Month in Review: October 2015

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hello, readers. Another month has come and gone. The end of this month is really kind of sobering. As it exits, it ushers in the real start of the holiday season. There is Thanksgiving to think about followed immediately by the rush of the Christmas season. October has been such a busy month for me that again my reading suffered. But on the plus side, I probably did accomplish some good things, which is always a plus. So a silver lining?
Before I go any further, I just have to suggest something. If you're looking for a not-so-scary but romantic flick to watch tonight, why not rent Warm Bodies? Why am I talking about this (again) you may ask: well, I just wrote an article about it again. So there is that. Plus, it's too much fun not to at least mention today.

Without further ado, let's get this month in review started. 


1. Cover Candy: I know, usually there is lots of fanfare for new cover art around these parts, but well, I've not put anything together this past week because I've recently done a few Cover Candy posts and much as I enjoy them, they shouldn't wear out their welcome - plus Rel is always amazing about getting the Christian publishing houses new covers out there. Speaking of cover art, if everything works out (meaning if I get my act together), there will be a new cover art article coming to Silver Petticoat that is all about cover design. I cannot wait to share it provided it materializes. *attempts to make article magically appear on screen*

All that to say, since I don't have much to share in this section, I thought I'd share some of the recent cover's I've spotted that I didn't feature in a cover candy post.




2. Funko: Why didn’t someone tell me how cute these Pop! figures were!? Like, how cute are they?! During my last book store run I happened to see a fairytale table featuring Anna from Frozen. That led to my searching out the section of Funko figures were I discovered everything from Olaf to Marvel superheroes. Hard as it was to decide, I went with Agent Carter and have since added Oliver Queen to my collection.

3. Supergirl: Watched the pilot this past week with my mom and I really loved this. I think it has GREAT potential so I hope more awesomeness comes of this new CBS show.

...Blog Favorites... 
blog posts that, while not necessarily popular, were some of my favorite to write or put together.

1. The Age of Adaline (2015): Could there be a more gorgeous film?

2. 'Gilmore Girls' Returns
: So. Excited. 'Nuff said.

3 . Insurgent (2015): Finally I watched this one and I loved it. Very different than Divergent, but good just the same.

4. Love in the Details by Becky Wade: Sweet, and everything I'd expect from Becky.

5. While You're Awake by Amber Stokes: Yes, this did make it into the more popular posts, but anytime I get to write about one of Amber's new novellas or books is a pleasure. I really enjoyed this lovely. 

...Most Popular Posts...

October 2015 (Month)

...Books I Read This Month...

 ...Around the Interwebs...

Silver Petticoat: Over on Silver Petticoat, the goal has been to help the owners (these girls wear a lot of hats including editors and writers) build up their period drama archive. My part in that this month involved reviewing adaptations of Jane Austen’s Emma. Last month you may recall I reviewed ITV’s version. This month I finished my contributions with Mixamax’s Emma and BBC’s 2009 miniseries. I enjoyed revisiting all of these adaptations and reading the reactions to the adaptations. I also was able to write another installment in their Classic Romantic Moment series and chose Penelope to spotlight. I seriously adore that film. Every time I watch it, I think it becomes more beautiful.  

This past Thursday I also took advantage of a new platform to write about Warm Bodies. Why is this? Um, I seriously love this little rom-com. True it’s not the ordinary romance, but it’s so darn cute I forgive it its quirkiness not to mention its zombie hero.

What else was I up to on Silver Petticoat? Well, I reviewed a LOT of films over there this month. Finally read a novel by Jodi Meadows, The Orphan Queen.  The darling miniseries Our Zoo is my latest review (it's a BBC miniseries based on a true story about the man who opened the first zoo without pens). Other films included: Kate Beckensale's Cold Comfort Farm (this is hilarious if you've not seen it); Easy A; 1940 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice; and finally Chris Evans directorial debut Before We Go which is really a lovely little romance.
Of course, I began recapping The Flash again. If you want to chat up an episode, you can find me posting about the show every Wednesday. 

That's the month in review here at Dreaming Under the Same Moon. Have any thoughts, favorite finds or reads from the month? Share if you'd like.

I hope your October was brilliant, friends and that with November just around the corner you enjoy a whole new season of splendor and thankfulness. Have a wonderful new month.


  1. Hee, Funko pops are so cool! I have 2 Game of Thrones figures and I almost picked up the 12th Doctor figure some time ago (alas, I didn't; maybe next time). I love that they have figures on almost all the major fandoms I can think of, if not indeed all of them :)

    Now I feel like re-watching Penelope--such a lovely movie!

    Looks like you had a wonderful October Rissi, hope November is just as awesome (despite the busy-ness of upcoming holidays)! :)

    1. They are! I am determined not to go crazy with collecting them, but I did order Captain America and Sherlock, for obvious reasons. ;) I didn't know they had the latter so I got a bit overexcited when I saw him. Now I'm waiting on Felicity Smoak to go with Oliver Queen. :D

      Penelope is darling! It grows better each time I see it.

      Thanks! You too, Lianne. I hope you enjoy a wonderful November. New month brings lots of new things - the holidays do create busyness but they're also a great time. :)

  2. Happy November!! I feel like I really need to see 'Warm Bodies' and the 'Supergirl' pilot asap! They both look super cute. Those covers are absolutely gorgeous! Especially Siren's Song, omg it's so pretty. :) Love your month in review posts, Rissi!

    1. Happy November, Bekah! Hope you enjoy a great month. :)

      Yay! Hope you enjoy Warm Bodies and the Supergirl pilot. The latter is a bit corny in places (as is each superhero movie, really), but adorbs nonetheless.

      Siren's Song IS gorgeous! I cannot wait to have that in my hands and add it to my bookshelf. I'm super excited about its eventual release. I hear it Mary's best yet. :)

  3. I loved Supergirl too! And I am so jealous of your Agent Carter Funko figure. I have Cap so far and would love her, Captain Hook from Once Upon a Time...and a lot more. LOL (post a pic of your Agent Carter figure? =D )

    1. Yay! Another Supergirl fan! I'll look forward to chatting with you about this one as the season goes on, Meg.

      I just ordered the Cap because, um, naturally I *have* to have him to pair with Peggy! Funny thing is, I had Anna (from Frozen) picked up first and then saw Peggy and decided to buy that Funko figure instead. She's darling! And you bet! I'm so going to post a picture. Meant to a while back and never did, but I'm obsessed with Funko (Agent Carter is SO cute as a figure), I have to share. :)


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