Book Traveling Thursday (#23) Summer

Hey everyone! It’s almost the weekend and that means it’s time for Book Traveling Thursday. This awesome meme is hosted by Catiá @ The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. You definitely need to check their blogs out if you haven’t already. To find out more information, future themes and more, go to the Goodreads page here. This week’s theme is:

Summer just started!! Choose a book you want to read this  Summer.

There are so many books I want to read! I have decided to do The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I have yet to read this book and think this summer is a good a time as any.


Original Cover/Cover From My Country (US):

The Book Thief


Favorite Cover(s):

A Menina que Roubava LivrosPortuguese

Крадецът на книгиBulgarian

16157474Spanish

Kẻ trộm sáchVietnamese

My favorite out of these is probably the Vietnamese one because it has a creepy cartoony feel to it.


  Least Favorite(s):

La Voleuse de livresFrench

BoktyvenNorwegian

Zlodejka kníhSlovak

偷書賊Chinese

My least favorite out of these is probably the Slovak one. Yes, I haven’t read the book so these might be good covers. I don’t like the Slovak one because the “blood” doesn’t seem like it’s part of the cover. It’s just randomly there.


That’s a wrap! What are your favorite and least favorite covers? Let me know! Have you read the Book Thief? If you have, how was it?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Book Traveling Thursday!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

~I Love~

Hi everyone! I’m so sorry that I haven’t been posting much. I hope you’ve been having a great weekend so far. I’ve decided to do another original poem. This one is called “I Love” and it was written last school year. All that has been changed is my  name.

I Love
By Makayla the Bookworm

I love summertime
The water balloons flying through the air
Flip flops flapping against the ground
Watermelon juice flying through the air
My mom telling us we’re going to the beach
Hooray is all we say
I love the way the waves calm me and I start to slip away
Summer vacation
No more homework
No more drama
Just sun, sand, and family
Fourth of July
Burgers and Hotdogs
Ice cold lemonade
Bees are buzzing
Red, White and Blue flags a waving
Kites are waving in the breeze
Air mattresses floating in the water
One flips over and laughter erupts
Sunglasses can be seen.
Reflecting the sun’s brilliant gleam
Popsicles melting in the warmth
Root Beer floats fizzing happily
Ouch! My skin turns to a stop sign shade
Red hair has its pros and cons
Sunburns are the worst
My skin seems to burn to a crisp
Better apply that sunscreen!
Summertime
So relaxing
I love the way it makes me feel
Free like a bird
Summertime

Let me know what you think and Thanks for reading 🙂

Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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What I’m Reading Wednesday’s!!

Hello everyone! Today I’m doing another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s! Sorry for not posting yesterday. Once school starts I won’t be posting as much and when I do, it will most likely be posts that were written ahead of time. If you don’t know what this weekly event  is, then I recommend you check out this link: https://readersandmore.wordpress.com/what-im-reading-wednesdays/

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Today’s books I’m reading right now.

The first one is called P.S. Be Eleven by Rita Williams Garcia. It is the sequel to One Crazy Summer which I am yet to read since I read this 3 book series backwards. The 3rd book is called Gone Crazy In Alabama and it has been featured in either another What I’m Reading Wednesday’s or a book review.

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Summary: 

Delphine, Vonetta and Fern just got back from visiting their mom Cecile and the Black Panthers in Oakland. Things are changing in the Gaithersburg household. The sisters have a new found independence, Pa has a girlfriend, and Uncle Darnell is back from Vietnam but he’s not the same. A new found  group called the Jackson Five has the girls “seeing stars.” All of this is going on and Big Ma still expects Delphine to be responsible and keep her sisters in line. This isn’t easy since her sisters refuse to be bossed around and Pa’s girlfriend is weighing in with her own opinions. By writing letters, Delphine confides to her mom Cecile who reminds her to not grow up too fast and be eleven while she can.

Book: P.S. Be Eleven

Author Rita Williams-Garcia

My Rating so far: 10/10 or 5 stars *****

Author Facts:

1.  Rita was born April 13th, 1957 in Queens, New York City, NY.

2. She sold her first short story to Highlights Magazine at 14.

3. Rita published her first book at 30 years old.

Age range: 8-12. I am a bit older then this range.

Do I recommend it? Yes! It is a great book with lots of adventure and action as well as family love. It helps if you read the series in order starting with One Crazy Summer. I read the last book first so it spoiled the book conflict for me.

Second book: 

Teacher’s Pet by Laurie Halse Anderson

This is the 7th book in the so far 15-16 book series. These books have been featured quite a few times on my blog and finding author facts has been getting harder and harder but I’ll try my best.

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This book is told from the point of Maggie Mackenzie.

Summary:

Maggie is starting middle school and it is quickly turning into her worst nightmare with crowded halls and a mountain of homework every night. The only class where she feels comfortable is science. Her teacher, Mr. Carlson, has many critters in his  room including his new guide dog who helps him get around. Mr. Carlson is blind and is having trouble getting used to being back on the job after a year and getting used to a new companion. Maggie is eager to help Mr. Carlson get used to his new companion but her grades prove that she needs to be studying and spending less time with the animals she loves so much. How is she going to survive 7th grade?

Book: Teacher’s Pet

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

My rating so far: 10/10 or 5 stars *****

Author Facts:

1.  Laurie Halse Anderson’s Twitter has 31.9k followers.

2. Laurie began publishing her own books in 1996.

3. Before writing, she spent time with family and worked as a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Age Range: 8 and up.

Do I recommend it? Yes! It is a great book that is so relatable just like the rest of the series. I recommend that you start from book number one and work your way through the series if you are interested in it.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more content! Next week I’ll be releasing my school year blogging plan so stay tuned for that as well!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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Sources:

Google.com

wikipedia.org

ritawg.com

pabook.libraries.psu.edu

twitter.com/halseanderson

madwomenintheforest.com

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The Summer Madness Book Tag!

Hello! Today I am bringing you the Summer Madness Book Tag.

Thank you My Tiny Obsessions for nominating me for another amazing tag.

There are no specific rules so here are my rules:

1.  Thank the person(s) who nominated you.

2. Answer the questions that the nominator answered.

3. Nominate some people to do the tag.

4. Let your nominees know they have been nominated.

Here are my answers to the questions/objectives:

1.  Show a summery book cover!

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Source: Amazon.com

Lemonade Wars by Jacqueline Davies.

2. Pick one fictional place that would be a perfect destination for a summer vacation.

Willa Wonka’s Chocolate Factory from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Daul would be an amazing place for a summer vacation!

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Source: Pinterest.com

3. You’re about to go on a flight to your summer vacation, but you want to read a book that lasts the whole flight. What novel do you choose?

It definitely depends on how far away the destination is, but I would pick Allegiant by Veronica Roth since it’s long and I need to read it as well.

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Source: goodreads.com

 

4. You have a case of summertime  sadness. What happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins has a happy ending so that would definitely entertain me and help me feel better.

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5.  You’re sitting at the beach all alone… Which fictional character would be your beach babe?

Quentin from Paper Towns is caring, funny, and will do anything for you. He would definitely be my beach babe.

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6.  To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick. Who do you pick?

My sidekick would be Hazel Grace Lancaster from the Fault in Our Stars.

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Now you can answer the questions!

1. Show a summery book cover!

2. Pick one fictional place that would be a perfect destination for a summer vacation.

3. You’re about to go on a flight to your summer vacation, but you want to read a book that lasts the whole flight. What novel do you choose?

4. You have a case of summertime sadness. What happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

5. You’re sitting at the beach all alone… Which fictional character would be your beach babe?

6. To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick. Who do you pick?

 I nominate:

@Emily The Diary of a Bibliophile

@dailywriter Think Outside

@Afternoonofsundries

Erika and  Miedjel Partners in Books

Tori Bookdreamers24

Analee Book Snacks

Good luck and don’t forget to let your nominees know they’ve been nominated them or do like I did in this tag and link back (ping back) to their blog.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for many more tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm  😛