20 Books to Read in 2020

Posted January 2, 2020 by Stephanie in Discussion, Listicle / 0 Comments

2020 is going to be great I think. (Or at least I’m hoping) And because I cannot think of anything to say in this little intro. IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, here are the 20 books (being published this year) that I want to read in 2020! (All covers are linked to Goodreads, so you can add them too!)

Stephanie
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New Year, New Me: Goals for 2020

Posted January 1, 2020 by Stephanie in Discussion, Update / 3 Comments

Happy New Year!

Can you believe that we are in a new year already? I for one can’t. I feel like it was only a few months ago that I was in the hospital giving birth to my son and in reality it was actually almost a full year ago.

I also cannot believe that we are now in a whole new DECADE! Like, what?! Where is the time going?! Can’t it just slow down a little bit?

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Our family has been kicking that flu’s butt for the past week. It’s been brutal here in the house, but thankfully, everyone is on the mend and hopefully this weekend will be a relaxing one! But I have had a chance to think of what my goals are and what I’d like to accomplish.

So, what are my goals for this upcoming year?

Eat Healthier & Hopefully Work Out

I really need to lose some of this baby weight that hasn’t gone away yet. I’m not sure if it was because I had a C-Section with my son that the weight just kinda sits there because I dropped the pounds from my daughter rather quickly, but never got back to my pre-baby weight before getting pregnant for the second time. So, now I’m hoping to not only drop the pounds from Paul’s pregnancy but also to get back to my weight that I was for my wedding or even lower.

Read at least 80 books

Ideally I’d love to read 100 books, but I figured pick a lower number and hopefully I’ll surpass it. I know I can do it, it’s just a matter of making sure I read more rather than playing a game on my phone, etc.

Finish a First Draft

I have plans to finish a first draft of a bakery romance that I’m writing with my bestie, Dana. But I’m also hoping to finish a first draft of a solo project of mine too. I just have to keep myself accountable. Any ideas on how to do that?

Stick to Bullet Journaling

I’ve started bullet journaling in the past and I never stuck with it. Last year I tried a reading bujo and stuck with it for a solid 7 or 8 months but then got super busy with work and life and it just kind of fell by the wayside. I’m again attempting it this year, but I’m going in it with imperfection in mind. I’m a pretty big perfectionist, always have been when it comes to my work and honestly, I think it’s a form of procrastination. It’s probably why I haven’t finished a first draft yet. But that all changes this year! I’m planning on doing some blog posts with some pictures and even thinking about starting an IG for my journaling journey.

Blog More

I wasn’t kidding when I said I missed blogging. I’m really hoping to get a lot more blogging in because I’ve missed all of you so very much! I’ve missed gushing about books with all of you. It’s a void that’s been in my life since well, pretty much I started popping out babies. But it’s time that I get some of my “me time” back!

What are your goals for 2020?

xo

Stephanie
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Top Ten Tuesday [132]

Top Ten Tuesday [132]

Posted December 17, 2019 by Stephanie in Meme / 4 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. And now it is hosted by the lovely Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Books On My Winter 2019-2020 TBR **Book Covers are linked to […]

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A Deep Dive Into R.S. Grey

A Deep Dive Into R.S. Grey

Posted December 6, 2019 by Stephanie in Discussion, Spotlight / 0 Comments

Guys, this past November was not only a great writing month for me, but it was also a great reading month. I read a total of 8 books, which is not really a whole lot in the scheme of things but I read 8 books during the month of NaNoWriMo. And what do they all […]

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December Bookish Bingo

December Bookish Bingo

Posted December 5, 2019 by Stephanie in bookish bingo, Challenge / 0 Comments

So, one of my best friends works for Bookish.com and Netgalley and she’s always participating in their Bookish Bingos every month and I did a few this past year and I really enjoyed it. So one of the things I’ll be including every month here at In Wonderland is the bookish bingo card and in […]

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I’m Back!

Posted December 5, 2019 by Stephanie in Discussion, Update / 6 Comments

Hello!!!!! To my readers who are still with me: hello and thank you for still being here! I’ve missed you all and cannot wait to catch up! To those of you who are new: Hello and welcome to In Wonderland Book Blog. A blog where I gush over my latest reads that range from Children’s to […]

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Five Fave Friday [1]

Five Fave Friday [1]

Posted January 4, 2019 by Stephanie in Meme / 2 Comments

Five Fave Friday is a new weekly meme I’m hosting where I pick a topic and list my five faves that deal with that topic/theme. It can be anything bookish, writerly, or TV show/movie related. Feel free to join in on the fun and link up! Please see this post for info and upcoming topics! […]

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Top Ten Tuesday [131]

Top Ten Tuesday [131]

Posted January 1, 2019 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. And now it is hosted by the lovely Jana of That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Twelve Books I Read In 2018 **Book Covers are linked to […]

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Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]

Blog Tour: Sadie [Review]

Posted September 6, 2018 by Stephanie in Blog Tour, Review / 0 Comments

My Thoughts Holy crap, this book. This was a definite difficult read, but it was so amazing as well. I loved the writing style of this book. It was written half in podcast form with the voice of West McCray, who has his own serial true crime podcast. And then the other half was told […]

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