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Month in Review | October 2018 + #Booktube Talk

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Month in Review October 2018 + #Booktube Talk

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

Ciao, October 2018. Bonjour, November!

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.

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


»Favorites & News from October 2018«

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 | This past weekend, Hallmark Channel debuted its first Christmas 2018 original. To be honest, I am really not ready (yet) for the invasion of Christmas (don’t mistake me, I love the holiday, but…). Nonetheless, I can admit I enjoyed Christmas at Pemberley Manor. Don’t miss their new premieres this weekend, Christmas Joy and Road to Christmas.

3: Organizing | This sounds boring to many, but I’ve been trying to get organized because I’m at my limit for living in disorganized favorites. It’s not the same kind of feeling (of fun) as I get from a new book, but I’m quite happy to be doing this task (which also includes getting my bookstagram stuff in order).

 »Favorite Blog Posts«

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

1: Ant-Man & the Wasp – A Sequel with Marvel’s Funny Hero | Not quite as funny as the fist movie, but still entertaining.

2: #Booktube Talk | The Booktube Newbie Tag 2.0: Because I’m always all about the book tags!

3: Geek Girl: Model Misfit – A Fun Comedy of an Every Day Girl | Love these stories, which I 100% think are underrated.

4: ‘The Rookie’ Pilot – A New Kind of Cop Drama! | Who else is glad to see Nathan Fillion back on TV?

5: Under the Autumn Moon Review – Find Love Under the Stars | One of the Fall Harvest line-ups (Hallmark) sweetest.

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

1: Autumn Dreams (2015) – Small Town and Big City Reunite in Sweet Romance

2: Carrie Pilby (2017) – New York Streets Backdrop Literary Heroine’s Story

3: The Faces of Adaptations: Jane Eyre Edition

Jane Eyre

4: Power Rangers

5: Spooky-ish Period Dramas, Films and All Hallows Eve!!

» Monthly Popular Posts | October 2018 «

1: Book #Giveaway Hop! | October 2018 New Release Celebration (Closed)

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

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

4: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

»Popular Posts the Week of  October 27 – November 1«

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

2: Book #Giveaway Hop! | October 2018 New Release Celebration (Closed)

3: Top Ten Tuesday October 30 | Sweet and Sour All Hallows Eve Books!

4: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

5: Charmed Review – A ‘Charming’ Story with an Agenda

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

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | October 2018 «

»Books Read | October 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 Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody (Review)

When We Collided by Emery Lord (Review)

Geek Girl: Model Misfit by Holly Smale (Review)

Rose in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan (Review)


»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 | As a “part 1” list, I ended October with a Countdown to Christmas (Hallmark) preview list. Needless to say, there is lots of new originals coming to the channel.

Film and TV Reviews | This past month involved some great new productions. These were, Forever My Girl (a swoony romcom); Ordeal By Innocence (Amazon’s new Christie adaptation); Sierra Burgess is a Loser (Netflix’s coming of age comedy); and The Turn of the Screw (with Michelle Dockery).

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

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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