Get In The Know: November 2015

Hello everyone! It’s already December 1st! I have decided to do my monthly Get In The Knows on the 30th-1st of month. That way It’ll be near everyone else’s Monthly Wrap Ups. Quite a bit has happened this month. Let’s see what went on on Random Reads.


Monthly Stats:

Views: 283

Visitors: 146

Likes: 120

Comments: 49

Current followers: 111

*This month, Random Reads reached 100 followers. You can check out my post about that here. Thank you so much guys 😀


Book Reviews:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Swap

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The Sorta Sisters book review will be published by the time this goes up.

Ask Amy Green Dancing Daze should be up as well 🙂


Life:

It was my birthday on November 6th! You can check out my birthday post here.

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I of course had school.

The Turkey Trot for my school was on the 20th. The Turkey Trot is a food drive and fundraiser for people in need at our school and in the area.

I had my Thanksgiving break from the 23rd till the 27th and am back to school now.

I participated in NaNoWriMo and didn’t do very well.


Other:

I am on the fourth book in the Harry Potter series and saw the Sorcerers Stone (the first movie) I will eventually do a movie review for that.


Coming Up:

-The Holiday Assembly at School!

The Holiday Assembly is the assembly right before Winter break. The band plays holiday music and the choir sings.

-Winter Break from Dec. 21st till January 4th.

-Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


That’s a wrap for this month’s Get In The Know! What were some highlights this month? Let me know in the comments 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

 

 

My birthday!

Hey everyone! Today is my birthday! I’ll definitely do a post and let you guys know how it goes 🙂 I’ve chosen not to reveal my age for personal reasons but I will do some  confessions. 11 to be exact, since November is the eleventh month.

11 Confessions:

  1. I love to listen to music as much as possible. I’m actually listening to music as I write this.
  2. I am yet to have my first kiss.
  3. I love reality TV and cartoons.
  4. My least favorite subject in school is Math.
  5. I own a lot of pink things but don’t really like the color that much.
  6. My favorite soda is Root Beer 😀
  7. My book character crush is Ron Weasley (I’m only on the 4th Harry Potter book. No spoilers!!)
  8. I am reading the Harry Potter series for the first time right now.
  9. I share a birthday with Emma Watson.
  10. I hope to go to London and New York some day.
  11. I hope to be an author or a profession to do with animals.

Now I’m going to do 6 pieces of advice:

  1. Follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not possible or not worth it.
  2. Be yourself. This is what many say but nobody wants to be with or interact with someone who’s faking their true identity.
  3. Don’t be insecure! This is tough and I even struggle with insecurity. Everyone is created differently and nobody is the same. That’s what makes the world more beautiful.
  4. If you’re a writer, write! Don’t put it off. I have a major problems with that and it hasn’t gotten me very far
  5. Don’t anyone or anything for granted. Somewhere, someone is wishing for what you have.
  6. Try your hardest. It’s simple but tough too!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for a birthday haul/update. You might want to remind me 😉

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀 xx

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Creative Challenges: Celebration.

Hello everyone! Happy Labor Day. This is today’s second Creative Challenge. If you are new to this weekly event or want to see Cynthia Dawn (the creator of the event’s) version of the prompt then click here.

Today’s Prompt: Write about a celebration.

With these prompts, you can either write a story based on a personal experience or one using a fictional character like I do.

My Story:

Today is my 16th birthday. My name is Savanna Willis and today I am having a music themed birthday. I get to invite 20 of my best friends. The only downside is that my annoying brothers Max and Harper have to be there because as my mom says “family is automatically invited.” I don’t agree with that but I don’t get a say in anything sibling related. It’s 10 am and I’m getting on my beautiful purple sweater, green pants, and sky blue Uggs. My mom insisted that I dressed up a little bit. I stand in front of my full length mirror and brush out my wavy red hair. It’s such a pain in the neck sometimes.

     After braiding my hair as best as I can I walk down the winding stairs to find all my friends and family crowded in the living room. “SURPRISE!!!” Everyone yells and I feel a smile spreading across my face. My little brother Harper comes tottering over with my not so younger brother following him. “Happy Bwirthday!” Harper says with a little toothless grin. He’s lost a few teeth already and he’s only in Preschool. “Thank you Harper!” I say gathering him up in a big hug. He giggles and I start to laugh. I set him down and he runs off to play trains with my friend’s siblings. “Hi!, Hey!” I say to each of my friends in turn and then again to my family. Grandma Martha gives me a big kiss and I blush. Aunt Susan pinches my cheeks and I laugh. Uncle Dan gives me one of his famous bear hugs and I feel so warm and happy inside.

     We all eat foods like macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and cornbread, along with some of my other favorites. When it comes to cake time I smile at everyone in turn as they sing “Happy Birthday” to me. I close my eyes and make a wish. *Woosh!* I blow out all the candles and everyone applauds. We all eat the delicious Chocolate cake with strawberry filling and chocolate frosting. Next comes presents. My mom gives me a present and from the tears in her eyes I know who it’s from. My dad passed away after battling colon cancer. We had no idea he was suffering until it was way too late. I can feel tears starting to flow down my cheeks as I slowly rip open the present. Inside is the keys to a Honda Civic. I squeal and all my friends crowd around me. I open all of the presents. I get some phone accessories, earrings, make up, ITunes cards, and a picture of my father and I. Of course I got more but all I can think about is that letter he wrote that came with the keys. He must have known that he wasn’t going to be around for my 16th birthday. I look around at all my friends and family and feel a tear run down my face. I don’t deserve all of these people who love and care about me. I’m glad they’re here to celebrate with me. I know that Dad even popped in a few times. This is by far the best birthday I’ve ever had.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next Monday when Creative Challenge Day will come again 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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