Month in Review | September 2016
As I began to prep for another Finding Wonderland Month in Review, the document I opened as a format was June’s. Sitting here typing this, I’m reminded again how amazed I am at the speed this year has traveled. I realize I sound like a broken record (and revisiting these month in reviews will lend weight to that statement), but it’s true. We’re three months away from closing out 2016 and with it, another new year full of new lessons, opportunities and nervous trepidation shall arrive. But enough reminiscing.
Another month’s close means another “month in review” here on Finding Wonderland. Let’s take a look.
1. BookstagramChallenge | Since I have had fun recently with some IG book challenges, I figured it might be fun to put one together myself. This led to Tressa of Wishful Endings and I randomly deciding to co-host an October bookstagram challenge which begins tomorrow, October 1st. If you aren’t on Instagram, please feel free to join us on Twitter. All we ask is that you use the hashtag #WishfulWonder, because obviously we’d love to see your photos!
If you want to know more details or see the challenges, please visit our introduction post.
2. Booktube | So, yeah… this happened the past month. I finally started a #Booktube channel. I’m super nervous about it, but am also having some fun with it.
So far I've posted two Top Ten Tuesday videos, a "What Readers are Saying" video (if you'd be cool with me posting your reviews in a similar format - of course, I'd credit you - email me and let me know), and a video introducing our Bookstagram challenge.
3. Dancing with the Stars | I'm a few weeks into my guilty pleasure (and only reality TV show), and of course, am loving it. I have my favorite dancers, but overall, I'm enjoying this season, especially since my favorite pro is MIA, so I can watch it without the "pressure" of voting like crazy to keep his partnership in the show.
4. Fall TV | With September arrived new Fall TV shows. Naturally, I've tuned into a few and am already worried over new addictions. Which ones are you addicted to?
I've reviewed This is Us and have more planned for next week, so please be sure to come by! I also wrote a reasonably complete list that previews the shows earlier this month.
5. Giveaways | Currently there's a giveaway running for Melissa Tagg's novel, Keep Holding On. I just sent off the Just a Kiss novel to the winner (congrats, Loraine!) and will be running another giveaway here tomorrow as well as one on Youtube next week.
…..Favorite Blog Posts…..
(Blog posts that, while not necessarily the most popular, were fun to write)
1. Cover Candy 2016 | Third Edition | I always love fangirling over new cover art, and there were some really good ones this week!
2. Fall 2016 TV Preview | Yes I know this one does make it into the popular posts, but I loved writing it, so...
3. Just a Kiss by Denise Hunter | Another beautiful novel by a talented author.
4. This Is Us, Pilot (2016) | I was surprised by how well I liked this pilot.
5. Top Ten Tuesday | Fall TBR | Who doesn't love a fun Top Ten Tuesday post?
…..Monthly Popular Posts (September 2016)…..
1. Book Giveaway | Denise Hunter's Just a Kiss (Closed)
…..Popular Posts the Week of September 23rd-30th …..
2. Top Ten Tuesday | Fall TBR (AKA the Fall TBR Books I'd Read in the Ideal World + #Booktube Video)
…..Books Read | September 2016…..
…..Around the Interwebs…..
Silver Petticoat | I had a slower month with Silver Petticoat, but it was, as always, no less fun. Here’s what I contributed to the amazing webzine.
Articles and Lists | I previewed what's coming to the box office this fall (October - December) and let me tell you, there's a LOT of period drama bliss. I spotlighted the delightful romantic comedy, An Ideal Husband with a Classic Romantic Moment between Lord Goring and Miss Mabel. *swoon* I also talk about some Words of Wisdom we can learn from the women of literature and 14 Memorable and Swoon-Worthy Proposals in Period Drama.
Film and TV Reviews | My reviews consisted of a period drama, one sci-fi adaptation, a TV romcom and a YA fantasy novel. Those are the underrated WWII drama, War Bride with Anna Friel (a few issues, but overall a really sweet story); Maximum Ride (based on the James Paterson novel); the PixL comedy, Late Bloomer (with Chasing Life's Italia Ricci); and Rosamund Hodge's Bright Smoke, Cold Fire.
TV Recaps | None this month.
As always, thanks to the editors of Silver Petticoat and my fellow contributors! Working with you all is always fun.
Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.