Did I make it?/#40booksin2018

So I’m sure you’re all wondering if I finished my goal of 40 books in 2018. I am happy to report I did meet my goal! … by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin. Lol, I finished only five minutes before midnight but I finished nevertheless! Hopefully, in 2019, I will acquire better management skills.

I read a total of 11 books in December! Ahhhh! It was crazy and I’m looking forward to slowing down a little. Here’s the list of what I read to finish out 2018:

Three Days in January by Brett Baier

The Tombs of Atuan by Ursula Le Guin

The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin

Tehanu by Ursula Le Guin

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #2) by Rick Riordan

The Titan’s Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #3) by Rick Riordan

The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians #4) by Rick Riordan

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Subtle Art of not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

Which books would you like to see reviews on?

What are your reading goals for 2018?

– Sarah

My Christmas Present

Merry late Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your families.  I know being with family is my favorite part of the holidays ❤

I know this post is late but I’ll make it up to you I promise.

For those of you who know me best, you know I love books…duh! But what you may not know is my dream to have my own library!  When I say “have my own library,” I am talking full-on, gorgeous, Beauty and the Beast, complete with a ladder that slides down the shelves, LIBRARY!  I don’t know what it is about shelves and shelves of titles, running my fingers across the titles as I walk by, judging the books by only their covers, but it’s simply heavenly!


So, in my bedroom, I have a lot of shelves, but I have been wanting to add more (don’t judge me, lol).  My sweet dad created these amazing shelves for me out of mahogany and I have been dying to put them up.  He created six and once he completed sanding them down so smoothly they feel like butter, I got an idea.  I could potentially create a desk with some of them!

I have to give a big shout out to my dad who helped me with this awesome project.  Love ya Dad!

So we took three of the six boards and braced them with four pieces of wood across the bottom.  I ordered some hairpin legs from Amazon and some of those industrial pipe shelf brackets.  Dad helped me put it all together and I couldn’t be happier with the result!



Now I have a great space to write and create!  Every time I look up at the shelves it makes me smile (partly because they aren’t full which means I can buy more books!) but also because the sight of books reminds me of how many adventures I’ve been on, how many countries I’ve visited and how many lives I’ve lived through books.

Ok, I know I’m nerdy, but just indulge me.  lol

I know it’s silly to think your location or environment has anything to do with your creativity but I’m DEFINITELY feeling inspired!



In fact, I’m feeling so inspired I think we are going to have not one but TWO blogposts this week!  That’s right, you heard me.  Besides, I owe you guys an update on my reading challenge for 2018!  Tune in this weekend to find out if I made it!


Long story short, my Christmas present rocks!  What’s your nerdy kryptonite?  Shelves and shelves of books do it for me every time.