Beyond the Books Announcement

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Hey Friends! I just wanted to let y’all know I am starting a new meme here at KBK called Beyond the Books. It is going to be a weekly feature here, and I hope you all will join me in blogging the topics and sharing your posts.

I am thinking with my new job I may not get as much reading in now. Although I will still have a good amount, I just want more posts that aren’t reviews. I had been looking for a weekly feature, that is not another review type post, for a while. I found Life of a Blogger on a blog I love to stalk follow called Novel Heartbeat. Sadly, I caught on a bit too late. I only got to participate about three times before Jessi @Novel Heartbeat posted her last Life of a Blogger saying goodbye. So this idea is borrowed from her, (with permission). I am hoping that this feature will help fill in the gaps in my weekly schedule. I do love blogging, though, so I can’t imagine just cutting down on blogging. (no way i could do that, it is all or nothing for me. the busier i am , the happier i am)

I am going to keep this feature on Thursdays like she had it. The idea is pretty simple. I throw out a topic and then we all blog about it, say anything you want in your post, then you come back here and link your post. The hope is that we all get to blog something other than books once in a while. You are not required to participate every week. You are not even required to post your post on Thursday. Post any day you want. However, I would like you to hold off for each weekly topic until after my post goes live on early Thursday.

So this feature starts this Thursday, June 11th and the first topic is Stress Relievers. I have listed topics for each week going all the way to Thanksgiving, so you can always blog ahead and schedule your post, (just be sure to come back and add your link to the post so we can all find it). You can find the list of proposed topics on my blog site by clicking the Beyond the Books tab in my header, or just click here.

I do hope you all will consider participating. Commenting on other blogger’s posts is highly encouraged, as well.

Let me know what you think of the idea (good or bad, just give it to me, i can take it).

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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.


  1. Elizabeth Lynx June 6, 2015 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Oh, this looks like it’s going to be so good. I can’t wait! I’ll try my best to keep up with my own posts on this but really want to see what you and others have to say. 🙂

  2. Love this idea and looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with! Will try to join in, but I’m not very good with deadlines. lol
    Check Out Terri @ Alexia’s Books and Such…’s most recent post- Review: What the Most Successful People Do Before BreakfastMy Profile

    • Karen Blue
      June 6, 2015 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      No deadlines. Post when you want, just not before the main post goes up. I hope you can join in!

  3. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight
    June 7, 2015 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I love this idea!! I will definitely try to participate when I can, and I will link this in my next week’s recap, I love it!
    Check Out Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight’s most recent post- Review & Giveaway: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly by Stephanie OakesMy Profile

    • Karen Blue
      June 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm - Reply

      That is really cool of you, thanks so much for advertising it for me. I feel like I just need to keep busy blogging and this is gonna help.

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  5. Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat
    June 19, 2015 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Best of luck with the new feature, girl! Maybe I will find time to participate in one or two at some point 😀
    Check Out Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat’s most recent post- Review: The Bell Jar by Sylvia PlathMy Profile

    • Karen Blue
      June 19, 2015 at 3:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jessi! I am not seeing a lot of people participate just yet, but I am having fun with the topics so far. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you do get a chance to play along some time.

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