Author Archives: Amanda

About Amanda

Agender empty-nester filling my time with cats, books, fitness, and photography. She/they.

TNR: Feather

This is the story of a calico. The calico has shown up a few times on our overnight camera, in April, August, and twice in September. She began to show up during the day not long before Christmas, and seemed … Continue reading

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A Rip Through Time, by Kelley Armstrong

From Goodreads: May 20, 2019: Homicide detective Mallory is in Edinburgh to be with her dying grandmother. While out on a jog one evening, Mallory hears a woman in distress. She’s drawn to an alley, where she is attacked and … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – And he’s gone again

Just over three weeks since Laurence arrived home for winter break, he’s once again back in Canada for his spring semester. This is potentially the last time we’ll see him in person until next winter, because he’s talking with someone … Continue reading

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Nine Liars, by Maureen Johnson (audio)

Stevie is struggling with her second year at Ellingham. Now that she’s solved her Big Case (and a few others), she’s not sure what to do next with her life. Most of her friends are applying to college, but Stevie … Continue reading

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Day 1 – 2023

Start how you mean to go on, right? January 1st, 2023: – I had everything prepared the night before, so that I could get a little extra sleep before I woke up to get ready for my hike. The group … Continue reading

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2023 Goals

Over the last few years, I’ve let things sort of stack up on top of me. It’s been easy to say, f– this, who cares if this gets done, I’ll do it later; and then just read or watch TV … Continue reading

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Closing the Door on 2022

This year could really be broken into three sections for me. The first would be from Jan 1 to April 1, a time when I was both dealing with personal/family-related trauma while also trying to find a good medicine fit … Continue reading

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December 2022 in Review

So I have this weird thing about not posting the former year’s stuff in the new year. Something about leaving it behind. I don’t know. In any case, this can get tricky, because technically you can’t review a month (or … Continue reading

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2022 in Books

As things have been since the pandemic began, I’ve been really lackadaisical when it comes to reading all year. Honestly, I’m not sure when this trend will end, but it is what it is. I read 50 books in 2022, … Continue reading

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Sunday Coffee – Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, happy holidays, hope and peace to you! Whatever you celebrate (or don’t celebrate), I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend in your part of the world!

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