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August 18, 2014

Bout of Books and Back to School Challenge Start


The name is Ashley, I`m 19 and have grown up reading since the age of 3.5. I have been blogging going on 3years now and plan to continue doing it for a long time.
       The best thing about reading is that each book places me into a new world. I can be anywhere/ anytime I want without leaving the comforts of my bed or car.


 Besides reading I am an avid horseback rider. I ride Western but have ridden English. I am the 2012 California State Horse Mastership Barrel Racing Champion. In the riding world this sounds like a way cooler title than a mouthful of jumbled words. I own 6 lovely horses that mean the world to me.

 I am a full time college student and this will be my 3rd year. I am studying animal science and linguistics. I have a wonderful penpal from France that I get to skype with to help me study.

I`m super excited to be participating in several challenges/readathons this week.
Bout of Books 11 is happening from 8/18/14-8/24/14 (hosted by Bout of Books)
Back to School Book Blogger Challenge (hosted by Parajunkee)

Enjoy and join in the fun.



  1. Wow! That is so cool. I love horses:) I had one when I was a little girl. It's been a lot of fun hopping to each blog and reading what each person has to share. I'm excited to read what your answers to other challenge questions will be:)

    1. Glad youve been enjoying the hopping.
      I skipped Day 2 :( but Day 3 will be great. so many school memories (only graduated last year so...yah)

      Thank you for stopping by,

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    1. I have 6 horses total
      1 Quarter Horse (mare)
      3 Mustangs (geldings)
      1 Quarter Horse/Mustang (gelding)
      1 Arabian (mare)
      I love them all but my baby will always be my favorite.

      The one pictured above was actually my senior project for highs school. He was a friends horse with an injured back.

      thanks for stopping by,

  3. Aw, I love horses! But I've only ever been riding properly once when I was about 12. I'd definitely do it again though :)

    Louise - Nerdette Reviews

    1. Louise,

      It is so much fun. Nothing beats the view between a horses ears.

      thanks for stopping by

  4. Nice to meet you Ashley. I used to ride my best friends horses when I was growing up, never had one of my own though. Look forward to reading your posts throughout the challenge.
    Here's my post: Back to School Day 1 - About Me!

    1. I look forward to reading yours as well.

      thank you for stopping by,

  5. It's nice to meet you Ashley! And congrats on winning the championship! I've always wanted to learn how to ride a horse. I love watching tons of horse shows, and reading about them in books. :)

    My Back To School
    Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

    1. Riding is a blast. I`m lucky to live in a place where I can ride and enjoy nature from the back of such a magical animal.

      Thanks for visiting.


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