Weekly Wrap Up #83

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mvHello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up!

Miguel and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary on Monday. We went out every night this week, (we had loads of adult fun). It was my kid’s spring break this week so they took turns babysitting. I feel like I got so much done this week even with the late nights. I worked my regular schedule and still managed to get 3 books read. I also started painting my bookshelves this week. They really need a face lift and I obviously need another project, (it makes me feel useful). It would be easier to just buy new shelves, but this is a cheaper way to go. I did take some pictures but I am not even half way done, so look for those next week.

This Thursday the new Beyond the Books will be posted. This week we are discussing A blog how-to. Describe a technical problem you encountered with your blog and how you resolved it.


I posted a video this week:

Last week I posted:

Weekly Wrap Up #82

Review: FLAMECASTER by Cinda Williams Chima 💋‍💋‍💋‍💋‍💋‍

Review: A FIERCE AND SUBTLE POISON by Samantha Mabry 💋‍💋‍

April New Release #Giveaway

Review: THE STAR-TOUCHED QUEEN by Roshani Chokshi 💋‍💋‍💋‍💋‍💋‍

Next week I plan to post:

Down with the Shine by Kate Karyus Quinn

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Ruined by Amy Tinera

Currently reading:

the fireman

Recommended to me by my good friend Heather at Random Redhead Ramblings

My Book Haul:

Thanks to William Morrow, HMH Kids, Random House/Ballantine, and Berkley Publishing Group for these ARCs.

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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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. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
    April 16, 2016 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    Happy anniversary! It sounds like you had a really great week! Looking forward to those bookcase photos!

  2. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance April 16, 2016 at 11:29 pm - Reply

    Happy Late Anniversary! That’s great you had so much adult time during the week. I NEED The Fireman. It sounds great. Hope you’re enjoying it. I need to read Ink and Bone before the sequel comes out. I’ve been wanting to for awhile now.

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    • Karen Blue
      April 17, 2016 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Honestly, I need to read Ink and Bone as well. I feel like so many of the books I have been getting lately are sequels to books I haven’t read yet. Hello turbo reading!

  3. Annika @ Hiding Books April 17, 2016 at 7:49 am - Reply

    Happy anniversary! Sounds like you’ve celebrated it well!
    Really interested to see what you think of Down with the Shine! I’ve heard positive and negative things so I’ll be happy to hear another opinion 🙂

    • Karen Blue
      April 17, 2016 at 9:48 pm - Reply

      I am really looking forward to reading Down with the Shine. I am trying to go in blind so I don’t take anyone’s opinion into the reading.

  4. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    April 17, 2016 at 9:29 am - Reply

    Happy Anniversary!!! Glad you guys had some fun nights out. Can’t wait to see your finished bookshelves. I am the worst with projects like that. Enjoy your new books and have a great week!
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    • Karen Blue
      April 17, 2016 at 9:46 pm - Reply

      Yea, apparently I am not so good about them either. I completely forgot to take before pictures. DOH! Oh well, I have before pictures of the main shelf and that is what I will be working on next. Wish me luck!

  5. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    April 17, 2016 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Karen, I am so pleased you are reading The Fireman, you know what I didn’t know about Joe Hill – he is Stephen King’s son. I hope you are enjoying it!

    Adult Fun sounds naughty and nice!!! Happy Anniversary guys!

    Have a great week and thanks for the mention!
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    • Karen Blue
      April 17, 2016 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Heather! I am enjoying The Fireman, I didn’t realize it was such a long book, oh well I guess I get to enjoy it longer than I was anticipating.

  6. Danielle Chapman April 17, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I really need to check out these books!

    Happy Reading! Dani @ Paulette’s Papers

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  7. Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)
    April 17, 2016 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I like the idea of going to 365 new blogs! That’s awesome! I got Paper and Ink this week as well. I’ve heard great things about The Fireman, I need to check it out. Great haul! You can check out my Sunday Post in the link below!
    Check Out Lisa Mandina (Lisa Loves Literature)’s most recent post- Sunday Post #54 and Stacking the Shelves April 17th, 2016My Profile

    • Karen Blue
      April 17, 2016 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      It has actually been a challenge some weeks to keep up. I do love discovering new blogs to read though. Thanks for checking out my wrap up!

  8. Happy anniversary! I’m glad you got to have some adult fun every day last week – it’s much needed every now and then 🙂
    I look forward to your bookshelf pictures! I hope you have both before and after pics 😉
    Your new books look really good, enjoy them.
    Have a fantastic week and happy read.
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  9. Deborah
    April 19, 2016 at 7:11 am - Reply

    Happy belated anniversary!!!

    I’m keen to hear what you thought of The Fireman as I’m hearing some great things Karen!
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