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Jun. 23rd, 2011

I Know I Keep Abandoning You...

Im so sorry its been so long. I keep gettnig side tracked or have nothing to say and i just think "Eh, they're fine without my lame posts, but i dont think i am. I really like Live Journal. Its such a different atmosphere than my blogger site. On there i only follow other book bloggers, which i love, but i never just write about what going on with my life or how im doing. I feel like on here you can actually make friends and things, because youre reading about each others lives, where on there im just reading about how people feel about books. WHICH I LOVE, but i also need real life interaction as well. You cant just live with books, you need people. Im sorry if you guys are reading this and saying to yourself "I think shes lost it" but im just venting about whats been on my mind. I really want to make friends with the people i follow on my blogger and on my book twitter, but its very hard. I dont know how they do it. So ive been getting frustrated, because i dont understand how to make connections on there and then i think of you guys and how even though im reading your blogs you dont know im still alive and reading, because i havent posted in months.

Ah, that felt good lol. Anyways besides that im doing really well. Life is going really good and my boyfriend and i are doing more than amazing, He and his mom share a phone bill and she hasnt paid her half so his phone has been shut off for two weeks, its actually made us closer, because when he finds a phone he can call me on all we talk about is how much we miss and love each other. This whole not being able to talk is just making the love blossom more, which is what we never thought could happen since we love each other so much already. I just feel like were back in olden days where there were no phones and you get a letter once a month from your lover, but instead its a weekly phone call lol. It feels like a month has gone by though. I just love him so much...im getting too mushy now lol.

Well its summer so im not doing anything but reading blogs and reading books. Im trying to get a job but the economy still blows and noone is hiring, BUT i wont give up, cause i need money. I think that is about all for now. Ill try to post more often, but how many time have i said that?


May. 11th, 2011

I'm going away!!

Yup you read that title correct. I am going away, but not forever. This Friday I board a plane to Seattle, Washington to board a cruise that is going through Alaska and one port in canada. I'm so excited. It's only going to be me and my grandparents though which is kinda of nerve raking because I'm basically going to be all alone on this cruise but I'm hoping it won't turn out like that. I dont come back till the 22nd so that's a full week of cruising, but I might still pop in on here throughout the week to post if I have something to say but most likely I will stop by to see what everyone is up to. So yes dont worry and think I'm leaving lj, I'm just going on a cruise.

In other news, I'm at my boyfriends house right now and I'm spending the day with him before I leave. I'm going to miss him so much!! I wonder what I should bring him back. There's something to ponder through out the trip.

Well that's it I think. See you throughout next week

Till Then...

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May. 6th, 2011

Bloggy Blog

Hey guys,

Its been about a week since my last post, which i find to be too long. Ive been kind of busy lately. I started a new book review blog on blogspot.com. Its called Book Bite Reviews. You can check it out at bookbitereviews.blogspot.com . If you follow my community on here, ya_par_bookclub dont worry im not abandoning it. I know there is only a few followers on there but im sticking with it. I just wanted to reach another audience at the same time. So dont worry everything posted on my new blog will still be in the community. I am also keeping this blog too for my personal blogs. So yea ive been busy designing and branding that blog.

Today i had a great day. I went to the mall and got a promise ring for my boyfriend for his birthday. Im so excited to give it to him. All i have to do is get it sized, which maybe we will go tomorrow. Then afterwards i hung out with my best friend veronica and we went for a walk around my trailer park, because it was BEAUTIFUL outside. We then had dinner at my house and watched 4 hours of vampire diaries. Ah, that is such a good show. We had so much fun talking about and going on rants about things and how each episode ended and what we thought was going to happen next. Its nice to have that girl time together. Now im just tooling around on my computer. I thought i would give you guys an update so you knew what was happening.

Till Then...

Apr. 28th, 2011

A little bit of a promo

Ok so i watch a lot of youtube videos and i watch a lot of makeup guru's. My two favorite are sisters Elle and Blair and they have their own website now, elleandblair.com, but the point is that Elle's newest video and blog post on their website was about shoes and a new website she is working with.

Its called Sole Society and its a free website that you sign up and take a test for them to find your style and then each month they update your shoe closet with shoes you can buy. They are all designer quality shoes and they all are only $50. You only have to pay the site when you buy a pair of shoes.

Now for the promotion for myself, everytime you get three of your friends to buy a pair of shoes from them you get a free pair of shoes for yourself so, please follow this link and buy some shoes =]


Writer's Block: Get up

If you had to eat the same breakfast everyday for a year (and it would be prepared and served to you), what would you choose?

Either hash browns or country fried potatoes both served with ketchup. I love potatoes, so i would be happy with either.

Apr. 27th, 2011

Im finally done!!

Today i took my last final for the year. Im so happy. Now i have the whole summer off till the fall semester begins and i can blog whenever i want and read and watch movies and stay on top of tv shows and stay up late with out consequences and be stress free for a couple months. You guys seriously  have no idea how stressed i have been this semester. I am so worn out and ridiculously off track.

I honestly have no reason to post, i just wanted to tell you all how excited i am to be done.

Till Then...

Apr. 25th, 2011

Bloggy Blog

Sorority life is going great. Im going to be a Rho Gamma, which means that i give up my letters, and disaffiliate from my sorority from May 1st-September 24th so that i can be a recruitment counselor. See the three Panhellenic sororities on my campus (mine and two others) do formal, fall recruitment together, so a couple girls from each sorority disaffiliate so that we can help the girls going through recruitment decide which chapter best fits them without their decision being biased. If they know what sorority you are in and they like you, they may only pick that sorority because you're in it and not because thats where their heart is, so thats why its secret. Im kind of sad to disaffiliate. Im not allowed to talk to my sisters anymore when they have their letters on and during recruitment i basically have to act like i don't know them. Me and one sister are basically best friends so it's already been tough on us and i haven't given up my letters yet haha, but i think this will be a really great opportunity and i cant wait.

School is going good. Im passing all my classes so far. I only have one more exam on Tuesday and then "SCHOOOOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER" lol. I really cant wait. Its going to be so nice to just get to relax finally. No more stressing. All tomorrow (monday) i have to study for my last exam, then take it on tuesday and be done.

My boyfriend and i are great, we got a puppy :). His name is Scrappy Doo and he is German Shepard and Pit Bull mix. He is so adorable. I love him so much. He lives with my boyfriend though since we don't live together yet. I went over there today to be with my boyfriend for easter and i just cuddled my puppy all day. We treat him like he's our child and say that we are his mommy and daddy. I love it lol

I think that is all for now. Ill update tomorrow if anything else goes down.

Till Then...

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Apr. 24th, 2011


Im officially caught up with all of your lovely blogs. I am not caught up with my reading blog just yet, but ill save that for another day. Its 4:17am here and i need sleep. I feel like i might actually die if i stay up any longer. I just wanted to let you all know im still alive and caught up so hopefully i will be blogging more. Later on after my day is over i will try and get on here and blog about what has been going on with me lately so look forward to that. Nothing bad has happened, so only expect good news =].

Till Then...

Apr. 20th, 2011


It has been so long since i have updated on here. I honestly dont know what my excuse is. I havent even read or commented on anyones stuff. I am going to catch up this weekend, and will be back on track with everything i promise. My classes ended Yesterday (WOOT!) and now im just taking final exams. I have one on thursday at 3, one on Friday at 3:30 and then one next tuesday at 6:30. Im so excited to be done with classes. Im taking the summer off, THANK GOD, and i will be free to blog ALL THE TIME and read. So now i will blogging on here and posting up book reviews and what not on my new community.

Im so excited to get it up and running. I started it and i got one person interested so far i think, but i was on my LJ vacation so i never got back to her. She probably thinks its some old, abandoned community now, but i will get back to her.

I have a meeting tonight at school for sorority business. Its not with my sorority personally, its with all the national panhellenic sororities on my campus, which on mine are three. I seriously love these meetings. I think its probably because im the secretary so i actually have a roll to play. I feel bad for the delegates, because they just sit there and listen, they dont have anything to do.

I dont know what else to update about. Everything is going good so far. Im just stressing over finals. I need to study and pass and be done lol.

Well i need to go get ready for my meeting.

Till Then...

Mar. 20th, 2011

Help publicise my new community =]

To relieve you guys from seeing all my book reivews i decided to make my own community so i wanted to let you guys know about it so if you wanted to join you could. And if you want to promote youre more than welcome!! lol I just made it so the friends list is kinda sad since im the only one right now... Oh well. im not setting my hopes high so if it fails ill live.

Till Then...

Do you read YA Paranormal books? Then come join the new YA Paranormal Book Club. This is a non-structured book club where you can discuss, rant about, and review books.

Come Join!!

Mar. 19th, 2011


Yes that is right i am here to tell you all about a contest that i have just entered and want you all to do the same. Its for a blog called Fire and Ice, and they are giving away a super cute lightbulb necklace for the book release of hourglass by Myra McEntire. To enter all you have to do is comment on the blog, and there are also a few other ways to get additional entries. Even if you dont enter the contest you should still check out the shop that the necklace is from called "Lovely Musings". Everything is hand made and really adorable. The link for everything is here


Hope you all check it out!!


Mar. 16th, 2011

Rain rain don't go away

Yesterday it rained here in Michigan. I was at uni so I had to walk through it a couple times, but it was just a light mist so I was fine. I love the rain. It's so peaceful and gloomy and I honestly love gloomy weather. Dont get me wrong I LOVE summer time, but I love that gloomy romantic rain.

In other non weirdo news, I've been reading a lot. I'm reading the vampire diaries and I think I'm going to start posting spoilers behind lj cuts while I read because I need to vent about what happens in the books and I have no one to talk to about it. I usually do book talk with my best friend but it's been forever since she read them so she has no idea what's going on. So now I'll have book reviews and book discussions. Maybe I should make a community or something so I'm not always bothering you guys. I tried making a community once but nobody joined (losers) lol but this time I'll publicize it.

I had an exam last night in my political science class. I think I actually did really good on it. I know my essay has got to get some high points cause it was pretty flawless if I do say so myself. The multiple choice is where my main concern is. I knew a lot of them but you never know. We had a small 15 min lecture before the exam and then 15 minute break to study so I started my exam at about 6:30. I got done with my exam at 7:30 so now I worried on how little time I took. I should have read over my essay or my answers but I did the essay part first and wrote it SUPER FAST like my hand was shaking when I got done because I thought I would run out of time. I find when I do things fast I fail so I'm super worried. but hopefully it works out in my favor. That would be amazing since I failed the first exam.

Oh well. I guess that's all I have to say for now. I'm gonna go read.

Till Then...

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Mar. 4th, 2011

Im torn

Im torn about which series to pick up on. Like ive said before i have TONS and TONS of books to read, and a lot of them are series, but i have a couple of series that are already started and so i wanted to get out of the way any series that i have already started and didnt finish or catch up on. I went through my noggin and found 5 series that i am in the middle of...
2.Blue Bloods
3.Hush Hush
4.Vampire Diaries
Now shiver, ive already caught up to the last published book so far and the same with Blue Bloods and Hush Hush. So the first three im caught up in the series and am now just waiting on more books to be released, meaning the last two im not caught up so here is my perdicament. I dont know which series to go with. If i go with Vampire Diaries im only on book three and because the show is so different and its been literally years since ive read the first two i would go back and read those first, which i will get done fast, it wont be a problem, but if i go with Evermore i am on either book 4 or 5 and there is no way i can go back and read the others because they are long and most i have on the computer so i dont even have a place marker for where i am. I would just have to go look for a summary on the others to remember what happened when i stopped reading this summer and then read the next book in line. This is where i need your help guys, what should i do?

Vampire Diaries or Evermore TELL ME!!

UPDATE: i read summaries for the evermore series and so now i can go either way on which one to read. I honestly dont care that i would have to read vampire diaries all over again because they were fast reads, i just need someone to tell me what to do. Im just like my dad, i cant make a decision, but im very picky and opinionated. HELP ME!!

By the way look at what music im listening to while writing this. I wasnt listening to it, it was just playing in my mind because of what im talking about. Great theme music!! I always add theme music to my life HA!

Mar. 3rd, 2011

"Crescendo" By Becca Fitzpatrick

Decription from Borders.com:

The sequel to the "New York Times"-bestselling phenomenon, "Hush, Hush." Nora's life is far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up.The sequel to the New York Times Best selling phenomenon, Hush, Hush

Nora should have know her life was far from perfect. Despite starting a relationship with her guardian angel, Patch (who, title aside, can be described anything but angelic), and surviving an attempt on her life, things are not looking up. Patch is starting to pull away and Nora can't figure out if it's for her best interest or if his interest has shifted to her arch-enemy Marcie Millar. Not to mention that Nora is haunted by images of her father and she becomes obsessed with finding out what really happened to him that night he left for Portland and never came home.
The farther Nora delves into the mystery of her father's death, the more she comes to question if her Nephilim blood line has something to do with it as well as why she seems to be in danger more than the average girl. Since Patch isn't answering her questions and seems to be standing in her way, she has to start finding the answers on her own. Relying too heavily on the fact that she has a guardian angel puts Nora at risk again and again. But can she really count on Patch or is he hiding secrets darker than she can even imagine?

In order to read crescendo i had to re-read hush, hush because i couldnt remember anything about what happened. When i re-read it i still loved it, even though i have read so many reviews saying how terrible it is, but i still like it =]. So after i finished re-reading hush, hush i started in on crescendo. First off i had a love/hate relationship with this book. It was well-written, with a really good plot and any surprises were really surprises, i never guessed who done it. I always thought i knew, but i was wrong. In the end the person who was trying to kill Nora was a total surprise. I also now love the character, Scott. The whole time i hated him until the last couple chapters at the carnival. He is my new favorite character. Now on to the parts i hate. This part is a spoiler, you will find this spoiler out early on in the book, but it is still a spoiler so do not read if you dont want to know!! The part i hate is Nora and Patch's breakup. It was so heart breaking. The entire time i just wanted them to get back together. The biggest part i hated about it is that i get so into my books that i feel like this stuff is happening to me and so i was so mad at my boyfriend when he didnt even do anything. The entire time through out the book i was just yelling at Nora to put her pride aside and go to Patch, thats all i wanted.  END

That little small factor is the only thing i didn't like, but if it wouldnt have happened or if Nora did do what i wanted her to then the book wouldnt have worked out like it did so i am happy it happened.

I still love this series. Becca Fitzpatrick does have some controversial aspects to her books (abuse, drugs, violence, etc) but those pushing the limit, and not being censored so much is what makes the books good. Nora understands her relationship isnt very healthy, but everything works out. Crescendo is an amazing sequel and just when you think what else can happen? something big happens. I love it, go buy it.  
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

Love & Rock&Roll,

Mar. 1st, 2011


So as you may have seen ive done three book reviews in the past couple days. I just wanted to warn you guys now that i am on my Spring Break and have no plans so i am going to be reading as much as possible so i can shorten my book list. I thought i would tell you guys now so you dont get pissed when every entry is a book review, but it doesnt mean you should ignore them, because you might find a book you LOVE all thanks to little ole me. =]

In other words i wont be posting anything but book reviews all week unless i have something amazing to tell you or i just feel like blogging.

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

Till Then...

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"Bloody Valentine" By Melissa De La Cruz

Description from Borders.com
Bestselling author de la Cruz offers readers a new story about the love lives of their favorite vamps--the passion and heartache, the hope and devastation, the lust and longing. Combined with all the glitz, glamour, and mystery fans have come to expect, this is sure to be another huge hit in the Blue Bloods series.

Bloody Valentine is Melissa De La Cruz's second, short companion book in the Blue Bloods series. (The first one was the guide) In this second companion book it had three love stories for its main characters. The three stories it tells are Oliver Hazard-Perry, Allegra Van Alen, and Schuyler Van Alen. All three are really well written, and are all intriguing. To rank them in best to worst i would say Schuyler, Olive, and then Allegra. Schuyler's would obviously be the best because it is a true love story mixed in with some adventure, but mostly love. It honestly had me teary eyed towards the end. Next Oliver's, it is a little weird and the whole time i found myself yelling at the book to Oliver telling him to get out and to not do it, but it all works out in the end so i was satisfied, and then finally Allegra's story. I was kind of anxious to read hers. I wanted to know what happened when she met Schuyler's father, but the whole time i was on Charle's side. The whole time reading the series i felt bad for Allegra and understood why she did it, but after reading her story i kind of hate her now, but at the same time the ending made her still a heroin, but a liar. And Melissa doesnt tell the story of how Schuyler was conceived, she tells everything but that and the way the story ends you just look at the book and say "So how was schuyler conceived then?!?" I don't know, very confusing, but i understand why Melissa structured the stories the way she did. Oliver's story comes first because its Oliver, he's a red blood and he's the least important of the three, plus when you see he has a story you're confused becaue who could he fall in love with when he's marked by Schuyler. Then Allegra's is next because nobody knows the story and its very interesting to know and finally is Schuyler's because EVERYBODY wants to know about her and jack. I thought maybe i should rationalize Melissa's ordering choices, just because... i really dont know. lol

I loved it. Although im a little mad about Allegra's the other two made up for it, especially Schuylers so im happy. If you haven't go buy it, if you have it read it. And if you havent even read the series, go get the first one now.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

P.S. The next book in the series, Lost in Time, doesn't come out until October 2011. Look for the book then and look for the review sometime after that.

Love & Rock&Roll,

Feb. 26th, 2011

"Misguided Angel" By Melissa De La Cruz

Description from Melissa De La Cruz's Website:
After inheriting the dark Van Alen Legacy, Schuyler fled to Florence with her forbidden love, Jack. Now the two of them must embark on the mission Schuyler was destined to complete: to find and protect the five remaining gates that guard the earth from Lucifer, lord of the Silver Bloods.
Back in New York, Mimi has been elected Regent of a crumbling coven. Struggling with her heartache over the loss of Kingsley and with her overwhelming desire to destroy Jack, she must focus all of her energy on a perilous new threat. Vampires are being abducted and their captors are planning to burn them alive online…for all the world to see. Help arrives in the form of Deming Chen, a Venator from Shanghai, who must untangle the web of deceptions before the killers strike again.
As the young vampires struggle for the survival of the coven, they uncover a deadly secret, a truth first discovered by Schuyler’s mother during the Renaissance but kept buried for centuries. And as the Blue Blood enclave weakens yet further, fate leads Schuyler to a terrible choice that will ultimately map the destiny of her heart.
It has been awhile since i read "The Van Alen Legacy" which was the fourth book in the series and so at first i was a little off of what was going on, but after the first couple chapters i was back in it. Melissa doesn't do an overview of what happened last time, she just starts where she left off in the last book, which is nice when you remember what happened. The fifth book (or 6th if you count Keys to the Repository as part of the series) has 3 main characters, Schuyler, Mimi, and Deming. Schuyler's story is about her and jack looking for the rest of the gates. It starts off with them on the countess's boat, in which they are prisoners, and takes off from there. Mimi's story is about her trying to get over her impulse for revenge on jack and her loss of her love Kingsley. And Deming's story takes off when two blue bloods are kidnapped and threatened to be burned live on the interenet unless mimi and deming can save them. Misguided Angel has a beautiful story line that keeps you reading until its over. There is a lot of new things found out in this book, such as new relationships, new friendships, new heartaches, and especially new secrets that have just come out. I started reading this book slowly but surely. I didnt have a lot of time to read while being in college and so when i started this book (this past monday) i was only reading about a chapter a day until yesterday (friday). Friday was my first official day of spring break and i read the entire book in that day. I just couldn't put it down. I would shut the app (i was reading from my kindle on my phone) and lay in bed trying to go to sleep but all i could think about what the book, and what was going to happen next so i just gave in and finished it. I am really happy that i had that break from reading during the school year because now that i am behind on books i dont have to wait to read the next one, becaus it is already out, but as soon as i read it i have to wait till October to read the next one.
Hopefully i'll live. But in all honesty, if you liked the first four then you will LOVE the fifth, and if you havent read this series then i highly suggest you go out and buy them, because this isn't your typical vampire series, this isnt twilight at all, this is a lot of depth and more sci fi action, adeventure than anything. It does have a lot of romance twists, but its the perfect amount.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

Love & Rock&Roll,

"Keys to the Repository" By Melissa De La Cruz

Description from Melissa De La Cruz's website:
Lavish parties. Secret trysts. Bone-chilling murders. Angels. Demons. Midterms. The day-to-day lives of Schuyler Van Alen and her Blue Blood friends (and enemies) are never boring. But there’s oh-so-much more to know about these beautiful and powerful teens. Below the streets of Manhattan, within the walls of the Repository, is a wealth of never-before revealed information about the vampire elite that dates back to the dawn of history. In a series of short stories, journal entries, and intimate letters, New York Times best-selling author Melissa de la Cruz gives you the keys to the Repository and an in-depth look into the secret world of the Blue Bloods.

Won’t you come inside?

I have never bought a guide book before this one.  I never really saw the point of them and any that i have seen that go along with the books im currently reading, they write them after the series or when the movie comes out (twilight) so i never got the urge to buy one, because in my head i always thought "what else is there to know?". The reason i bought this one was because Melissa De La Cruz put it in the middle of her series. She made it seem as if it was part of the series, so i bought it.

The first thing in it is a letter from Melissa to the readers. It is really nice and describes why she decided to write the guide in the first place. I honestly think it is a really good asset, it has all the main family's repository files which tells you everything about the character, their past lives, intern reports, overall character summaries, etc. It was really nice to get a refresher on all the characters since it had been so long since i have read the last book and this way it was easier for me to jump into the newer books in the series. I think the part i loved the most were the sneak peaks to the other books. And the sneak peaks werent just for the blue blood series, but also for her new series to come, wolf pact: a Bliss Llewellyn series. It's also nice to have so that when you read the newer books and they mention a character you can just open up the Keys to the Repository and remember what their signifigance is. Overall it is really good to have and the sneak peaks are awesome, but it is just a guide book so it does get a bit boring when you're going through every character ever mentioned and hearing who they are. But i still loved it.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 4/5

Love & Rock&Roll,

Feb. 19th, 2011

Hi my names Becky and im a bookaholic

Yes the title is true. I buy/download SO many books and never read them all. Right now on my Kindle i have 106 books to read. I started one of them the other day and im almost done so YAY ME!! My new goal is during the summer i am going to read everyday so i can finish them all. The thing is, is that i read a description for a book and fall in love so i hurry up and get it so i wont forget, because if i have it in my possession then i will remember to read it and also i wont face the problem of forgetting, not being able to find it, or it being sold out. I just love books so much. i used to read all the time, because i actually had the time. Now that im so busy with college, since it literally takes all of your time, i never have time to read anymore, and when i actually do have time to read i just want to relax.

I think the way i am going to force myself to read more is to go to Lush  and buy a bunch of bath things and have myself a nice relaxing bath and read. If you've never heard of lush you need to go on their website and find a store near you. They seriously have the best stuff. Its all natural, hand made soaps. There is face masks, things for acne, shampoo, conditioner, body melts, bath fizzers, bubble bars, and normal soaps. They all smell amazing and the scent lasts. I have their solid shampoo (which looks like a bar of soap, but its shampoo) and my hair smells soooo good after. I especially love straightening my hair after washing it because the scent comes bursting out of your hair, and people think your wearing a perfume that smells like it. Its amazing. I have heard nothing but good things about them and i realize now why.

So yea thats my little rant about reading and how you should all go buy some Lush.

Till Then...
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Feb. 16th, 2011

I love him

So I had a great valentines day. The saturday before the 14th was when me and my boyfriend decided to celebrate, because I had school on the real day. He bought me some really pretty pink roses and made me a bracelet. I made him some heart shaped cupcakes. He loved them =). Then he took me to ruby tuesdays and then we just cuddled and had a wonderful time. On the actual day I stopped by after school to give him some of his favorite flavor fun dip and we hung out for about an hour before I had to go home. So it was very nice.

The sorority is getting better. I love all my jobs and I've been kinda avoiding the girl who was a snob just so I get some breathing room before diving in again.

Nothing is really going on. What else is new lol. I just thought I would update since I'm supposed to update once a week.

Till Then...

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