Get To Know Me Better Tag

 

Hey everyone! Once again, I’ve been MIA for a while. I wasn’t personally tagged but I have seen it done by Donna @ Chocolate’n’Waffles. Go check her out for fantastic bookish posts!

This year will be two years of blogging. I think it’s time for you guys to get to know me in a light and interesting way. Let’s get started! 


What’s The Meaning Of My Name? 

I looked it up a while back… After another search, my name (Makayla) means “who is like god.”

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What is my Myer-Briggs personality type?

I have no idea how to explain this test. It’s some sort of personality test as shown by the title.

The Test

My Results:

I am a meditator or, (INFP-T). Here are the individual results:

17% Extraverted/83% Introverted This trait determines how we interact with our environment. This is very true! I’m a super introverted person 🙂

52% Intuitive/48% Observant  This trait shows where we direct our mental energy. I feel like the observant should’ve been higher. I’m definitely an observant person!

33% thinking/67% feeling This trait determines how we make decisions and cope with emotions. I had no idea the feelings would be so high! I guess I am a pretty emotional person though.

29% Judging/71% prospecting This trait reflects our approach to work, planning and decision-making. Not really sure how accurate this is.

19% assertive/81% turbulent This trait underpins all others, showing how confident we are in our abilities and decisions. This is probably pretty true.

Mediator personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, Mediators have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the Mediator personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.


What is my Zodiac sign?

I’m a Scorpio!! According to the internet, Scorpio is nothing, if not fierce! The 8th Sign of the Zodiac, the Scorpio loves a good fight, and can give ‘intensity’ a run for its money (worth). Well, to put it simply, the Scorpions are strong, commanding, intense, passionate and zealous. Driven, dedicated and loyal, they also are ambitious and security-loving.

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What is my Hogwarts House?

Don’t hate me, but I’ve never taken the official Pottermore test. I’ve only taken random quizzes that gave mixed results. This will be the true decider!

Get Sorted Here

My Results:

The sorting hat says:

Awesome! I’m a Hufflepuff 😀


What Are My Learning Styles?

The Test

You have a strong read/write learning preference.


Am I Right or Left Brain Dominant?

Take The Test Here

I  can’t seem to post the picture but I am right-brained. 66%  is right brained and 34% is left brained.


What Is My Blood Type?

I honestly have no idea..


What Career Am I Meant To Have?

Here’s the test

I got writer!

You have a skill for language, your imagination is vast and you are artistic and creative. Your brain is just overflowing with ideas, and all you have to do is get a piece of paper and share it with the world. You were born to turn words into magical stories.

This is pretty cool. I definitely love to write!

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What Divergent Faction Do I Belong In?

Take the test

My Results:

ERUDITE (The Intelligent)

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What Does My Birth Order Say About Me?

Birth Order Test Here

The first born! I am.. a natural leader, ambitious and responsible. I’m not really sure if any of this is true…


Feel Free To Do This Tag If You Wish!!


That’s a wrap! I loved this tag so much. I hope another quiz filled tag is made soon! *hint,hint* This tag is definitely worth the time 😀

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags like this!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

Celebrating The Little Things Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s time for another amazing tag! I’ve seen this on a couple of blogs. I was browsing through the tags  on My Tiny Obsessions blog and found this. A huge shout out to her for her amazing book posts and blog 😀


Celebrating The Little Things Tag:

1. Who Was Your Very First Follower (if you can find out) Tag Them And Give Them A Shout Out!

Digga3k was my very first follower. They unfortunately don’t have or never had a blog. A shout out to them anyway!

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2. What was the last milestone you reached?

I literally just reached 300 followers a few days ago. I’ve already gained five more followers since then. Thank you guys so much!

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3. What was the very first post you posted on your blog? Share it with us! If you can find out.

My very first post was an introduction to my blog. It’s pretty terrible but here it is:First Post


4. Who was your most recent follower, tag them and give them a shout out!

My most recent follower was Mugilian Raju @ Narotic Words. Thank you so much!

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5. What was the last post you posted and who was the very first person who took their time to click the like button? Give them a shout out!

My last post was 300 Followers!! The first person to like it was Emma @ Book Geeking. Thank you for the like!

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6. How many months have you been blogging for?

I’ve been blogging for 19 months or 1 year and 7 months!


7. Do you have any bloggers you’re friends with? Give them a shout out.

I’m not really sure who considers me a friend but I talk to quite a few people. A couple of them being Donna @ ChocolatenWaffles Blog and Cris @ My Tiny Obsessions. Go check out their fantastic blogs! You guys are amazing 😀

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8. Who originally created the last meme or tag you participated in? Give them a shout out!

The last meme I did was Book Traveling Thursday and it was created by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. Kudos to her for creating such a fantastic meme!

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9.Have you any social media related to your blog? 

Not really. Just a Google+ page with very few followers. I should really get something for my blog!

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Last but not least …. Just give thanks to all your followers

Thank you guys so much! I can honestly say it enough. You guys have no idea how much you’ve changed my life. You’ve made this blog possible. Without you, this blog wouldn’t have come as far as it has. I love how close the blogging  community feels. It’s so accepting and kind. I love you guys 😀

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I’m not going to tag anyone specific. Actually, I tag EVERYONE! You can do this tag if you enjoy it. It’s definitely a fun one. As always, no pressure to do it.


That’s a wrap! I loved doing this tag. It’s really showed me how far my little blog and I have come. What are some little things you celebrate? Let me know!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

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 😀

 

 

 

 

I Messed Up Book Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s Monday and that means it’s Memorial Day. What are you doing to celebrate? Let me know! As you might’ve guessed by the title, I am doing the I Messed Up Book Tag. I was unofficially tagged by the amazing Catia @ The Girl Who Reads Too Much!  Go check her out! A shout out to anyone who has done this tag and also officially or unofficially tagged me for this. Thank you 🙂 Let’s get started!


1) A Character Appearance You Misread or Imagined Differently.

Oh gosh, I misread and imagine characters differently all the time. For the sake of this question though, I’m going to say… Hazel from TFIOS. I always pictured her differently.

2) A Character Name That You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong.

This wasn’t too recently. When I recently read Harry Potter for the first time, I pronounced Hermione’s name wrong in my head.

3) An Overused Trope that is Your Guilty Pleasure.

I honestly had to look up trope. I realize that I have a thing for people following in love at first sight. I can’t get enough. It makes the story so adorable and amazing.

 4) A Cliché Character Type That You Like Better On Screen than Reading About:

I honestly have no idea. I don’t watch many book to film adaptions so I can’t honestly answer this.

5) A Word/Phase You Learned Because of It’s Use in a Book:

There are so many words/phases I’ve learned. One of them is Muggle from the Harry Potter series. This might not count since it’s not a “real” series but who cares?

6) Have You Ever Not Read or Completed a Required Reading Book for School?

I must be too much of a good student. I always complete every required book and stay right with the class. I also do all the required assignments that go with it.

 7) Have You Ever (or Wanted to) Skip a Chapter from the Point of View of a Charcter You Weren’t Interested In?

I don’t think this counts as a POV but I wanted to skip the fan fiction parts of Fangirl. I just wanted to get to more of Cath and Levi!

8) Have You Ever Cancelled Social Plans to Read a Book?

This is going to sound sad but no because I don’t normally have social plans 😦

What an awesome tag! Since I’m not good about remembering/knowing who has done this, I tag Everyone! You are all amazing people but everyone has messed up. Link your post of this in the comments so I can’t see what you’ve messed up on!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags! Happy Memorial Day 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

The Reader Problems Book Tag!

Hi everyone! I was nominated to do The Reader Problems Book Tag by the amazing My Tiny Obsessions. Go check out her fun blog! I was nominated quite awhile ago but better late then never right?


 

1) You have 20,000 books on your TBR. How do you decide what to read next?

I would choose a book that I`m in the mood for. If I`m reading a series straight through like I am with Harry Potter, I would read the next book in the series.

2) You’re halfway through a book and you’re just not loving it. Do you quit or are you committed?

It seriously depends on the book. I might read a bit longer and then decide. If it`s really that bad, I`ll just close the book and start reading a different one.

3) The End of the Year is coming and you’re so close, but so far away on your Goodreads Reading Challenge. Do you try to catch up and how?
I haven`t participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge before. Heck, I just got a Goodreads account a couple of days ago. If I was in this situation, I would honestly just try my best to get as far as I could. If I get to my goal, great. If not, then better luck next year.

4) The covers of the series you love Do.Not.Match. How do you cope?

I am a bit annoyed but will most likely still read the rest of the series. If the book`s good, the covers don’t matter as much.

5) Everyone and their mother love a book you really don’t like. Who do you bond with over shared feelings?

I either just keep the feels to myself, someone online, or my friends. It all depends.

6) You’re reading a book and you are about to start crying in public. How do you deal?

I am honestly not a very emotional book reader but if I was going to cry I would just let it out. I`m normally a pretty quiet crier anyway so hopefully no one would notice. I would need some tissues though 🙂

7) 7. A sequel of a book you loved just came out, but you’ve forgotten a lot from the prior novel. Will you re-read the book? Skip the sequel? Try to find a synopsis on Goodreads?

I would honestly just read the book. If I don’t remember something, it normally comes back to me eventually. If not, then I would look up a synopsis.

8) You do not want anyone. ANYONE. borrowing your books. How do you politely tell people nope when they ask?

I actually don’t have to deal with this. Nobody wants to borrow my books anyway XD

9) You’ve picked up and put down 5 books in the last month. How do you get over your reading slump?

I honestly don’t get into reading slumps. If I did, I’d reread a book I really enjoyed.

10) There are so many new books coming out that you’re dying to read! How many do you actually buy?

I might buy a few of them but most books I check out at the library or get as gifts.

11) After you’ve bought the new books you can’t wait to get to, how long do they sit on your shelf before you get to them?

Sadly they sit on my shelf for a long time. 99% of the time I read books from the library. I really should read the books I bought many months ago…


That’s a wrap! I absolutely loved doing this tag. Even if it sat in my drafts for a long time..

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more tags 🙂
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

The Disney Book Tag!

Hi everyone! It’s time for another tag. This time I am going to be thanking the beautiful and amazing @MyTinyObsessions. You seriously need to check out her amazing blog!

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The Little Mermaid: A character that is out of their element. A “Fish Out of Water”.

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Hazel Grace from The Fault in Our Stars is definitely out of her element at the support group. She’s a relatedly shy person and didn’t want to go at  first. Then she met Gus.

2) Cinderella: A character that goes through a major transformation.

Ginny Weasley comes to mind for this one. Even though I am only on the fifth book in the series, and am reading this for the first time, this is who comes to mind. Ginny was really shy and quiet and now she has become more open and her personality has really been showing.

3) Snow White: A book with an eclectic cast of characters. 

This is going to be a very Harry Potter filled book tag 🙂 Harry Potter has such a diverse set of characters in personality, background, hair color, and so much more.

4) Snow White: A book that put you to sleep.

Absolutely no book comes to mind 🙂

5) The Lion King: A character that has something traumatic happen to them in their childhood.

Willow from Counting by 7’s definitely had a traumatic event happen in her childhood. It made me cry just a little. I recommend this book! I was going to put Harry Potter but decided to give you guys a break 🙂

6) Beauty and the Beast: A beast of a book (A big book) that you were intimidated by, but found the story to be beautiful.

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Of course, I’m going to put this book  😀 I was honestly intimidated a bit by the size but am loving this book so much so far.

7) Aladdin) A character that gets their wish granted, for better, or for worse.

Tris Prior from the Divergent series definitely had her life changed whether she wanted to or not. She did want her life to change though. It wasn’t exactly for the better.

8) Mulan: A character that pretends to be something or someone they are not.

Sirius Black from Harry Potter can be something he wants to be. An Animagus 😀

 9) Toy Story: A book with characters you wish would come to life.

I want to say Harry Potter XD Right now, I actually wish the characters from the Ask Amy Green series. I just finished the book last night. I admit, I did cry a little… it was sad!

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10) Disney Descendants: Your favorite villain or morally ambiguous character.

I’m going to say He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. I actually don’t like him at all, I just wanted to put this meme XD


There you go! This was an awesome book tag and that’s why I tag EVERYONE who wants to participate!!

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more tags!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

 

 

 

 

My Life in Books Book Tag!

Hey everyone! It’s finally the weekend. It’s also finally another tag. I am going to try to do at least one a week if I can. Today I am doing the My Life in Books Tag. I’ve been wanting to do this for sometime now. I was nominated by the amazing Analee @ Book Snacks. You should check out her amazing blog with it’s unique set up 🙂 Without further ado, let’s get going.


1) Find a Book For Each of Your Initials

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2) Count Your Age Along Your Bookshelf. What book is it?

That would be 14 so Four by Veronica Roth

3) Pick a Book set in your City/State/Country

To Kill A Mockingbird is one of the hundreds of thousands of books set in the United States which is where I live. A famous/well known book is set in my state but I don’t want to give that away.

4) Pick a Book That Represents a Destination You Would Love To Travel To.

I want to go to many places so I will show three books and/or series.

1) The Harry Potter series is set in London, England. I want to go to London one day for several reasons.

2) Smile by Raina Telgemeier is set in California. Believe it or not, I have yet to go to California.

3) The Ask Amy Green series by Sarah Webb is set in Ireland. I really want to go to Ireland because I am some part Irish and would love to see the land and life.
5) Pick a Book That’s Your Favorite Color
I love most colors but these are my favorites:

I love the color Blue!

I love the color Purple!

6) Which Book Do You Have The Fondest Memory Of?

I have loved lots of books and book series. One of them is the Little Critter picture book series by Mercer Mayer. I can remember reading these many times and smiling at the Little Critter’s silly antics.

 

7) Which Book Did You Have The Most Difficulty Reading?

I can’t remember exactly when I read these but the A to Z mysteries really scared me for some reason. I’m a huge scaredy cat and didn’t end up finishing the series.

8) What Book In Your TBR Pile Will Give You The Biggest Sense of Accomplishment When You Finish It?

I will feel super accomplished when I finish the Divergent series. I have to finish the last two books.


That’s all. I absolutely enjoyed this tag and hope more like it will surface. That is why I am tagging EVERYONE who wants to participate!

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more tags 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀