Get In The Know| August 2016 Edition

Hey everyone!! It’s September 2nd and that means August is over. It also means it’s time for the August edition of Get In The Know. This post is basically my version of a monthly wrap up. Let’s see what happened in August!


Monthly Stats:

Views: 625

Visitors: 299

Likes: 308

Comments: 109

Current WordPress followers: 258

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Blog Posts:


Book Reviews:

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak

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Top Ten Tuesday:

TTT- Book Buying Spree

TTT- Rewind

TTT-Setting

TTT-Books I Still Haven’t Read

TTT- Back to School

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WWW Wednesday:

WWW #29

WWW #30

WWW #31

WWW #32

WWW #33


Book Traveling Thursday:

BTT (#28) Lazy Day

BTT (#29)-Book Lovers

BTT (#30)-Nonfiction

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Hype or Like Friday:

HOLF (#1)-Apocalypse

HOLF (#2)-Favorite Harry Potter Characters

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Library Book Haul:

LBH (#5)

LBH (#6)

LBH (#7)

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Book Tags/Awards:

Liebster Award 2.0

The Blogger Recognition Award (#2)

Pokemon Go Book Tag

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Other:

300 Posts

Creative Challenges Under The Sea (This was not enjoyed so I will not be continuing)

Get In The Know July 2016

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That’s a wrap! How was your month? Link your wrap up or let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for September’s Get In The Know 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Why I Love…

Hey everyone! I apologize for not being active during this last week or so. I had finals and lots of studying to do. It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday! This meme is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to check them out if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is:

Ten Reasons I Love Xcould be a certain book, character, author, your indie bookstore, a fandom, a tv show, reading, a hobby, a genre. Honestly anything you want to gush about..

This topic has endless possibilities. I have decided to do Ten Reasons I Love J.K. Rowling.


Ten Reasons I Love J.K. Rowling:

  1. She’s an amazing author!

What’s not to love about an author who knows how to write? The way she makes the words flow across the page blows my mind. I still wonder how the idea of Harry Potter came to her.

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2. She created the Harry Potter characters.

Without her there would be no Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Mr. Weasley, Mrs. Weasley, Hedwig and all the others. Without her, the world wouldn’t be the same.

3. She donates to charity!

J.K. Rowling gives the majority of her money to charities. She’s donated at least 160 million dollars to seven or more charities. She’s donated so much that it knocked her off the Forbes billionaire list.

4. She named a HP character after a fan who died from cancer!

Natalie McDonald was the a nine year old girl from Canada who died from cancer. She wrote to Rowling about how much she loved the books. Rowling wrote back but Natalie had already passed away. Natalie McDonald in the book was a Gryffindor. You can find her in The Goblet of Fire.

5. She interacts with her fans on Twitter.

Unlike some celebrities, J.K. Rowling interacts with her fans. She’ll even get into arguments if she doesn’t agree with something someone said.

6. In 2010, Rowling created a clinic in honor of her mother Anne who died of MS.

This is the sweetest thing ever! She turned 45 in 2010 which was the age her mom was when she passed away.

7. The “K” in her name is a tribute to her grandmother!

Her grandmother’s name was Kathleen!

8. Her battle with clinical depression led to the creation of the Dementors.

I put this on here because she used her real life struggles to get ideas for her book. That shows that she isn’t afraid to embrace her past and look to the future.

9. She started writing at age 6.

This has really turned into a J.K. Rowling fun facts post XD I love her for this because she started writing at such a young age. It was about a rabbit who had the measles.

10. Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling share the same birthday!

That’s just amazing. I love that she had Harry have the same birthday as her.


That’s a wrap! Do you know any other facts/amazing things about J.K. Rowling? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday: A Laugh Or Smile

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means Civil War Reenators at school today! It also means it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays! This amazing meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You definitely need to check out their book blog if you haven’t already. This week’s topic is:

Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh (or at least chuckle)

I honestly smile more than I laugh while reading. Therefore I will manipulate the topic and do  Ten Books That Will Make You Smile. These books have most likely been over-raved so I will just show the picture of the book and the author.

Ten Books That Will Make You Smile:

  1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

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2. Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

3. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

4. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5. Paper Towns by John Green

6. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

This is a kids series and definitely is for kids. It still made me smile.

7. The IFunny Series by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

8. The Smile Series by Raina Telgemeier (no pun intended)

9. True (…Sort Of) by Katherine Hannigan

10. Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde


That’s a wrap! I hope you will check out any of these awesome books that you haven’t read.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Books For Fantasy Fans

Hello Everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means three hours of testing at school for me!! Luckily it’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays! This weekly meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check them out if you haven’t already! This week’s topic is:

Ten Books Every X Should Read (up to you! Examples: every history nerd, memoir lover, ballet lover, feminist, college student, etc etc.)

I have decided to do Ten Books Every Fantasy Fan Should Read

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Ten Books Every Fantasy Fan Should Read:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling

This is a no brainer. If you haven’t read this amazing series yet… What are you waiting for?!

2. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

This is more of a dystopian book. It can also be fantasy in some ways. I have only read the first two books and those were brilliant. I have however heard bad things about the last book. If you haven’t read the series, I suggest you do! Just don’t see the movies. I heard they aren’t the best

3. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

This was a brilliant series. It definitely kept me reading till the last book. If you haven’t read the series and love suspense, adventure, family and triumph, this is the series for you.

4. The Warriors series by Erin Hunter

This series is definitely aimed at children. It’s about talking cats that are in clans. The cats are constantly battling and hunting. It’s definitely a simple page turner series. I recommend it for you or a younger child you know that loves cats and can handle some violence.

5. The Survivors series by Erin Hunter

This is just like the Warriors series but with dogs. It’s another page turner series. This author writes for 9-12 year olds. You or someone you know should definitely read them if they love dogs and fantasy books and can handle some violence.


This is a pretty short Top Ten Tuesdays and it consisted only of series’. I hope you enjoyed it anyway 😀

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

Top Ten Tuesdays: Recently Read

Hey everyone! I’m so sorry I haven’t been blogging much. I just keep putting it off until it’s too late for me to do a good quality blog. Anyway, it’s Tuesday and that means time for Top Ten Tuesdays. This amazing meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. You should definitely check them out!

Top Ten Tuesdays

This week’s topic is:

10 Of My Most Recent 5 Star Reads (Or Ten Of The Best Books I’ve Read Recently if you don’t 5 star stuff…or you could do 5 of my latest five star reads & five of my most disappointing or 1 star reads)

I haven’t done a 1 star yet but I don’t do too many 5 stars. I’ll just do ten books I’ve read recently.

Ten Books I’ve Read Recently:

  1. Me and Miranda Mullaly by Jake Gerhardt 

I am currently read this now. It’s not my favorite book but I’ve grown to like it a bit more.

2. The Forget-Me-Not Summer by Leila Howland

This book is so good! It’s more of a tween or children’s book but is so well written. I definitely recommend it.

3.House of Robots Robots Go Wild by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein 

 

This is definitely more of a children’s book. It’s so cute and well written though. I am in love with books written by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein. They are both amazing writers together or apart.

4. Simon v.s The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli 

I have raved about how adorable Simon and Blue are. You can check out my review here. You definitely need to read this book ASAP.

5. Survivors The Endless Lake by Erin Hunter

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This book was so amazing! If you know someone who loves animals,fantasy and/or adventure, you definitely need to have them check this series out!


 

All I could come with was 5! Oh well, At least I tried!

Do you want to read any of these books?

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Book’s I Haven’t Raved About

Hey everyone! I apologize for the lack of posts lately. I’m on Spring Break now (yay!) so I will be hopefully posting more often. Today is Tuesday and that mean’s Top Ten Tuesdays! This wonderful meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. Go check them out if you haven’t already 🙂

Top Ten Tuesdays

This week’s topic is:

Ten Books I Really Love But Feel Like I Haven’t Talked About Enough/In A While

I have so many books to rave about!

1) Simon v.s the Homo Sapiens Agenda

This book is amazing! I recently reviewed it but I don’t have the link since this is pre written. You definitely need to check out my review and read the book if you haven’t already.

2) The Survivors Series by Erin Hunter

This series is indeed aimed towards children. There are talking dogs for goodness sakes. It’s such a page turner! I just finished the last book of the first series. The ending was magnificent. If you’re not into children’s books, at least check it out for your kids/grandkids/friend’s kids.

3) The Harry Potter series

I guess I have raved about this enough… Oh well! I absolutely love the chemistry between the characters and how romance really comes into play. If you haven’t read this series, you need to ASAP.

4) The Fault in Our Stars

I have raved about this countless times. I love Hazel and Gus’s on going devotion and romance and how it grows. If you haven’t read this, you definitely should 🙂

5) Fangirl

Oh my gosh. I love Levi and Cath’s relationship! It’s beyond adorable. When I go to Starbucks, I think about Levi and his uniform for work. Contemporary fans should especially read this.

6) The Warriors Series

This is just like the Survivors but with cats. I read the series quite a while ago but loved it. There is definitely some violence just like in the Survivors series. If you or someone you know loves animals and fantasy, this is the book for them!

7) Wonder

This book is so inspiring. It’s a book all about a boy who’s born with a deformed face. You get to see his journey through school and what he experiences.

8) Paper Towns

This is another book by John Green but there isn’t much romance. It’s a story about what a crush on someone can make you do. It’s more of a suspense and adventure book. I definitely recommend it.

 


 

I think we’ll end it here. This post was just me fangirling over books and showing off impressive fan art. I hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks for reading and stay tuned for next week’s Top Ten Tuesday’s.

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesdays: Valentine’s Day!

Hey everyone!! I’m so sorry that I’ve been MIA lately. I have finally got my internet issue sorted so hopefully I’ll be posting more soon. It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays hosted by the wonderful people @ The Broke and the Bookish. You seriously need to check them out. This week is a Valentine’s Day Freebie! I’ve decided to do Ten Romantic Quotes in no particular order.


Ten Romantic Book Quotes:

1)The Fault in Our Stars-Hazel

2) Fangirl-Wren

3)The Fault in Our Stars-John Green

4)Harry Potter-Sirius Black (Not very romantic XD)

5)The Hunger Games-Peeta

6)Twilight-Edward (Never read this book!)

7)Paper Towns-Quentin

8) Paper Towns-John Green

9)The Hunger Games

10) Eleanor and Park (Never read this book)


I admit that most of these quotes were more adorable then romantic.

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesdays: Historic Settings

Hey everyone! It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesdays! This weekly meme was created by the amazing people at The Broke and The Bookish. This weeks theme is:

Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books — basically this week is all about the past or the future….spin it however you choose!

I have chosen to do Ten Historic Settings I’d Love To See.

Ten Historic Settings:

  1. Verona, Italy where Romeo and Juliet is set

It would be so interesting to see the place where Romeo and Juliet was set.

2) North Carolina where the Wright Brothers started to experiment with flying.

It would be so cool to see where the Wright Brothers started to fly.

3) New York City where 9/11 took place

This is a picture of the Statue of Liberty with the World Trade Center burning in the background. I want to see the memorial for all of those lives lost on 9/11.

4) Pearl Harbor where the attack happened.

 

 

It would be interesting to see where the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and if there’s any wreckage still there.

5) The White House

Many historical things have happened at the White House.

6) The Titanic

 

It would be so cool to see where the Titanic movie was filmed and where it was recreated/built.

7)The Iconic MLK March

 

It would be amazing to see where Martin Luther King Jr. lead his march.

8) Where JFK is buried and assassinated.

It would be interesting to see where JFK was assassinated and where he is buried now.

9) North and South Korea border

So much has happened here.

10)The Lincoln Memorial

This would be amazing to see!

 


That’s a wrap!!

Where do you want to visit? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: Books From Santa

Hello everyone! I haven’t been blogging much lately but I have absolutely no excuses. I have been busy but have also had time. The bottom line is that I haven’t been motivated. Anyway, Top Ten Tuesdays is created by the amazing people at The Broke and the Bookish! You should definitely check out their blog 🙂 This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree This Year. Since I have trouble putting books in a 1-10 order, I will just do ten books.


Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Leaving Under My Tree:

1) Harry Potter boxed set by J.K. Rowling

2) Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone Illustrated version

It would be amazing to see the story in a illustrated more picture book style!

3) House of Robots Robots Go  Wild by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

4) I Totally Funniest by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

5) Allegiant by Veronica Roth

6) Just My Rotten Luck by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein

7) Dork Diaries Tales From a Not So Perfect Pet Sitter by Rachel Renee Russell *Don’t judge*

8) Dork Diaries Tales From A Not-So Dorky Drama Queen by Rachel Renee Russell

9) Dork Diaries Tales From a Not-So Happily Ever After by Rachel Renee Russell

10) Hunger Games Boxed Set by Suzanne Collins


That’s all!

What books would you like to find under your tree? Comment below or link your Top Ten Tuesdays!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday’s: The Best Books of 2015!

Hello everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesdays! This amazing meme was created by the great people at The Broke and The Bookish. You should definitely check out their blog! This week’s prompt I copied straight from the Broke and the Bookish blog. I give them full credit.

Top Ten Best Books I Read In 2015 (you can do it by only 2015 releases,  overall , by genre (top ten fantasy books I read in 2015), etc. however you choose to make your BEST list)

I have chosen to do 10 books/ series in no order that were some of my many absolute favorites. Since I have most likely raved about these books countless times, I will just include the book title and author as well as a picture.

Ten Best Books/Series of 2015:

  1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

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2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

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3. The Ask Amy Green series by Sarah Webb

 

4. The Casson Family series by Hilary McKay

5.  Pay It Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde

6) Paper Towns by John Green

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7) The Heartland series by Lauren Brooke

8)One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
9 & 10: Nerd Camp and Nerd Camp 2.0 by Elissa Brent Weissman

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This list would end up being over 30 books. I cut it down to ten that came to mind.

What were some of your favorite books you read in 2015? Let me know!

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

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀