Defenders.

War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.

~The Two Towers by: J.R.R. Tolkien

Currently:

In my bag:
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare
Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks

In my headphones:
The Two Towers by: J.R.R. Tolkien
The Astronaut Wives Club by: Lily Koppel

In my playlist:
Scotland by: The Lumineers
In a World Like This by: Backstreet Boys
Never Let Me Go by: Florence + The Machine
Heroes (We Could Be) by: Alesso
Warrior by: Avril Lavigne

Marathoning:
Criminal Minds
The Vampire Diaries
The Good Wife
The Bold Type
The Code
The Bachelorette

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Currently:

In my bag:
Broken Things by: Lauren Oliver
Dear John by: Nicholas Sparks
Lord of Shadows by: Cassandra Clare

In my headphones:
Spartan Gold by: Clive Cussler
The Two Towers by: J.R.R. Tolkien

In my playlist:
Just Found Heaven by: Daughtry
Ashes by: Celine Dion
All That Matters by: Christina Perri
Clementine by: Bobby Darin
After All These Years by: Journey
Body Language by: Queen

Marathoning:
Criminal Minds

Vampire Diaries
The Bold Type
Amazing Race
The Code

The Greater.

The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.

~The Fellowship of the Ring by: J.R.R. Tolkien

Decisions.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~The Fellowship of the Ring by: J.R.R. Tolkien

MUD RUNS AND OTHER FUN:

Somehow I find myself running a Mud Run with a few of my friends this weekend (how they keep talking me into crazy such things, I don’t know). If I survive I’ll live to read another day! I am also finishing up my last final today, so I will have a much needed break before venturing on to my final semester as graduate student (!!). There will be many books ahead, but I’ll settle for the fair few I’m taking with me this weekend. I intend on reading a TON over the next month, so you’ll have to bear with me. (Read what you can, when you can, right?)

Wish me luck this week, I’m going to need it! (Also summer has hit here in Utah, and that means my Country music is back!)

In my bag:
Glass Sword by: Victoria Aveyard
Restore Me by: Tahereh Mafi
The Fellowship of the Ring by: J.R.R. Tolkien

In my headphones:
Unmasked: A Memoir by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Twelve Sharp by: Janet Evanovich

Listening:
Barefoot Blue Jean Night by: Jake Owen
Love by the Moon by: Tyler Farr
Back Where I Come From by: Kenny Chesney
Yours 
by: Russell Dickerson
I was Jack (You were Diane) by: Jake Owen

Marathoning:
Frasier
Supernatural
Psych