Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

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

Murderbot Diaries #2-5

When I read a bunch of series books back to back like this, I don’t like to do individual reviews for each one. I especially like to skip descriptions as that can cause inadvertent spoilers for earlier volumes. So after … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Feral Colony, Part 2

Last Sunday, I posted about the feral cat colony that no one has been taking care of at the house four doors down from me. (I also posted about other things, but consider that post Part 1 of the Feral … Continue reading

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Wellness Wednesday – I need my own TV show.

I’m supposed to get my stitches out this morning, yay! It’s been 13 days since my surgery, and let’s just take a moment to discuss the medical situation over the last less-than-two-weeks. First, I went home from surgery. No problem. … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Grief and Madness

Y’all. This week was just…like being sucker-punched over and over. It was a rough week. My thoughts are chaotic and not quite together, so forgive me if I ramble a bit. I suppose I should start with Tuesday, the night … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Surgery

Warning: contains post-surgical photos (bruises and bandages only). Early Thursday morning, I had a ganglion cyst removed from my left wrist. As far as surgery goes, it was fairly quick and easy. The hardest point beforehand was the IV. They … Continue reading

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May 2021 Wrap-up

It’s been a really big month. Honestly, I spent a bunch of it withdrawn – not hiking, not exercising, not leaving the house, not really posting on social media much. The combo of 14 months of pandemic and incredibly early … Continue reading

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All Systems Red, by Martha Wells

From GoodReads: On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid—a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Rainbow Bridge

TW: Pet death. Not gruesome or anything, just sad, but still, it’s pet death. On Friday afternoon, our oldest kitty-baby, Ash, crossed the rainbow bridge. If y’all have been around here for some time, you’ll know that Ash has been … Continue reading

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Quarantine Diaries – Weeks 61-63

Not much has changed. We keep marching on, trying to survive under a government that is trying to kill us. Numbers Things are holding steady here. We reached a couple major milestones in number over the last few weeks. First, … Continue reading

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Callback: What Alice Forgot

I first read What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty in 2019, and my original review is at that link. It’s a full review, spoiler-free, so if you’re looking for that, head back there. In 2019, I read and reread What … Continue reading

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