Author: Stephanie

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


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 read all of her books (since I’ve only read a handful) and I wanted to see all of the Easter Eggs play out. Because Sarah loves to lay Easter Eggs! 🙂

I’ve also decided to post this and see if anyone wanted to join me on this adventure. I figure her books will be perfect for reading while I’m on Maternity Leave and if people actually want to join me, I may do a giveaway for those participate!

The Books to Read and the Schedule

1. April 7 – That Summer

2. April 14 – Someone Like You

3. April 21 – Keeping the Moon

4. April 28 – Dreamland

5. May 5 – This Lullaby

6. May 12 – The Truth About Forever

7. May 19 – Just Listen

8. May 26 – Lock & Key

9. June 2 – Along for the Ride

10. June 9 – What Happened to Goodbye

11. June 16 – The Moon and More

12. June 23 – Saint Anything

13. June 30 – Once and for All

What Qualifies As Participating?

Not everyone has to read every book. And who knows maybe you just want to join in the conversation of the books that you’ve already read of hers. Maybe you want to make your own post and link it up to ours. Maybe you just want to comment about it. I’m being pretty flexible with this read along and am doing it for my own reading pleasure and to help me get back in the swing of reading. (hopefully baby Amelia will allow me to do that)

Want to Join Along?

Sign up in the linky below!

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! […]

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 […]

Top Ten Tuesday [121]

Top Ten Tuesday [121]

Posted February 21, 2017 by Stephanie in Meme / 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday there is a different bookish top ten list. Join in on the fun! Top Ten Seven Books I Loved Less Than I Thought I Would (all time) **Book Covers are linked to the Goodreads pages and the written out titles are […]