Author Archives: Amanda Von Hoffmann

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE … Continue reading

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On The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

“I found a dead body in the cucumber patch,’ I told them. ‘How very like you,’ Ophelia said, and went on preening her eyebrows.” ~ Alan Bradley, The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, pg 35 The Sweetness at the Bottom … Continue reading

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2012 Reading Recap

34 books. That’s all I’ve read in 2012. That isn’t even a sad two pages on my goodreads “shelf.”  And I’ve reviewed so few of  those 34 books–just slapped a quick rating on them. I’ve been too busy. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Teaser Tuesdays 8.21.12

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: • Grab your current read• Open to a random page• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page• BE CAREFUL NOT TO … Continue reading

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Wisteria (Part III)

Here it the final part of the fairy tale. Read part one here. Wisteria or The Ugliest of Them All III I live as if I am the old crone, luxuriating in the feather bed instead of huddling under my … Continue reading

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Wisteria (Part II)

Here is part two of “Wisteria or The Ugliest of Them All.” Read part one here. II I sweep the crone’s floors, tend her garden, and clip her yellowed toenails after her bath. She teaches me how to make potions … Continue reading

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Wisteria (Part I)

Here is a fairy tale that I wrote last year: Wisteria or The Ugliest of Them All by Amanda Von Hoffmann I There are two reasons parents leave their children in the woods: They cannot afford to keep them. While … Continue reading

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Catch Up

Wow, I’ve been seriously neglecting this blog. Where have the past four months gone? I’ve been busier with my new baby, but that really isn’t enough of an excuse. After all, I’ve been finding time to play Words with Friends. … Continue reading

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On Welcome to Bordertown

      I have a new ambition: to write a Bordertown story. I would love to be published in a Bordertown anthology someday. I’m not sure that’s likely, but who knows?       Somehow, I missed the older … Continue reading

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Fantasy Reading Challenge Wrap Up

Here’s my wrap up post for the 2011 Fantasy Reading Challenge I participated in. I entered at the “Fascinated” level (6 books), but I read a few more than that. Bewitching Season by Marissa Doyle Green Angel by Alice Hoffmann Green Witch by Alice Hoffmann The … Continue reading

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