Changes | September 2019 Monthly Wraps

Posted October 1, 2019 by Zeee in Monthly Wraps2 Comments


Changes | September 2019 Monthly Wraps

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Hello, fellow Wormies! Did you notice something different with my blog? YES! I finally caved and modified it a bit! I just had this convo between Malia @ Romance Shmomance and I told her that I am a creature of habit. So. While my blog has been modified, it still has the same look, with only slight changes! More on this will be on another blog post.

I have updated my blog header and basically renamed my blog, or used my original name I Heart Romance. While I will still continue to review Young Adult books, my blog mostly focuses on the romance genre, so I am keeping it this way. Who knows, maybe I will change it back at a later date. I am still keeping my social media accounts the same and have not changed anything.

Want to see my header changes? Sadly, I don’t have a copy of the really old ones!

header from 2014

header from 2016

header from mid-2016

header from late-2016 to 2019


OMG! The evolution is just amazing to see, right? I think my earlier headers were a bit tacky, which explains why I didn’t keep a copy of them.


Weird Reads for Halloween

If you have been following me on Bookstagram, you will know that I thought that I goofed and thought that Halloween was only a week away! Pierre was giving me grief about that because I totally missed his birthday. Well, in my mind anyway!

So, I started sharing Halloween romance recommendations and books that I wanted to read that had a creepy or otherworldly vibe. This resulted in me reading a bunch of alien romance recommended by all you beautiful romance readers! So, I’m definitely starting to read weirder sci-fi and paranormal reads!


BaeCrate September 2019 Unboxing


I also did my first unboxing with video with music and everything. LOL I feel like I accomplished a lot! I need an award for this! If you guys want to see the unboxing vid, just head to my Instagram account and click on the IGTV icon and watch the latest vid.

This is a box that I purchased before I became a rep, but you can use my code for any box.

Also, use my rep code IHEARTROM5 to save on your next box!


Read a Romance Blog

Read a Romance Blog

My Read a Romance Blog feature has now started and I have two of my favorite people featured! If you haven’t, please stop by because they are sharing the very first book that got them into reading romance!

Anne @ Glimpses of My Books
Anne @ Glimpses of My Books Sam @ The Book Disciple




Reading Progress

I finally read 92 books this year! I’m a bit excited because it felt like I was reading really slowly this year. That’s okay, but sometimes I get anxious because – all the books!

However, this month resulted in a few more DNF reads. I’m a bit sad that some of the recommendations by reliable sources have been some of those that I DNF’d.


I’ve been doing great with my other challenges! I need to work on my discussions, though! This may be something I want to think about for Blogtober, not that I am going to officially join the challenge, but I will try to blog more this month! Wish me luck!


Must Read Book of the Month

I’m picking two must-reads for the month of September! Promise of Darkness is an amazing fae fantasy romance and  On Dublin Street is one amazing and heartbreaking contemporary romance! I’m really enjoying reading backlist books, so keep the recommendations coming!


Books Read this Month


Book Reviews 

  1. [5 Sep] Lies by Kylie Scott
  2. [20 Sep] Love on Lexington Avenue by Lauren Layne
  3. [28 Sep] Promise of Darkness by Bec McMaster


Blog Posts

  1. [1 Sep] Books and then some | August 2019 Monthly Wraps
  2. [2 Sep] Favorite Audiobooks Available on Audible Escape
  3. [3 Sep] Books I Enjoyed That Are Outside My Comfort Zone
  4. [4 Sep] Read a Romance Blog: Glimpses of My Books
  5. [8 Sep] Currently Reading 2019 Weeks 34-35: I’ve been reading a few meh books
  6. [9 Sep] My Ten Most Read Authors
  7. [18 Sep] Read a Romance Blog: The Book Disciple
  8. [23 Sep] Currently Reading 2019 Weeks 36-37: I’m Super Late for this post, but that’s okay!
  9. [30 Sep] Books On My Fall 2019 TBR


Waiting For

I’m excited to moderate this awesome Fil-Am panel at The Ripped Bodice! Don’t forget to grab your tickets and meet these awesome authors. Also, I would appreciate the support because this is the first time I’m moderating a panel!

RSVP at The Ripped Bodice! The event is free, but they need to know many to expect, so get your tickets now.


Movies & TV


Black Fox Poster

We have a new anime to watch! The Black Fox 24-minute preview on Crunchyroll was amazing and mindblowing! I can’t to watch this! The first episode airs on October 4!


Demon Slayer

We also got the green light for a Kimetsu no Yaiba Dragon Slayer movie! I’m really excited about this because last Saturday was their season 1 finale! Gahh I can’t get enough of this anime!


Let's Discuss

Wow, this was a long post! If you made it this far, please recommend your favorite sci-fi or alien romance because I NEED them!

If you blog, have you changed your theme and headers recently?


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2 responses to “Changes | September 2019 Monthly Wraps

  1. I love the new header! I want to do changes on my blog so bad, but it’s just finding the time and money to get with someone and then have them help me get it switched over. I just have to give in and self host my blog at some point, or have some help with it I think. Oh well. Anyway, enough about me, your new header is great! I also love Truth or Beard and On Dublin Street.
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