Month in Review | November 2018 + #Booktube Talk

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Hey, there (almost) December! Another end of another month brings with it yet another Finding Wonderland Month in Review recap-y thing aka our Month in Review November 2018. Let’s share all the past month’s recap thoughts.

Ciao, November 2018. Bonjour, December!

Here we go.

Month in Review November 2018 + #Booktube Talk


»Favorites & News from November 2018«

Month in Review

1: 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.

2: Christmas Movies | Yes, I’m leaving this on the list because there is still all the Christmas movies playing at my house… and I mostly, love it. It’s this that will inspire the next booktube video that I film. Only thing is, now I need to actually film said video.

3: Gift Guides | I had a lot of fun putting together two gift guides for Finding Wonderland. This is a very different kind of post for this blog, but it was so much fun! Part 1 is a kind of “Fangirl Gift Guide” that covers various fandoms, and part 2 is curated more for the bookworms on your list!

…after these repeat “news” items, I feel as if this is pretty much all there is to say. Hopefully, in the new year, there will be more things to talk about!

 »Favorite Blog Posts«

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

1: Avengers: Infinity War – An Epic End in the New Beginning (because I still love my Avengers!)

2: (All Things) Christmas | This month I’ve reviewed lots of Christmas films, and even some books. These include It’s Christmas, Eve (because sometimes the movies that you don’t think you’ll like end up being a favorite); and Last Vermont Christmas. Also, I just reviewed Liz Johnson’s Christmas novella, Christmas at the Red Door Inn.

LeAnn Rimes co-stars in It's Christmas, Eve

3: Crazy Rich Asians – A Colorful Romantic Comedy that Delights (because it’s now on DVD, and – hint, hint – might make the perfect Christmas gift!)

4: Date My Dad – A Cute Show To Make you Smile! (because this show is adorable – and on Amazon Prime)

5: The Little Mermaid – An ‘Under the Sea’ Adventure & Romance (because it’s been nearly 30 years since this one premiered!)

6: Period Dramas | This month I added two of my throwback favorite period dramas to the archives. One is the beautiful BBC adaptation of North & South (2004), and the second is the classic 1980s version of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

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

1: Booktube Talk | The TAYLOR SWIFT (#Reputation Era) Book Tag

2: Blind Spot by Dani Pettrey – Suspenseful Stories and Threats Return to Chesapeake Valor

3: The Brave, Episodes 1-6 (2017) – First Impressions of NBC’s Military Drama

4: ‘A Christmas Prince’ – Deck the Halls with Festive New Fairy Tale

A Christmas Prince

5: One Enchanted Noël by Melissa Tagg – Festive Novella Sure to Enchant

6: With Love, Christmas – Secret Santa, Pride & Prejudice Style

» Monthly Popular Posts | November 2018 «

1: My Christmas Love (2016) – A Festive Romance Inspired by Lyrics

2: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

3: Christmas at Pemberley Manor – A New Kind of Iconic Love Story

4: Love at the Christmas Table (2012)

5: Book #GiveawayHop! | November 2018 New Release Celebration

6: Once Upon a Holiday (2015) – A Romantic Fairytale

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

»Popular Posts the Week of November 24 – 30 «

1: My Christmas Love (2016) – A Festive Romance Inspired by Lyrics

2: Top Ten Tuesday | Bosom Friends You’ll Want to Meet

3: Christmas at the Palace – A Starry Royal Romance

4: Pride, Prejudice & Mistletoe – A Joyful Spin on the Romance Icon

5: A Shoe Addict’s Christmas – A Bright New Dickens Inspired Romance

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

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | November 2018 «

November 2018 Wrap Up and Book Haul | Finding Wonderland

Favorite Platonic Relationships with Top Ten Tuesday

Gather Around the Bookworm Table with Top Ten Tuesday

(A Few) All-Time Favorite Historical Fiction Reads

Gift Guide: Bookish Things To Buy with Top Ten Tuesday

Cover Reveal! Sara Ella’s ‘Coral’

Fall Time, Cozy Time Book Tag!

»Books Read | November 2018 «

(Disclosure: this post does contain affiliate links; if you buy anything through these links, I may receive a small percentage of the sale at no extra cost to you. Read the disclosure page for details.)

The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein (Review

Geek Girl: Model Misfit (Review)

Geek Girl: Picture Perfect (Review

Kiss Me In New York by Catherine Rider 

Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe

Christmas at the Red Door Inn (Review


PS »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.

If you’re a reader and you’d like to receive updates from this little space (THANK YOU to everyone who does want to), you’ll have to re-follow the blog. Or those who keep up to date via GFC will.

You can do this in one of three ways.

  • Sign up for the RSS Feed (once daily, at most, email update)
  • Sign up for the content update list (this one only goes out 1-2 x a month, at most)
  • Copy + Paste the URL into your Blogger dashboard via the “manage reading list” button (this option is if you’re old-fashioned – like me, and you still use the dashboard)
  • Follow via BlogLovin’ (the feed details I’m still trying to figure out, so that’s not being updated just now)

*Please note, to receive any of these, you will have to “confirm” via email, and this email may be sent to your junk folder

»Around the Interwebs« what else am I writing?

Silver Petticoat | Taking a look back at my month in review on Silver Petticoat.

Articles and Lists | We share our “part 2” preview list of the Countdown to Christmas (Hallmark) 2018 originals! Needless to say, there is lots of new originals to discover on this channel. For our Classic Romantic Moment of the month, I also feature Anne and Phillip from The Greatest Showman.

Film and TV Reviews | I review the Hallmark original, Christmas in Love (ps: Daniel Lissing co-stars!) and the more recent live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid, which is bittersweet.

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? Did you find any amazing gift-giving websites or places? 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

please excuse the “disorder.” you can read more about Finding Wonderland’s changes, new follow options and why archive posts are a mess in my “Disorder + Feedback” post!

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?

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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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