Month in Review | October 2017 + #Booktube Talk

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The tenth month of 2017 is “in the books” as they say. (Though who “they” is, I haven’t a clue.)

Either way, we can turn the calendar page on this beautiful month (leaves! trees! colors! crisp air!). Wipe it from the slate, as it’s gone and over with. Ciao, October. Bonjour, November!

Another month’s end means another “month in review” here on Finding Wonderland.

Here we go.

»Favorites from October 2017«

1. The Brave | I'm loving this NBC show. It's SO freaking good. Review is about to be published, so I'll leave it there. What's your favorite new show?

2. Dancing with the Stars |  DWTS continues on its merry way. It's working its way towards the finale. Who do you think will win?

3. Music | The amount of new music invading iTunes is awesome! Loving some new tunes from Kelsea Ballerini and of course (yes, I'm going to say it), Taylor Swift! The countdown for the full-length release of Reputation IS ON.

4. New Recipes! | Last month I mention a coffee, toffee crunch muffin. Since then, I've tried said muffin recipe, and loved it! I also tried a butternut stew (YUMMY!!) and am going to try another apple cider doughnut recipe (tried one, and it wasn't quite right) plus more butternut infused meals. What are some of your favorite baked good (seasonal or otherwise) recipes??

» Bookstagram Challenge «

There's another #WishfulWonder Bookstagram challenge. The fun begins November 1! All the details can be found in the introduction post.

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

» Monthly Popular Posts | October 2017 «

»Popular Posts of the Week«
(Skipping this feature because it's essentialy a "copy and paste" list of the monthly line up.
 hmm... *questions stats*)

» Search Terms «
All about the Hallmark love. Again. (I’m OK with this)

Darrow and Darrow Hallmark
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
A December Bride
Character Rose Bailey on Land Girls
Christmas Incorporated 2015
Dater's Handbook
Hallmark Preview

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | October 2017 «
(click graphics to watch video)

»Books Read | October 2017 «

Up next

The Austen Escape | The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck

»Around the Interwebs«

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

Articles and Lists | Only one list this month - but it's a good one! We preview Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas originals. If this list gets you excited, let me tell you, this is only the first set of originals! Watch for a second part list at the end of this month.

I do spotlight two sweet romantic moments. The first being Maddy and Olly from the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon's, Everything, Everything; then, for All Hallow's Eve, I also spotlight R and Julie from (another YA novel) the adaptation of Warm Bodies.

Finally, we preview the Fall 2017 Box Office. Hint: There are some good ones coming!

Film and TV Reviews | Because I'm such a Hallmark movie buff, I reviewed not one or two of their Fall Harvest originals on Silver Petticoat, BUT THREE!! Those are Falling for VermontHarvest Love and Love Struck Cafe; plus I also reviewed the YA adaptation of Lauren Kate's novel, Fallen starring Jeremy Irvine

TV Recaps | None!

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 must-try new finds? Comment down below with your thoughts! As always, I’d love to chat with you.

Hope you have a wonderful new month!

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.


  1. It was a good month! Have a great November, Rissi!

    1. Yes, yes it was. You too, Lauren - and who can believe it's basically half over already??? WOW! :)

  2. Omg, coffee toffee crunch muffins sound AMAZING!!!!

    1. Don't they?? They taste as amazing as they sound! :)


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