Get In The Know: July 2016 Edition

Hey everyone! It’s already August. I can’t believe how fast the year has flown! Today I am doing the July edition of  Get In The Know. For those of you who don’t know, this is my version of the Monthly Wrap Up. Let’s get started 🙂


 Stats:

Views|506

Visitors|287

Likes|221

Comments|91

Total Followers As of August 1st|232 WordPress Followers+5 email followers=237 followers


Blogging-


Book Reviews:

The Porcupine of Truth by Bill Konigsberg


Book Tag:

The Greek Mythology Tag

I’m going to try to do more tags and awards this month.


Top Ten Tuesdays:

TTT-2,000 Views Or Less

TTT-Facts About Me

TTT-Outside The U.S.

TTT-A Learning Experience


WWW Wednesdays:

WWW #25

WWW #26

WWW #27

WWW #28


Book Traveling Thursdays:

BTT #25-Eye Candy Covers

BTT #26-Sequels

BTT #27-Friends


Friendly Discussion Fridays:

FDF #3-EBooks or Physical?


Library Book Hauls:

Library Book Haul #4

Library Book Haul #5


Other:

Get In The Know: June

200 Followers Unofficially

217 Followers Q&A


Personal:

-Celebrated the 4th of July

-Celebrated Cats Birthday

-Went to a Wedding

-Went to the river+beach

-Relaxed, watched YouTube videos, played on my phone and read a ton


That’s a wrap! How was your month? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for this month’s Get In The Know!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Get In The Know: June 2016

Hey everyone! It’s July 5th and I’m publishing a monthly wrap up for June. Better late than never! Today as I just said, I am doing a  Get In The Know or Monthly Wrap Up post. The purpose of these posts are to simply reflect on the past month. Without further ado, here we go!

Monthly Wrap


June Stats:

Views: 631

Visitors: 325

Likes: 293

Comments: 153

Best month for stats so far!


Blogging:

4-5WWW Wednesdays

4-5Top Ten Tuesday

5 Book Traveling Thursdays

(Not going to link them all)

I reviewed I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson Book Review

I did my 3rd Library Book Haul! Book Haul

I did the short but sweet Desert Book Tag Book Tag

I did a book review on Openly Straight Book Review

My 2nd Friendly Discussion Friday took place Discussion Post

You learned about my intimidating TBR pile in this book tag Book Tag

I revealed my Favorite Fathers/Father Figures for Father’s Day Other

I reviewed The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson Book Review

I wanted your questions for my 200 follower Q&A Other

1 year blogiversary was reached! Other

I reviewed Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel Book Review

Elisabeth Dahl who’s book inspired me to start blogging gave me a shoutout!! Other

That’s 13-15 memes

4 book reviews

1 book haul

2 book tags

1 discussion post and 4 other posts

25-27 posts last month!


Personal Life:

I finished a school. Boy was that crazy. I realized that I probably wasn’t going to see some amazing people again. I attended a baby shower and that was lots of fun. Summer begun and I did lots of reading, blogging and relaxing. I reached 1 year of blogging and got a shoutout from an author. Overall I didn’t have too crazy of a month 😉


This Month:

First of all I celebrated the 4th of July or America’s Independence Day.Then I will celebrate my cats birthday(s) later this month. I’m going to wedding . Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is coming out on July 31st!! I might go to my friend’s house and watch some of the movies finally. I’ve only seen the first one.

That’s all I really know. More things might come up/happen. Who knows?


That’s a wrap! How was your month? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for this month’s Get In The Know!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

 

Get In The Know: April 2016 Edition

Hey everyone!! It’s the beginning of May and that means it’s time for another Get In The Know. I haven’t done one of these in absolutely forever. I always procrastinate and end up being too late. This month is a different story. If you have joined my blog since the last one of these here’s a quick run down. This post normally happens once a month the last couple of weeks or so of the month. The purpose is to basically wrap up the month and tell you what’s been going on. It’s just a monthly wrap up with a different name.

Without further ado, here we go!

Stats For The Month:

415 views

263  visitors

151 likes

35 comments

Readers from all over the world! 34ish places to be exact 🙂

Thank you so much guys! I love you all so much 😀

Posts This Month:

I talked about some amazing book bloggers in a Top Ten Tuesday

I talked about what I read in a WWW Wednesday

We flew around the world in Book Traveling Thursday

You found out what I thought totally should’ve happened with a book tag

We celebrated Beverly Cleary’s 100th birthday!

I reviewed Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez

Prince passed away

I reviewed Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eagar

There were several Top Ten Tuesday, WWW Wednesday and Book Traveling Thursday posts. I didn’t want to link them all here since they all have the same idea behind them.


Personal:

-This month we started doing three hours of testing for 4 weeks at school. At this point we are only halfway thru 😦

-I’ve been looking forward to summer. I’m also not too. I’m moving on to the next school and some of my friends will be going to different schools. I’m hoping we can still stay in touch.

-I started reading Eleanor and Park recently!! I love it so much and can’t wait to review it when I’m finished.

Overall April was filled with lots of reading, testing and not much drama.

Sorry this was late! I hope you guys had a great April and will have a great May. If you’re in school, keep powering through. It’s almost over and you’ll be on break. If you aren’t in school anymore, don’t let anything bring you down.

Thanks for reading  and stay tuned for this month’s Get In The Know!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Image result for was  my birthday meme

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 🙂

 

 

Get In The Know: September 2015

It’s time for the monthly “Get in The Know” Newsletter for September 2015. This newsletter was created last month and is used to update and inform you guys (viewers and followers) on what’s going on and will be going on on my blog.

– Random Reads is now at 79 followers!

Thank you so much guys! I can’t believe how far this blog has gotten in such a short amount of time.

– This blog has been going for 4 months now (or 3 depending how you look at it.)

On June 23rd 2015, Random Reads (Originally Readersandmore) started. It was all inspired by Genie Wishes written by Elisabeth Daul. I highly recommend it!

– So far, Random Reads has gotten 170 views in this month alone.

Wow! 170 views is a lot for just this month!

-I recently posted my 90th post.

Time has really flown! It seems like just yesterday that I was posting my very first post. Now I am at 94 posts as of now.

– I have been participating in Writing 101 and Blogging 201.

These are both great courses hosted by WordPress or more specifically, Daily Post. I’m pretty behind on th tasks for both of these so you will be seeing more of these very soon. I encourage you to sign up for either Blogging 101, Blogging 201, or Writing 101. Blogging 101 and 201 can not be taken at the same time.

– So far this year, people from the United States alone have viewed this blog 420 times.

United States has the top views but people in everywhere from the U.S. to Australia and in between have been viewing my posts. It’s hard to believe that people from all over the world have been viewing and enjoying my content.

– New Schedule Update

My new school year schedule went effective August 31st. If you would like to see the full schedule, check out the link here. So far, the schedule has been fairly effective. I sometimes go outside the schedule lines, but otherwise all is well. Nothing can fix the fact that sometimes I have to post later at night or schedule a post for 8 AM. Life is busy.

– According to the Posts and Pages stats, you guys love Awards and Challenges.

I will be doing the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge for the 3rd time pretty soon. I also have an always growing list of other Tags, Challenges and Awards to get through. Stay tuned for those!

That’s about all! This month and the end of August has been pretty eventful and productive. Let me know in the comments what you think of the Monthly Newsletter and if I need to do anything to make it more interesting and fun. I’ll take any suggestions and ideas into consideration.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for next month’s edition of “Get in The Know.”

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

image