Month in Review: January 2019 + #Booktube Talk


Hello, everyone! Here we are, one month past in this new year, and in my part of the world, it’s be a cold one. Today, we’re ready to tackle Finding Wonderland’s past month with a Month in Review January 2019 edition. Make sure to share some of your favorite discoveries in the comments.

Ciao, January 2019. Bonjour, February 2019!

Here we go.

Month in Review: January 2019 + #Booktube Talk

Month in Review

»Favorites & News from January 2019«

1: Books | This past month I added a few too many books to my shelf. All of which I share in my new booktube video, but on this note, in 2019, I’m going to try to be more proactive about bookshelf books…

2: Bookshelf Space | I’ve recently had the impulse to unhaul and reorganize my bookshelf – again. Typically I’m a once-a-year-kind-of-girl. But since I want to be harsh about the books I add to my shelf in 2019 (for now reason other than I want to continue to purchase books that are “me books,” and I’ll like), which means there will be more space. Hopefully. Also, I’m getting ready to buy some sturdier bookshelves and think I’m going with some on Amazon. Hopefully they’ll be better.

3: INSPYs 2019 | This past week we announced the 2019 INSPYs longlists! If you didn’t see them, you can catch them in my INSPYs 2019 Longlist post or visit the INSPYs website.

4: Romantic Comedy Re-Watches | In the last two months, in-between Hallmark originals, I’ve been revisiting some of my all-time favorite rom-coms, and finding it to be SO MUCH FUN! Do you ever revisit something and remember why you love it so?

5: Snow | The snowy weather and cold has been the big “story” in my part of the world. Needless to say I’m SO over it all, but then again, I really should not complain since we’ve been fortunate the last several years. In those years, we typically get one big snow, and then aren’t bothered by much else the rest of the year. It’s been a good weather run.

Also, I just have to give a quick birthday shout-out – it’s my dad’s birthday today. Though he isn’t likely to ever read this, or see it, I still want to say this. He’s an awesome, special guy (not biased at all); HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dad. Love you.

 »Favorite Blog Posts«

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

1: Book Discussion | What Happens when You “DNF” a Novel? | I’m determined to write more discussion/topic posts. MAYBE this one will be the start of this.

2: Dog Days – Lighthearted Comedy that Will Draw a Smile | Consider giving this adorable PG-romance a chance. It’s a lighthearted gem.

Winter 2019 TV

3: New Year & New TV | Your Next Winter 2019 Obsession is Here! | Talking the new midseason TV preemies!! What are you anticipating?

4: The Sound of Music: Live! A Beloved Love Story From ITV | Did you know ITV put The Sound of Music live on air similarly to NBC’s (earlier) production!?

5: Vanity Fair – See Miss Sharp Make a Colorful Comeback | Because I never tire of talking or writing about period dramas. Come by and share your thoughts on this Amazon Prime series!

* New to the review archives also include: The Good Cop (Netflix); Mary Poppins ReturnsMission: Impossible – FalloutSliding Doors; and more!

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

1:  Fangirl Confessions | The OTP Reunions we Long For and Swoon Over

2: Frozen in Love (2018) – Bookshop Girl + Hockey Star = Romantic Meet-Cute

3: My Secret Valentine (2018) – TV Romance is Given ‘You’ve Got Mail’ Treatment

4: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) – Swashbuckler Reunites and Returns to the Seas

5: The Saturday Night Supper Club – Contemporary with Good Food!

» Monthly Popular Posts | January 2019 «

1: Book #Giveaway Hop! | January 2019 New Release Celebration (CLOSES today, January 31)

2: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

3: 7 Reasons to Read Romance Novels | Lisa Bergren’s Scavenger Hunt!

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

5: Best of 2018 | 13 of My Favorite Reads of the Year!

6: Top Ten Tuesday | Anticipation! 2019 Books I’m Excited About!

»Popular Posts the Week of January 25-31«

1: Book #Giveaway Hop! | January 2019 New Release Celebration (CLOSES today, January 31)

2: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

3: Winter Love Story – A Roadtrip Romance That Will Charm

4: The Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

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

6: My Perfect Romance – Harlequin Romance Formulates Perfect Match

*Not sure ANY of these stats are accurate because I’m still trying to figure out WP stats. Also, is it just me, or do the readers like all the Hallmark-y things and Top Ten Tuesday!? *smile*

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | January 2019 «

January 2019 Wrap Up, Book Haul & Mini UNBOXING!!

Recent(ish) Additions to my Bookshelf TBR with Top Ten Tuesday

Ten Books I *Really* Meant to Read in 2018 with Top Ten Tuesday

5-Star Prediction Reads of 2019!

December 2018 Wrap Up and Book Haul

»Books Read | January 2019 «

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One Day in December (*Finished in January) • AmazonGoodreads

P.S. I Still Love You • AmazonGoodreads

Pretty in Punxsutawney • AmazonGoodreads

One Thing I Know • AmazonGoodreads

Brunch at Bittersweet Café • AmazonGoodreads

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 preview the (now over) block of Hallmark Winterfest 2019 originals; and most recently, their Countdown to Valentine’s Day (and February watchlist) new originals.

Film and TV Reviews | Agatha Raisin is baaack! Naturally, I review the first two films, complete with gushing.

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 graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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