Profile

Cover photo
Virginia Lee Hill
Worked at PETCO
Lives in Tidewater Area, VA
60 followers|148,516 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
I really do know how to pick 'em. I've read 81 books toward my challenge goal of 200 books for 2014, so far, and 29 of them have been FIVE STAR reads! 
1
Add a comment...

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dream Reader
Since I started reading eBooks in 2008, I've read about 800 of them on a tiny (3-1/2") iPod touch. I had quite a few digital reading apps but have bought Kindle books exclusively since 2009. Being of a practical nature I appreciated the versatility of my li...
Since I started reading eBooks in 2008, I've read about 800 of them on a tiny (3-1/2") iPod touch. I had quite a few digital reading apps but have bought Kindle books exclusively since 2009. Being of a practical nature I appr...
1
Add a comment...

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
We mainline our drink of choice, whether that's Diet Coke or Earl Grey or Jim Bean. When we were first introduced to math word problems, we felt a deep betrayal that has never gone away. We congratulate ourselves for ...
1
Add a comment...
 
My first batch of Pumpkin Spread made from a recipe by my sister! #vegan   #foodphotography  
1
Add a comment...

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Hogwarts!!!
For my fellow Harry potter fans.
For people who are worried about the book, the were already damaged books. (sculpture is not made by me)
1
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
60 people
Patti Wyble's profile photo
Paula Hawk's profile photo
Margaret Vincent's profile photo
Marshall Lloyd's profile photo
Sarah Allen-Lloyd's profile photo

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
My personal squirrel. =: )
1
Add a comment...

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
A thoughtful review of a book I recently read and enjoyed!
1
Add a comment...

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
My Sweetest Reward
Sixteen years ago today at 10:18 a.m. my darling girl drew HER first breath, and innumerable times since then she has taken MY breath away. Happy sixteenth birthday my sweet, compassionate, creative, brilliant, and beautiful girl! I love you! Squdges & Mwah...
Sixteen years ago today at 10:18 a.m. my darling girl drew HER first breath, and innumerable times since then she has taken MY breath away. Happy sixteenth birthday my sweet, compassionate, creative, brilliant, and beautiful ...
1
Add a comment...

Virginia Lee Hill

Shared publicly  - 
 
A Natural Enchantment
Technically, this was the second snow of the season; this one occurred magically overnight. Quietly. I heard nothing of its descent as I lay comfy and warm inside listening to my audiobook. Then, not-so-bright and early this morning, I spied the predawn blu...
Technically, this was the second snow of the season; this one occurred magically overnight. Quietly. I heard nothing of its descent as I lay comfy and warm inside listening to my audiobook. Then, not-so-bright and early this ...
1
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
60 people
Patti Wyble's profile photo
Paula Hawk's profile photo
Margaret Vincent's profile photo
Marshall Lloyd's profile photo
Sarah Allen-Lloyd's profile photo
Work
Occupation
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.
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
It's complicated
Other names
Virginia Travis, Virginia McBratney
Story
Tagline
mother, animal lover, Corgi mom, VORACIOUS reader, genealogy buff, shutterbug, vegan...
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 on the shores of the beautiful Rappahannock 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 about 250 books per year!

I show my appreciation to authors for a job well done via Twitter, Amazon, and Goodreads. Whenever possible I also write book reviews on my blog, VARACIOUS READER.



Bragging rights
a detail oriented neat freak
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Tidewater Area, VA
Previously
California - Oregon - Maryland