Author: Alwyn Hamilton

October 2016 in Review

Posted October 31, 2016 in Celiac, Life, Reading / 6 Comments

October 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in October

  • First of all, is October really over already!! Where did October go?
  • I had my first really bad glutening in quite some time yesterday. It was terrible. People have also been questioning my food choices which prompted this Twitter thread.
  • As I am working on this, I have such a terrible headache that I hope this manages to look half-way decent when it posts.
  • Grad school has been exhausting me on top of teaching and everything else I do.
  • I just started a Facebook page for the blog but there isn’t a whole lot there yet.
  • I didn’t get as much read as I should have this month. I am falling behind on grad school reading and ARCs.

My Favorite Book of October

Three Dark Crowns

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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Wonderful Start to a New Series – Rebel of the Sands {Review}

Posted October 17, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Wonderful Start to a New Series – Rebel of the Sands {Review}Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
Series: Rebel of the Sands #1
Publisher: Viking Books (2016)
Hardcover (314 pages)
Rating:
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

Mortals rule the desert nation of Miraji, but mythical beasts still roam the wild and remote areas, and rumor has it that somewhere, djinn still perform their magic. For humans, it’s an unforgiving place, especially if you’re poor, orphaned, or female.
Amani Al’Hiza is all three. She’s a gifted gunslinger with perfect aim, but she can’t shoot her way out of Dustwalk, the back-country town where she’s destined to wind up wed or dead.
Then she meets Jin, a rakish foreigner, in a shooting contest, and sees him as the perfect escape route. But though she’s spent years dreaming of leaving Dustwalk, she never imagined she’d gallop away on mythical horse—or that it would take a foreign fugitive to show her the heart of the desert she thought she knew.
Rebel of the Sands reveals what happens when a dream deferred explodes—in the fires of rebellion, of romantic passion, and the all-consuming inferno of a girl finally, at long last, embracing her power.

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August 2016 in Review

Posted September 5, 2016 in Life, Reading / 4 Comments

August 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in August

  • I arrived home after World Youth Day! It was an amazing experience but it is always good to come home.
  • After arriving home, I read five books in four days. I hadn’t read any novels in the three weeks I was gone and I must have been making up for lost time.
  • The weather here is kind of crazy. It is really smoky with all the forest fires around. Some days I won’t even open the windows because the smoke is hanging so thick in the air.
  • School started for my students last week. It is good to be back, even if it is completely crazy (as the beginning of every school year is).
  • My grad classes started a week ago. I am a bit overwhelmed right not and it is strange to think of myself as a student again. It has been quite a few years.

My Favorite Book of August

Rebel of the Sands

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

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Introductions and Diversity {Armchair BEA}

Posted May 11, 2016 in Life, Reading / 10 Comments

Armchair BEA

What is the name you prefer to use?

I go by Amanda. I have never liked nicknames thanks to being bullied in grade school. *shudders* So I go by Amanda.
In the world of the internet, I go by Amanda Marie which is my first and middle names. I don’t use my last name for a few reasons, one of which is that no one can ever pronounce it correctly.

How long have you been a book blogger?

I have been blogging for just over a year and a half. I really enjoy it more than I thought I would.

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