Weekly Wrap Up #154 ~I am not okay.

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mv Hello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up!

I am so close to putting that final piece together for my secret project. I will probably be making an announcement next week sharing what my project is. Maybe. Also, it just occurred to me that some of YOU might have some ideas/resources/advice that I could use at this point. So yea, I will probably be sharing my secret with you next week. Maybe.

This week my household had major drama. I don’t want to get too much into it because it has mostly passed, but I am affected by it nonetheless. I hate drama. Despite how busy I try to stay. and as much as it seems like I thrive on chaos, I need my family intact. Did you ever have something happen in your household that made you question it’s stability? I am not feeling as secure as I did last week. The worst part is that I can’t even bring it up. It is “in the past” now and I should just get over it. I am not over it though. I am not okay.

It was a shit blogging week for me. I meant to post my review for It, but then I didn’t. Maybe I was intimidated by the sheer size of the book and all the impertinent information it should cover. Possibly I just ran short on time. I did finish reading It, Watch Me and sad to say I am almost done reading The Cruel Prince. The Cruel Prince is so good, I don’t want it to end. It is hard juggling everything. You bloggers know exactly what I mean. Hopefully this week is better for me blogging-time wise. It should be, I have this weekend off.

I am working this Monday holiday. I get double time, so there’s that. I hope, those of you that have the extra day off, really enjoy it.

Fitness this week:

None this week.


Last week I posted:

Weekly Wrap Up #153~ We Survived the Bomb Cyclone

Review: THE HAZEL WOOD by Melissa Albert ★★★★★

My Most Popular Blog Posts So Far ~Beyond the Books


Next week I plan to post:

It by Stephen King

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman


Currently reading:


My Book Haul:

Thanks to Wednesday Books and my Wallet for these read!


Recent Blog Reads:

I decided to combine my 365 Challenge with this part of my wrap up. Here are the blogs I visited and commented on this week (i commented on more than these, but these are the ones I chose for the challenge). I am gonna try to get 365 different blogs to visit, without any repeats.


What did you do this week?

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By | 2018-01-12T22:47:33+00:00 Saturday, January 13, 2018|Mind Vomit, Weekly Wrap Up|28 Comments

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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. She reviews books and shares mind vomit for this blog in her 'spare' time. Karen lives in New England.


  1. Di @ Book Reviews By Di January 13, 2018 at 3:31 am - Reply

    A secret project! Oh how fun! I can’t wait to hear what you have been working on.

    I’m finally back after being on a bit of hiatus for traveling and year end and it helps I now have a new laptop!

    I’m sorry to hear about the household drama. Sending positive vibes your way.

    I want to try The Cruel Prince! I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying it so much. I haven’t tried a Holly Black yet!

    Hope you had a great week and look forward to catching up with you again tomorrow!
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    • Karen Blue
      January 13, 2018 at 10:17 am - Reply

      Thanks Di, I am glad to see you are back. The Cruel Prince is so good, it deserves all the hype it is getting. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Trish @ Between My Lines
    January 13, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Good luck with the secret project, it sounds excited. And yes I hear you on the struggle to balance everything. Hope next week is drama free, and that you feel secure again.

  3. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance January 13, 2018 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    I’m excited to learn more about your secret project. I’m sorry to hear about the drama – it might be “in the past” but you’re allowed to still not be okay about it.

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  4. Laura Thomas
    January 14, 2018 at 12:42 am - Reply

    Sorry about your family drama. I hope things get better for you. You sure did get some nice books. All three of these are on my list! Enjoy:)

    My Sunday Post

    • Karen Blue
      January 14, 2018 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Yea I thought I mine as well buy myself a little something. The Cruel Prince seems to be the most hyped book of 2018 so far. Thanks for stopping by!v

  5. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight January 14, 2018 at 3:10 am - Reply

    I’m sorry about the difficult family issues :-/ Excited to hear about your secret project though! And I’m glad you’re enjoying The Cruel Prince. I’ve heard a lot of good things and can’t wait to read it too.

    • Karen Blue
      January 14, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

      I just posted about my secret project. I couldn’t keep it a secret very long. I hope you get to read The Cruel Prince soon, it is so worth the hype. Thanks for stopping by Kristen!

  6. Evelina January 14, 2018 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Oh man. I hope your week is better… sorry about that 🙁 I hope it’s nothing serious though… but hey, I’m excited your about to share your secret with us 🙂 have a wonderful, or at least a better week!
    Sorry I haven’t been visiting you enough either, I really wanted to, but last week was just so hard. Spent at least two days just laid up after work, couldn’t do anything. Too tired..

  7. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity January 14, 2018 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Sorry there was family drama for you. Sometimes when stuff happens which shakes your feelings of stability it can be hard to move past but you need to look at why it shook you up. Hopefully you’ll be able to move past it once the shock wears off I guess. Enjoy reading The Cruel Prince, it’s an awesome read so I hope you enjoy it.
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  8. Jenea's Book Obsession January 14, 2018 at 11:03 am - Reply

    I am certainly curious about your secret project! I am so sorry that you week was filled with family drama, it is no fun at all. And stressful. I do understand what you mean by not being allowed to bring it back up too. That makes it even harder to move on from. I hope things get better for you and your family. {Hugs}

    I am glad that you are enjoying The Cruel Prince, I want to read it so badly, and I can’t wait to see what you think of it! Happy reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend off.

  9. Emma @ one readers thoughts
    January 14, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Sounds like a bit of a crazy week. I am looking forward to your big reveal.

    • Karen Blue
      January 14, 2018 at 4:32 pm - Reply

      It was a crazy week. I did post about my secret project today, so feel free to check it out ad let me know what you think.

  10. Mallory @ SheisBookish January 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm - Reply

    Oh! The secret project sounds exciting 🙂 Can’t wait to see what it is!!!

    We always seem to have major family drama right around the holidays. Even though we try to put it behind us, it doesn’t always mean it’s better. Forgiving can be easy, but forgetting is just about impossible 🙂 Hope this next week starts looking better 🙂

  11. Wendy @ Falconer's Library January 14, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Ugh, sounds like things are rough in some ways. I have one family member who is a Drama Factory, so I feel for you.

    Looking forward to learning about the Secret Project. And Strange the Dreamer was a great read!

    • Karen Blue
      January 14, 2018 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      I actually posted about my secret project today, so I would love for you to check it out. I can’t wait to read Strange the Dreamer. Thanks for stopping by Wendy!

  12. Aj @ Read All The Things!
    January 14, 2018 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Sorry about the drama. I avoid a lot of my family because it’s constant drama with them, and I can’t handle it. I hope this week is better for you.
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  13. Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction January 15, 2018 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear about the turmoil in your family right now. I can relate—my whole past year has felt like this in a lot of ways, and we’re finally now getting past it (not that it’s going away, but we’re figuring out how to move on as a family). It can be really stressful!
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    • Karen Blue
      January 15, 2018 at 7:40 pm - Reply

      I am glad to hear you guys are getting though it. I have had to draw some hard lines in the sand for my family and now I just don’t know if I chose right, or even why I had to make those choices. I just need :drama free” for a bit. Thanks for sharing you woes.

  14. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library
    January 16, 2018 at 10:56 am - Reply

    I’m kind of scared to even start It so I can completely understand being intimidated by it. Actually I haven’t read any Stephen King except for a novella I finally got to this year. I’m sorry about the household drama and it’s even harder when it isn’t resolved. I’m looking forward to seeing the reveal of the big secret. I have a guess and I’m looking forward to seeing if I’m right. Have a great week!

    • Karen Blue
      January 17, 2018 at 8:42 pm - Reply

      I listened to it mostly, but I also has a paperback copy for when I couldn’t put my headphones in.
      Now I wonder if you guessed right?

  15. Charlie
    January 21, 2018 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    I am so intrigued by your secret project!! I can’t wait to hear what it is.

    If you are feeling you can’t even bring it up because someone else is making the point that “it is in the past” and to get over it, I would encourage you to seek some type of counseling. Even if it’s just for you. I understand that feeling of your core foundation being shaken, and wondering if there is stability for the future, questioning everything. But if it is still bothering you, I think you should flush out those feelings. Keeping things buried can harbor resentment. That was the root of why my engagement ended – my ex fiance harbored such hatred about how he was treated growing up compared to his brother, and a fight over a girl they had in high school, that he could never let go of it and did everything he could to seek approval in other ways, including spending money we didn’t have to have approval of friends over our material item social status, as well seeking out approval from women who weren’t me. He choose to ruin his life, burn his bridges with his family, and shit on me…a couple weeks later he came back begging after realizing just a smidge of what he’d lost. Don’t harbor your feelings.

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