Say Hello To… Ashley & Rubi!

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Say Hello To... Ashley & Rubi!

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


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

11 Responses to “Say Hello To… Ashley & Rubi!”

    • Rubi @ Gone with the Words

      Rubi @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks!! I can’t wait to meet others who share the same love for books!

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    Danielle @ Love at First Page

    Hi, Rubi and Ashley! Nice to meet you both. :) I’m Danielle over at Love at First Page. Love the girls here at Gone with the Word, and it seems ya’ll will fit right in!
    Rubi, your boyfriend definitely sounds like a keeper! ;)

    • Rubi @ Gone with the Words

      Rubi @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks Danielle :D He’s totally a trooper! I’m super excited to be part of such a great blog!!

    • Ashley @ Gone with the Words

      Ashley @ Gone with the Words

      Thank you Danielle! We may have met at Bryant Park after BEA…

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    Welcome Ashley & Rubi! Can’t wait to see what you guys bring to the table!

    Ashley – I LOVE camping!!

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    Welcome to both of you :) I’ve only recently become a follower of this blog but I love it and can’t wait to read both of your posts

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