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Virginia Hill
Worked at PETCO
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One year ago today I read the first book on my new (first) Kindle. I think of it as a ticket to places I'll never go, an invitation to meet people I wouldn't have met otherwise, and my source to the potent words that grace its back-lit screen. Reading is my constant companion to which my Kindle is the ultimate host. (Today's Read: Coda by CD Reiss.) #book #kindle   #amreading #amALWAYSreading  
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"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Between the Pages - Books I Read in 2014
Two thousand fourteen was a year of upheaval in my personal life and because of that books offered me even more solace than usual. My ability to recall and string together words to form worthwhile book reviews was also affected. Although I find the inabilit...
Two thousand fourteen was a year of upheaval in my personal life and because of that books offered me even more solace than usual. My ability to recall and string together words to form worthwhile book reviews was also affect...
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Nine glorious new Kindle #books for December reading!
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Lizzie looks right at home in our new home. #corgi #sploot
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Between the Pages - Books I Read in 2013
What an amazing year 2013 was for me in regards to reading! I set a new record for number of books read within one year (my database total was 270 and my Goodreads Challenge total was 285). I reread several newer books: The Fifty Shades Trilogy (9th reading...
What an amazing year 2013 was for me in regards to reading! I set a new record for number of books read within one year (my database total was 270 and my Goodreads Challenge total was 285). I reread several newer books: The F...
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Granted, I set my Goodreads Challenge goal low at 215 books, but I can't help but feel accomplished by that whole 20-books-ahead-of-schedule thing! :D
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Word. #kindle  
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I'm not sure they can still read!
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My current read plus eight of nine new additions to my Kindle: Forever With You by +Kristen Proby, Take You Away by +Ember Casey (how on earth did I miss this one?!), Mistletoe & Hollywood by Natasha Boyd and +Kate Roth, V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton, Dirty Rowdy Thing by +Christina Lauren, Mai Tai'd Up by Alice Clayton, Ripped by +Katy Evans, In the Garden of Beasts...by Erik Larson, and Unbroken by +Laura Hillenbrand.  That other new addition at only $.99 was The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor. I also pre-ordered Jacked (Trent Brothers #1) by Tina Reber. A diverse group of books I'm thrilled to start reading!
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Haha, I'll make sure and go EXTRA crazy with promo for books from now on. ;)  Hope you enjoy! :)
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The first photo of my new river - The James!
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My looking forward to sweater weather did NOT include having to wear one in bed! BRRRR!
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The 190th book toward my Goodreads Challenge number of 200 also happened to be the 2,000th book added to my 'read' shelf. I have a ways to go to beat my total of 284 from last year, though! 
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Retail Management (Retired); Arabian Horse Farm Management (Retired)
Employment
  • PETCO
    Manager, 1982 - 1998
    I started as a sales associate in December 1982 at the La Mesa store. I was promoted to assistant manager of the Clairemont store in 1983 and manager of the Escondido store in 1984. I managed the Encinitas store from 1985 to 1988 and the Poway store from 1988 to 1995. I transferred to Portland, Oregon in 1996, where I continued in management. I transferred to Petco in Alexandria in 1997 and requested a demotion to sales associate. I retired after 15 years, one month before my daughter was born.
  • North Arabians
    Groom, 1981 - 1982
    Fed, groomed, and exercised the horses.
  • Stallion Oaks Arabians
    Groom, 1981 - 1982
    Fed, groomed, and exercised the horses.
  • Wheeler's Arabians
    Groom, Handler, Trainer, Exhibitor, 1980 - 1981
    Fed, groomed, exercised, and trained the horses. Foaling attendant and handler. Showed the horses in Northern California and Southern Oregon.
  • Pereira Arabians
    Mare Manager, 1979 - 1980
    Groomed, exercised, and rode the horses. Halter trained the foals. Handled horses for the vet and farrier. Corresponded with mare owners. Gave tours of the ranch.
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mother, animal lover, Corgi mom, VORACIOUS reader, genealogy buff, shutterbug, vegetarian...
Introduction
A native of San Diego, I owned and worked with Arabian horses in California for 25 years and in retail management for 15. I live in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near the James River, with my darling daughter and precious Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

I'm all about books: researching, price watching, wish-listing, collecting, cataloging, and reading them—to the tune of nearly 300 books per year!

I show my appreciation to authors for a job well done via Twitter, Amazon, Goodreads, and whenever possible, Valeehill.

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a detail oriented neat freak
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Currently
The City of Seven Hills, VA
Previously
California - Oregon - Maryland