Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

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

Wellness Wednesday – Wizards Unite!

A week ago, I didn’t know the upcoming release date of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. I knew it was meant to be this year, pushed back from last year, but I hadn’t seen an actual release date. Imagine my surprise … Continue reading

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Tell Me How You Really Feel, by Aminah Mae Safi

Rachel and Sana are not friends. When they first started in the same high school together, Sana asked Rachel out, and Rachel assumed it was a mean prank. Ever since then, the two have avoided each other. Now, they’re forced … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Books Galore

Every December, I compile a list of “book priorities,” which includes all the books I want to read and/or try throughout the upcoming year. I pull the list from several sources: my audio queue, my physical and virtual TBR, my … Continue reading

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The Alchemist’s Illusion, by Gigi Pandian (audio)

Zoe is looking to put down roots in Portland despite knowing that her circumstances – she’s a 300+ year old alchemist – make that a near-impossibility. It doesn’t help, however, when attention is drawn to her via newspaper photographs and … Continue reading

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The Lying Game, by Ruth Ware

Nearly two decades ago, four girls became fast friends at a boarding school. They kept up the Lying Game, earning a reputation for deceit, and isolating themselves from the rest of the school. Their lies were mostly harmless…until they weren’t, … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Enter Chaos

It’s no secret that I don’t do well on chaos. I thrive on organization, routine, and predictability. I don’t mind a bit of whimsy or change, but I don’t function well in environments that are pure chaos. The boys have … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Fox, by Julie Kagawa (audio)

From GoodReads: One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos. Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand … Continue reading

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