Bedtime Stories…

16th Aug 2015 Rubi @ Gone with the Words 2015, Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories…

Here’s the books we’re taking to bed this week…

 

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I JUST finished Playing with Trouble, so I’m starting The Boy Most Likely To NOW. I re-read My Life Next Door last month (or the month before… my memory sucks) so Tim is fresh in my mind and I’m really looking forward to his story. I HOPE he gets a happily every after.

 

 

 

 

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This week I am reading the ARC of Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s “We Never Asked for Wings” which comes out on Tuesday. The description on the back called it “A story of motherhood, Undocumented Immigration and the American Dream.” Letty has been working 3 jobs for years trying to support her parents and her children, Alex 15 and Luna 6. From day one, Letty has been a terrible parent, always counting on her mother to raise her children and avoiding them at all costs. When Letty’s parents decide to move back to Mexico, Letty is forced to step up and care for her children. I am completely invested in these characters, Alex is so smart and loving yet he doesn’t care much for his mother, though she really is trying. Letty is finally sober enough to deal with her past and she’s ready to do whatever she has to to make up for it. I am really enjoying this book and I can’t wait to see how everything plays out.

 

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Currently, I’m reading Pushing Send by Ally Derby & Jacqueline Ross. I usually try to keep page turners off my nightstand to avoid being suckered into that infamous “one more chapter”, but Pushing Send tricked me! It began light/fluffy, and before I knew it the story went somewhere I wasn’t expecting. The change was very welcomed! Between that and our roadtrip I’m getting less hours of sleep these past nights, but it’s totally worth it!

 

 

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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Say Hello To… Ashley & Rubi!

12th Aug 2015 Rubi @ Gone with the Words 2015, Newsletter

Say Hello To… Ashley & Rubi!

Please help me welcome two wonderful new reviewers to the blog!

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IMG_2889aHey Y’all! I’m Ashley

If you’re reading this, it probably means you’re a fellow book nerd, welcome! I live in Virginia with my husband, daughter, two cats and a dog. I like books, a lot. I love collecting them (though my husband says it’s technically hoarding), reading them and talking about them to whoever will listen! Oh, and I work in a bookstore!

I’d say my collecting/obsession really started in middle school, when I discovered R.L. Stein’s Goosebumps. I mowed so many lawns so I could buy the whole series and I was always trying to convince family members to take me to the closest book store if I had extra money. Soon I was making my way through the Fear Street series and then on to my mother’s books; Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, John Grisham and Stephen King. After high school, I joined the Navy and didn’t have a whole lot of time (or space) to read. Once I got out of the military and got married, I quickly settled back into reading obsessively again and I haven’t slowed down!

For a lot of years I would only read a few genres, Fiction, Mystery and True Crime, but since I’ve started working in the bookstore, I read just about everything. In the past year I’ve really started reading more into YA and middle grade (this is what my daughter is reading).

When I’m not reading, I enjoy camping and 4-wheeling with my family, photography, crafting, traveling and binge watching something on t.v.!

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Rubi-aHey! My name is Rubi.

I’m a 27 year old living in Texas who has a passion for reading and getting to know fellow bookworms! I loved reading growing up, but strayed from books during my high school years and early twenties. Fast forward to December 2013, everyone was talking about what resolutions they had for the coming year and how they would more than likely fall off the wagon by March. It got me thinking that I wanted to pick something attainable and really stick to it! I set myself a goal of reading 12 books in 2014, one for every month. I fell in love with the characters and their stories. I was a total goner & reached my goal by mid July!

I am now the girl who carries a book wherever I go and priorities when packing for a trip are books first, clothes second! When my boyfriend sees me crying, he no longer asks, “What’s wrong?”, now he just gives me a little smile & tells me “It’ll be alright” then lets me vent for 10 minutes about how that character did NOT have to die, etc. (He’s a total keeper! lol) Some of my favorite genres are YA, NA, contemporary, dystopian, thriller, humor, & paranormal, but I’ll read just about anything I can get my hands on!

When not reading, I’m out with my beau shooting photography (portraits & scenic). We do lots of traveling as well because there are endless beautiful places to capture! Some of my random obsessions are binge watching shows on Netflix/Hulu, football, basketball, scented candles, drinking tea, makeup, bubble baths, dandelions, meaningful quotes, & British accents.

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As you can see, they’re going to fit right in with us. I’m so excited to work with you ladies! WELCOME!

Jess @ Gone with the Words

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