Category: Wrap Up

New Year, New Me? [Plus, 2018 Stats]

Posted January 1, 2019 by Stephanie in Update, Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Happy New Year my loves!

It has been entirely WAY too long since I last blogged. And as much as I think I needed to be away from it, I’ve missed it so much. I miss gushing about the books I’m reading or wanting. And I miss talking about my writing and what’s going on with it. But, a goal of mine in 2019 is to get back to blogging. But this also means that I am revamping a bit. I want to make this blog fun again. So, most of the reviews that I will have will most likely be mini reviews or turned into discussions or lists on what I liked and didn’t like. I’m also not going to be geared towards just YA. I’m definitely bringing some adult content as well. I’ve been on a huge romance and historical romance kick lately and I want that to join my lineup! I’m planning on adding A LOT more writing posts. And obviously, I will still be participating in Top Ten Tuesday and possibly other memes like a Five Fave Friday, and maybe others. I also plan to bring more TV shows into the mix too. I’m basically still going to have mostly bookish/writing topics with a hint of lifestyle/fangirl sprinkled throughout. I just feel like that’s more me. The majority of me is books and writing but there is so much more to my life than that and I want to bring those more into the blog as well.

How my 2018 went:

My original Goodreads goal was 100 and then I changed it to 80 and then in early December when I realized I wasn’t going to make it to 80, I changed it to 60 and I came SO close to completing that this year.

So, overall, my 2018 reading year wasn’t horrible. But it wasn’t as spectacular as I was hoping for. I fell flat on keeping up with my blogging and my writing in 2018 because I was just swamped and by the time I got home from work, I was exhausted.

But 2019 will be better.

I haven’t decided if I am going to participate in any genre/blogger challenges this year. But I did already set up my 2019 reading challenge on Goodreads. Instead of putting 100 as my goal like I have for the past few years. I’ve decided to do a random number generator with the minimum of 1 and the max of 100 and it gave me: 

I really didn’t get a chance to update what challenges I actually succeeded with in 2018 because like I said earlier, I really fell off the boat with it in 2018. But I hope to do so much better in 2019. So, without further adieu, I hope you all had a wonderful New Year and I’d love to hear what your goals are for 2019!

Stephanie
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What I’ve Been Reading… [1]

Posted June 21, 2018 by Stephanie in Review, Wrap Up / 1 Comment

What I’ve Been Reading… will be a segment here on In Wonderland a few times a month. Or really, whenever I have a plethora of books that I want to share that I’ve read and give a quick review of. This is my way of doing a review without feeling the daunting/boring feel of it. Of course, every so often I will give a full review. But I don’t want to get discouraged from my blog for *having* to write reviews.

What I’ve Been Reading Lately…

What I’ve Been Reading… [1]Frozen Tides by Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #4
Published by Razorbill on December 15th 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 413
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
Buy on AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository

I didn’t include the synopsis for this because it’s book 4 and well, spoilers. But I loved this book. Lucia bothered me. But I think she bothered most people.

What I’ve Been Reading… [1]Crystal Storm by Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #5
Published by Razorbill on December 13th 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 379
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
four-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
Buy on AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository

I also didn’t include the synopsis for this because it’s book 5 and spoilers, darling. This was probably my least favorite of the books… but for it being my least favorite.. I still gave it a solid 4 stars.. So, what does that tell you about this series?!

What I’ve Been Reading… [1]Immortal Reign by Morgan Rhodes
Series: Falling Kingdoms #6
Published by Razorbill on February 6th 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 391
Format: Hardcover
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
five-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
Buy on AmazonBarnes & NobleThe Book Depository

Again, no synopsis. Spoilers. However, if you haven’t read this series yet.. what are you waiting for?! This is one of my favorite series of all time and has solidified Morgan Rhodes as a auto buy author for me! I enjoyed every word of this series! And just want to have discussions with all of you about them!!

five-stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Stephanie
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Monthly Recap [February & March 2018]

Monthly Recap [February & March 2018]

Posted April 5, 2018 by Stephanie in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Okay, so… I’ve decided to revamp the monthly recaps because I wanted to add a little more stats to it. Let me know how you like this version of the recap. Let me know what you like to see in recaps! Bookish Haul I failed and didn’t take any IG photos in March. I’ve been […]

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Monthly Recap [January 2018]

Monthly Recap [January 2018]

Posted February 4, 2018 by Stephanie in TBR, Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Okay, so… I’ve decided to revamp the monthly recaps because I wanted to add a little more stats to it. Let me know how you like this version of the recap. Let me know what you like to see in recaps! Bookish Haul The Cruel Prince by Holly Black (Owlcrate) Nothing Left to Burn by […]

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Monthly Recap [July 2017]

Monthly Recap [July 2017]

Posted July 31, 2017 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read **There’s Someone Inside Your House was only a […]

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Monthly Recap [June 2017]

Monthly Recap [June 2017]

Posted June 30, 2017 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read Reviews Other Posts Books Read Reviews Other Posts

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Monthly Recap [May 2017]

Monthly Recap [May 2017]

Posted May 31, 2017 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read Failed to finish a book in May. Been […]

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Monthly Recap [April 2017]

Monthly Recap [April 2017]

Posted April 30, 2017 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read Reviews Other Posts Books Read Reviews Other Posts

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2017 SRC Quarter 2 Link Up!

2017 SRC Quarter 2 Link Up!

Posted April 1, 2017 by Stephanie in Challenge, Wrap Up / 1 Comment

First things first: Happy Spring! It’s day one of Quarter 2 for the 2017 Steampunk Reading Challenge! I hope you all are super excited for this challenge. It kind of got lost on both of us hosts last year, but we are back and ready to make this event even better than last year! We […]

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Monthly Recap [March 2017]

Monthly Recap [March 2017]

Posted March 31, 2017 by In Wonderland Team in Wrap Up / 0 Comments

Here is our monthly recap for this month! We are also looking for a way to tweak our Monthly Recaps, so in the comments let us know what you like to see in monthly recaps or what you’d like to see in our recaps! 🙂 Books Read Reviews Other Posts Books Read Reviews Other Posts

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