Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Inkheart Review

Inkheart is about this girl called Meggie whose father has this really valuable book called Inkheart. The only problem is that Meggie's father has this strange power which allows him to read things out of books. One day he reads the villain out of Inkheart. The villain, Capricorn, sets about to destroy all the copies of Inkheart so he never has to return, but Mo needs one copy. When he read Capricorn out of the book his wife went into it.
My favourite character was Dustfinger, another character that got read out of the book. He is so mysterious and sad. He really makes you feel for him.
My favourite part of the books was when Resa and Elinor met. It was very wonderfully written. I could just imagine it so clearly.
One thing I didn't like about the book though was that Elinor spent a lot of time swearing. It really did put me off some bits of it. I couldn't like Elinor that much mainly because of the words she said.
All in all though I think this book is well worth reading. I have watched the movie Inkheart and I must say it wasn't half as good as the book. Sorry for all you who liked it, but it wasn't right.
I will give this movie a 7/10 rating. What do you think?
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Monday, 21 April 2014

A Playlist Wonder

I am a bit busy today, so I only have time for a short post, but I wanted to post it anyway.
Has anyone heard of Grooveshark? If you haven't then you had better go check it out. Grooveshark is a site which has heaps of music (search whatever you want, it is sure to be on there). You can create playlists and share your favourite music on your blogs.
Well to move on, I joined Grooveshark (after using it for ages). At once I set about creating all the things I need. Like favourite music playlists!
I am really enjoying myself. You should join if you aren't already on there.
To finish this post I want to post a my favourite noveling music playlist. Its not very long yet, but its getting longer!
Favourite Noveling Music by Mikayla Mortimer on Grooveshark  
Image: Awesome Michigan clouds with the Diana mini by kevin dooley (CC BY 2.0)

Thanks Martha for this post idea!
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Sunday, 20 April 2014


Happy Easter guys! Sorry I haven't written in the past few days. I have been really buys. LIke really:) I'm back now though so don't panic. I have more great blog posts waiting! Hope you had a great Easter:)
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Monday, 14 April 2014

We Go Crazy While Shopping!!!

Today is Dad's birthday! Happy Birthday Dad:)
Yesterday Nathaniel took me and Lillian out shopping for birthday presents for Dad. Brooklyn and Charlotte went last week with Mum and Adam and Jocelyn were making theirs at home!
Now if you know us then you should know that it takes forever to choose what we want to buy. It wasn't made any easier by the fact that Nathaniel kept joking around and saying we should buy Dad things like roses or a pink purse!
Lillian thought she wanted to buy Dad some liquorice, but she ended up buying him some pens and a notebook instead.
I bought Dad a case for his camera that Mum bought him. Hopefully sometime I will be able to post some photos he has taken with it.
This morning we went to the park for a picnic morning tea. I love picnics, especially when we have finger buns:)
Sadly Dad forgot to bring his new camera with him so we have no photos to post:( Oh well, I have a good memory of how good our picnic tasted.
Later we have some more fun. We are having pizzas in front of the Mulan. I will write a review on Mulan later!
Before I go I want to post one of my favourite songs! What does it have to do with this post? It is about birthdays:)

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Frozen Review

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Last post I promised to write my review on the movie Frozen. Well here is the review. It took some time to write. It is quite a hard movie to sum up like this!
Here we are then, my review:
Frozen is about these two princesses called Elsa and Anna. Elsa has this amazing power to freeze things. It is her biggest secret, not even Anna knows about it.
When Elsa and Anna are still young, their parents dye at sea. It is up to Elsa to be the next ruler of Arandell.
On the day of Elsa's coronation, things go wrong. Elsa looses control of her powers and freezes everything.
In despair, Elsa runs away to the mountains. Planning to hid there for the rest of her life, but her little sister Anna has other ideas. She knows Elsa can unfreeze everything and so she sets out after her sister.
What you must know about this movie is that I really love it! It is only a few more days and it will be out of DVD where I live:)
My rating for this movie would be 9.5 out of 10. There isn't anything dislike about it.
The music in this movie is awesome. It even beats Tangled's music and that's hard to do. My favourite song would have to be Fixer-upper. Its so funny.
The plot was awesome. The surprise at the end really was a surprise. Not like in many movies were they give it all away.
The characters, they had really good personalities. It was like you could really get to know them. They weren't all the same or really boring. Each and everyone of them was interesting, even the less important characters.
if you missed it when watching to movie, watch the song For the First Time in Forever, they're there
One thing to look out for when watching this movie is the one second appearance of Rapunzel and Flynn. My dad totally missed it, even though we pointed it out to him! I think that Disney was thinking of making a cross over between Tangled and Frozen, but I'm not sure.
My favourite scene in the movie was when  Elsa and Anna were little. They were so cute. The song Do You Want To Build A Snowman, really helps you to get to know Anna as she is growing up and it really shows how the two sister drift apart.
My favourite character is Olaf. He is so sweet, but ever the slightest bit dim. I think his wish to see Summer is really cute. I thinks its really funny in his song about it how at one point the only word that fits is 'puddle', but he blatantly ignores that and says 'happy snowman' which doesn't fit at all.
Well to finish this off I will just post the trailer for those of you who haven't watched this movie yet!

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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Africanised Music, Alex Boye and Frozen

The other day I was on YouTube, like I always am! I was watching some of my favourite music videos when I found one by Alex Boye that I hadn't watched before.
In case you don't know Alex Boye, he is a musician who takes pop and Africanises it. His music videos are very different. They have that certain something!
Well this video I found was Let it Go. My first though was 'Africanised Let It Go, wow!'. I just had to watch it.
The video is really funny. The main part is sung by this young girl, but she has a whole choir as what I think you call chorus. 
It was filmed in this really icy place, besides the main girl, there was a boy acting Hans running around, a girl pretending to be Sven and a girl being Olaf. Also there was a Alex Boye on a sofa flying across the ice rink!(you have to watch to find out what I mean).
Anyway I am sure you want to see this amazing video, so here it is:
You would not believe how long it took me to work out how to put a video in a blog post. Its so easy when you know how:P
Please come back next time. I will be posting a review the movie Frozen. I can't wait!
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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Concerning BBQ Sauce

Life is full of hard decisions. You have to decide whether you would rather enjoy things you love and be different or to give them up and fit in. I face this choice every time we have sausages and burgers.
Why? You ask. Well you see everyone in my family, except Nathaniel and me, like tomato sauce and dislike BBQ sauce. We like BBQ sauce better than tomato sauce though.
Every time we have these meals I have to decide whether to be like everyone else and have tomato sauce or have BBQ sauce which I like oh so much better.
I have to chose whether to be different, have a great meal and have everyone look at me like I am weird or to have tomato sauce, fit in and not have the best meal ever! Hard choice.
Luckily for me though I have mastered the art of ignoring my family. That way I don't have to fit in. I can be different and enjoy myself.
As I think about it, I realise I am very different from most people anyway. I have short hair, braces and an annoying mole on one cheek. I like eating ice cream straight from the tub, I adore peanut butter and jam sandwiches (peanut butter and jelly if you are in the USA), I wear dangly cat earrings, I normally wear skirts, I am interested in mythology and gods. There are so many things that make me different.
Is it always good to fit in? I don't think so. What would the world be like if we were all the same? I don't really want to imagine it.
So BBQ sauce or tomato sauce? BBQ!
Which do you like better?
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Dinner With The Dead

Jane Austen by Ben Sutherland (CC BY 2.0)  

If I could have dinner with someone from the past, who would it be? Interesting question. I have a lot of people I admire from the past. Poets, artists, musicians, but after thinking about it long and hard I think I would like to meet Jane Austen.

In Writing by matsuyuki (CC BY-SA 2.0)   

Why? Because I am a great fan of her novels. She is brilliant author. For someone who loves writing as much as me, she is a hero!

Spaghetti All' Arrabbiata by Sebastian Mary (CC BY-SA 2.0)                   

What would we eat? I think that I would have something like spaghetti or tortellini. They both seem like rather a grand meal to eat and they are so yummy. It just seems right!

Halfway House Restaurant, Cabins and Service Station, U. S. Dixie Highway #25, Williamstown, Kentucky by Boston Public Library (CC BY 2.0)

Where would we eat it? At some grand famous restaurant. We would sit at a quiet table at the back and chat our way through dinner.

Talk 2 The Hand by Maryam Abdulghaffar (CC BY 2.0)
What would we do after dinner? Why chat some more of course. I would try and get all the writing tips I could. Why go to a movie or party when you can talk about writing?

austen and Austin by jlodder (CC BY 2.0)

What would be my most important question to ask Jane Austen? Where her ideas came from. What inspired her novels. I always wonder about where authors get their inspiration. It would be so interesting to find out what inspired every novel in the world.

1920s Flounced Ball Gown by Sacheverelle (CC BY 2.0)  

What would I wear? I think I would wear a beautiful ball gown. Something pretty that isn't too hot. I would probably wear flat shoes as I hate heels.

Would anyone else be there? No! I wouldn't want anyone else there because they might change the subject from what I would like to talk about.

I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it!


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Chuck Me A Book

Sorry about the quality, I don't have a great camera

Today I want to share three of my top favourite books! Let's start with Ring of Five by Eoin McNamee.

I couldn't work out how to spin it!

This is an amazing book, the first in a trilogy (I haven't read the others yet). Its about this boy called Danny who gets kidnapped on his way to a new boarding school. He gets taken to a school for spies and gets trained as a spy. He has all the talents to be an amazing spy, including the talent to betray. Soon he finds himself on this amazing mission with his friends, Les the messenger, Vandra the physic and Dixie who is a bit of an airhead and has unsettling talents.

The second book in this series is called The Unknown Spy. I think that there's one more after that, I'm not sure.

Can see make out the name?

The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan is a super amazing book! It beat all others. There has never been a book like it. Its the first book a huge series and it certainly starts the series off well:)

The Ruins of Gorlan is about this boy called Will who is an orphan. He got left outside the Ward of Baron Arald's (I think that was his name) fief when he was a baby. On choosing day, which is when all the children in the ward get excepted into a craft, Will tried to get into Battleschool, but he fails. Then just as he is about to despair about not being excepted anywhere, the ranger Halt say he would like Will to be his apprentice.

Its a very exciting book and I am afraid my description doesn't really do it justice. The book is one of the best ever written and if you are a fantasy fan (like me) you won't be able to put it down!

My copy is really old!
Redwall by Brian Jacques is about theses animals who live in this abbey. One day the abbey gets threatened by the evil one-eyes rat warlord, Cluny the Scourge. He tries to take over Redwall (the abbey). The peaceful animals of Redwall must fight back!

This book is wonderful, it isn't silly like I thought it would be. The accents I find most amusing, specially mole. If you like this book then you will like all the others in the series. What I like most about this series though is that each book is separate. You don't have to read them in order!
Well I hope you enjoyed reading this and that you will read these book (if you haven't already!)


P.S I hope you like my new profile picture!

I'm Gunna Get Featured On Blogs By Kids!

Blogs By Kids
My friend, Kim, told me about BLOGS BY KIDS. After talking to her about it for a bit, I couldn't resist going to check it out!
I hopped over to my computer, grabbed my mouse and searched Very soon I was on the most amazing site ever.
So in case you're wondering Blogs By Kids is a blog where this mum and daughter go around and feature kids under 18s blogs on their blog and share blogging tips. It is totally worth checking out.
I soon found that all you had to do to get your blogs featured was leave a comment, nicely asking to have your own blog featured. So of course, I did.
Today the reply came, here is the comment that I got:
That was fun to get to know you! The waiting list at Blogs by Kids is pretty long but that will give you a little time to get a few more posts up :) Looks great so far!!!!
I can't wait, but their right, it will give me a bit of time to get some more posts up! I will have to get cracking!
Thanks Blogs By Kids! You're awesome:)


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Kayla is Bonkers

I am Kayla! Hi:)

Here are some questions I filled in to help you get to know me! (A few???!!!)

My full name is Mikayla Felicity Mortimer

I was born on 7th of March

I have six siblings 
I am saving up for a rainbow loom kit  because I my last one broke

My home is in Australia and I have lived here for my whole life

I love people who can have a bit of fun, don't mind getting dirty, aren't pushy, don't mind me being me

My favourite activity/activities include reading, writing, playing on my computer, biking

My favourite colour is green because it reminds me of spring

My favourite meal is mac and cheese and my favourite snack food is chips

I am messy

I  lose things

The best time of the day to me is the evenings because I have family time then while watching TV

I like sunrise better than sunset because it marks the start of the day not the finish
I am frightened by heights

My favourite movie of all time is Another Cinderella Story

My greatest inspiration is my family, I can always rely on them saying something inspiring
When I was little I remember that I used to sleep with a teddy bear

My family is amazing, but a bit crazy

The music I like to listen to is music videos I find on YouTube because they are so much fun

The best holiday I ever had was when I was four when I went to the beach  with my family and we stayed in a beach house and played on the beach and in the water everyday

My most successful day was when I passed my piano exam (I have only done one)

I am proud that I am a homeschooled 

The last thing I purchased was nail polish

When I am older I would like to do travel the world

I would love to travel to Egypt because it is so old a interesting

The goals I have include traveling the world, publishing a book, learning how to sing

I am looking forward to Easter

I love chocolate

I believe that you can do anything you put your heart to

I am happy when I have a good book and hot chocolate

I would like to have a dog

I like it when I get to spend one on one time with my parents

I dislike it when I hurt myself

I find it easy to read a big book in a day

I find it hard to whistle

I can do cartwheels

I hope this helps you get to know a bit more about me. I am so sorry it is so long. There are just so many questions I found and wanted to answer.