Top 5 Wednesday (#5)|Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Hey everyone! After being gone again, I’m back. I can’t promise that I’ll ever be 100% back but I won’t quit! Today is Wednesday and that means it’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This lovely weekly meme is hosted by the wonderful Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes and @gingerreadslainey. Both these ladies have fantastic YouTube video style book blogs. Go check them out for constant videos 😀 To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is:

March 8th – Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Books *BooktubeSFF Awards Crossover Topic!*
–In collaboration with the BooktubeSFF Awards, talk about your favorite science fiction and fantasy books of all time!


5 Favorite Fantasy/Sci-Fi Books:

  1. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban by JK Rowling

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This time, I decided to pick my favorite HP book instead of choosing the whole series. This edition’s cover is fantastic!


2.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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This definitely has to be on here 🙂 Apparently it’s considered Sci-Fi. Not sure how I didn’t know that.


3. The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater

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I love this series to bits so far!! I’m close to done with The Dream Thieves now 🙂


4. Divergent by Veronica Roth

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Still haven’t brought myself to read the conclusion to this series. From what I’ve heard, I’m making a good choice.


5. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

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This series was so intense for me when I was a child and young teen.


That’s a wrap! This topic definitely made me realize I need to dive into Fantasy and Sci-Fi more. I literally had to put a children’s fantasy book. What are your favorite fantasy and sci-fi books? Do you have any suggestions for me? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5W!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 ❤

Top 5 Wednesday (#4)|Book Trends

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top 5 Wednesday. This weekly meme is hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both of these wonderful ladies have video book blogs. Go check them out! To find out more information, future topics and more, go visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s post will have examples of the topic.

February 8th: Book Trends You’re Tired Of
— What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!

I’m particularly tired of seeing random people on book covers. It wouldn’t be as much of a problem if the people actually looked like the main character(s). That’s only in a perfect world. Here are some examples:

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De Hongerspelen (De Hongerspelen, #1)(The Hunger Games)

Bajo la misma estrella

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The Fault In Our Stars)

 

Do wszystkich chłopców, których kochałam (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)(To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

Oddam ci słońce(I’ll Give You The Sun)


That’s a wrap! What are some book trends you’re tired of? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more T5Ws!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top 5 Wednesday (#1)|Fictional Items

Hey everyone! It’s time for me to start participating in a new meme. The meme itself is three years old and is hosted by gingerreadslainey and Sam @ Thoughts On Tomes. Both Sam and Lainey have YouTube channel blogs instead of regular blogs like this one. Top 5 Wednesday or T5W is a weekly meme where you pick five books or things that correspond with a new topic every week. To find out more info, future topics and more, visit the meme’s Goodreads group here. This week’s topic is of course festive.

Fictional Items You’d Give as Gifts
We’ve talked about fictional items we’ve wanted for ourselves before, but in the holiday spirit, what fictional items would you give to friends and family?

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Fictional Items As Gifts:

1. Hermione’s Bag-Harry Potter series

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Perfect for carrying infinite amounts of things all in a little bag.


2. The Time Turner-Harry Potter series

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For someone who doesn’t seem to have enough time in the day.


3. Mockingjay Pin-Hunger Games series

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For someone who needs a little extra courage.


4. A Suitcase For Magical Creatures-Fantastic Beasts

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For the secret witch or wizard in your family or friend group


5. The Marauders Map-Harry Potter

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A gift for the secretive and mysterious.


That’s a wrap! This first T5W was very Harry Potter themed. Do you want to keep seeing this meme? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and possibly stay tuned for more T5Ws

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday|Character Names

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. This meme is hosted by the wonderful people at The Broke and the Bookish!! Go check them out for all things bookish 🙂 This week’s topic is:

Ten Characters I’d Name A Child/Dog/Cat/Car/Etc. After — we did this topic back in 2011 and thought it might be fun to revisit it…feel free to spin it how you need!


Ten Characters I’d Name a Child After:

  1. LeviFangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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The name of an adorable character but also a brand of jeans.


2.  Harry Potter- The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

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The name of a young ,strong and powerful character


3. Gale- The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

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The name of a boy who’s competing for Katniss’s heart.


4. Hazel- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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The name of a strong girl who falls deeply in love. It’s also an eye color.


5. Park- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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A privileged boy who’s in love with a red haired girl with a troubled life.


6. Aaron- More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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A boy who’s been through some tough things in life.


7. Simon- Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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A boy with a mystery boyfriend and the journey of finding out who he is.

8. Olly- Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

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A boy who’s in love with a girl who’s stuck in her house away from the world

9. Noah- I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
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A boy who falls deeply in love with the neighbor boy.

10. Quinn- The Great American Whatever by Tim Federle

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A boy who lost his sister and has his mom, friends and a possible boyfriend to lean on.

That’s a wrap! This topic made me realize how much I enjoy male gay characters. I wonder why. What would you have/did put for this topic? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Liebster Award 2.0

 

Hey everyone!  It’s Monday and today I am doing an award. I was nominated by @TheWhimsicalChick! A huge shoutout to her. This seems slightly  like the Liebster Award I did so long ago. I answer ten questions given to me by The Whimsical Chick and give 10 random facts about myself. I then nominate 10 people and give them 10 questions to answer themselves. I hope to do awards and tags more often 🙂


The Rules:

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you.
  3. Answer the questions assigned to you.
  4. Give 10 random facts about yourself.
  5. Nominate 10 deserving bloggers for the award.
  6. Ask 10 questions to your nominees.

The questions:

1.What was your favorite childhood book?

This is tough since I’ve always loved books. I enjoyed Dr. Seuss books like Green Eggs and Ham.


2.Where is one instance where you liked a movie better than the book it was based off of?

I haven’t seen many book to movie adaptions but I’ve always loved the book more. So I guess there hasn’t been an instance yet?


3.Where is one instance where you liked the book better than the movie?

All the instances I’ve seen a book to movie adaption XD


4.Who is your role model?

Definitely my mom. She’s done so much for me and taught me a lot. My mom has made me the person I am today 🙂

5. If you could go back in time, what era would you go to? Would you change anything?

I’d go to the Mesozoic era. It was when the first mammals came. I wouldn’t change anything about history. It’s made the world how it is today.
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6.What is the most time you have re-read a book?

I don’t know. 3-5 times I believe. I normally don’t re-read. I love reading new books. They’re more exciting and I have no idea what’s going to happen. When I re-read a book, I always seem to remember at least some of what happens.

7.What is your favorite food to snack on while reading?

I don’t eat or drink anything while reading. I get so into the book I’m reading that I can’t do anything else.

8.Who would you dress as for a literary costume party?

Cath from Fangirl, Ginny from Harry Potter and Katniss from the Hunger Games are my top three
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9. If you could recommend one book to everyone reading this, what would it be?
That’s a tough one since everyone has different interests. I guess Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone.
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10.What is your favorite food?

As a lover of food, this is tough. I’m going to say Macaroni and Cheese. It’s more of a “kids food” but I love it.
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10 Facts About Me!

  1. I have had two dogs, two cats, and one rooster/chicken in my lifetime
  2. My favorite colors are purple and blue
  3. I am going into High School next month
  4. One of my obsessions is YouTube. I could watch it for hours.
  5. I have never read the Twilight series
  6. I don’t know how to do a cartwheel
  7. My best friend and I have the same middle name
  8. My favorite TV shows right now are Big Brother, American Ninja Warrior and Bones
  9. I love staying up past midnight and sleeping in past ten am.
  10. I completed the Summer Reading log at my local library and entered to win a set of the Harry Potter books.

I nominate:

No pressure! If you don’t want to do this, then don’t. It’s 100% your choice 😀


Questions For You:

  1. What book made you cringe?
  2.  What are your top 5 favorite authors?
  3. What is your dream vacation destination
  4. How many pets have you had in your life time?
  5. What countries have you lived in?
  6. What was your dream job when you were a child?
  7. What is your job now?
  8. Who is your favorite bookish couple?
  9. Who is your role model?
  10. What are some of your biggest pet peeves?

I can’t wait to see your answers 🙂



That’s a wrap! What would be your answers to the questions I answered? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags and awards!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀