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:


263  visitors



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.


-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!








Hello From The Other Side (Updates)

Hey everyone!! It feels like I haven’t blogged in forever. I’ve missed you guys so much but have still been floating around on some of your blogs 🙂 I figured I should come and give you a run down on what’s going on and new.

#1- I moved almost two months ago!
This is older news but it must be said. It’s the reason my blogging rate has declined greatly.
#2-I didn’t have any WiFi for a while
This is another thing that affected my blogging. I was 100% without WiFi for a month or so.
#3- I am not motivated to blog
Lately I have not been able to motivate myself to get on the computer and blog. I will try to blog more often ASAP
I have been so busy lately, that even if I did have motivation, I haven’t been able to post.
#5-My blog has gotten a new logo and theme!!
I made a new logo and selected a brand new theme. Let me know what you think of it and if it should stick around!
#6- Weekly memes, Book reviews and more will have new pictures/headers!!
I have been using this new site that a fellow blogger introduced me to. Because of that, posts will have more interesting and self-created pictures/headings. Be on the look out for that!!

I think that’s about it! I seriously apologize for not being more active in blogging the last couple of months. I hope you enjoy the changes I am making to my blog. If you have any suggestions, don’t hesitate to let me know! I will try to blog as much as possible and will schedule posts as much as possible.

Thanks for reading.
~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

NaNoWriMo Update (#1)

Hi everyone! It’s time for my first NaNoWriMo update! If you are unfamiliar with this annual event, check out the link here. I am going to be doing these updates every Sunday and Wednesday or Thursday for the rest of the month. I am doing an absolutely terrible job. I am only at 538 words and there are 23 days left.

The main problem is that I have not been writing every day. I will try my best to do that from now on.

That’s all. Not much to update on.

Comment below how your progress is going if you are participating!

Stay tuned for more updates 😀

~Makayla the Bookworm 🙂

Get in The Know: October 2015

Hey everyone! I can’t believe it’s already time for the monthly get in the know newsletter. Without further a do…

This Month:

-177 overall views this month!

-89 followers total 🙂

-Reached 1,000 views overall

Thank you guys so much for the three things above. It couldn’t have happened without you!


-Joined NaNoWriMo

Honestly can’t wait for NaNoWriMo to start 😀


-Started doing WWW Wednesday.

I love this weekly meme so much!

-What I’m Reading Wednesday’s ended 😦

-Officially gave up on Writing 101 and Blogging 201.

This was a major bust! I was way too busy and got very behind. I might try to participate in these again separately when I’m not so busy.

-Started posting original poems.

You guys really seem to like my original poems so I’ll go ahead and write and post some more ASAP.

-I started the Harry Potter series!

I am on book 3 and am loving it so much! I have no idea why I didn’t read them earlier.


Coming Up:

-Spirit Week is this week at school!

So excited, I love spirit week. Today  is pajama day 🙂


-My birthday is in less than a month.

I can’t wait and will be giving you guys a treat on my birthday 😎


-NaNoWriMo starts soon!

As you have seen, I am super hyped. If you are participating in this event and want to become writing buddies, go here: @Random Reads.

-Halloween is on Saturday!

Do you guys still dress up for Halloween? Comment below!


-School has been busy

This is the main reason I’ve been busy. That and family and homework. I try to post as much as I can and will be continuing that.

That’s  all! I hope you enjoyed this month’s Get in The Know.

Stay tuned for next month’s edition 🙂

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

I’m Participating in NaNoWriMo!

Hello everyone! I have decided to participate in NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month and takes place between November 1st and 31st. The goal is to write a 15,000 word novel by 11:59 pm on November 31st. To learn more about this amazing event, check out the link here. If you are participating, you can find me at Random Reads. I highly encourage anyone who has wanted to write a novel to sign up! Even if you don’t meet the goal, you will have a great start on your novel. Many successful authors have started writing their books at NaNoWriMo including Rainbow Rowell with her book Fangirl. Check out the full list of authors here.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for updates starting November 1st!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀


Blog/Life Update as of October 6th, 2015

Hello! Have you missed me? I haven’t been posting much but I’ve been pretty busy with family, books, friends, school… The list goes on and on. I’m not going to make excuses. I’m just here to tell you what’s been going on, some goals, and more!

– Tomorrow (Wednesday) Is the last day of school this week for me. 4 day weekend baby! I will definitely be trying to post but I’ll be busy.

– In exactly a month it’ll be someone’s birthday *Wink*

– I am going to be trying to make new about pages for all the new events I’ve started to participate in.

-Wednesday’s will be busy now! Pretty soon, I will be participating in a weekly event called WWW Wednesday. Stay on the look out for more info!

-I’m pretty far in Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone. I will be doing a review ASAP.

-I will be continuing to try to catch up on Writing 101 but 99% of Blogging 201 seems to be changing things around physically and with the settings so you probably won’t see too many written posts about that.

-Go check out my most recent Writing 101 post and vote for what kind of post I should do next. It will be open for a limited amount of time so get there fast!

That’s all for now! Just wanted to let you guys know what’s going on 🙂

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for more!

~Makayla the Bookworm 😀

*I won’t be doing Top Ten Tuesday’s today because I honestly have no ideas for the prompt.*


Get In The Know: August Edition.

Hello everybody! I have decided to do a monthly “newsletter” type post where I bring all my followers and viewers up to speed on what milestones and important events have happened or will be happening in the near future. I know I might regret this once school starts but I promise you no matter what that you’ll see this post every 23rd of the month or at least a couple of days from the 23rd. Eventually I hope to have a personalized picture for the “event.” Without further ado, here is the August edition of Get In The Know 🙂

Today is my 2 month “blog anniversary.”Two months ago on June 23rd, this awesome blog got started with the help of a good book.

Starting tomorrow I will be taking part in another weekly event or meme called “Top Ten Tuesday’s” More information about the event will be coming tomorrow.

Random Reads has reached 58 followers 🙂 I am so happy and can not believe how far this blog has come in such a short amount of time.

We have reached 211 likes. Thank you guys so much for all the support, likes, comments, and follows you have brought me. I am forever grateful.

School is starting a week from tomorrow. In the next few days I will be posting a post that will fill you in on what I have decided to do with my blog once school starts and what my schedule will be. Stay tuned for that.

I am so behind on my Creative Challenges and will be trying to catch up and find a successful system to keep those interesting and coming to you as often as possible. I receive Creative Challenges every Tuesday and Friday via email so they pile up quick.

What I’m Reading Wednesday’s is still going to continue happening despite the upcoming schedule change.

This month’s “letter” is pretty short. The length of it depends on how much has happened and what is to come. Let me know below what you think of this letter and if I should continue with it. I will of course let you know of any important information via posting as I always have so far.

Thanks for reading and Stay tuned for the changes to come to Random Reads.

Random Reads will not be done once school starts. More information to come by Friday.

Love all my followers and viewers a ton ❤

~Makayla the Bookworm



*Note: An official picture for both “Top Ten Tuesday’s” and this monthly post will be made ASAP. For now I will use quotes.