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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