40 BEFORE 40: WATCHING THE ENTIRE DISNEY ANIMATED CATALOG – THE FOURTH SIX MOVIES

For those of you who may not know, I recently came up with a list of 40 things I want to do before I’m 40 years old, which you can read here. I just turned 32 so that’s 8 years to accomplish these things and I think I can do it. One of those things is watching the entire Disney animated catalog from beginning to end, which is a serious undertaking. It has been made SOOOO much easier since the beginning of Disney+ – at least I have access to them now! I’m planning on writing little short reviews in chunks, five to six movies at a time, so hold on tight, let’s do this!

If you’d like to read the reviews for the first six movies, you can do so here – it includes reviews for Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Pinocchio, Fantasia, The Reluctant Dragon, Dumbo and Bambi.

The second six can be read here, and includes Saludos Amigos, Victory Through Air Power, The Three Caballeros, Make Mine Music, Song of the South and Fun and Fancy Free.

The third six can be read here and includes Melody Time, The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr Toad, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and Lady and the Tramp.

This fourth six took ages for me to do but I finally did it and here it is!

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Waiting on Wednesday {51}

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday is Well-Played, the sequel to Jen Deluca’s Well Met, a wonderful, sexy and hilarious romance centered on a small town Ren Faire. I LOVED this book and immediately needed book two and was so sad when I realized I had to wait a whole six months for it. I actually just recommended it to my roomie, Chad, who expressed an interest in trying a romance novel and whose favorite place in the world is Ren Faire so I’m anxiously awaiting his thoughts because well, if he doesn’t like it, he’s SO wrong. The sequel comes out in just two weeks – agh, the same day as MY book – and I just can’t wait for it.

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Top Ten Tuesday – Books that Little Mexican Teen Me Needed

The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly challenge post previously hosted by The Broke and Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl. You can follow along for each weekly post here. This week’s post is all about the books that exist NOW but work so great for younger Sara, books that I wish I had had as a younger teen. I could probably write about a TON of books, if I’m being honest, but I’ve actually chosen to write about THREE books, because they are something that I didn’t have as a young teen and really, truly wish that I did. I think these books would have helped me so much in my own identity with race because, as a biracial girl, I’ve struggled with that my entire life. Here we go…

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August Book and Blog Wrap Up and September Goals!

Benched comes out in just TWO weeks, exactly, and I’m so excited for it for many, many reasons. One, because this book will FINALLY be out in the world and I’m so insanely excited for it. Its been so long and I’m really just so anxious for it to be REAL, so that all of you can read it and talk about it and get excited for book two, which, admittedly, I really need to start working on…

But I’m also excited for it to release as well because then I can get back to a normal routine of reading and blogging! I know the blog has been SOOO insanely slow lately – I mean, this wrap up is late as hell haha – but I’m hoping once Benched is out, we can get back to normal!

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Read the Prologue and First Chapter of BENCHED!

I’m so excited that we are just about a month away from the Benched. I have some really fun things planned and I can’t wait to share them soon. In the meantime, I want to celebrate the fact that the book is done and ARCs are out in the world and to do so, I want to share the prologue and first chapter, to hopefully get you hyped for the release.

Don’t forget you can preorder your ebook copy of Benched at the following links:

Kindle / Nook / Kobo / Apple Books 

There is going to be some news soon about a special signed book BOX and maybe even some news about an audiobook? Stay tuned! In the meantime, enjoy!

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