Monthly Wrap-Up #1 ~ November 2013

~Jennifer~ | 5:17 PM |

* Monthly Wrap Up #1 *

One of my favorite posts I see around the blogosphere are wrap up posts, both weekly and monthly, and I decided I'd like to start doing this at the end of the month also. Possibly weekly, too. I enjoy seeing the summary of everything from the month in one post in case I've missed anything and find them helpful in catching up with commenting.

For me, this will not only help promote my posts any of you guys may have missed but will also allow me to evaluate my blog's content - do I post too many blitzes? Do I have enough creative content? Do I post enough reviews? Should I look into doing other types of posts?

I'd also love your feedback, so feel free to post in the comment section anything you'd like to see less of, more of, or if it's a good amount.

Blog Tours 
The Vesik Series by Eric R. Asher - Review Nov 5th

Nightmare City by Andrew Klavan - Review Nov 6th

Controlling the Dead (The Famished Trilogy #2) by Annie Walls - Review Nov 10th

The Seraphina Parrish Trilogy by Michelle Warren - Review of Wander Dust (#1) Nov 12th 

Rook by Monica MacDonald - Review Nov 13th

Dead Dreams by Emma Right - Review Nov 14th

Intermix Nation by M.P. Attardo - Review Nov 16th 

Bad Boy Rock Star by Candy J. Starr - Review Nov 19th

The Daughters of Zeus Series by Kaitlin Bevis - Review of Persephone (#1) Nov 24th

Ink is Thicker than Water by Amy Spalding - Review Nov 26th

Gravely Inanimated by Esther Wheelmaker - Review Nov 29th 

The Goddess's Wishes (#1) by Lissette E. Manning - Review  Nov 30th

Think Out Loud
Think Out Loud #21 ~ A Little of This, A Little of That Nov 8th

Think Out Loud #22 ~ It's Your Birthday Nov 23rd

Think Out Loud #23 ~ Happy Thanksgiving Nov 28th   

Feature & Follow Fridays
Feature & Follow Friday #31 ~ Bookin' it to the Movies Nov 15th

Feature and Follow Friday #32 ~ Tag You're It! Nov 23rd 

Feature & Follow Friday #33 ~ Stuff yourself! Nov 28th 

IWSG ~ Epic Fail Nov 11th 

Cover Reveals
Into the Storm by Melanie Moreland Nov 1st

Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy #2) by Laura Howard Nov 6th

Sugar Kisses (3AM Kisses #3) by Addison Moore Nov 7th 

Shrouded by Frances Pauli Nov 7th 

Playing Pretend by Juliana Haygert Nov 8th

One Wild Night (#1) by Magan Vernon Nov 13th

The NAturals Present Unwrapped Six Novellas Nov 19th

M-Day (#1) by D.T. Dyllin Nov 20th

Double Cover Reveal ~ The Legend of Me & The Winter People by Rebekah Purdy Nov 27th   

Book Blitzes / Blasts  
Order of the Seers by Cerece Rennie Murphy Nov 1st

The Living Blond Trilogy by Allison Rushby Nov 1st

1000 Sleepless Nights by Connie Michael Nov 4th

Dead Dreams (#1) by Emma Right Nov 5th

Hearken (#4) by Kristen Day Nov 5th

Permanent (Indelibly Marked #1) by Kim Carmichael Nov 6th

The Valkyrie Series by T.G. Ayer Nov 7th

Supernatural Six Nov 8th

Visions by Laura N. Anile Nov 10th

Impossibly Love by Shane Morgan Nov 20th 

Fighting for the Edge (#3) by Jennifer Comeaux Nov 20th

This Morning I Woke Up Dead by Mindy Larson  Nov 24th

Submerged (Outbreak #1) by Nicole Sobon Nov 25th

Slide (Broken #1) by Michelle Congdon Nov 25th

Silent Echo: A Siren's Tale by Elisa Freilich Nov 27th

Alive (Crave #1) by Megan D. Martin Nov 27th

The Last Bastion of the Living: A Futuristic Zombie Novel by Rhiannon Frater Nov 29th

The Watcher by Lisa Voisin Nov 30th

I've posted a lot of blitzes, and I know many bloggers shy away from those but I'll tell you why I like them so much. Many times with blitzes, I get the opportunity to have a giveaway for the book for my post, and I like to give you guys the chance to win a copy. 

I only choose blitzes for books I've either read or am going to read. The same with choosing cover reveals. When I sign up for a blitz or cover reveal, I know a blog tour for that book will be coming up so it reminds me to keep an eye out for that. 

I *might* be posting too many blitzes, and if you guys think I am, please feel free to let me know and make any suggestions on posts you'd rather see. :D 

I'm happy with the number of reviews I post. Every blog tour I participated in this month, I chose to review the book. For this month, I posted 14 book reviews for 12 blog tours (two of the blog tours I reviewed two books). 

I know for most of the books I review I give them a 4 or 5 star rating, which might seem like a lot to some bloggers, but I've been really lucky in coming across books this year that I've absolutely loved. 

* What's Up for December *  

Blog Tours
  • World of Ash by Shauna Granger - YA Bound Tours
  • The Boy from the Woods by Jen Minkman - Girls Heart Books Tours
  • Path Unchosen by Kim Cleary - Xpresso Book Tours
  • North Pole Reform School by Jaimie Admans - Oops I Read a Book Again
  • Storm Warning by E. Lee & C. Quinn - InkSlinger PR
  • Flawless by Jennifer McGill - IFB Tours
  • Addicted for Now (#2) by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie - YA Bound Tours
  • This Morning I Woke Up Dead by Mindy Larson - RABT
  • Class of '98 by A.L. Player - YA Bound Tours
  • The World Without a Future by Nazarea Andrews - InkSlinger PR

Special Posts

I really want to make my blog something I'm happy with and proud of while giving you guys great content that's entertaining and informative. I appreciate each and every one of you. Without you guys, I'd just be talking to myself! 

Thank you! <3 


  1. Looks like you had a busy month blogging. I like how you did the wrap-ups. It really did help not only with the catching up, but for new visitors as well.
    Nice to meet you.

    1. It was super busy. Thanks! I'm definitely going to start doing this every month, and hopefully every week, too. Nice to meet you, too! :)

  2. [ Smiles ] It's nice to know that November was a busy time for you in the blogosphere.

    I am one of those people who post frequently!

    1. I love keeping busy, lol. I've been keeping up with your posts, too. :D

  3. You have been on a wonderful run of good reads lately! What a list. It really shows how much you enjoy sharing with us your world of books and more, like Passion Pit and going to the Bengals with your kids.

    1. It's really true! There's only been one book this year I DNF'ed, and that was way back in July. Thanks, Robyn! I'm lucky to have supportive blogger friends like you! <3

  4. WOW! You blogged a lot this month! Awesome! I've been doing monthly wraps for a while now, along with monthly TBRs and I love it! It shows you everything you've accomplished in a month, and it feels good to see all your work!

    Want to win $10, a mystery box of books, or Eleanor & Park AND Fangirl??

    1. Hey, yeah, I guess I did, LOL! I really love doing this and for the same reasons you do, too. It's nice to recap and see what kinds of posts you're posting to help you decide if you want to keep doing things the same way or if you want to change things up. Thanks, Lisa!

      P.S. - Do I ever! I really want Fangirl! Like badly!! (I just bought Eleanor & Park on Friday).


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