Month in Review: December 2019 New Stuff and Old Favorites

January 2, 2020 2 Comments

Hello, (!!) January 2020 – and a new decade. Welcome, readers. The first of a new month comes to Finding Wonderland with the usual:  another installment of ‘Month in Review: December 2019.’ This one is a bit later than usual because I pushed it back due to having WAY too many publishing goals at the end of the month, and of course, the New Year holiday.

Like last month, this site is FULL of seasonal content, while the seasonal content should be coming to an end (I have one or two additionally to publish so they’re in the archives), hopefully the amount of content will continue. Same as always, I have so many things started, and am hopefully going to walk them to completion. *fingers crossed* As I ask each “month in review,” do make sure to share some of your favorite discoveries in the comments.

month in review: december 2019

Ciao, December 2019. Bonjour, January 2020!

Let’s do this!!

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

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»Favorites & Fun (New-y Things) from December 2019«

1: Christmas and New Year | The most wonderful time of year has come and gone. Like everything it came with ups and downs, but the extra time to decompress (primarily for me, this is post-Christmas!) is nice as is the extra family time, even though we sometimes drive each other nuts with our out-of-order days (because of the holidays).  

2: Giveaway | As usual first-of-the-month tradition, there’s a new giveaway! It’s a month-long “winner’s choice” affair (again), so you can find all the options and how to enter in the New Book January 2020 Giveaway.

3: Guest Post | This past month I was honored to have the chance to guest post on Ruth Hill’s blog, who most of you likely know if you’re into Hallmark Channel! Thank you, Ruth! I wrote about some of my Hallmark Christmas movie memories to celebrate their 10 years in production, and in turn, she also wrote about (here) her 10 favorite leading men and women from the network!

4: Record Warmth | I’m not sure that I’m totally in for a “warm winter,” but I also don’t like a cold (as in below 32) winter either. Still, this record-breaking warm December was… interesting to say the least.

5: Virgin River (Netflix) | I binge watched this show (someone in-between Hallmark movies!), and loved it. There’s plenty of story-telling to suit a wide range of story enthusiasts. (Oh, and luckily for me, a second season is in the works!)

»Favorite Blog Posts«

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

Little women (2019)

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

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

2: Discussion: How to Defend (and Enjoy!) Christmas Movies

3: Mission: Impossible, Fallout – A Daring & Exciting New Adventure!

4: While You Were Sleeping – A RomCom Icon that Will Make You Smile

While You Were Sleeping
Winter Castle

5: Winter Castle – A Fairytale Romance in the Snow!


It’s all about the romance according to you guys (well, that and you like the giveaways, too!), which just confirms something: we’re all on the same page here!

From Friend to Fiancé

 » Monthly Popular Posts | December 2019 «

»Popular Posts the Week of December 25 – 31 /January 1 «

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | December 2019 «

»Books Read | December 2019«

  • Royally Yours (started in November) Amazon | Goodreads
  • Carols and Chaos ● Amazon | Goodreads
  • A Highland Christmas ● Amazon | Goodreads
  • It Happened at Christmas ● Amazon | Goodreads
  • Seconds to Live ● Amazon | Goodreads  
  • We Met in December (currently reading) ● Amazon | Goodreads  

»Around the Interwebs« what else am I writing?

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

Silver Petticoat is still on something of a hiatus just now, which means that the contributing writer’s aren’t currently adding to the webzine’s new content. But, there is some fun new stuff going up, so check it out if you’re curious!

  • Articles and Lists | None! (see above note)
  • Film and TV Reviews | None! (see above note)
  • TV Recaps | None!

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

There we go, another end and close to yet another “month in review: December 2019” 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? Any great new bookstagram tips or secrets? Comment down below with your new favorites!

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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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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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  • Angela January 3, 2020 at 7:04 AM

    We’ve been having a warm winter, as well, with tons of rain. If it was snow, we’d have feet of it by now, I think!

    • Rissi JC January 13, 2020 at 10:55 PM

      Yeah, it’s been quite warm here! We had some snow/freezing ice over the weekend with another chance this upcoming weekend, but so far, we’ve been fortunate. :)

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