Halloween Fun and a Busy Month Ahead ~ WIR & TSP

Posted November 2, 2014 by Michelle in The Sunday Post, WIR, WIReadview / 20 Comments

WIR vectorstock_43821-1-1Week in READ-view is a post I have posted on Sundays telling you what I have been up to this week and what I read or am reading. The Sunday Post is a meme sponsored by the awesome Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Itโ€™s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

Real Life & Blog News:

Umm…Hello November? Where in the World did this year go? Do you realize that we only have about 8 weeks until Xmas? 8 WEEKS!!!! But let’s get through this weekend first ๐Ÿ™‚ Today is my Baby Girls 7th Birthday! We will be celebrating today with Breakfast and a Trip to Toys R Us to get some birthday presents, we usually buy stuff for her but we thought instead lets let her pick what she wants. She is so excited.

Halloween was so much fun. My son had a rough start to the day but it turned out all good later on. We got a lot of candy and the kids had a blast going to all the houses. 2 1/2 hours we spend trick or treating I was exhausted!!!. Here are a few pictures from last week Halloween preparation and Halloween Day.

Our Pumpkins Ryan, Mine & Julias
Our Pumpkins Ryan, Mine & Julias
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Halloween Treats I made ๐Ÿ™‚
My Hot Dog!
My Hot Dog!
My Beautiful Kitten!
My Beautiful Kitten!
ย I have a busy month ahead and I am already behind. Netgalley November started yesterday and I am almost done with the book I was reading, I should be finished today (if not last night) I will be getting to my netgalley read today. I am very excited to help out my pathetic ratio. I am also participating in Blog Ahead and I have a few posts I can’t wait to start working on and get set up. It will be nice to be finally ahead with some new features and some original content.
Took a small blog break last week and I had some thoughts about what I wanted to do with Because Reading. I have decided that I will be slowing down on the Author Spotlight Posts. I do love doing themย  I need to make my blog more about me and show you more of my personality. I want to do this blog with more me and even my kids in mind. I will still do Spotlights but not as often. I really want this blog to be fun and original, so I think it will take on more of my personality in my reviews, new features and they way it is overall, new changes in 2015, even a new design that I cant wait to share. I love doing this and have no intention of stopping it only took me almost 2 years to figure out how I wanted it to be ๐Ÿ™‚ better late than never!

What you might have missed:

ย #Review ~ Ice Massacre by Tiana Warner
#Review ~ Strong & Wilde 3 by L.G. Castillo
#Review ~ Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle #MyTBRlist
Eliseโ€™s Choice by Rachel M. Stiber ~ Authorโ€™s Spotlight
#Review ~ Beyond the Divide by Skye Callahan Blog Tour
#Halloween Top Ten โ€“ Favorite 80โ€™s Horror Movies
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Ghost Story
My To-Be Read List ~ Lets Vote ~ November Stop by and Vote!
A Month of Giving Thanks ~ Day #1
November Challenges 2014

This Week on the Blog:

Author Spotlight Edward Moldenhaur
Monthly Rewind (I think lol)
Author Spotlight Juli Revezzo
Ho Ho Ho Readathon Start Post
Author Spotlight Julie Lence
A Month of Giving Thanks 7 days
My To-Be Read List…The Winner Is

Books:

Read this week

23377825I will have a review for this soon. It was…different but WOW!

Currently Reading

20703664I loved the first one and this one is really cute. Almost done!

Up Next

I think this will be next but I keep changing my mind ๐Ÿ™‚

Books I got this week:

I hang my head in shame since I promised I wouldn’t add anything until January, I’ll try harder this week…maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰

 Turning Grace by J.Q. Davis
Turning Grace
by J.Q. Davis
 Monsters Around the Campfire by Donovan Scherer
Monsters Around the Campfire
by Donovan Scherer
 A Darker Past by Jus Accardo
A Darker Past by Jus Accardo

ย So tell me what have you been reading and up to this week?

Hope you all have a fantastic week!!!

Happy Reading

Name2014

About Michelle

I am a mom to two pretty amazing kids, two pretty cute fluffy children and a wife to one adorable husband. I am a gamer, reader and a graphic designer with 20 years experience. I recently started my own business "Limabean Designs" to help other bloggers, authors and anyone else create amazing things that they would be proud to show off. I have been reading since forever and started blogging because I love sharing all the awesome books this world has to offer. I am also the co-host for the COYER Challenge, Reading Assignment Challenge and the Bookish Resolutions Challenge. I try to create a warm welcoming environment on my blog where authors, readers, and bloggers will have a great time. Letโ€™s chat books, games, blogging, recipes, design, or family over a cup of coffee and a glass of wine!

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20 responses to “Halloween Fun and a Busy Month Ahead ~ WIR & TSP

  1. Bea

    Your boy is a cute hot dog ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy birthday to your kitty/baby girl. 2.5 hours trick or treating? Wow. I bet you all were tired.

    More changes coming, so many bloggers are changing. It’s like a chain reaction. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
    Bea recently posted…Bea Reviews Cover Your Eyes by Mary BurtonMy Profile

  2. Love your pics from Halloween, looks like the kids had fun.
    I feel the same way I’m trying to put more of my personality into my blog as well and make it more unique. I hope you find a design you like and make changes you’re happy with. Have a great week.
    Sharon recently posted…Weekly Wrap Up – 2 November 2014My Profile

  3. Don’t ignore my 8 weeks till xmas lol it will sneak up on us before we know it. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thank you! 7 is a great age and she is my going out buddy, I love that she wants to keep e company at stores and stuff I hate going alone and shes awesome to talk to ๐Ÿ™‚

    i am hoping to get started with blog ahead soon but I seem to have just realized how far behind I am and need to fix that before I can really get ahead. Hoping by tomorrow I can do a few things for December.
    Limabean74 recently posted…A Month of Giving Thanks ~ Day #2My Profile

  4. Happy birthday to your not so little one! 7 is such a great age though. They’re not helpless but that whole middle school thing hasn’t started yet. Looks like you guys had a great Halloween! I love your son’s costume. Good luck with blog ahead! I’m looking forward to seeing your new changes. It’s always good to take some time to reevaluate. The Map to Everywhere looks like a fun read! Hope you enjoy it if that’s where you decide to go next. Have a great week!
    -I’m ignoring the whole 8 weeks till Christmas comment! Totally unnecessary ๐Ÿ™‚
    Katherine recently posted…This Week in Reading – November 2ndMy Profile

  5. Your kids are so cute in the costumes! I showed my dad your Dancing Hot Dog he thought it was cute..hehe. I think some times it takes a while to figure out exactly how we want out blogs and then some times longer. I think a lot of times about how I wish I had a different blog name but since I have had this one forever I just keep going on with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The books your reading look really cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great week!
    Stormi recently posted…The Week In Review #9My Profile

    • I love that he likes to be different lol He always wants to be something either hard to find or totally different then anyone else. I love it ๐Ÿ™‚

      You can always change your name I know someone else did that and I love my name but I wish it wasn’t so long which is why I tend to go with Because reading.
      Limabean74 recently posted…A Month of Giving Thanks ~ Day #2My Profile

    • I do Xmas at my house, I LOVE cooking and it’s so nice not to have to open gifts and rush out the door. This time of year is my favorite and I am really looking forward to it. For some reason I really feel like I am in the Holiday spirit more than I was last year.
      Limabean74 recently posted…A Month of Giving Thanks ~ Day #2My Profile

  6. Your banner changed again, I really like this one as well!

    Happy birthday to your daughter, I hope she has a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

    It was so much fun to see everyone’s costumes around the internet on Halloween. I am a bit sad Halloween isn’t a popular here yet. Those Halloween treats you made, look really good!

    I always have trouble commenting on the author spotlights as I often don’t know the author and doesn’t really have as much to say. So I think it’s a good thing to have less of those and more personal posts. I am looking forward to see what you come up with :).
    Lola recently posted…Sunday Post #98My Profile

    • Yes I changed it for Thanksgiving and I will have one for Xmas also ๐Ÿ™‚

      I make the pretzels for the kids class friends and my kids love them. I make them for xmas also.

      I agree and that is why I want to do less of those and more of stuff people can comment something more fun.
      Limabean74 recently posted…A Month of Giving Thanks ~ Day #2My Profile

  7. We spent about two hours trick-or-treating too. We were having too much fun! Happy birthday to Julia! Have a blast at toys r us too. Were you able to find a pink DS for her? (it was a DS right?)

    Shane! More books! Lol like I should talk ๐Ÿ˜‰ we need to chat again this week too!
    Berls recently posted…Sunday Post | 62nd EditionMy Profile

  8. 2 1/2 hours trick or treating- wow! We only did about an hour but the weather was nasty, cold and windy. Great pumpkin pics! Happy birthday to your daughter.

    The Map to Everywhere looks good, and I voted on your next To Be read because you have to read Get Even LOL!
    Greg recently posted…Sunday Post #68My Profile

    • We had a few places to go visiting and did a bit of trick or treating around each place. The kids had so much fun and my husband and I were exhausted ๐Ÿ™‚

      I love the cover of Map of Everywhere it was what made me request the book lol. Pretty covers get me everytime.

      Lol I am looking forward to reading it, might do it anyway if I have time next month! Thanks for voting ๐Ÿ™‚
      Limabean74 recently posted…November Challenges 2014My Profile