So, I haven't posted many personal posts on my blog - mainly because I feel like I'm rather boring. This post will probably prove my point but alas, here I am.
I work at a movie theatre. I've been working there for way too long. I'm a manager, so I get to boss people around all day (though, if you ask them, they'll say I don't). I typically am very nice to work with unless you useless and don't do any work than don't expect me to treat you better than you deserve. I work with teenagers every day, all day so reading YA is relate-able because I'm around those types of voices all the time. I enjoy my job, most of the people I work with and most of all, the free movies. The best perk of the job is being able to see any movie for free. Plus bringing in friends, too.
I tried to do the whole college thing and I just couldn't. I hated school and hated everything about it but it was more than that. I didn't know what I wanted to do for my career and I couldn't find the desire to go through school for general studies until I made up my mind. It's a good thing, too because I still don't have an idea. At one point, I was very passionate about photography but honestly, unless you really make it into that business, it's not very ideal for living. No one tells you when you're younger how hard this could be. I wish I knew that way I could go back to school (which I've considered) but I'm still as lost as I was ten years ago.
I loved going to concerts. My very first concert was when I was 13. I am aging myself here but it was amazing. It was Hanson. I had 75th row seats (now, keep in mind this was before big screens were a thing) on the floor and they were so tiny looking but that didn't bother me. I was in the same place at the same time breathing the same air as Hanson. I was a happy 13 year old. To this day, I am still a Hanson fan and I don't think I'll ever stop. Sadly, I haven't seen them live in about 10 years but I still buy all their music and jam out when I can. I'm big on Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne, Carrie Underwood, Ed Sheeran and more recently, Bastille, MAGIC, Phillip Phillips and Meghan Trainor. I've attended about 80 concerts since that very first one, including three *N SYNC concerts back in the day. So all you BSB fans can just walk the other way . . . ;-)
I'd talk about reading but y'all know I love doing that. But what I also love is going to book events and meeting the lovely ladies (and sometimes even gentleman) behind the words. Meeting the authors is an amazing experience every time I'm blessed with the opportunity. I've met some of the most fabulous people this way (other readers and authors alike). Not to mention, I have fangirled only a handful of times and the most incredible one was after meeting J.K. FREAKING Rowling. As a true Potterhead, it was like a dream come true and I will cherish that day forever and ever and ever and ever and . . . well, you get my point.
I don't know . . . I'm rambling. I do that a lot. I like to talk. But I'm shy. It's a weird combination. I don't feel like a whole lot of people know me because I don't talk about myself a lot. Or at least, the deep stuff. I'm a very private person. I currently am crushing on two different guys. One is only a few years younger than me and the other . . . well, let's just say . . . I was questioning what categorizes one as a cougar. Don't worry, he's of age - I'm not that bad. I've made some of the coolest friends because of book blogger and being a reader in general. One of them is Steph from Cuddlebuggary. She's da bomb diggity.
Have you skipped ahead at this point just to see what I'm giving away? I would've, too . . . so no judging here!
So I have the option of two prizes to choose from (if you're in the US) or one prize you could win (if you're outside the US). I'm giving away a box of books (which is anywhere from 10-15 books, depending on size) which you can select from a picture I will send the winner. The other prize I am giving away, which will be available to anyone is a signed copy of White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
The giveaway will run until 11:59 PM EST on November 29. You have until then to enter. You will get one entry for this giveaway, per the giveaway rules. Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!
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