Weekly Wrap Up #86

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mvHello Lovelies! Welcome to my weekly wrap up!

I only have one thing on my mind right now….BEA. Not the conference itself, but the drive there, the distance from the hotel to the venue, what am I going to wear, the parking conundrum, the finance stretching, getting along with Belle in the car for 13 hours…. All of these things in my brain on repeat, making me miss the fun of this current weekend.

The only thing I am not at all worried about is standing in line to get autographs. Am I the only one who doesn’t really care about signatures? I feel like I should be more excited about meeting authors, but I just get flashbacks to BTAF and I don’t want to go through that again. It was okay, but not really worth waiting in line for. I feel like a lot of the books will be ARCs anyways, who cares if it is signed?

Speaking of this weekend, Happy Mother’s Day to all you Moms out there!!! I am scheduled to work, but that’s okay.  I am really okay with working this weekend. I get to go to Chicago on Tuesday, (aaaand back to my mental loop of worry). I wish someone would make me pancakes for breakfast, but if not that’s okay. I’ll just ask for pancakes for dinner if I can’t get them for breakfast on Sunday. What’s your Mother’s Day wish?

In a few days I will be celebrating my 2 Year Blogoversary. Please stop by this week and enter the giveaways I have lined up.

This Thursday the new Beyond the Books will be posted. This week we are discussing Tattoos. Do you have any tattoos? Why or why not? Tell us about one of your tattoos and what it means.


I posted videos this week today:


Last week I posted:

Weekly Wrap Up #85

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge Goals

April Wrap Up

Review: THE MAP OF BONES by Francesca Haig 💋‍💋‍💋‍

Voluntary Euthanasia ~Beyond the Books

Review: UNFORGIVABLE by Amy Reed 💋‍💋‍💋‍💋‍

Next week I plan to post:

Two Year Blogoversary (there will be giveaways)

Tattoos ~Beyond the Books

Ten Websites I Love That Aren’t About Books ~Top 10 Tuesday

The Fall of Butterflies by Andrea Portes

Currently reading:

the fall of butterflies


My Book Haul:

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.

Clean Sweep ARC Challenge is Happening!

This challenge is hosted by the lovely Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. For more details, click here. Here’s how I am doing:

2/10 20%

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. Heather @ Random Redheaded Ramblings
    May 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm - Reply

    13 hours in a car sounds like hell but you guys over the pond have much better roads and more sedate speed limits plus you have an ample amount of iHOPs to stop at.

    I have a few autographed books none by my fave authors (no that is a lie, I have a cute message from a fab author on one), I would be really excited if I bagged one of them but otherwise I feel I like my books nice and clean!!

    Have a great Mother’s Day even though we had it in the UK a few months ago I feel I will celebrate again!!
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    • Karen Blue
      May 7, 2016 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      I don’t have any trips to IHOP planned in my trip to Chicago, maybe I will add one on the way back. Lol!

  2. Grace @ Rebel Mommy Book Blog
    May 8, 2016 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Happy Mother’s Day!! So awesome you have BEA this week. Good luck with everything and hope you get all the books you want and see all the authors you want. Hav a great week!!
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  3. Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
    May 8, 2016 at 8:28 am - Reply

    I’m sure the drive will go well – I actually enjoy long drives with the family, because we can easily chat about things we might not always discuss 🙂
    I have some authors I’m really looking forward to meeting in Chicago, but most of all, I’m really excited about spending time with bloggers!! And I’ll have to show you my tattoos 😉
    Drive carefully! See you on Wednesday 😀
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  4. Deborah
    May 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    Hope the trip to BEA goes well and I’m insanely jealous that a stack of book bloggers will be there to meet up! I’m hoping to see a lot of pictures so I can live vicariously through them!
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  5. Charlie @ Girl of 1000 Wonders
    May 10, 2016 at 12:19 am - Reply

    That drive is a bit much. I remember a long drive to Orlando for band one year. Our bus driver drove through the night and we arrived in less than 24 hours. I’ve done two long trips to Ft. Benning, and one to Acme, Pennsylvania. The thing that gets to me the most on those kind of long drives is the leg room and ability to move about. I hope you can put your worries aside and enjoy the trip!

    • Karen Blue
      May 11, 2016 at 5:12 am - Reply

      We survived the trip to Chicago. It wasn’t so bad. I am glad I chose to drive so I could have more time with Belle.

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