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 Adult. I also talk a lot about TV/Movies and my writing processes. I cannot wait to get to know you all!

I’ve taken a rather long hiatus, again. It’s been a very busy and hectic couple of years. Back in January, I had all these plans and posts half drafted so that I could get back into the blogging world and then I gave birth to my beautiful son, Paul a whole month early and everything just kind of fell flat for me.

Over the past (almost) year

I’ve kept up with reading. I just finished my 60th book last night. And I’ve been journal-ing my bookish escapes through a spreadsheet on Google Sheets and through a bullet journal/my planner.

I’ve participated in Nanowrimo this past November and while I didn’t win the 50k, I still consider myself a winner because I did my personal best and stuck with ONE project this past November and wrote just over 23k words for it so far. The only time I’ve ever won Nano was when I was working on 3 different projects at once.

I’ve been super busy with my family. It seems like our weekends fill up way too fast and with me being a full time worker and mother, I feel like I barely have any “me” time. So, I stay up way too late to get my shows and reading in before I have to start all over the next day.

What can you expect from this return?

Well, I really miss having an outlet in the bookish community to talk about all the things I want to talk about. So, get ready to see more discussion posts, more lists, more posts about tv shows and movies (regardless of if they were originally books or not) and more writing posts.

I’m really wanting to be a part of the community again and so I’ll probably hop on Twitter and Instagram more often. I do miss taking bookish photos even though they can get super time consuming.

I’d even want to see if I can venture into the world of booktube or authortube this year. I need to do some research because I don’t have a camera (other than my Samsung phone and my web camera on my 6 year old HP laptop) Plus, I’m not the greatest at editing. But if this is an avenue that people want to see more of, I will definitely look into it.

Readathons! Over the past year I’ve participated in many readathons and loved every second of it. You’ll see more readathon posts and maybe even a new readathon created by yours truly 🙂

Reading Challenges… I’m on the fence about them. I really love the idea of challenging myself. But at the same time, I feel like I’m constantly failing at them. So, we will see about those.

Book Club!! Back in the day, Dana (from DanaSquare) and I had a book club called Square in Wonderland… well, I think I might dust it off and bring it back to life. What do you guys think?

I’m also going to try and work on a new style to the blog. I feel like it needs a fresh new look.

So, let’s talk!

How have you all been? What has your 2019 been like? Are you excited to jump into a new decade?

xoxo

Stephanie
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6 responses to “I’m Back!

  1. Welcome back! A new son is more important than any blog! But we are glad to have you back. I participated in NaNoWriMo myself, but did not win once again. And even though I don’t know if I’ll continue with that story, I came up with a really good idea for another one I’d started last year and how to fix it and maybe enter in to the SmartyPants Romance series! Glad to have you back and look forward to more posts!
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