Month in Review

Month in Review | September 2018 + #Booktube Talk

October 1, 2018 1 Comment

Month in Review September 2018 + #Booktube Talk

Hey, there (nearly) October! Another end of another month brings with it yet another Finding Wonderland Month in Review recap-y thing aka our Month in Review September 2018. Let’s share all the September 2018 recap thoughts. But first let me just have a moment to process September’s impending disappearance. *internal screaming*

Let’s get our recap thoughts on!

Ciao, September 2018. Bonjour, (almost) October!

Here we go.


»Dear Readers« 

In case you didn’t notice, there are changes around Finding Wonderland. We’ve moved. I do plan to write a more thorough blog post about this, but in the meantime, I do want to let you know about updates.

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»Favorites & News from September 2018«

1: Amazon Prime’s Jack Ryan | Finally watched Jack Ryan (after the August wrap up mention) and really do like it. It’s definitely more “adult” than the films, and is a slow-mover, but the pace picks up. Note: It’s rated TV-MA.

2: Blog | This space is a big work in progress because of all the re-formats that now have to happen. My sincere apologies. I’m trying to fix some every day, but going through nearly 2,000 backlogs of reviews is going to take a while. Thank you in advance for the patience and my apologies for those of you who may read the archive reviews.

3: JustReadBox Rep | I had the chance to rep for JustReadBox this past month. Inside its tiny blue box there’s a multitude of fun goodies you might not see in most boxes, check out my unboxing post to see the fun. For October, use my code RISSI10 to receive 10% off.

4: Netflix | Recently I did add a few new things to my Netflix binge since my last Netlix binge article so many in addition to Amazon Prime (part one), a new Netflix post needs to appear.

»Wishful Wonder Bookstagram Challenge« 

There’s another #WishfulWonder Bookstagram challenge. The fun begins October 1! All the details can be found in the introduction postPS: if you’d ever like to join in as a host, let me know.

 »Favorite Blog Posts«

(Blog posts that, while not necessarily the most popular, were fun to write)

1: 8 Reasons Why You Should Read ‘Warcross’: an Exciting SeriesSo fun to join PenguinTeen for this Warcross tour.

2: Fall 2018 TV | Exciting & New TV is HereWho else gets excited by the fun season known as new-TV-show-season!? (Please tell me I’m not the only one!)

3: I Feel Pretty (2018) Film ReviewThere are so many film reviews that I’ve slacked to publish here. This is one of them.

4: Pearl in Paradise (2018) Hallmark Original Review | A Hallmark original? You know I’m forever and always up for this!

 THROWBACK FAVORITES | aka the section in which we take a peek at what I was writing about or posting this time last year.

1: All This Time by Melissa Tagg – The Walker Saga Concludes with Most Anticipated Story

2: Fangirl Confessions | Previewing Fall 2017 TV

3: Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins – Colorful Follow Up To ‘French Kiss’

4: A New Shade of Summer by Nicole Deese – Contemporary Fiction Sure to Set Hearts Aflutter

» Monthly Popular Posts | September 2018 «

1: A Royal Winter (2017) – A Cinderella Fairy Tale (Plus a European Castle)

2: Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Need to Read by Favorite Authors

3: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

4: Top Ten Tuesday | Books on My Fall TBR I Want to Read

5: Book #GiveawayHop! | September 2018 New Release Celebration (closes September 30)

»Popular Posts the Week of  September 21 – 28«

1: Top Ten Tuesday | Books I Need to Read by Favorite Authors

2: A Royal Winter (2017) – A Cinderella Fairy Tale (Plus a European Castle)

3: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

4: Book #GiveawayHop! | September 2018 New Release Celebration

5: My Perfect Romance (2018) – Harlequin Romance Formulates Perfect Match

*Not sure ANY of these stats are accurate because I’m still trying to figure out WP stats.

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | September 2018 «

»Books Read | September 2018 «

Meet the Sky by McCall Hoyle

Wildcard by Marie Lu

*pitiful, I know


»Around the Interwebs«

what else am I writing?

Silver Petticoat | This month, I love basically everything I watched to feature on Silver Petticoat – and that’s one of THE best feelings for a writer. Plus, aside from what I had the chance to contribute, I feel like August was an epic month for new content on Silver Petticoat. Here’s a recap look at what I contributed to the amazing webzine.

Articles and Lists | Wrote some preview articles for the fall Box Office 2018 and Hallmark’s Fall Harvest line up. Also, I write a Romantic Moment feature for Forever My Girl, an underrated, but super sweet romance. For National New York day, I collaborate with the amazing SP team and put together a list of 15 (+) romances set in New York. Oh, and just for fun, I write a piece about the better man in the Hart of Dixie love triangle between Lemon, Lavon and George.

Film and TV Reviews | I also review the underrated romantic-comedy In-Lawfully Yours and throw it back to the sweetheart rom-com, Runaway Bride.

TV Recaps | None!

As always, thanks to the editors of Silver Petticoat and my fellow contributors! Working with you all is always fun.


That’s an end to the month here at #FindingWonderlandBlog. What was your bookish, blogging or life like this past month? What tips, advice or new tricks are you learning to keep up with the changing blogging world? Did you discover any new (and amazing) authors or reads? How about new bloggers? Or must-try new finds? Comment down below with your thoughts! As always, I’d love to chat with you.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland

About Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

Rissi JC

amateur photog. #bookblogger. downton abbey. inspys. internet-photo-shy. writer. the aspiration is to someday write professionally. a girl can dream, right?

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  • Lewis Johnson October 5, 2018 at 12:02 PM

    I have to say you have good taste in tv shows and movies. I have to agree with you in almost all of your selections for good tv shows this month.

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