The Sunshine Blogger Award #3

Hey everyone! Recently I was tagged by Lauren @ Comma Hangover to do the Sunshine Blogger Award. Go check her out for memes, tags, reading challenges, book reviews and more! I did this twice in August of 2015. I thought it was time to do another one. Plus I’ve definitely changed a lot in a couple short years.


Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post or blog
  • Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate eleven new blogs to receive the award and write them eleven newaward31Let’s get started!

    1. Is there a character name from your favorite book that you would consider giving to your future child, pet, or another living thing?

Right now, my favorite book is The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. Hopefully I’ll get around to reviewing it. If not, I honestly was in love with the characters from page one and I would definitely recommend it. Anyway, the main character is named Molly. I would definitely name either a child or a pet Molly. It’s a perfect and simple name.

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2. If you could pick three books that will be stocked in every library in the world, which books would they be and why?

Only three books? This is a tough one. I’m going to say:

  1. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli because it touches on topics like same-sex marriage, weight and tough topics like sex.
  2. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee because it is a classic that teaches lots of good lessons and is a good read in general.
  3. The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon because it is an incredible book that talks about race, fate and is a book that I could read several times without getting bored.

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3. You’re heading to the beach for the day, what’s in your bag? 

Honestly if it’s for the day I probably don’t bring a bag. I always have flip-flops, my iPhone and a beach towel so I guess that’s what I’ll say.

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4. If you could jump into one book, what would it be and why? Would you attempt to change the plot? 

Dang.. these questions with choosing books really get me! I’m going to be basic and say Harry Potter and The Sorcerers Stone by JK Rowling because I’d love to see Hogwarts and all the amazing people within it. Would I change the plot? Of course not!

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5. What TV series is currently on the top of your “to watch” list?

To be honest, I don’t really have a “to watch” list. I really need to get into some new TV series. Recommend some for me to watch and those will definitely go on my list!

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6. You’re packing for a dream vacation. Where are you going and what is in your bag? (Books? Makeup? Favorite items of clothing?)

I’d definitely go to London. That’s one of the places that’s on my so-called “bucket list.” I would bring lots of T-Shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, maybe a book or two, money… basically normal things I wear and use frequently.

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7. What is your favorite movie, and is there a scene you would recreate from it if given he chance?

One of my favorite movies is definitely Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. I honestly loved the whole movie but I’d love to recreate the scene with all the creatures.

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8. Do you like to cook? What is the last recipe you made or looked up?

I like the idea of cooking but I don’t really cook. I always look of recipes for macaroni and cheese. Even as a teenager, that’s still one of my favorite meals.

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9. You get to time travel back to any event in history. What would it be and why?

I’m quite fascinated by history. I would like to time travel back to the assassination of JFK. Not because I thought it was justified but because I’d want to experience the mood and feelings in the air. It was a traumatic and historic event that would be incredible and terrible to witness.

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10. Do you prefer books with one POV or multiple POVs? 

I like both multiple and one POV but I normally read books with one POV. I feel like I get into the story more and can connect with the character easier.

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11. What talent do you have that often goes unappreciated?

I guess my talent for creativity or listening normally goes unappreciated.

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Now it’s time to nominate people! I nominate:

Taylor @ Taylor Reads Books

@The Orangutan Librarian

Michelle @ Chelle’s Book Ramblings

Bentley  @ Book Bastion

Aubrey @ Aubrey D. Aster

Alecia @ The Staircase Reader

Zuky @ BookBum

Michelle @ Book Adventures

Jackie @ Death By Tsundoku

Milou @ Simply A Book Drunkard

Kat @ Life And Other Disasters

As always, nobody is forced to participate. Even if you weren’t tagged, feel free to participate and answer the questions I provide below.


My Questions:

  1. What is one book that surprised you (good or bad)?
  2. Where is your go to blogging spot?
  3. What is one book to film adaption you wish you could redo?
  4. Do you listen to music while blogging? If so, what kind of music?
  5. What are five book characters you’d like to hang out with and why?
  6. What are three of your favorite book quotes?
  7. What did you want to be when you were a kid? How does it compare to what you do now?
  8. What book character have you related to the most and why?
  9. What five authors would you love to meet?
  10. What inspired you to start blogging?
  11. What books are currently on your TBR?

That’s a wrap! I had a great time doing this award for the third time. Especially since it has been a bit. Good luck with everyone who decides to participate!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more awards.

~Makayla The Bookworm 😀

Top Ten Tuesday| Fall TV Shows

Hey everyone! It’s Tuesday and that means it’s my first day of High School! It also means it’s time for Top Ten Tuesday. This wonderful meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! Go check them out for amazing bookish posts and reviews 🙂 This week’s topic is:

In honor of Fall Tv, do a tv-themed topic! Top ten favorite tv shows of all time, ten new shows coming out this Fall that are on my radar, tv shows I wish never got cancelled, tv shows I would recommend to book characters, books I wish would be tv shows, ten favorite shows from the late 90’s or early 2000’s, ten tv shows for every fantasy lover, etc.

I have decided to do  5 new shows on my radar and 5 of my favorites.


5 New Shows On My Radar:

  1. This is Us- Starts September 20th

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A show about three separate stories that may or may not intertwine. The first about a couple expecting triplets. The second is about an obese women who is struggling to lose weight. And finally, a guy who finds his father. This show looks so heartwarming and amazing.


2. Kevin Can Wait- Starts September 19th

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Kevin James returns to CBS as a police officer. I loved Kevin in Mike and Molly so I can’t wait to see how he is in his own show!


3. Bull-Starts September 20th

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A show about inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw.  It’s more of a law/court centered show. It looks so interesting.

4. Timeless-Starts October 3rd

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A dramatic time traveling TV show. Time is changed and messed with. These people must save history. It looks absolutely amazing!

5. Man With A Plan- Starts October 24th

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A TV show with Matt LeBlanc who was in Friends. I loved seeing reruns of that show (I’m so young lol) and can’t wait to see how he is alone.

5 Of My Favorite TV Shows Now:

  1. Bones

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Forensics based show that’s on Friday nights.


2. Fuller House

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A reboot on the well-known show Full House. Only on Netflix


3.  The Big Bang Theory

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A funny show about friends who are very smart and love science.


4. Big Brother

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A competitive reality show that’s normally during the summer.


5. America’s Got Talent

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A show all about showing your talent.



That’s a wrap! What are your favorite TV shows right now? What are you looking forward to watching this fall?

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Top Ten Tuesdays!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

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 😀

Totally Should’ve Book Tag!!

Hello everyone!! It’s finally Friday!! In honor of it being Friday, I decided to do a book tag. Nobody officially tagged me to do this. I actually found it by looking at the “book tag” tag in the Reader. This tag seems to be answering “totally should’ve” questions with a  book that fits it best. Without further ado, let’s begin!

Totally Should've

1) Totally Should’ve Gotten A Sequel.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell needs a sequel!! Many can argue that Carry On is the sequel. In some ways it is, in others it isn’t. Fangirl needs a sequel that’s about Levi and Cath. I honestly need more of their adorable relationship. The Fanfic was interesting and pretty adorable but I only enjoyed it shaped around the romance of Levi and Cath. Not by it self.

2) Totally Should’ve Had a Spin-Off Series.

This question is way too hard! There are so many series’ that need a spin-off.

3)An Author Who Should Totally Write More Books.

There are so many authors that fit this!! I’m going to say J.K. Rowling. Her writing is absolutely amazing. Look at the popularity of Harry Potter! Nothing could ever be better than Harry Potter but she should still write more!

4) A Character Who Totally Should’ve Ended Up With Someone Else.

I definitely love Harry and Ginny but I feel like Harry and Chu could’ve been pretty adorable too. Just my opinion.

5) Totally Should’ve Ended Differently.

The Hunger Games series. Mockingjay just ended so abruptly. It definitely needed more of a gradual ending than a “And then they lived happily ever after”

6)Totally Should’ve Had a Movie Franchise.

All the books that I can think of already have their own movies.

7)Totally Should’ve Had a TV Show.

I feel like the Hunger Games or Harry Potter would make pretty good TV shows. There would definitely be lots of cliffhangers/suspense.

8)Totally Should’ve Had Only One POV

I don’t know… I absolutely love reading different views.

9) Totally Should’ve Had a Cover Change.

This isn’t the Paper Towns book I can buy but this is absolutely terrible. It definitely needs a cover change.

10)Totally Should’ve Kept the Original Cover.

The Paper Towns cover above is one of them. Why would someone put that as a cover of a pretty good book?!

11) Totally Should’ve Stopped At Book One

I haven’t finished the Divergent series but have heard how the last book really messed the series up. Maybe the Divergent series should’ve stopped at book 1 or 2 so the series wasn’t ruined. Just a thought…


Since this tag hasn’t been done by very many people, I’m actually going to tag some bloggers.

@Aubrey’s Book Nook

@Drizzle and Hurricane Books

@The Writing Hufflepuff

@J Bookish

@Josies Book Corner

@My Tiny Obsessions

@Analee @ Book Snacks

@CK’s Reading Corner

@Paige @ Page by Paige

@The Girl Who Read Too Much

And.. Anyone else who wants to participate!!


Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more great book tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀