Sarah McCarten

What I’m into (May 2013)


IMG_1347Can I be real for a moment? This past month has been one of the most fun I’ve had in a long time; I turned thirty, I had a massively response to the series I’m running on my blog, I took a little trip to the Cotswolds, I spent time with good friends. However, I didn’t read or write very much, life got in the way, I’m sorry for that, but also grateful that I’ve had such a lovely month.


On my bookshelf:

The Bible – seriously, I read a lot more of that than I’ve read for a long time. It’s been great. I find The Message version

I got hold of a copy of Darrell Vesterfelt’s Unblogger, and it was truly a delight, it will not only make me a better writer, but a better person, I commend it to you whole heartedly.

I’ve a tonne of books to read (mostly to finish). I’ll do that before next time and I promise to post a big list here.

In my reader:

Whenever I tell someone that I don’t know if I want to have kids, they look at me with the sort of distain usually reserved for heretics. Often, I’m left thinking that the primary purpose of all Christian women is to bare children, at A Deeper Story, this month Emily Maynard articulated why she doesn’t want kids. It was wonderful.

My friend Abby wrote about When God says Not Yet, it’s wonderful and exactly what I needed to read.

My friend Esther lives in a yurt. Here, she explains some of the technicalities, it’s really honest.


I’ve rediscovered an fondness towards the Gilmore Girls. I think enough said about that the better.

I’m gutted that Grey’s Anatomy has finished for the series. I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with myself.


Honestly, I feel like I’m such a bad music person, I’ve never had any idea about the type of music I like. I want to get better, but I also just want to play the whole of my iPod on shuffle; it’s a dilemma. This month I’ve been especially paying attention to Hot Fuss from the Killers and Ellie Goulding’s Bright Lights.


My birthday, the hero that is Ben McAvoy, organised one of the best dinners I’ve ever had in Leeds. My parent’s hosted a wonderful family party for me. The Georgina and Kelly organised a party that would do 31a Green Lane proud, minus the Christian dancing. I was so pleased to see so many of my friends and my family during this time; what a treat.

My blog; I have been overwhelmed by the contribution to the Thirty Things series that I’m currently running, both in terms of those of you who are reading and those of you who are contributing. Thank you!

I ran (read trotted, actually read mostly walked) 5K to help Ally Vesterfelt’s build a classroom in Uganda.

I spent a few wonderful days in the Cotswolds, for Revive Holiday Conference and forsooth, it was wonderful.

On the blog:

If I could I’d choose my favourite of the thirty things to share with you; I can’t, so I’m sharing this, because I was 29 once.

What I'm Into site


I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer for this post; you should check out some of the other wonderful people who’ve linked up there too. I tweet here.

Author: sarahmccarten

3 thoughts on “What I’m into (May 2013)

  1. Happy late birthday! ….and Grey’s is over and done with? What?! (I really need to catch up on pop culture, apparently).

  2. Happy 30th, Sarah! I have absolutely loved my 30s. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a fondness for Gilmore Girls. I never tire of watching that show, especially if Jess makes an appearance.

    Thanks for linking up with What I’m Into!

    • My favourite Gilmore Girl is Emily, I know she’s technically not a girl but, I think she’s brilliant. I’ll be honest, Jess annoys me, but if that’s your kind of thing. 🙂

      Thanks for having me!

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