The Bookish Book Lover Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Sunday and it’s time for another book tag! I saw this one on Cris @ My Tiny Obsessions. Check out her blog for all things bookish and more 🙂 The tag was created by Shantelle @ Shantellemaryh. A special thanks to her for creating this awesome tag!


Rules:

  • Answer the questions!
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  • Answer the questions!

 

 

 

 


What Books Are You Currently Reading?

I haven’t been reading much but I am almost done/done with Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson


What’s The Last Book You Finished?

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This was a tween book and was pretty decent.


Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year

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The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson are a couple of favorites so far.


What Genre Have You Read Most This Year?

Young Adult Contemporary!

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What Genre Have You Read Least This Year?

I haven’t read Non-Fiction and Sci-Fi at all this year; just to name a few.

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What Genre Do You Want To Read More Of

Fantasy


How Many Books Have You Read This Year, And What’s Your Goal?

I’ve definitely read more than my Goodreads Goal says. I haven’t updated it in forever and now I’m so far behind, it’s not even worth it.

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What’s the last book you’ve bought?

I honestly don’t remember XD


What book are you saving up to buy next?

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I would love the Harry Potter boxed set and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


How many books did you check out last library visit?

4-5 books

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What’s A Book You Can’t Wait To Read?

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To Kill A Mockingbird. I haven’t read it yet and am going to in school finally!


What’s A Series You’d Recommend To Everyone?

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The Hunger Games series and The Harry Potter series

Who’s An Author You’re Hoping Writes More?

I’m going to steal Cris’ answer and say Rainbow Rowell. I love her writing and hope she writes more.


A Few Books Your Heart Adores

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What Books Are On Your Wish List?

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I nominate EVERYONE who wants to do this tag!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book tags!

~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 😀

 

Library Book Haul (#5)

Hey everyone! Today is Sunday and it’s time for another Library Book Haul! I apologize for this one being so late/early. I wanted to get it out today. Today’s haul consists of  4 unread books and one summer reading prize. Without further ado, let’s get started!!


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*ALL BOOK TITLES ARE LINKED TO THE BOOK’S GOODREADS PAGE :)*

1.Sweet Home Alaska by Carole Estby Dagg -Tween

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This book sounded so interesting! It’s set in first Wisconsin then Alaska in 1934; during The Great Depression. You’ll hear about it in a WWW Wednesday or two but I won’t be doing a review.


2.Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery-Tween

Emily of New Moon (Emily, #1)(Not the edition I got)

Another small series by L.M. Montgomery. I love her writing style and characters so much. Now I’m determined to get through all the books she’s written. Just like all Tween books, I won’t be doing an official review.


3. Treasure Hunters #4: Peril At The Top Of The World by James Patterson-Tween

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I love this series so much! It’s mainly graphic novels but the characters go on such amazing adventures. Won’t be reviewed unless requested, same with all Tween books.


4.I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak-Young Adult

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I loved The Book Thief (review scheduled for Friday) so much that I decided to read more by Zusak. It sounds interesting so I hope it’ll be at least almost as good as The Book Thief. This is the only book that will definitely have a review. The rest can have one with enough requests.


5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins-Summer Reading Prize/Young Adult

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As I normally do, I entered the summer reading program at the local library. I read 1,o00 minutes (and more) and turned in my log. I didn’t know I got a  free book but was excited to pick one. I ended up picking a classic: The Hunger Games. I don’t own the other two books so I’ll have to get my hands on those 😀


That’s a wrap! Are any of these books interesting to you? Let me know!

This haul consisted of 3 Tween and 2 Young Adult/Teen books.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

WWW Wednesday (#25)

Hey everyone! It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is currently hosted by the fantastic Sam. To participate in this meme, all you have to do is answer three questions:

What did you recently read?

What are you currently reading?

What are you going to read?


Recently Read:

This was a quick but good book. Not my favorite but still an enjoyable read.

When this goes up, I will have finished this book. It was a brilliant read. I loved it so much. I didn’t realize it was a old book until I noticed how all the girls wear dresses. The language is different. Religion is a bigger deal. The author died in 1942… Still a great book!


Currently Reading:

I would’ve started this by now. I got the first and third book of this series instead of the first and second. I’ll have to read the series out of order which I don’t like doing. Oh well!


I’m going to read through the rest of the Anne Shirley series. I love it so much! I probably won’t read it all in a row but this will be what I’ll be slowly tackling.

I want to eventually read this book. I know most have already read it. As always, I’m behind 😀

I don’t know what else I’ll read!


That’s a wrap! What did you read this week? Let me know by linking your WWW or commenting below!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s WWW Wednesday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Book Review:Ask Amy Green Dancing Daze

Hi everyone! I’ve been writing quite a few book reviews in the last few weeks and you guys seem to have been enjoying it. This time I am reviewing Ask Amy Green Dancing Daze by the amazing Sarah Webb.

Name: Ask Amy Green Dancing Daze

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Author: Sarah Webb

# of Pages: 244

My Rating:5/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Summary:

Mills’s ballerina sister has just landed the role of a lifetime – but something is very wrong with the young dancer. A worried Mills begs best friend Amy for help. How can Amy refuse, even though she has big problems of her own to solve?


My Thoughts:

This is a great series!! I feel so close to all the characters. I am on the last book and I am not ready for the series to end. The series is meant for 10 and up. That means that any of you can read this fantastic series 🙂


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

 

Book Review: Graceful by Wendy Mass

Hi everyone! I’m sorry that I didn’t post much this week. I promise I’ll try to do better next week! You’re are however lucky that including this one, you’ve gotten three book reviews this month. That’s more than I ever do in a normal month! To break away from the Harry Potter marathon a bit (Not too far away though ;D), I’m going to review Graceful by Wendy Mass.

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Summary:

Angelina D’Angelo has left town to see the world. Now it’s Grace’s turn to use her magic to protect the people of Willow Falls. She’s up for the challenge. This is her destiny after all. Mysterious postcards from Angelina begin showing up in the mail, Grace’s parents are filled with worry, and  something BIG is coming to town that will affect everybody who lives there.

All of this is going on and Grace is only strong enough to turn leftover meatloaf into pizza. Fortunately she has Team Grace on her side! Amanda, Leo, Rory, Tara, David, and Connor know a thing or two about magic and how it works. No one is prepared for what’s coming and no one knows how to stop it. Life in Willow Falls is about to change forever.

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Author: Wendy Mass

My Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5 stars

Amazon Rating: 4.8/5 stars

Extra Information: This is the last book in the Willow Falls series. I recommend that you start from the beginning. All of the books connect to each other which is why you need to start at the beginning.

That’s all! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more book reviews 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone!

It’s time for quite an exciting book review. Yesterday, I finished the first Harru Potter book and loved the heck out of it. Now it’s time for me to give some serious and legit thoughts about the book.

Book Title: Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone

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Author: J.K. Rowling (Amazing Lady :D)

# of Pages: 309

My Rating: 10/10 or 5/5 stars

Book # in the series: 1/7

Summary:

“Harry Potter has never played a sport while flying on a broomstick. He’s never worn a cloak of invisibility, befriended a giant or helped hatch a dragon.” All Harry knows is a miserable life with his horrible aunt and uncle as well as their spoiled son Dudley. They are known as the Dursley’s. Harry’s room is a very small closet at the bottom of the stairs. He hasn’t had a birthday in 11 years. All of that is about to change when a mysterious letter arrives by owl: A letter with an invitation to a wonderful place he never dreamed existed. There he finds not only friends, flying sports and magic around every corner, but a great destiny that’s been patiently waiting for him. But only if he can survive.

A few thoughts about the book:

“Holly Cow!”

“Why did I wait so long to read this?!”

“Oh my gosh!”

“What did they just do??”

“I love this book!!”

“My friend is amazing!”

“Noooo! Not the last chapter.”

“I’m definitely reading the next book.”

That’s my book review on Harry Potter and the Socerer’s Stone.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more book reviews!

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!

Hello and welcome to What I’m Reading Wednesday’s! The two featured books I am indeed reading right now.

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The first book is called “Remarkable” by Lizzie K. Foley.

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Summary:

This book is set in the mountain town of Remarkable. Remarkable is home to extraordinarily gifted, extraordinarily  talented, or just plain extraordinary. The one exception to that is a 10 year old girl named Jane Doe who is the most average and untalented person who ever lived in Remarkable. The only exception to that is her Grandpa John who is forgotten by everyone. Jane is the only student not attending Remarkable’s School for the Remarkably Gifted. Everything changes when the troublesome and downright criminal Grimlet twins enroll as the 2nd and 3rd students at the ordinarily average public schopl Jane attends. On top of that a strange pirate captain arrives in town to live in the mansion at the top of the hill which is said to be extremely haunted. Join Jane and many more characters on a series of adventures that pits some of Remarkable’s most infamous inhabitants and their secrets in danger.

Book: Remarkable

Author: Lizzie K. Foley

My rating: 8.5/10 (so far)

Author facts:

  1. Lizzie K. Foley was born and raised in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
  2. The town of Remarkable is partially based on Los Alamos.
  3. Lizzie’s last name Foley roughly translates to pirate.

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The second book is the 5th book in the “Vet Volunteers series” by Laurie Halse Anderson

The book is called Say Goodbye 

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Summary:

Yum Yum is an adorable shin tzu who is one Zoe’s favorite clients. Zoe is the cousin of Maggie Mackenzie and the niece of Dr. Mackenzie. She is staying with the Mackenzie’s who own a veterinarian office while her mom is auditioning and starring on TV shows. Zoe loves Yum Yum because he is small enough to fit in a purse and is obedient unlike her puppy Sneakers. When Yum Yum and Zoe visit cancer patients, Zoe is surprised by how much joy Yum Yum brings to the patients. Disaster strikes when Yum Yum is diagnosed with cancer. How will Zoe help him pull through?

Book: Vet Volunteers: Say Goodbye

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson 

My rating: 10/10 

(I have done Laurie Halse Anderson a couple of times before so it will get harder to find facts.)

Author Facts:

  1. Laurie never intended to become an author. She had several jobs before like cow milking.
  2. Anderson has written YA and Children’s books and book series’s.
  3. The first book of the Vet Volunteers series was published in 2007.

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Sources:

lizziekfoley.com

goodreads.com

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paperbackswap.com

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Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more amazing posts!

~Makayla the Bookworm ❤

55 Quirky Questions For Readers (Originally created by Literary Lollipop)

Today is you lucky day! So far I have done two posts today including this one which is way more than normal. In this post I will be honestly answering 55 questions related to reading. I did not create this idea. Literary Lollipop is the creator and her link and a blank template just in case you want to try this is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bz2sBycqMoR7X0x3YnRoUHVFaXc/view?usp=docslist_api

Let’s get it started!

1. Favourite childhood book: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series

2. What are you reading right now? Gone Crazy in Alabama by Rita Williams-Garcia

3. What books do you have on request at the library? None at the moment

4. Bad book habit? Being super picky about what I read.

5. What do you currently have checked out at the library? Too many books (6-7) to name.

6. Do you have an e-reader? Nope. I like the cold hard copy!

7. Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once? During the school year I can be reading up to 3-4 books. Now I read two at a time.

8. Have your reading habits changed since starting a blog? Nope not at all. I still read a mountain load of books.

9.Least favourite book you read this year: For the most part I think I’ve liked all the books I’ve read this year.

10. Favourite book I’ve read this year: Way too many to type but if I had to give you one I would say Paper Towns by John Green.

11. How often do you read out of your comfort zone? Maybe 5% if that. I like to stay in my comfort zone.

12. What is your reading comfort zone? Fiction. Genres like Animals/pets, Action/Adventure and Fantasy.

13. Can you read on the bus? Nope! I can’t read in anything that’s moving. I start to feel very nauseous.

14. Favourite place to read: My bed

15. What’s your policy on book lending? I don’t lend books but that’s just because all my friends like different kinds of books. I would be fine lending a book as long as I get it back in good condition.

16. Do you dogear your books? Yes.

17. Do you write notes in the margins of your books? Nope. Most of the books I read are from the library and the ones I own I don’t like to write in.

18. Do you break/crack the spine of your books? Not too sure but I’m going to say no.

19. What is your favourite language to read? English because it’s really all I understand.

20. What makes you love a book? Great characters and lots of detail.

21. What will inspire you to recommend a book? I always recommend books on my blog. If I think a book is good I recommend it.

22. Favourite genre: Adventure

23. Genre you rarely read (but wish you did): Historic Fiction. I’m currently reading a book in this genre and I’m loving it so far.

24. Favourite Biography: I don’t think I’ve read a biography.

25. Have you ever read a self-help book? (And, was it actually helpful?) The only self help book that comes to mind is Minecraft Handbooks lol! So I guess not.

26. Favourite Cookbook: I don’t really know how to cook and don’t read cookbooks

27. Most inspirational book you’ve read this year (fiction or non-fiction): Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan

28. Favorite reading snack: I don’t really eat while I read.

29. Name a case in which hype ruined your reading experience: I don’t think hype has ruined my reading experience.

30. How often do you agree with the critics about about a book? I almost always agree with critics unless it’s completely untrue.

31. How do you feel about giving bad/negative reviews? I don’t normally give bad reviews but I would if necessary.

32. If you could read in a foreign language, which language would you choose? Spanish.

33. Most intimidating book I’ve read: I don’t think  I’ve been intimidated by a book.

34. Most intimidating book I’m too nervous to begin: Allegiant by Veronica  Roth

35. Favorite Poet: Not too into poetry.

36. How many books do you usually have checked out from the library at any given time? 4-8 books.

37. How often do you return books to the library unread? Almost never unless it ends up being almost overdue.

38. Favorite fictional character:  I have many, too many to count. I would say that I love Hazel Grace Lancaster and Margo Roth Spiegelman

39. Favorite fictional villain: I’m more for the good guys 🙂

40. Books I’m most likely to bring on vacation: A book that I’ve been recently reading.

41. The longest I’ve gone without reading: When I first started reading around 1st grade I probably didn’t read as much as I did now. Otherwise I read all the time.

42. Name a book you could/would not finish: I finish most books I start.

43. What distracts you easily when you’re reading? Loud noises and people talking.

44. Favorite film adaptation of a novel: Paper Towns

45. Most disappointing film adaptation: The Fault in Our Stars

46. Most money I’ve ever spent in a bookstore at one time: 20 dollars

47. How often do you skim a book before reading it? Always
48. What would cause you to stop reading a book? I’d i just wasn’t “feeling it”
49. Do you like to keep your books organized?  I try, but my bookcase is overflowing.
50. Do you prefer to keep books or give them away once they been read? I normally check out library books so of course I have to return books from there. I keep the books I buy though endless they’re books I don’t read anymore.

51. Are there any books that you’ve been avoiding? Fan girl and the rest of the Divergent series.

52. Name a book that made you angry: Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan. The characters were treated so unfairly because of their poverty.

53. A book I didn’t expect to like but did: Smile

54. A book I expected to like but didn’t: I always like books I read most of the time so nothing comes to mind.

55. Favorite guilt-free guilty pleasure reading: So many books that I can’t name just one!

Thanks to Cynthia Dawn for showing me this! http://www.cynthiadawn.net

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challange that will be coming to you ASAP!

No posts tomorrow most likely. Suppose to be hot here so I’m heading to the river.

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

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