Welcome to my Monthly Wrap Up!

What a crazy month! While I did manage to get a few books read and do the Black Friday Book Bonanza Giveaway Hop, I am still tired from all running around I did this month. My Miguel and I tied the knot on November 5th!!! In case you missed the post earlier this month with pictures from the wedding, here ya go…

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We celebrated Thanksgiving with food from Cracker Barrel, it was yummy. I am sad to say that by 24 hours post Thanksgiving, all of the leftovers were consumed. I got none of the leftovers. I had a great time shopping the Black Friday deals. I am half way done with x-mas shopping.

In November I only posted one Booktube video. I wasn’t feeling it, tbh. I know this isn’t a good excuse, but this is like a hobby for me. So I can do as much or as little as I want. Right?

I started a bullet journal in October, (i haven’t done a wrap up since September, so I am trying to catch you up). I love it. I am going to put together a video about it here in the next week or so. Do you bullet journal?

I didn’t do well for fitness in October or November, which is unfortunate now that fatty food holidays are here. I think about it all the time. I gotta put a real plan together and get moving. I saw an instagram profile that got me all kinds of inspired. Any idea about where I should start? I need a good plan and don’t mind spending money for it.

Speaking of social media, I am thinking of leaving Instagram. Other than that profile I just mentioned I hardly ever go on it. I am not that into pictures, so maybe I am just missing the point. I have been getting really into Snapchat. I love the filters and 30 second videos. Something about it disappearing after 24 hours really appeals to me. You can find me being goofy on there @bluekaren

I posted a Wrap Up Video:

I reviewed 10 books in November (click the cover to see the review)

I published 19 posts in November

I published three 5 star reviews this month

A Criminal Magic


The Diabolic

Best of the Bunch was…



I hosted more Beyond The Books. We Did four topics this month:

Things I thought I would never do

How are you brave?

Fun things to do that don’t cost a lot of money

Happy Thanksgiving! How are you celebrating this year?


Top post viewed of the month (besides the giveaways) was:

Feelings All Bookworms Can Relate To


I made a dent in my challenges for 2016.

2016 Book Blog Discussion Challenge

19/20 95%

Commenting 365 Challenge

334/365 91%

New Release Challenge

64/45 100%

2016 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge

55/50 100%

Reading New England Reading Challenge

4/6 66%


Goals for December

In December I hope to:

  • Figure out a fitness plan and get started!
  • Post at least 2 videos
  • Post at least 5x weekly on my blog
  • Figure out if I want to continue Beyond the Books or quit it
  • Be cool to my Mom while she is here and enjoy her company
  • Have an Awesome Xmas with my family


How was your month?



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