Category Archives: Monthly Review

Monthly Review | November 2014

November and December have been my busiest months this year.  It’s busy season at work which means I have no social life and my wedding is coming up in four short months.  I can’t believe how time flies.  As they say, it’s better late than never right?  So, I wanted to share my recap of November.

BOOKS READ

Like I said, it’s been busy so I didn’t finish reading many books in November, but I’ve had time to read much more this month. Yay!

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CURRENTLY READING

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POSTS THIS MONTH

Here are my November posts (excluding my weekly Sunday Quotes) –

FOLLOWERS

My blog reached 200 followers in November.  I couldn’t be more grateful for those who take the time to read my opinions and stories about books.

Stories Unfolded Reaches 200 Followers!

SOCIAL MEDIA

I was officially brought in as the Social Media Chair for the Women’s National Book Association Los Angeles Chapter.  I’m so excited to be working with this amazing organization.

Exciting Announcement | Social Media Chair Position

I also shared the several ways you can follow Stories Unfolded on social media.

Stories Unfolded On Social Media

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Monthly Review | October 2014

My busy work and wedding planning schedule really put a dent in the blog this last month.  I didn’t do nearly as much as I would have liked.  We are less than 6 months away from the wedding and now it’s all about getting the little things done…and little things add up.

Even though it was pretty busy in my personal life, I think I accomplished a lot on Stories Unfolded this month.  Again, not as much as I would have hoped.  I still have some catching up to do on book reviews.

Here’s my October in review:

Books Read:

Very short list of books I read this month.  I usually like to read at least 5 per month, but I’m happy with the books I did get to read.

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Currently Reading:

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Posts This Month:

Here are my October posts (excluding my weekly Sunday Quotes) –

Giveaways & Challenges:

I participated in the Sideswiped Blog Tour and posted a review that included two giveaways.  Look out for more giveaways in November!

Book Review | Sideswiped by Lia Riley

Announcing Sideswiped Giveaway Winner

To get in the Halloween spirit, I participated in Paris Baker’s Spooky Reads Week.  I picked Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn to read during that week.  Still working on this book and a review will follow soon.  After I’m done reading it, I’m going to see the movie with a friend.

Spooky Reads Week & Giveaway | Oct. 27th – Nov. 2nd

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Blog Awards:

This month I received two blog awards! Yay! Thank you to all my followers for making it possible.

Another One Lovely Blog Award

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Stories Unfolded | Liebster Award Nomination

Book Events:

I’ve been trying to attend more book events.  I went to an author panel hosted by the Women’s National Book Association and an author reading event called Book’d in Burbank.  Look out for the posts about these two events.

Social Media:

In October, I was trying to be more active with my social media efforts for my blog.  I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job.

Follow me on:

Twitter: @elise_dani

Instagram: @storiesunfolded

Facebook: Stories Unfolded

How was your October?

Monthly Review | September 2014

September was a busy month for me, but I still can’t believe how fast it went by!  Seriously…there’s only three more months left in the year 2014.  My September Review is a few days late…I was on vacation for a week and a half with no computer.  Just laying out on the Cancun beach.

So, here’s my September in review:

Books Read:

Currently Reading:

Posts This Month:

I did a lot this month! I’m quite proud of myself.  I’ve been trying to have at least one post per day.  So far I’ve been meeting that goal (patting myself on the back).

Here are my September posts (excluding my weekly Sunday Quotes) –

Challenges:

I participated in the Net Galley Month challenge during September.  I read all the books I wanted to read except one.  Now I have to catch up on the reviews for these books.

Followers:

My blog reached 100 followers this month and I was so excited and so proud!  I’m very grateful to all my followers.

Stories Unfolded Reaches 100 Followers!

Giveaways:

I hosted my first giveaway this month.  It’s an honor to have been contacted about it.  Look out for the next giveaway on October 11th.

Upcoming Book Review & Giveaway!

Blog Awards:

I received my very first blog award this month.  I was so excited to be nominated and have the chance to nominate some of the blogs I always enjoy.

Stories Unfolded | One Lovely Blog Award

How was your September?

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