Month in Review | December 2017 + #Booktube Talk

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Month in Review | December 2017 + #Booktube Talk

The twelfth month of 2017 is done - as is the entire year. 2017, where'd you go?? Yes, that’s right, 2017 is gone. Ciao, 2017. Bonjour, 2018 and JANUARY!

Another month’s end means another “month in review” here on Finding Wonderland. Also... gosh darn it, I just realized I'm going to have to learn to write and say 2018!!

Here we go.

»Favorites from December 2017« 

1. #Bestof2017 | Top Shelf Reads of 2017 | One of my favorite posts every year is the "best of" post on Finding Wonderland, and in that same vain, all of the posts I spy around the blogosphere of fellow blogger's favorites. It's always fun to discover what everyone else enjoyed and loved. Which 2017 books were among your favorites?

2. Box Office | Though I only got to one movie over the holidays, heavens are there a lot of new flicks playing that I'd like to see. These include The Greatest Showman, ThorDarkest Hour, and Jumanji (because giggles - and also AMY aka Karen Gillan). What did you see and love?

3. Christmas | Who doesn't love Christmas? It's the bestest time of year! Ours was, as usual, quiet and simple, and a family Christmas had to be postponed, but nonetheless, it was nice and lovely. I hope you all had a merry and happy season.

4. Enchanted... ten years later  | This past month I re-watched (for the first time in years) Enchanted. Not only was I reminded how adorable and happy it is, but I also discovered it turned ten years old in 2017. Like, whaaat?? I had so much fun writing about it in a review and a Romantic Moment feature. Who else fondly remembers this story?

» Bookstagram Challenge «

There’s another #WishfulWonder Bookstagram challenge. The fun began, January 1! All the details can be found in the introduction post. PS: if you’d ever like to join in as a host, let me know.

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

1. The Austen Escape by Katherine Reay – Escapism at its Brightest, Most Classy and Finest | One of 2017's BEST!

2. A Christmas Prince (2017) – Netflix Original Decks the Halls with Contemporary Fairy Tale | I know many viewers thought this one was not good, but I thought A Christmas Prince (the first Netflix original seasonal flick I've ever seen or known them to produce) is adorable

3. Jane Eyre (2006) – Masterpiece Adaptation of Classic and Romantic Gothic Story | Thanks to some prodding, I finally saw this one - over a year ago? Only recently did I finally open the review doc, dust it off and hit that publish button.

4. One Enchanted Noël by Melissa Tagg - Festive Novella Sure to Enchant | Another story written by Melissa that is pure magic!

basically, in a nutshell, I had fun with everything published this month primarily because it mostly had a theme: Christmas!! 

» Monthly Popular Posts | December 2017 «
(more of the same as last month - and the month before)

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

» Search Terms «

Christmas Next Door
My Christmas Love Wikipedia
Rissi 2 Cute on Instagram (hmm...)
Rocky Mountain Chrismtas 2017
"Christmas Next Door" and "Jesse Metcalfe"
12 Gifts of Chrismtas
A Christmas Prince Writer
A Song for Christmas Review
Arrow Hashtag Olicity
Autumn Reeser 2017

»Finding Wonderland on Booktube | December 2017 «
(Click Graphics to see Videos)

»Books Read | December 2017 «

One Christmas in Winter 
One Enchanted Noel

»Around the Interwebs«
what else have I been up to?

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

Articles and Lists | With the upcoming (December of 2018!!) adaptation of Disney's Nutcracker, I simply had to write about it and the trailer debut. It looks gorgeous, don't you think? 2017 marks ten years (does anyone else feel old?) since Disney released Enchanted. Of course, to celebrate I wrote a commemorative article about Enchanted with a romantic moment feature. In the US, there's a new ITV adaptation of Little Women heading our way, so naturally writing about my excitement there was a must.

Because it's adorable, I also placed the spotlight on A Christmas Prince in a weekly Romantic Moment of the Week feature

Snow makes a scene all the more romantic, right? This is why I wrote a list of ten scenes in which gentle snowfall takes a scene to great heights. 

Film and TV Reviews | My contributions to the review archives were slim. But one I did add was the new big-screen adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, a film that's glamorous and beautiful. One of the films I intended to see in the box office this summer was the new Pirates film. Then, when that didn't happen I planned on seeing it the week it came to DVD. That never happened, so finally this past month I accomplished this, and discovered it was super entertaining! There was something about it that felt closer to its origins, and that was fun.

On Silver Petticoat, I also contributed a few Hallmark reviews. These included Magical Christmas Ornaments and A Joyous Christmas

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.

I do hope you enjoyed a wonderful December and Christmas season!! Happiest New Year 2018. Tell me about your favorite activities or new seasonal finds. Are your Christmas cards ready? Is that shopping done? Comment down below with your thoughts! As always, I’d love to chat with you.

Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland.


  1. My kids really want to go see Jumanji! I might take them this weekend. We had a very low-key holiday season, which was quite relaxing.

    1. Low key holidays are the best! Who doesn't enjoy a relaxing holiday?!

      Did you end up seeing Jumanji? It looks so fun!! :)

  2. Ohhh, Jane Eyre! I loved the movie, I can't remember when I watched it for the last time. It must have been years. 2018 might be the year that I watch it again..that and Emma. :)

    1. Emma is another favorite!! Always love that one - which is your favorite version, Nina? Hope you enjoy a re-watch of it AND Jane Eyre. :)


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