The Lack of Posts… [A Life Update]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Stephanie in Discussion, Update / 0 Comments

Some of you may have noticed the lack of posts that have been going up on In Wonderland, well, I’m mostly to blame. I’ve got about 5 weeks to go until the baby gets here (approximately) and the third trimester has not been too kind to me. I’m still in a weird reading funk where I haven’t read a whole lot this year and it’s almost April already! And when I mean the third trimester hasn’t been kind, I mean it. It’s hard to sleep because I’ve gotten so big and I can’t sleep on my back even though that’s the comfiest position most of the time. :/ I’m exhausted all the time. My feet and ankles get swollen if I’m on my feet for longer than 10 minutes. And because I haven’t been able to get the best sleep and I’m tired all the time, the second i sit down to relax I start dozing off. So, I’ve been sticking with watching episodes of TV shows I’ve already seen so I don’t miss anything important.

As for Lizzie, she’s had her own life and with being back in school it’s kind of made her go on a small hiatus as well. But she is hoping to get some more posts done/scheduled for while I’m not around a whole lot due to the baby taking up my time. So you’ll see more of her (other than her WOW posts in the future)!

In other news our baby shower was almost a month ago (and I’m still working on those Thank You cards, damnit I suck) and at our baby shower we revealed the name we have given our baby girl. Mostly because Joe was able to finish up the sign he made that we will be hanging in her room! (which we are still working on… yea we haven’t had a lot of time to work on like anything because he’s working Mon-Sat lately). But I figured you’d all like to know what her name will be! So without further adieu!

this is the sign without the LED lights lit up
And here it is with the LED lights lit up. (We can have whatever color lit up!)

So,there you have it. Her name will be Amelia Rose! It didn’t take us long to figure out the name which is surprising since neither one of us had any girls names in mind but one day we both came up of a list of 5-10 girls names we really liked and Amelia was on both of our lists and we instantly fell in love. And I was really in love with a middle name of Rose. And after we had decided that this was the name, Joe liked to point out that she’s named after my 2 favorite Doctor Who companions and it solidified my love for the name even more! 🙂

And just a quick update on how I’m looking nowadays, I’m happy to inform you that all the weight gain has only been in my stomach so far and this was me about 3 weeks ago:

Granted I feel even bigger now (kind of) but it’s definitely getting time to evict Amelia out of my belly and into my arms!

Anyways, let’s talk about it! How are you all doing? I’m sorry I haven’t been around much to reply to comments, but I promise I have been reading them! Hopefully once I get back to a good reading regime and blogging routine I’ll be a lot better at replying!

love you all and happy reading! <3


WoW [101]

Posted March 22, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly.

This Week’s Victim Pick….

WoW [101]The League of American Traitors by Matthew Landis
Published by Sky Pony Press on August 8th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Historical
Pages: 336
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National Treasure meets Hamilton in a breathless history-based thriller from an outstanding new voice.
Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it. . . .

When seventeen year-old Jasper is approached at the funeral of his deadbeat father by a man claiming to be an associate of his deceased parents, he’s thrust into a world of secrets tied to America’s history—and he’s right at the heart of it.
First, Jasper finds out he is the sole surviving descendant of Benedict Arnold, the most notorious traitor in American history. Then he learns that his father’s death was no accident. Jasper is at the center of a war that has been going on for centuries, in which the descendants of the heroes and traitors of the American Revolution still duel to the death for the sake of their honor.
His only hope to escape his dangerous fate on his eighteenth birthday? Take up the research his father was pursuing at the time of his death, to clear Arnold’s name.
Whisked off to a boarding school populated by other descendants of notorious American traitors, it’s a race to discover the truth. But if Jasper doesn’t find a way to uncover the evidence his father was hunting for, he may end up paying for the sins of his forefathers with his own life.
Like a mash-up of National Treasure and Hamilton, Matthew Landis’s debut spins the what-ifs of American history into a heart-pounding thriller steeped in conspiracy, clue hunting, and danger.

My Thoughts

After reading that first sentence did you say YAS out loud? Just me? Okay. Seriously though, anything that takes place in a special school for anything is the fastest way to get a book nerd to get grab handy. I’m not a massive history buff, but I love reading about it in YA. Especially with the thriller aspect, it sounds amazing! Also, the MC’s name is Jasper and I can’t help but think of Six of Crows….all Jaspers across genres have my heart.

And now…over to you: what book are you waiting to release? Link me up and I’ll try my best to drop by! 🙂

Sarah Dessen Read Along Sign Ups!

Sarah Dessen Read Along Sign Ups!

Posted March 21, 2017 by Stephanie in Read Along / 0 Comments

I’ve decided to put together a little Read Along for all of Sarah Dessen’s books going from April 7th to June 30th! It would be one book a week and I would post something every Friday. I can’t wait to read Once and for All that comes out June 6th, but I really wanted to […]

WoW [100]

WoW [100]

Posted March 15, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts This sounds so interesting! Very rarely do we find a book about time travel that isn’t a form of travel the user does for fun. I love the […]

Cover Reveal: WARCROSS by Marie Lu

Cover Reveal: WARCROSS by Marie Lu

Posted March 9, 2017 by Stephanie in cover reveal, Spotlight / 1 Comment

Cover Reveal! Guys, I am super excited that Marie Lu’s newest book comes out later this year. And today we got a look at the cover and an excerpt from the book!! Which makes me even more excited!!! If you want to read the excerpt, click here, because it was revealed on Entertainment Weekly today! […]

WoW [99]

WoW [99]

Posted March 8, 2017 by Lizzie in Meme / 1 Comment

Waiting on Wednesday (aka: WoW) is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine, spotlighting releases we are waiting for eagerly. This Week’s Victim Pick…. My Thoughts First off, did you know Alexandra Bracken was writing this?! I didn’t! It sounds AMAZING! I’m a massive middle grade fan, every summer I always get the urge […]

Interview with Victoria Scott!

Interview with Victoria Scott!

Posted March 2, 2017 by Stephanie in book blitz, Interview / 0 Comments

What was it like to write a psychological thriller like Violet Grenade? (Did it ever make you feel crazy?) As opposed to not feeling crazy? You do know I’m a fiction writer, correct? Ha! It was a blast writing a psychological book. Challenging, to be sure, but fun. As far as the “thriller” aspect, I’ve […]

Monthly Bookmail [February 2017]

Monthly Bookmail [February 2017]

Posted March 2, 2017 by Stephanie in Bookmail / 2 Comments

This will be a new monthly feature where I will show you all the books I received or bought throughout the month. This will include ARCs, Finished Copies, Hardcovers, Paperbacks, eARCs, and eBooks. It will basically just showcase all the books! 🙂 The Highlight of February! This package was by far the absolute highlight of […]