Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).

Bridge of Souls, by Victoria Schwab

Cassidy is being hunted, she doesn’t know by what. But being in New Orleans – her parents’ latest stop on their paranormal TV show – isn’t making the situation better. With overlapping layers of history, Cass must call on her … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Olympics

Y’all! I love the Olympics. Especially the summer Olympics. And despite everything re: covid and safety issues and questionable scheduling, I’m so very happy to be watching the Olympics right now. I have so many memories from over the years, … Continue reading

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The Night Hawks, by Elly Griffiths (audio)

In this 13th installment of the Ruth Galloway mysteries, a new Bronze Age burial site has been discovered by the Night Hawks, a group of metal detectorists in search of treasure. Unfortunately, a fresh body is found nearby, entangling the … Continue reading

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring…

Let’s talk cars. First, there’s this. On June 25, Jason drove my car across town to meet some friends to play D&D. He took my car because he was returning a ladder to one of those friends, and the ladder … Continue reading

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The Box in the Woods, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

Stevie’s first year at Ellingham is done, and she’s home for the summer. Her fame has died down and she’s working a horribly boring job when the owner of a summer camp contacts her. This summer camp was the site … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Feral Colony, Part 4

Note: I predrafted this before going into the ER/hospital last week. I’ve added an update at the bottom of the extra missed week of updates. ***** I should start calling these posts “Sunday Kitten Time” ha! A lot has happened … Continue reading

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Four Days in the Hospital

A few years back, I had a severe pain in my back that turned out to be a kidney stone that had gotten stuck and was causing my kidney to swell. At first, I went to Urgent Care, where they … Continue reading

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Sepsis is no joke.

Warning: This is long and a lot of it is personal record. Feel free to skip. I didn’t mean to disappear for over a week. I had drafts written or partly written, waiting for me to finish up and post. … Continue reading

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Down to Earth, by Monty Don (audio)

Subtitled: Gardening Wisdom This is a book that reads essentially as a gardening textbook or list of tips. There’s a lot of good stuff in it, but I’m afraid I didn’t get much out of it. First, since I listened … Continue reading

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June 2021 in Review

June began in a blaze of glory. Finally out of May and the PTSD time of the year, I felt alive and awake for the first time in what felt like forever. I’m really glad I had that feeling, too, … Continue reading

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