• Splintered - AG HowardSplintered
  • A Matter of Fate - Heather Lyons
  •  inescapable - amy a bartol
  •  graceling - kristin cashore
  •  someone to love - addison moore
  •  breaking beautiful - jennifer shaw wolf
  •  the perfect game - j sterling
  •  the edge of never - ja redmerski
  •  independence - shelly crane

Thursday, December 26, 2013

{Review} A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand & Merry Bloody Christmas Excerpt

A Risk Worth Taking
by Heather Hildenbrand
Publisher: Accendo Press
Source: Purchased
Available as of October 22, 2013
Amazon | Barnes & Noble
When 22-year-old Summer Stafford’s parents split halfway through her senior year at college, Summer’s world is rocked. Everything she thought she knew—heck, everything she thought she wanted for her own life—feels like a lie. The truth is love is a risk. And the true kind, the kind that lasts, might even be a fairy tale.

Reeling from the divorce, Summer derails her own future by breaking up with her parent-approved boyfriend and giving up her lifelong plans for a big-city career. She moves back home, business degree in hand. Dad needs her to fill the gaps her mother left behind; Summer needs to find who she is outside of the cookie-cutter life that failed so miserably for her parents.

Ford O’Neal’s future involves one person: himself. He doesn’t have a permanent address and he definitely doesn’t commit. To a place or a person. Raised by hippies, he plans just far enough ahead to secure his next stop, this one landing him at a work-study program at Heritage Plantation where he can grow his own herbal and medicinal creations.

Summer is gorgeous and smart and fun to be with, the perfect way to pass five months. It won’t be love—Ford’s got too many things to accomplish, too many places to go, before he settles down. Yet Summer pulls him in, challenging him to rethink his own philosophy.

When Ford’s five months are up, each of them must decide if love is really worth the risk.

Overall Rating

Some of you may know how much I love Heather Hildenbrand... and her writing. If you don't, I suggest you go check out every post with her name in it. A Risk Worth Taking is her first new adult contemporary novel.

When first cracking open this story Summer is a college graduate who heads home because her mother abandoned her father and, because of this, is pissed off, recently single, and not living the life she anticipated. Ford, on the other hand, just arrived at Heritage Plantation and is only planning on a short stay. A few months changes everything.

What I loved most about this story is that the characters stuck with me. I purchased this book the day it released on Amazon back in October and started reading it. While I didn't get to finish it in one or even two sittings I did (finally!) finish it on December 14th. When it takes me more than a month to read a book, I normally forget characters names, their stories, and how they got to where they are. This was not the case with A Risk Worth Taking. Summer and Ford were so memorable, that when I did get a chance to finish the story I read a single paragraph and was able to recall everything that had transpired in the earlier pages. I also liked that this story didn't solely focus on the budding relationship between Summer and Ford. Both of them had problems of their own that they worked through on the side. 

There isn't one negative thing I could say about this story. Some people may not like that one or two pivotal scenes don't show how they end, but I liked that because it added to the mystery of what happened. Those scenes were later described through either Summer or Ford's eyes in flashbacks. 

Overall, this book was a fantastic first new adult novel for an author who usually writes young adult paranormal books. If you enjoy reading NA or Heather's other stories, you should most definitely pick this book up.

From Dirty Blood
my review
     I nodded, still reeling from the kiss and the weight of his eyes, and let him pull me toward the door. “So there’s going to be others at this meeting? Like other Werewolves?”
     “Yes, some.” He raised his eyebrow in a challenge. “I thought you said you weren’t scared.”
     “I’m not. I just—what if some of them aren’t happy with me about Liliana?”
     “Tara, no one’s mad at you. They all understand it wasn’t your fault. You had no choice. Besides, we’re pretty sure Liliana was a double agent.”
     “Like I have any idea what that means,” I mumbled.
     “You don’t have to do this, you know. Get involved, I mean. We’ll still protect you.”
     His tone was gentle and meant to be reassuring but I bristled at what he was suggesting. “So, just stay home and hide out while somebody out there takes a shot at everyone I care about? Let a pack of strangers
fight my battles for me?”
     “That’s not what I meant.”
     “I said I wouldn’t freak out again, and I meant it. I’m going to do whatever it takes to find this guy and stop him from hurting people.”
     He nodded, something unreadable in his eyes. “Okay, then.”
     I stopped short, throwing a glance at my closet. “Can I have a minute to change?”
     “I’ll be downstairs.”
     I listened to the sound of his footsteps on the stairs, already feeling bad for snapping at him. I hated my temper, and I hated when it got the better of me even more. But he’d started it, with suggesting I stick my head in the sand. That just wasn’t me.
     When I was sure he wasn’t going to pop his head back in, I took the plunger pieces out of my backpack and stuffed them into my back jeans pockets. Like before, I pulled my shirt down to hide them. Then I pulled on my boots, grabbed my sweatshirt, and headed downstairs. Wes was waiting for me at the door.
     “I’m going to pull the car around. Wait here,” he said.
     I nodded, and he slipped around the side of the house. I turned the key in the lock on the front door and then dropped my keys into my bag. As I did, a familiar tingly feeling hit me, and crawled along my skin, underneath my jacket. My head came up, and I scanned my yard, looking for the source.
     Just like earlier, I saw no one, but I wasn’t going to let it go so easily this time. I flattened myself against the house and crept to the corner, but when I peeked around, it was empty. The quiet purr of an engine broke the silence, and I saw the Aston Martin coming down the street, sleek and silver. The tingly feeling abruptly disappeared.
     I hurried down to the curb.
     Wes pulled to a stop, and I climbed in, grateful that he’d already been blasting the heat. I held my hands up to the vents as he pulled away.
     “When you picked me up just now, did you feel anything?” I asked, as we curved through the neighborhood.
     He glanced over, sharply. “No—did you?”
     “I don’t know. I think so …”
     Wes slammed his foot on the brake, and the car jerked to a stop. I felt myself slam forward, and then the seat belt caught and held me in place. Wes swerved the car onto the shoulder, and a spray of gravel flew up behind us as we came to a halt. “What did you feel?”
     “The same feeling I got at the pool hall. A Werewolf.”
     Wes responded by flooring the gas and jerking the wheel hard to the left. We spun around in a U-turn and sped back through my neighborhood. A second later the car lurched to another stop. Wes threw his door open and then he was out of the car, striding quickly across my front lawn, scanning the yard as he went.
     I reluctantly followed, carefully aware of my body’s nerve endings but there was no trace of tingles this time. I waited on the lawn while Wes did a circle of the house. When he walked back over to me, the disapproval was plain on his face.
     “You should have told me right away,” he said.
     “It was already gone by the time you pulled up,” I said defensively. “Besides, I figured I was just being paranoid, like the other day.”
     His eyes immediately narrowed, making me regret the admission.
     “What do you mean ‘like the other day’?”
     “I got the same feeling in the mall parking lot on Friday night.” I shrugged like it was no big deal. “It went away, though, and I didn’t see anything suspicious so I figured it was nothing, maybe an aftershock of my encounter with Liliana or something.”
     A muscle in his jaw flexed. “Hunters don’t have aftershocks.”
     He squeezed his eyes shut and ran a hand over his face. “Next time, tell me immediately, okay?”
     “Okay,” I agreed.
     “You do realize that someone is possibly trying to kill you, right?”
     “Yes,” I said, my voice icy. I crossed my arms in front of me.
     “You’re impossible,” he said, throwing his arms up.
     “And you’re overprotective.”
     Wes looked down at me like he was about to launch into another lecture. Instead, he shook his head and got back in the car. And just like that, the feeling of connection that had lingered since our kiss evaporated.

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

{Review} Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James

by E.L. James
Pages: 385
Read: December 2013
Amazon - Box Set
When literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey, she encounters a man who is beautiful, brilliant, and intimidating. The unworldly, innocent Ana is startled to realize she wants this man and, despite his enigmatic reserve, finds she is desperate to get close to him. Unable to resist Ana’s quiet beauty, wit, and independent spirit, Grey admits he wants her, too—but on his own terms.

Shocked yet thrilled by Grey’s singular erotic tastes, Ana hesitates. For all the trappings of success—his multinational businesses, his vast wealth, his loving family—Grey is a man tormented by demons and consumed by the need to control. When the couple embarks on a daring, passionately physical affair, Ana discovers Christian Grey’s secrets and explores her own dark desires.

Erotic, amusing, and deeply moving, the Fifty Shades Trilogy is a tale that will obsess you, possess you, and stay with you forever.

Pages: 532
Daunted by the singular tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life.

Fifty Shades Freed
Pages: 579
When unworldly student Anastasia Steele first encountered the driven and dazzling young entrepreneur Christian Grey it sparked a sensual affair that changed both of their lives irrevocably. Shocked, intrigued, and, ultimately, repelled by Christian’s singular erotic tastes, Ana demands a deeper commitment. Determined to keep her, Christian agrees.

Now, Ana and Christian have it all—love, passion, intimacy, wealth, and a world of possibilities for their future. But Ana knows that loving her Fifty Shades will not be easy, and that being together will pose challenges that neither of them would anticipate. Ana must somehow learn to share Christian’s opulent lifestyle without sacrificing her own identity. And Christian must overcome his compulsion to control as he wrestles with the demons of a tormented past.

Just when it seems that their strength together will eclipse any obstacle, misfortune, malice, and fate conspire to make Ana’s deepest fears turn to reality.

Overall Rating
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For the longest time I said I would never read this trilogy. However, I read a sample of the first book a few months ago and decided to give it a try. I attempted to find a copy I could borrow from friends because I refused to spend $30 on fan fiction of Twilight, but that didn't happen. So, last week I broke down and bought the Kindle box set when it was on sale for $8.

Unlike Bella in Twilight, Ana had a little bit of a personality. She had her own thoughts and didn't rely on Christian Grey for her happiness; however, she did find most of it with him. Like Bella, her thoughts revolved around Grey, usually the kink associated with him. Christian on the other hand was very domineering and overbearing. He has a f*cked up past and issues he needs to work through.

There were a number of things I enjoyed about this trilogy. I loved Ana's inner thought bubble. Her inner 'goddess' was adorable especially when she was hiding or pouting. The conversations between Ana and Mr. Grey were amusing and was the only thing that really kept me reading. I loved that I occasionally found myself blushing or looking forward to getting back to the book. 

I could give a laundry list of things I didn't like about this series, but I'll only list a few worth mentioning. First, the writing itself is elementary and devoid of varying sentence structure and, at times, proper paragraphs. I never felt that I was a stickler for proper, varied sentences/paragraphs, but this just ate at me while reading because it was the same thing over and over. Next, the words chosen in some instances lacked sense. For example, when Ana went to meet Mr. Grey's parents sans underwear the word choice changed from saying 'underwear' to 'culotte.' If you look up the definition, culotte means "women's flared trousers cut to look like a skirt" which is not at all underwear. Needless to say, the higher level diction didn't match the poor writing. Beyond the writing capabilities the author was clearly lacking, I often got annoyed with Ana and Grey. They solved most of their problems with one thing, which is never a good foundation for a relationship of any sort. After a while I got bored reading. It was always problem, frustration, sex, sex, good for a day, problem, frustration, sex, sex, good for a day, ect. 

Overall, this trilogy wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be, but it wasn't that fantastic either. At times I looked forward to reading it, other times I dreaded having to have a dictionary next to me to figure out what exactly the author was getting at. Is it worth reading? Sure. Would I buy it at full price? No. Wait for a sale or borrow the books.


Friday, November 1, 2013

New Design & Name!!

Hello all!!

A few months back I decided to have my blog redesigned. With the new design I wanted to update the blogs name. It took me a few weeks to come up with a handful of names then toss them off of some blogger friends. Everyone agreed that Bookish Diversion was the perfect fit for me because books have been my go to when I need distance from someone or when I need to forget my problems.

Soo... do you like the new design/name?! I'm in love and my header is utterly amazing. My kitten looks adorable and that is a very good take on me and my taste. 

Because of my immense love for my new blog design I just wanted to say a very public thank you to Lea at Lea Christine Designs. The new design is stunning and completely me! Can't wait to add more extras to my blog in the future.

Lea Christine Designs


Thursday, October 24, 2013

{Cover Reveal} Unmaking Marchant by Ella James

I'm excited to have the opportunity to share the cover of Unmaking Marchant by Ella James with you today. If you haven't started Ella's Love Inc. series I highly recommend it for those who love a more mature and explicit read. The first book, Selling Scarlett, is currently FREE on Amazon!

Marchant Radcliffe, owner of the exclusive Love Inc. brothel outside Vegas, is no stranger to darkness. He lost his sister in childhood and his parents in college. Since his best friend helped him finance the Love Inc. ranch almost ten years ago, Marchant has drowned himself in business—and he’s thrived, despite the heavy secret that has plagued him since his parents’ deaths.

Then, after ten years of good fortune, Marchant’s skeletons start to peek out of the closet, tossing him down a trail of ruin that begins with arson and could end with murder. Because he’s kept his struggles private, he has no one to pull him back from the brink.

Except for Suri Dalton.

After a breakup with her longtime fiancé, Suri, the daughter of one of Silicon Valley’s tech tycoons, has nowhere to go except her BFF’s new penthouse in Las Vegas. The last thing Suri is looking for is a man, but after drowning her woes in wine on the flight over, she stumbles into a torrid make out session with a beautiful stranger—who just so happens to be Marchant Radcliffe, a playboy and a literal pimp.

Despite an immediate attraction, Suri writes Marchant off as exactly the sort of guy she should avoid. Until Love Inc. goes up in flames, Marchant winds up at the bottom of a swimming pool, and Suri is the only one around to pull him out.

What happens when what you see isn’t what you get? What do you do when destiny is too alluring to resist and too dangerous to survive?

To Be Released on December 4, 2013

Other books in the series...

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella's books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella's projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

{Cover Reveal} Tragic Love by M.S. Brannon

I'm excited to have the opportunity to share the cover of Tragic Love by M.S. Brannon with you today. This is the second book in the Sulfur Heights series. You can find my review of Scarred Love, the first book, here.

“From the moment I locked eyes with hers, we've had this undeniable connection that was and will always be wicked. A love that would literally kill me if it didn't survive, but lately, could kill me if it did.” ~Drake Evans.

For Drake and Presley, life has handed them more challenges than any one person should ever face in a lifetime. Together, they've survived Presley’s captivity from her deranged uncle, but now they must learn how to live with the events that surrounded her time spent with him, while keeping the details of her rescue a secret.

For Presley Quinn, living the last two years has been practically unbearable, constantly drowning in nightmares put there by a man responsible for the violent images continually playing in her mind. She keeps moving forward, but is barely clinging onto the edge when she’s faced with another obstacle from her past that is so unavoidable, so tragic, it threatens to break her apart—herself.

Drake will do anything to protect Presley from ever feeling pain again. His love is irrefutable. He walks side by side with her, vowing he will never let anyone harm her again. However, when an unexpected event turns Presley against everyone she’s ever loved, Drake is faced with trying to save the only woman he’s ever loved or severing the only lifeline she’s ever had—himself.

**Mature Content Warning** 17 years and older for language and sexual content.

New Adult Contemporary Romance
To Be Released on November 6, 2013

I'm super excited to get my hands on this book! Stop by on November 6th for my review!!

Scarred Love is on sale throughout the month of October for $0.99!! 
You can find it:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords

M.S. Brannon was born and raised in the Midwest. She still resides there today with her wonderful husband and son. When she is not writing or reading, M.S. Brannon spends time with her family, watching movies, and discovering new music. She writes romance because she believes love and heartache is the rawest emotion one can experience.

You can find M.S. Brannon...

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

{Review} Selling Scarlett & Taming Cross by Ella James

Selling Scarlett
by Ella James
Series: Love Inc.
Publisher: Barkley's Books
Pages: 336
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Available on: April 13, 2013
Read: September 2013
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this - one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth - code-named Scarlett - to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.

I completely and utterly adored this story. While it took a few days to read due to life's distractions, I did have a hard time putting it down once I picked it up. I loved both Elizabeth and Hunter and didn't find their age difference or backgrounds troubling to their pull to one another. Their trials and tribulations made me love each of them more. Elizabeth, while young and educated, had this need to get rid of her v-card and her reasons made her way of going about it somewhat, although slightly troubling, understandable. Hunter, on the other hand, is really a giant mystery throughout the story which I enjoyed because I had to question his motives along the way. Selling Scarlett was and entertaining and captivating read told from two points of view that kept me up late. If you are a fan of more adult themed books, like Crossfire by Sylvia Day or Wallbanger by Alice Clayton, you'll be sure to get a kick out of this one. 

Taming Cross
by Ella James
Series: Love Inc.
Publisher: Barkley's Books
Pages: 336
Genre: New Adult Romantic Suspense
Available on: August 19, 2013
Read: September 2013
Amazon | Barnes & Noble

For twenty-three years, Cross Carlson was a playboy. You know the type. Tall, dark, and wealthy. Blue-eyed. Charming. He seemed to have it all so easy. But Cross was harboring a terrible secret - one that helped ruin the life of an innocent girl and almost ended his own.

Finally out of the hospital, Cross is flailing, scarred in both body and mind and stifled by the weight of the secret he still keeps. The only way to absolution lies in a Mexican convent, and going there could cost him everything.

If there's anyone who knows what it's like to screw up big time, it's Meredith Kinsey. Just a few years ago, Merri was an ordinary girl with a job at her college newspaper and white picket fence kind of dreams. Now she's holed up in a Mexican convent, hiding from a drug lord who thinks he owns her.

What happens when the only way out of hell is with the son of the man who put you there? They say love conquers all, but does it really?

I loved Selling Scarlett and my expectations were extremely high going into Taming Cross. While I enjoyed it all the same, it was definitely different. While Selling Scarlett was more focused on sex and Elizabeth's infatuation with Hunter, Taming Cross was more of a "lets get to know you" type of story. We see Cross through his recovery and watch him learn to deal with his new impairment on an extremely risky journey. This story is action packed and very hard to put down. I highly recommend this series and cannot wait for book three in November!

Ella James is a Colorado author who writes teen and adult romance. She is happily married to a man who knows how to wield a red pen, and together they are raising a feisty two-year-old who will probably grow up believing everyone's parents go to war over the placement of a comma.

Ella's books have been listed on numerous Amazon bestseller lists, including the Movers & Shakers list and the Amazon Top 100; two were listed among Amazon's Top 100 Young Adult Ebooks of 2012.

To find out more about Ella's projects and get dates on upcoming releases, find her on Facebook at facebook.com/ellajamesauthorpage and follow her blog, www.ellajamesbooks.com. Questions or comments? Tweet her at author_ellaj or e-mail her at ella_f_james@ymail.com.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

{Review & Giveaway} Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards

Six Months Later
by Natalie D. Richards
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 336
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Thriller
Available on: October 1, 2013
Read: September 2013
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository

Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her.

What happened to her?
And why can't she remember?

In the past few months I've, for the most part, stopped reading young adult fiction. Before that, I was never one to really pick up a thriller/mystery. They just didn't appeal to me. However, after reading the synopsis for Six Months Later by Natalie D. Richards I realized that this book needed to be picked up because who loses a whole SIX MONTHS of their life...unless of course they were in a really bad accident and are sitting in the hospital. 

Once I started reading Six Months Later, I found myself engrossed in the story and had an extremely hard time putting it down. Unlike most books I've read, I couldn't put my finger on exactly how it would end until I was about 75% of the way through. I also found myself at war with who I thought was the good guy and the bad guy. At one point I thought everyone played some role in making sure Chloe forgot. 

The more I read and the more information I gathered, the more I started thinking about everything I'd already learned and started putting the pieces together. This is rare for me. I love that I was completely into this book and thinking about what each and every comment or item meant. I love that I questioned motives and was dying to find out how it would end. As soon as I finished I emailed Natalie and asked one question that I'm sure a lot of people are going to want to know...and no, I'm not going to tell you. You'll have to read to find out.

I don't want to get into too much detail about the characters because I think that would start to give away some pertinent information. All I will say about them is this.... They were each well thought out played an integral role in Chloe's life. Chloe herself was a girl on a mission and I loved her because, in the end, she made a decision that most wouldn't. She showed that she had integrity and she didn't want to compromise it. 

Overall, Six Months Later captured me from page one and kept me engrossed to the very end. Being that I'm not a big thriller/mystery or even much of a young adult fan anymore should say a lot. If you do enjoy thrillers/mysteries, then you'll probably enjoy it just as much, if not more than I did. I highly recommend taking a stab at Six Months Later because I'm sure it will be just as captivating for you as it was for me.

Question of the Day!
If you woke up and realized you were missing six months of time, would you want to find out all the details of what happened, or would you rather live not knowing?

Things to note about this giveaway...
1) There will be ONE winner.
2) You must be 13 or older to enter.
3) Each day there will be an available Question of the Day (#QOD) in each participating blog. Answer the questions on each blog for additional points. You can find a full listing of participating blogs here.
4) The winner of this giveaway will NOT be drawn by rafflecopter luck. The winner will be the person who has participated the MOST. If there happens to be a tie, then rafflecopter will determine a winner.

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Natalie D. Richards won her first writing competition in the second grade with her short story about Barbara Frances Bizzlefishes (who wouldn't dare do the dishes.) She later misplaced her writing dreams in a maze of cubicles and general office drudgery. Natalie never forgot about Barbara or those dishes, and eventually she found her way back to storytelling, following the genre of her heart, teen fiction. When she's not writing or shopping her manuscripts, you can probably find her wading through the towers of dog-eared paperbacks that have taken over her bedroom. Natalie lives in Ohio with her amazing husband and their three children, who inspire her every day to stick with her dreams.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

What I've been up to recently....

Hi everyone!

I've been absent recently...like seriously MIA! I apologize, but it'll be about the same for just a few more weeks. Over the last few months or so I've done quite a bit....

I went to Van's Warped Tour in July and met Go Radio!!!

In August, I dragged my best friend to a Paradise Fears concert.
We had a blast!! Small venues are the shit!

I started Insanity.
It was short lived because I got extremely sick.
Resuming soon!!

I talked to a U.S. Army recruiter and got all my ducks in a row.
Found letters of recommendation, wrote a paper, got a professional picture taken,
got my college & high school transcripts, provided medical records and so much more.
Selection for Officer Training School is next month!!!!

I ran a 5K with one of my best friends!
The Travis Manion Foundation Heroes Run.

I finished in 30 minutes and 32 seconds.
Go me!!!

I drank lots of wine!!!

Watched the first season of The Big Bang Theory.
Borrowing the rest of the seasons from a friend soon!

I ate a lot of food!!
Missing from this picture is the Apple Pie I devoured. 

So that sums up my life recently. I've been working like crazy and doing nothing but preparing for the army, eating a ton of food, and having the time of my life before I sign the dotted line and join the military. In the mean time I'll be posting sporadically. No worries though, I'll be back soon! Miss you all. 

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