Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
LitDrivenGirl

LitDrivenGirl

Joined April 2016

book peddler • wanna write your brains out • pho-toe-taker • cinephile padawan https://linktr.ee/litdrivengirl
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Giant Days, Volume 2 | John Allison
post image

My stack for this weekend's @24in48. I was trying to play it safe with picks because reading has been hard for me to focus on lately 😔. My non-fiction audiobook for book club will be a tough one to power through regardless the awesome subject... I'm not a huge fan so far (not pictured). (Continued in comments) #24in48readathon

LitDrivenGirl cont. I was excited to see Ellery Adam's third book (not pictured) was available to listen to... I definitely can do with a sweet cozy bookish mystery. Not going to lie, I could totally read Giant Days ALL DAY LONG because it makes my heart so happy 🥰. I have a few digital ARCs I may shoot for too. Happy #24in48 this weekend! 3y
21 likes1 comment
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

We decided to add a bingo challenge to the lists we pass out to customers. I've already heard customers talking about which books they are reading for the different challenges 🤗. We also passed out the annual Pop Sugar list and the Read Harder challenge. Marking off lists feels so nice 🤩!

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
The Need | Helen Phillips
post image

Goes to library for one hold pickup and a of couple movies... leaves with no movies and 3 books instead 😏😅. I started The Need last night and I wish I could hermit myself away to keep reading it, very engaging from the start. I'm grudgingly reading the Roberts book (eventually) and Emily St. John Mandel recommended Dan Chaon the other day on GR. Coincidentally she has a shout out on The Need too 🤩.

17 likes1 stack add
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Giant Days #1 | John Allison
post image

I believe @biblio_ginger would quite agree with Nadia about Enya. This graphic novel continues to make me laugh out loud. I'm happy Freddy got it for me from the library 😍🤩! #giantdays #graphicnovels

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Well this is the first #24in48 #not24in48 I haven't accomplished. However, after a very rough week my mind and body needed a reading weekend with my sisters. We were able to get a hotel room and lock ourselves away all weekend to read, eat, laugh, and talk. I could have reached 24 hours, but by 10:30 PM yesterday I was exhausted (the whole week catching up to me). I managed to finish six books (which was my goal). I almost finished my (cont.)

LitDrivenGirl second goal of 2 books per format. 2 paper ✅, 2 audiobooks ✅, 2 graphic novels ✅, & I didn't make it to 2 eBooks. I only separate it like that in my mind to help read more of what I have & typically I horde graphic novels as treats so that I don't devour & then am sad I have no more in a particular series. Otherwise all reading (formats) in my mind is reading! Hopefully summer #24in48 will be back in action & I'll be able to achieve it! 🧡 3y
Megabooks Great job!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Megabooks thank you 🤗 3y
phantomx Awesome! The Way of the Househusband is really funny 3y
LitDrivenGirl @phantomx It is and I can't wait to read more 😂!! 3y
12 likes5 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Perhaps my most difficult 2020 resolution, goal, punishment, mountain to climb, is my self-declared aim to not purchase any books, new or used this year. My sister was to quick to be a good sister/bibliophile/enabler and say "Well you can't buy books for yourself, but that doesn't mean I can't buy you books ?!" In 2019 I said I could buy 1 new book a month and buy as many secondhand that I could lay my hands on and I took that to heart. (cont.)

LitDrivenGirl I succeeded & realized there are SO MANY books on my shelves I haven't read yet & financially I really need to situate myself in a more positive direction. This is difficult for me because buying books is what I do for a living (that won't stop for the shop) & I usually get first pick. Buying books brings me a great deal of happiness & now I need to focus my "happiness getting" in other ways ?. What are you aiming for in your 2020 reading lives? 3y
SqueakyChu A book buying ban is no fun plus it NEVER works! 3y
See All 6 Comments
SqueakyChu My goal is to read enjoyable books at random using the TIOLI challenges on #LibraryThing to help me select books. It should be a fun reading year., 3y
LitDrivenGirl @SqueakyChu true. This year I have a few people holding me accountable so maybe that will work... this time 😏. Haha I'm planning to TIOLI too! 3y
15 likes6 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Beloved | Toni Morrison
post image

It's Oscars season at my house. Which means taking on the challenge of watching all the nominations before the awards 😳! I'm working on the shortlist because this year we will have the shortest amount of time between announcement (Jan. 13) & awards (Feb. 9) to watch all. This documentary is wonderful! Truly inspiring and I wish I could have met Toni. It should be shortlisted for Best Documentary, but it is only up for Best Song. Watch it on Hulu!

Leftcoastzen It is such a good documentary! 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Leftcoastzen It is! I got chills multiple times and I walked away wanting to write more than I have in a long time. 3y
19 likes3 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

When your body decides at 4 AM 😠 you've had enough sleep... might as well make the most of it and read a gorgeous graphic novel. (Finished by 6:15 😅)
Insomnia: No stars
Making the most of your sleep deprivation: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

12 likes1 stack add
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

July and August New Book Picks and a bonus treat for getting a part time job 📚🥰. I somehow managed to pick all nonfiction reads. I'm excited about reading Nell Stevens' memoir because it's partly about my lady Elizabeth Gaskell! My writing spark has been lit again recently and One Year to a Writing Life has me interested. Life has been busy and my reading mojo has been experiencing a draught... sorry I haven't been on much. #bookhaul

9 likes1 stack add
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

I liked this picture I took for my Instagram account I use to sell bookish items on, that I had share over here too! If I was an enthusiastic horse lover I would have to keep this bookend. Here's hoping it finds a good home on IG 😍.

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
The Babysitters Coven | Kate M. Williams
post image

We're trying to read a galley about kickass babysitters, but Page is having issues staying comfortable. Hence laying on my eReader. She got stung by a bee this morning, on her eye and ear. She loves chasing them and this time they decided enough...she didn't though, even after being stung she continued to chase them. Aside from itching and swelling she seems fine, but I think she wanted to prove she's a kickass babysitter's sidekick 😎🐶🐝🦸‍♀️.

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Long Knife: A Novel | James Alexander Thom
post image

I sent the above to my sister and said: Romance gets a bad rep because they have sexy covers... but Westerns put it on the BACK. ?

She said I needed to share on book social. P.S. No judgment about either genre, but I find it funny (peculiar) that one and not the other is "allowed" to have sexy covers and receives no backlash (as far as I have ever heard)...while the other not so much.

LitDrivenGirl P.P.S. I'm working on the Western shelf at the shop for the new inventory system. The Western genre is something else... especially old Westerns 🤪. 3y
biblio_ginger Noice! 😎 3y
8 likes2 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

I finished my FOURTH #24in48 about 20 minutes ago. My goal was to finish reading 8 books (2 in each format) and I was close. I finished 6 books and my last 2 are each a little over 25% read. I so appreciate the spur to my reading life that has been the last 2 years worth of #24in48Readathon s . Here's to many more and going on another retreat next time! 😘🤩📚😁

biblio_ginger YAYAYAY!!!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 😍🤩😍🤩❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Eyelit Well done! 🎉📚👏 3y
Sweettartlaura 2 print, 2 digital, 2 audio, and 2...??? 3y
See All 10 Comments
LitDrivenGirl Thank you @eyelit ! 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Sweettartlaura 2 graphic novels 🤗. They can be print or digital too, but I was trying to focus my stack better this time so I didn't go overboard with selecting 😅... I still did though. 3y
Sweettartlaura Got it 👍🏻 3y
24in48 Amazing! 3y
Soubhiville Yay!!🎊🎉 3y
Megabooks Congratulations!! 📚📚💃🏻🎉🍾🥳👏🏻🥳😎 3y
19 likes10 comments
quote
LitDrivenGirl
Saga Vol. 5 | Brian K. Vaughan
post image

"There's no graduating from this kind of education, couples just keep growing and changing until they either break up or die."

Final challenge for #24in48 is my favorite read from the weekend. I had high hopes for my stack, but ultimately most of my picks were so-so. HOWEVER, Saga Volume 5 (and 4) did not disappoint. I literally had a smile on my face the entire time I read it!

LitDrivenGirl I've read graphic novels for only a few years now and Saga continues to feel like a home. There are characters to love and characters to wish to be more like. There is art and writing that continues revolves in your mind for days after. Begging you to revisit the world and encouraging you to create your own. It was a really bright moment of my weekend to indulge in two more volumes of the series. I don't think I can wait to keep reading ❤. 3y
17 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Saga Volume 4 | Brian K Vaughan
post image

Finishing day 1 of #24in48 with a little over 14 hours. I'm disappointed I didn't finish more books, but pleased with my time. Waking up unintentionally at 4 AM may have helped in the beginning, but towards the end of the afternoon I was wasting away. I'm hoping tomorrow to read another volume of Saga because Volume 4 made me want to go to my shelf & devour them all 😍. Also hoping to FINISH more books & not spend my whole day on one or two 😬.

15 likes1 stack add
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
The Wendy | Erin Michelle Sky, Steven Brown
post image

Audiobooks were a difficult sell for me, but thankfully 4 or 5 years ago I got over my preconceived notions. Now they help fill out my reading life. Between odd jobs, life, & more jobs audiobooks are necessary for making the tasks easier & less of a "hey you're robbing me of precious reading time" feels. Multitasking for the win, especially for jobs that require 5 AM wake up & work lifestyle! I can't believe I hung out laundry today #24in48 ?⬇️.

LitDrivenGirl I've been a long time Scribd user, through its many business models. It's in my favorite version right now, all you can eat for 1 monthly fee as long as you don't surpass the undisclosed "read too many" limit (it's a mystery). We live in a wonderful time to get our reading through so many formats & of the á la carte variety. I use Libro.fm, Hoopla, & occasionally purchase from Google Books too. A few favorites I even have on CD ?? #audiobooks 3y
Molly_the_mezzo I‘ve recently gotten on board for much the same reasons, but what I can‘t reconcile is how much longer it takes than if I were reading it myself. It has NEVER taken me ten hours to read a cozy mystery, lol. 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Molly_the_mezzo yes and if the narrator isn't great then it seems to DRAG ON AND ON 😅. It helps to adjust the speed on the audiobook though for me. 3y
12 likes3 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Blood Bound | Patricia Briggs
post image

Hour 6 Challenge for @24in48 ... the SFF Challenge!
Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson has been one of the most influential series in my reading life. Since discovering them as a teen (& assuring Mum they weren't as sex filled as the covers suggest 😏😅) I have wanted to be a strong, passionate, resilient, kickass woman like Mercy. She goes through much, but ultimately her strength & fierce loyalty are qualities I greatly admire and desire. #24in48

9 likes3 stack adds
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Remember when I said I was keeping my stack lite? 😏 I went a bit crazy in my excitement because of course this isn't everything I plan (hope) to read this weekend. BUT WOW LIKE IT... I'm ready for 48 hours of READING! Comment if you have read any of these and what you thought. Comment if you are joining in for @24in48 Readathon this weekend. Comment if you plain and simply...LOVE books. 🤗📚

Reviewsbylola A friend just lent me Hyperbole and a Half! 3y
Soubhiville I love hyperbole and a half. She makes me laugh so hard! There‘s a dark side too, but the funny sticks with me. 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Reviewsbylola @Soubhiville I can't wait to read it! My sister gave it to me for Christmas last year and said she felt like it would encourage me. 🤗 3y
20 likes3 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Julian Is a Mermaid | Jessica Love
post image

Dropped off my Summer Reading Program list at the library and scored not one, but TWO books from my wishlist! Thanks in great part to my sister @biblio_ginger 😘. *victory dance*

biblio_ginger @LitDrivenGirl always happy to help 😘 3y
LibrarianRyan yeahhh 3y
10 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Throne of Glass | Sarah J. Maas
post image

When you keep telling yourself one more chapter and your eyes refuse to listen 😅. Either that or Page is very unimpressed with this book. I'm liking it far more than I did the collection of novellas before it.

Erofan 🐶❤ 3y
17 likes1 comment
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman
post image

It's been a few weeks since I bought many of these. I haven't had time or energy to clean some and catalog, but I spent a bit of my Independence Day doing just that! I went in search of a copy of Practical Magic at a Library sale and managed to find it plus several others by Hoffman. Also I believe I now own all of Sittenfeld's books 😍!?! Time to find shelf space for all of these 😅. #bookhaul

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

I'm revisiting 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. It has been almost 10 years since I first read it... still so good 😍.

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

@biblio_ginger surprised me with a new shirt from The Silver Spider Print Shop because she's one hell of a woman 😉😘.

biblio_ginger You babe! 😘 3y
9 likes1 comment
quote
LitDrivenGirl
A Novel Bookstore | Laurence Cosse
post image

This books is full 'yasss' moments 😍!

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Bats at the Library | Brian Lies
post image

Some people just don't understand we are closed... I guess they just love books so much 🤣😍. Our brother caught this little visitor while he was working on our awning this morning. We love bats, so have no fear this little one will soon be rescued and set free in the wide world to find more books.

annahenke Ah! I hate bats! 3y
LitDrivenGirl @annahenke but they are very cute and helpful! 🤗 3y
annahenke @LitDrivenGirl I had a very traumatic experience once. It peed on my head. I've never been the same. 3y
7 likes4 comments
quote
LitDrivenGirl
A Novel Bookstore | Laurence Cosse
post image

"She had discovered this through experience: the moment she climbed in behind the wheel, provided she was alone, and did not have any children to pick up at the other end of the ride, she broke off with life, with its obligations, its ties. Ideas came to her. She had an urgent desire to write. Nothing else mattered but that desire. Anne-Marie parked her car wherever she could-- (continued in comments)

LitDrivenGirl Anne-Marie parked her car wherever she could--anywhere at all, off to the side, on the shoulder, beneath a tree, at the edge of a cornfield. She'd made it a habit. The moment she switched off the engine, all she had to do was jot down the words, words that I ask for nothing more." (continued in next comment) 3y
LitDrivenGirl Page spent the morning in a frazzled state because she couldn't be outside helping with yard work. Then she got a long walk and now Page is settled in for cuddles and vicarious reading 😅...because the magic of Page Turner is she reads in her sleep. No wonder she sleeps so much 🤔😂!? 3y
JoScho 💗💗💗 3y
11 likes3 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

We had one of our favorite customers (a teen as of next week) ask us to host her birthday party at the shop 😍. Her mother wants to buy gift cards for all the guests as party favors ❤. Their way of supporting the shop and advertising for us they said 🤩❣#fullhearts #booklovers She is such a voracious reader & fun to talk to! I was next door & she left this note with a book she is letting me borrow that she wants me to read 😊. (Continued...)

LitDrivenGirl I feel like I'm becoming like my favorite bookseller who I would attack when I was this customer's age to give/take recommendations with ❤. 3y
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
Nute ❤️LOVE LOVE LOVE this post!❤️ 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Nute 😁😍 3y
10 likes1 stack add4 comments
review
LitDrivenGirl
post image
Pickpick

I credit Sarah MacLean (by way of Book Riot) with my giving the romance genre a chance and not being disappointed in the slightest. Years ago when I started reading her books she really helped me to grow comfortable with reading romance, enjoying it, and not being ashamed. This is a huge reason why I echo to friends and customers to read what you want to read.

Sarah is at it again! (Continued in comments)

LitDrivenGirl I liked book one of 'The Bareknuckle Bastards' so much I passed my copy on to a friend and told her to read it and keep passing it on. Hoping I could win over another would be Sarah MacLean fan. Little did I know I could and would like book 2 of the series even more!?!

I don't believe there is anything more refreshing than an honest, looks like me (or so I imagined while reading), heroine who refuses to be put on a pedestal and be saved.(Cont.)
3y
LitDrivenGirl She's a keeper...or rather the safer *wink*. It is easy to get swept up in a romance novel and forget that beautiful people are falling in love with other beautiful perfect people with minor bumps in their story along the way. Hattie and Beast are no ugly ducklings, but to me they felt more human and less perfect romance and happily ever after. The struggle was frustrating, but that's because it is supposed to be. (Cont.) 3y
LitDrivenGirl More literal and accessible because it isn't so formulaic. I didn't know before I started reading their story how much I wanted/needed to see a character who looks and feels more like me and who I want to be, on the page.

Thank you to the publisher for a review copy!
3y
11 likes1 stack add3 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

My Summer Reading Program bullet journal page 🤩! Our library goes by pages and my goal (other than to beat the competition 😅) is to read 5,000 pages. I wish I could tell you I drew this free hand, but I did not... tracing for the win 😁!

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
History of Bees | Maja Lunde
post image

My day off yesterday I shopped at our "competitor's" shop because sometimes you need to go to the town over to see books you don't see everyday every week ?. I mean I didn't announce that I'm a bookshop owner... I think most book shopping should be accompanied by anonymity and silence... aka leave me alone and don't recognize me as Pete from Pages Aplenty ?. Good time, good finds, and good bargains ?.

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Teen Spirit | Francesca Lia Block
post image

I need to like tools, gardening, or kitchen decor your grandmother might find at the dollar store for this year's Summer Reading. I'm happy my sister helped pick out some of the Adult Reading prizes, but she definitely is on her A-game for the Teen prizes which she is solely in charge of... give her the Adults too 🙏!

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
The Book of Life | Deborah Harkness
post image

Yes I'm reading a library book at my bookshop ? & yes for the next 15 to 20 minutes (yeah sure Maddie) you can catch me actually reading in the shop. So many people make comment "that it must be nice to read all day" & that rarely happens. I'm close to finishing the final book AND I'm determined to beat the lady at the library who wins the Summer Reading Program EVERY YEAR ?...so I'm breaking from work to read. It is a bookshop after all ???.

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

After watching their TedTalk I had to make their book my May purchase. My May reading was super lacking. I'm hoping with the Summer Reading Challenge from my local library (though the prizes leave much to be desired) that my June reading will pick up. This May pick will hopefully be on my finished list for the challenge! Anyone else joining their library's Summer Reading?

8 likes1 stack add
review
LitDrivenGirl
Ruby: A Novel | Cynthia Bond
post image
Mehso-so

This is when the 5 star rating system fails you or rather it doesn't precisely (or accurately) fit the bill. Cynthia Bond is a poet of literary fiction. There is heartbreaking, huge impact, tear you open writing to be found in the pages of Ruby and Ephron's story.

I won't be keeping my copy... full review on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1353579936?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

My sister got me this mindfulness book off my wishlist for my birthday today 😍. I'm excited to read it and see what insight I can gain from it. I've always been told I'm a stressful knitter 😂. #knitting #birthdaybooks @biblio_ginger

biblio_ginger Beautiful picture! 😘 3y
8 likes1 stack add1 comment
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Get yourself an SO that dumps others for not liking books 😍😂. #readerswin

(Shared from oooh_books on Instagram)

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
post image

I'm a little less than 100 pages from finishing the first book and last night I decided to start watching the show. It's obvious that I need to read further because they insert tidbits I haven't read about yet. Matthew Goode is hard not to like, but I'm not entirely convinced of him as book Matthew yet... Teresa Palmer, while I like her, she's a big hmmm as Diana. Still, we don't get enough Fantasy TV and I'm here for it. Anyone else? #booktotv

InBooksILive Yes! We need way more fantasy TV! 3y
LitDrivenGirl @InBooksILive plus more books would be better served as television series than movies anyways, right 😁?!? 3y
InBooksILive @LitDrivenGirl oh heck yes!! A book being made into a series is a lot better than getting just one 2 hour movie lol 3y
11 likes3 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
The Library | Sarah Stewart
post image

Friday taught me a lesson... never wait to tell someone they are loved. I spoke with my grade school librarian, who impacted my life as a reader more than any other teacher/adult, aside from my mum. When I told her how much she whispered into the phone the above tweet. My librarian is a magical woman and I only wish she lived closer and still taught. I could hurry and have kids and she could read to them... inspiring another generation ❤.

Nute Love this post! 3y
LitDrivenGirl @Nute 😊 thank you 3y
10 likes2 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
A Discovery of Witches | Deborah E. Harkness
post image

Sundays are for blanket fort snuggles and reading. Page is trying to stay warm on this chilly, but beautiful Sunday morning and by close proximity she is keeping me warm ❤.
#PageTurner #dogsandbooks #Sundayreads

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Haul Pic #2
I managed to buy only 2 children's books because by the time I got to the section I really had to practice using my blinders 🤪😅. I'm a huge sucker for a great illustrator! While browsing the YA section I realized One, I'm very out of touch with the genre. It has been a long time since my days of steady YA diet. And Two, this trend of covers like 'Flight Season' and 'The Radius of Us' ? I'm HERE FOR IT EVERY DAY. #bookhaul #yabooks

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay
post image

Haul Pic #1
This library sale always delivers on Europa books. It is hard to resist them all 😅. I found so many other titles that have been on my tbr forever. I think I'm going to have a lottery to help me figure out where to start first with reading. 😏🙃 #bookhaul

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

We hadn't visited our favorite library book sale for over a year. We bought "some" books ??. #bookhaul #allthebooks #sistersandreaders Haul reveal coming soon ❤! @biblio_ginger

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Busy Builders | Sterling Children's
post image

Third today and final Billy Shelf from last month's IKEA visit. This makes for eight this round. I think I'll start building these in my sleep now. Happy the shop has some new shelving to surprise customers with next weekend for #IBD2019! 😅😍🙌 Whose celebrating their local Indie Bookstore April 27th?!?

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Who needs a table to eat on when your have a growing collection of awesome art to display?!? The corner of my table is quickly becoming a mini gallery. So happy to display Austin Kleon's print from Workman Publishing in celebration of the publication. I reviewed 'Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad' in February and couldn't wait to own a copy. This is a definite revisit read and a sign I need to own all of Austin's books! ⬇️

LitDrivenGirl My review can be found at the link in bio if you need further convincing of its awesomeness 😉. Thank you for the print and the book!!!!!! Pre-order incentives make book buying even easier, more please 😍. 3y
10 likes1 comment
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Sabrina and Corina: Stories | Kali Fajardo-Anstine
post image

I probably should have finished this awhile ago, but I'm enjoying my slow pace, basking in Kali's writing...I don't want it to be over. This collection is beautiful. I lost my notes when I transferred the galley to my Kindle 😫, but this is a definite own for me and I still have a few stories to finish. Time for morning tea and to read more... added atmospheric plus, play Brian Eno while reading 🤗😉.

blurb
LitDrivenGirl
Selected Essays | Virginia Woolf
post image

When I bought this at IKEA I only knew I wanted my pens to be better organized above my desk. Then I was cleaning in preparation for hanging the rail up and decided I should use one of the cups for all my bookmarks. No excuses for not knowing where one is now! I also learned I hate power tools and if I have a daughter I will find someone to teach her to use them...talk about frustration with your own lack of abilities 😝.

annahenke Love this set up! 4y
LitDrivenGirl @annahenke thank you 😊! 4y
Soubhiville It looks great! 4y
LitDrivenGirl @Soubhiville thank you 😁! 4y
10 likes4 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Stage two... my Da abandoned me when I got frustrated about screwing up the middle shelf. There is no fixing it, except with paint. Yes I've built this before, but as mentioned previously... exhaustion level was already high. I sat on the floor and cried when my Mum (took my Da's place as helper) said there was no removing it. I'm a perfectionist and this felt like the death toll for me 😅. 93 3/4 inches tall... time to load this up!

LitDrivenGirl I have terrible lighting in my bedroom... 4y
MelissaSue81 Ohh. I think it can be fixed.. and if not.. tape! 4y
LitDrivenGirl @MelissaSue81 I hope so! Being tired was adding to my drama level is all. It will be my "special shelf" as my Mum consoled me ?. 4y
booklahoma That is far from the worst mistake I have made with IKEA furniture. 😜 More importantly, it will hold books therefore MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! 👍🏻 4y
LitDrivenGirl @booklahoma haha very true 🤪 4y
11 likes5 comments
blurb
LitDrivenGirl
post image

Stage one of doing the crazy thing after 2 throughly exhausting days. Hey let's build the extended Billy shelf you got from IKEA at 8:30 pm, because you aren't stressed and tired enough! This shelf is moving and a Billy shelf is taking its place.

review
LitDrivenGirl
Mansfield Park | Jane Austen
post image
Panpan

I started this book in 2013 or maybe 2012? It makes much more sense now why I never finished it. Although miraculously I now can say I finished it! I picked it back up for the shop's book club and because of my reading system selection was to finish a book I had put down. I'm still amazed I finished reading this story. This has also taught me I no longer will be ashamed of not wholeheartedly loving Jane Austen's writing.
Continued in comments...

LitDrivenGirl Try... I don't.

My review/criticism/essay/what have you, ended up much longer than I anticipated. If you are up for a long read, unpopular opinion, maybe a laugh, and you don't mind clicking off Litsy... here's my full review: https://madmadelyne.tumblr.com/post/183849037871/patricia-rozema-made-jane-auste... "Patricia Rozema Made Jane Austen SEXY"
4y
12 likes1 comment