About Karen

Mother, Lover, Writer, Reviewer, Social Media Princess. Karen has been a blogger since 2010. She is a US Army veteran, a medical professional, and the mother of four. Karen is the owner of That Book Store llc. She reviews books and shares mind vomit for this blog in her 'spare' time. Karen lives in New England.

Kids and Social Media ~Beyond the Books

Beyond the Books is a weekly feature hosted right here at KBK. Beyond the Books is a weekly writing prompt where I throw out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. Come back here and share the link to your blog post, and we all have fun learning about each other. For [...]

By | 2018-02-21T19:39:20+00:00 Thursday, February 22, 2018|Beyond the Books, Mind Vomit|5 Comments

Review: THE GIRL ON THE VELVET SWING by Simon Baatz

  THE GIRL IN THE VELVET SWING is the historical/true crime story of Evelyn Nesbit, the world's first real supermodel and her involvement in the 'case of the century' involving her husband and the murder of her benefactor. You might recognize her image from historical pictures of beautiful women. Her story is anything [...]

By | 2018-02-19T19:37:35+00:00 Monday, February 19, 2018|4 stars, Crime, Mystery, Non-Fiction, reviews|7 Comments

Weekly Wrap Up #159 -ARC Access Galore and More

Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up! Yea, I think *busy* is just going to be an ongoing theme for me in 2018. I am not sad about it. Some of this busy stuff is pretty cool. Our Valentine's Day this year was pretty low key. My Miguel picked out his own gift, which [...]

By | 2018-02-17T06:05:58+00:00 Saturday, February 17, 2018|Mind Vomit, That Book Store, Woman's Fiction|23 Comments

February Young Adult Releases (That I Probably Should Have Skipped)

These are going to be short reviews of some young adult February releases. I am still not sure I enjoyed these books quite as much as I hoped to. The thing is that I really enjoyed Wintersong. I couldn't wait for this book to be released. I so wanted to read more about [...]

By | 2018-02-17T20:04:31+00:00 Friday, February 16, 2018|3 stars, Fantasy, reviews, YA|13 Comments

Blogs I Read Daily ~Beyond the Books

Beyond the Books is a weekly feature hosted right here at KBK. Beyond the Books is a weekly writing prompt where I throw out a topic (mostly non-bookish), and you guys blog about it. Come back here and share the link to your blog post, and we all have fun learning about each other. For [...]

By | 2018-02-15T00:13:26+00:00 Thursday, February 15, 2018|Beyond the Books, Discussions|24 Comments

Reviews: HONOR AMONG THIEVES by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguirre

  HONOR AMONG THIEVES was pretty amazing! I might even go so far as to say that YA Sci-FI is becoming one of my favorite genres. This story is about a kick-ass rebel named Zara who ends up being picked for the Honors program. As an Honor, Zara will be sent into space [...]

By | 2018-02-14T20:32:33+00:00 Wednesday, February 14, 2018|4 stars, Fantasy, reviews, Science Fiction, YA|10 Comments

Review: THE QUEEN’S RISING by Rebecca Ross

THE QUEEN'S RISING is a young adult fantasy about a girl named Brienna. She starts off an orphan living with her grandfather. At the age of 11 he takes her to the legendary Magnolia House to be raised among the best-of-the-best child prodigies and learn a "passion". She is a bit late to start school [...]

By | 2018-02-13T19:01:20+00:00 Tuesday, February 13, 2018|4 stars, Fantasy, reviews, YA|6 Comments