Month in Review | January 2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First month of 2017 is now in our rear view mirror. It was a full and busy month, which surprises me, but I can say, the year got off to a great start, which is a wonderful thing to be able to say. Plus, to end the month, today is the birthday of the best guy I know. So, we’ll have cake (which I made, and have since discovered still needs some tweaking), and on the off (off!) chance that my dad reads anything over here…

Happy Birthday to the best dad ever! (Nope, no bias here at all.)

Another month’s close means another “month in review” here on Finding Wonderland. Let’s take a look.

»Favorites from January 2017«

1. Bookstagram Challenge | Tressa and I are hosting another #WishfulWonder Bookstagram challenge. This one is ALL ABOUT THE ROMANCE! For reasons.

If you want to know more details or see the challenges, please visit our introduction post.

2. Gilmore Girls | I'm finally close to finishing the original run of this show, and have to ask: am I the only one who really wants to slap Lorelai? Like, really... Christopher!?

3. INSPYs 2017 (Updates!) | We just announced the 2017 long lists. If you've not seen them, take a look.

4. Music | Currently loving cover artists' music. My current favorites are Maddie Wilson's version of 'H.O.L.Y.' (Florida Georgia Line); Alex G's version of 'Better Man' (Little Big Town); and Megan Nicole's version of '7 Years.' Oh, and I rediscovered the song from Cinderella 'Lavender Blue.' 

What music are you loving? 

5. Sherlock | Okay, I just have to ask: who watched PBS’ (final?) season of Sherlock? I saw a lot of hate for it on Twitter, but since I finally picked up the DVD set and promptly watched it, I feel qualified to now weigh in. My thoughts can be summed up in one word: Brilliant. Naturally since I’m not a one-word kind of girl, in all likelihood, a review shall be forthcoming.

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

2. Love on Ice (2017) – Wintry Romance about Second Chances | Because who doesn't love sweet romance? 

3. The Musketeers, Season Three (2015) – BBC’s Swan Song of the Dumas Adventurer | Sad this is over, but if it had to end, this is how I'd want it to end. 

4. A Royal Winter (2017) – A Cinderella Fairy Tale (Plus a European Castle) | *Swoon* Another romance involving a prince. Of course, I'm SO there. 

5. Victoria, Series One (2016) – “Never Let Them Know How Hard It Is To Bear | This beauty is out on DVD today. In addition to reading my weekly recaps (through the season), you can now read Finding Wonderland's series one review today!

» Monthly Popular Posts | January 2017 «
Hallmark and Top Ten Tuesday rule this month's most popular. Why am I not surprised?

»Popular Posts the Week of January 24-31 «

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | January 2017 «
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»Books Read | January 2017 «




»Around the Interwebs«

Silver Petticoat:  Here’s a recap look at what I contributed to the amazing webzine, Silver Petticoat.

Articles and Lists | This past month I wrote "preview" articles for Hallmark Channel's 2017 Winterfest, and only yesterday, their Countdown to Valentine's Day romance line up! I also previewed some upcoming Small Screen Period Dramas plus took at look at what's opening in Theaters this Winter and what YA Books are Hitting Store Shelves in the next three months!

Film and TV Reviews | For reviews, I spent a lot of time in past eras with ITV's new The Durrells in Corfu where I visited Greece; later I took a trip to war-ravaged London with Acorn's Close to the Enemy. Oh! And I also visited a much dreamier version of Hollywood in the Golden Globe winning, La La Land.

TV Recaps | I began recapping ITV's Victoria this month. So far, there's three recaps up! If you want to catch up, gush or rant, well you knew where to find me. 

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? Did you discover any new (and amazing) authors or reads? How about new bloggers? Or new booktube channels??? Comment down below with your thoughts! As always, I’d love to chat with you.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland. 


  1. You're not the only one...Lorelai makes so many stupid decisions near the end of Gilmore Girls!

    I really enjoyed this season of Sherlock. It wasn't the best (season 3 is my favorite), but it was still so good. I especially loved the second episode. My favorite episodes are those that have more humor and focus more on the relationships between the main characters, rather than those where the focus is some big, important world crisis. :)

    1. Ugh. She's DRIVING me insane just now. Christopher! REALLY!? I suspect I'll get over it though. ;) And thank you! I'm glad I'm not alone.

      I thought Sherlock was actually at its best this season. Though to be fair, I would have to re-watch S3. Basically, I love them all! And like you, I adore the humor and growth of these characters. How far Sherlock has come since that first case between he and Watson. I'm a proud fangirl. :)

  2. No you're definitely not the only one. Lorelei makes some really stupid decisions. haha Great post!

    1. Thank goodness! I'm so glad to not be alone. :)


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