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 😀

The Reader Problems Book Tag!

Hi everyone! I was nominated to do The Reader Problems Book Tag by the amazing My Tiny Obsessions. Go check out her fun blog! I was nominated quite awhile ago but better late then never right?


 

1) You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?

I would choose a book that I`m in the mood for. If I`m reading a series straight through like I am with Harry Potter, I would read the next book in the series.

2) You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It seriously depends on the book. I might read a bit longer and then decide. If it`s really that bad, I`ll just close the book and start reading a different one.

3) The End of the Year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads Reading Challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
I haven`t participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge before. Heck, I just got a Goodreads account a couple of days ago. If I was in this situation, I would honestly just try my best to get as far as I could. If I get to my goal, great. If not, then better luck next year.

4) The covers of the series you love Do.Not.Match. How do you cope?

I am a bit annoyed but will most likely still read the rest of the series. If the book`s good, the covers don’t matter as much.

5) Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I either just keep the feels to myself, someone online, or my friends. It all depends.

6) You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I am honestly not a very emotional book reader but if I was going to cry I would just let it out. I`m normally a pretty quiet crier anyway so hopefully no one would notice. I would need some tissues though 🙂

7) 7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

I would honestly just read the book. If I don’t remember something, it normally comes back to me eventually. If not, then I would look up a synopsis.

8) You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I actually don’t have to deal with this. Nobody wants to borrow my books anyway XD

9) You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I honestly don’t get into reading slumps. If I did, I’d reread a book I really enjoyed.

10) There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I might buy a few of them but most books I check out at the library or get as gifts.

11) After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Sadly they sit on my shelf for a long time. 99% of the time I read books from the library. I really should read the books I bought many months ago…


That’s a wrap! I absolutely loved doing this tag. Even if it sat in my drafts for a long time..

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

 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Hello everyone! It’s Thursday and that means it’s almost the weekend 🙂 It’s time for another Book Review. This time it’s Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.

Summary:

For twelve long years, the dark and dread fortress of Azkaban has held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. He was convicted of killing 13 people with one single curse. He was also said to be the heir related to the Dark Lord, Voldemort. Now, Sirius has escaped the prison and left behind only two clues as to where he might be headed. One of them being Harry Potter’s defeat of You-Know-Who was Sirius Black’s downfall as well. The other was that the Azkaban guards heard him saying in his sleep “He’s at Hogwarts.. He’s at Hogwarts” over and over again. Not even the walls of his magical school can keep Harry Potter safe surrounded by his friends. On top of all of that, a traitor might be around them.

My Rating:

5.5/5 stars.

Goodreads Rating:

4.5/5 stars

Amazon’s Rating:

4.8/5 stars

My Thoughts:

So far, this is my favorite Harry Potter book. So many plot twists happen as well as action. I recommend this series 110% to anyone who hasn’t read it yet.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more Book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Book Review: Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday and time for the review I’ve been promising for quite sometime. It’s my book review for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling.

Summary:

The Dursley’s were of course mean to Harry during the summer. All he wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. Just as Harry is packing his bags, he receives a warning from a strange creature named Dobby who says that if Harry returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike. Disaster does strike. In Harry’s second year of Hogwarts, new torments and horror arises, including a stuck up new professor named Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girl’s bathroom, and the unwanted attention of Ron Weasley’s younger sister Ginny. Each of these annoyances seem minor when the real trouble begins. Someone or something is turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a rich and stuck up rival? Could it possibly be Hagrid whose mysterious past is being uncovered? Or could it be the person that most people accuse.. Harry Potter himself?!

Rating:

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Goodreads Rating:

4.5/5 stars

Amazon Rating:

4.7/5 stars

My Thoughts:

This book was amazing and I absolutely recommend this series to anyone who hasn’t read it yet. It is a page turner and has so much action and plot twists.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀