My library is huge for my mental health. It’s the one room I can go to sit and just relax and feel peace. It’s not only where I go to read, but it’s where I craft as well.

My “old” library was nice, but I had mismatched shelves (not all of them, but the overflow shelf was different) and I had finally run out of shelf space. I had also always wanted purple walls, so it was time for an upgrade.

We couldn’t put a lot of money into my library, so I looked at Ikea’s selection and found some beautiful ones for a really good price. I love that they’re two tone: white and wood. Oh, and they’re real wood, not veneer. So when you walk into my library it smells like Christmas or a forest. It’s wonderful! I hope the smell lasts forever.

The hardest part was dismantling the old one and remantling (😂) the new one. It took three days to do and Corey and I are both pooped. I still need to hang the wall art and blinds. I also have plans to hang a steel panel as a magnet board, but that’s a little further down the road. For now, I’m calling my new library done. 📚 Yay!

Here’s a video of the whole library:

I haven’t been doing a lot of reading this year. Well, I haven’t been doing a lot of reading since June of last year to tell you the truth.

My interest has waned big time since my depression has worsened. I just haven’t really had any interest in it. Or, you could say the interest is there; the depression is just too strong to push through it to actually do it. 😞

As you know, I’ve been knitting a ton since the beginning of the year. Well, it finally dawned on me that I could listen to audiobooks. I’m not the biggest fan of audiobooks. My mind usually wanders quite a bit. But, if I listen to books I’ve already read, then it’s quite enjoyable. In 2015, I started listening to Harry Potter and only got through Goblet of Fire, so I decided to pick up where I left off. Now, I’m halfway done with Order of the Phoenix. Can’t complain now, can I?

Maybe I’ll be able to branch out to books I haven’t read before after I’m done with Harry Potter. I’ll have to give it a go.