organized blog about daily life and what goes on. James has been daily blogging for a long time. He doesn’t have many followers so you definitely need to check him out.

This is a great book/writing blog by a girl who’s obsessed with books just like most bookworms are. She’s very creative and though she’s not on as much, it’s definitely worth it when she posts again.
Kendra blogs about mainly books but she is an avid baker as well as reader. You definitely need to go check her colorful blog out.
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7. Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

This is quite the blog! Christina blogs about everything from her TV show obsessions to her travels around the world. With over 1,000 followers, she’s a popular blogger who really knows what she’s doing

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8. Katt @ Afternoon of Sundries

This is a blog all about Katt’s life. Whether it’s about her life as a teacher or a mom, she doesn’t hold back. And that’s a good thing. She’s genuine in every post she puts out to her followers. She’s such a strong and busy person.


 Last Question!!!!!
-What book do you think everyone should read?
This is a tough one. Everyone has different tastes and opinions. I’d say:
-Harry Potter if you love magic, fantasy and suspense
-Fangirl if you love contemporary, fan fic and action
-Eleanor and Park if you want a story about teenage love, differences and plot twists
-Everything, Everything if you love an adorable couple, a MAJOR plot twist and secrets
-The Book Thief (I just started this!) if you want a book from an interesting POV
-The Hunger Games if you love action, suspense and a little bit of love.
I guess that’s more than one but these are a few of my recommendations.

That’s a wrap! This was my first Q&A and I enjoyed it a lot. It would’ve been better if I got it out on time. If you guys have anymore questions be sure to leave them in the comments. Maybe I’ll do another Q&A just for the fun of it.  Kudos to you if you’re still hear after around  1,180 words.

 
Thank you guys so much for 217 followers and counting. Each and everyone of you has changed my life and given me the motivation to do something I love. I love you guys so much 🙂
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Q&As to come!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| Outside The U.S.

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 at The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check them out! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Set Outside The US (I don’t know about you but sooo much of what I read is set in the US and I love finding new recs of stuff set outside of it!)

I realized that  I read a lot set in the US. I will try to do as many as I can.


Ten Books Inside and Outside The US:

  1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green-Amsterdam

The majority of this book is set in the US. Some of it is set in Amsterdam though. I love the part in Amsterdam so much. Especially in the movie, since I could see just how beautiful it is.


2. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling- Britain

This is a greatly loved series. It’s fictional (right?) but still has a real setting.


3. The Anne Shirley series by L.M. Montgomery-Canada

I am reading this old series right now and I love it.Most of if not all of Montgomery’s books are set in Canada.



4. The Ask Amy Green Series by Sarah Webb-Ireland

This is a great tween series about a girl named Amy Green who lives in Ireland


5. The Book Thief by Mark Zusak-Germany

The town is fictional but it’s set in Germany. This book I have yet to read but it’s on my book shelf right now.


That’s all. I knew I wouldn’t be able to think of much. What books have you read that aren’t set in the U.S.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀