2016 In Review!!

Hey everyone! It’s New Years Day!! Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s already 2017 🙂 Only time will tell what happens next year. For now, let’s take a second and look back on 2016 on Random Reads. Happy New Year’s Eve. Take some time to remember what you accomplished this year too!

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2016 In Review:

Stats:

Views: 4,573

Visitors: 2,636

Likes: 1,849

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2016 Accomplishments (Blog and Personal)

  • I posted 175 posts. That’s actually way more than I thought I did.
  • I reached 200 followers and am almost at 300.
  • Elizabeth Dahl, an author, found my blog and  gave me a Twitter shout out!!
  • I started High School
  • I read so many books that I lost track and failed my Goodreads challenge.
  • I made so many amazing blogging friends and friends in real life.
  • I finally got a Snapchat! (It’s my only social media okay?)

There was so much more that happened. These are just a few highlights.


Thank you guys so much for a fantastic 2016. My blog Random Reads grew so much. I learned and changed a lot. My blog content and style has changed too. Though most say stats don’t matter, mine have been wayyy down. I’m not too worried. I just hope people know that I am back and haven’t given up. Happy New Year once again. I hope everyone has a fantastic 2017. No matter what happens, 2016 is in the past now. That’s something we can be happy about.

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Thanks for reading and stay tuned for:

  1. A 2017 Goals Post
  2. Another Library Book Haul (Finally!)
  3. A Anticipated 2017 Books Post
  4. A 2016 to 2017 themed tag and so much more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 😀

 

 

 

 

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: 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 🙂

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Check it Out!

Hello Everybody!

Today I have added lots of widgets at the very bottom of my blog!

1. Now you can see how many “hits” my blog has had overall.

2. Links are now displayed of recommended blogs

3. A grid shows the profile pictures of just a few of the blogs I follow. Check those out and decide if any of them seem interesting to you

4.Last but not least, I have added an additional follow button so you can just click or tap it after seeing my amazing additions

5.This isn’t new but if this post has caught your eye on the reader then go to my about page to see what I`m all about!

Thanks for Reading and Stay tuned for a possible post today!

~Makayla the Bookworm