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Month in Review: May 2019 Updates, News + #Booktube Talk

May 31, 2019 4 Comments

Hello, everyone! We’re reaching the sixth month mark of this now not-so-new-years. Seriously, how does this happen!? Today, we again tackle Finding Wonderland’s past thirty days with a Month in Review May 2019 edition. Make sure to share some of your favorite discoveries in the comments.

Ciao, May 2019. Bonjour, June 2019!

Let’s do this!!

Month in Review: May 2019 Updates, News + #Booktube Talk

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Month in Review


»Favorites & News from May 2019«

Month in Review May 2019

1: Booktube and CAMERA Things | So, lately, I’ve realized that my video quality (for Youtube) is not good. My sincere apologies. I’m wondering, do you know how to best use a DSLR (in my case, it’s a Nikon) for video-ing, and if so, what settings are best!? I’ve done some googling, but it’s like jumping into a rabbit hole. Plus I’m one of those amateur people when it comes to best working a camera. I enjoy it, but don’t know all the ins and outs. Any advice?? (TRUST ME, it’d be very welcome!)

2: Blog Refresh | Clearly my social media and blog need a refresh (it’s been way too long!). Do you have any favorite design DIY resources?

3: INSPYs Author Interviews 2019 | The INSPY timeline marches on. Right now we’re in the “interview all the shortlist authors” phase. It’s always fun because we keep things simple and super casual. If you’d like to read what’s been published so far, and keep up with what’s to come, you can see all of the interviews from the INSPYs.com homepage or from the INSPYs dropdown menu under “2019.”

4: TREND! Pastels | I’m seeing pastels as a new trend as we head into the mid-year. What are your thoughts on this? I kinda like it!

 »Favorite Blog Posts«

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

1: Booktube Talk | Books (that I’ve read) To Unhaul: Part 2 | This “series” has been fun to film, and I’m always glad to feel “good” about parting with books.

2: Chesapeake Shores: Season 2 – A New Favorite Family to Love | Despite the flaws, I still love this show, and am SO ready for season four, especially now I’m “all caught up” on season two, and now three as well.

3: Magnum P.I. – See the Beautiful and Colorful Tropics of Hawaii | Quite impressed with this reboot. It’s fun and that’s all my TV shows “have” to be.

4: Movie News! Downton Abbey Romance & New Reasons to Return | I’m “all in” and SO ready for this!

Downton Abbey Movie

5: New Girl, Season One and Two – A Cheery Sitcom Full of Smiles | Late to the party, but I adore this show.

 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 | Hallmark Channel’s ‘Royal’ Romantic-Comedies

2: Home Again – Lessons to Learn about Life, Love and Happiness

3: Peter Rabbit (2018) – Adventure Brings to Life Iconic Characters

4: The Prince and Me (2004) – Romantic-Comedy Inspires Nostalgic Feels

5: When We First Met – Netflix’s Romantic-Comedy Repeats its Love Story

» Monthly Popular Posts | May 2019 «

1: Book #Giveaway Hop! | May 2019 New Release Celebration

2: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies

3: 5 Book To Screen Must Reads | Top Ten Tuesday

4: 7 Characters That Make an Impression | Top Ten Tuesday

5: All Time Favorite Books from the Last 10 Years | Top 10 Tuesday

»Popular Posts the Week of May 25 – 31 «

1: Book #Giveaway Hop! | May 2019 New Release Celebration

2: All Time Favorite Books from the Last 10 Years | Top 10 Tuesday

3: List | 23 Wholesome Romantic-Comedies 

4: Love Blossoms (2017) – Romance Blooms and Mingles in Exotic Locales

5: Sailing into Love – A Fairy Tale Romance on the Coast

6: Summer Love (2016) – Sweet Summertime Romance in the Corporate World

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | May 2019 «

Yes, it Happened AGAIN! May 2019 Book Haul

VLOG May 9-16. Or the Video I Don’t Know How to Film!!

Books (That I’ve Read) to Unhaul, Part 2

»Books Read | May 2019 «

(aka the month in which my reading is virtually non-existent)

INSPY Reads

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett


»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 | Wrote a little “what’s coming to Hallmark Channel” preview article for June (aka their June Weddings campaign!) as well as as May preview article, which is now outdated. Although be on the lookout for repeat showings, because there were some cuties in May! Also wrote an article about 12 literary stories that NEED to be adapted for the small screen. What would you wish for?

Film and TV Reviews | Pretty sure my lone review of the month was a quirky little romance called Off the Menu.

TV Recaps | None!

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


This brings us to the close of another ‘month in review’ here at Finding Wonderland. Tell me, did you make any great new discoveries this past month? New blogs (I also love to meet new writers and bloggers); amazing new bookstgram or booktube accounts; new films or fashion finds? Comment down below with your new favorites!

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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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  • Tracy @ Cornerfolds June 1, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    I’m excited to see what your blog refresh looks like! I haven’t had one in a few years and I’m starting to think I’m due… I don’t have any suggestions since we use different platforms (I think??) but good luck! I’m super excited for the Downton Abbey movie too!

    • Rissi JC June 3, 2019 at 11:09 AM

      It’s been WAY too long since I did anything with colors/graphics. Don’t know if I’ll change the theme right now or not. (Though I like to!) Thanks so much for the luck, Tracy. I need it. :) Three cheers for ‘Downton Abbey.’ Cannot wait for that to come to theaters!!

  • Paula Shreckhise June 2, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    You certainly have a lot to keep up with.
    I like the new trend in pastels, for clothes , book covers, etc.
    It is hard to keep up with all the shows that you can stream. Thanks for your lists. My favorites are still historicals.

    • Rissi JC June 3, 2019 at 11:08 AM

      I try… but often fail. ;)

      I do too! Pastels are always sooo pretty. :) Thank you for the visit, Paula.

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